What is TITANium?

TITANium is the name given to California State University Fullerton's (CSUF) web-based Learning Management System (LMS). This learning management system is based on Moodle 3.2.

CSUF faculty can use TITANium to manage their online presence for traditional face-to-face, blended learning, flipped, and completely online courses, as well as other e-learning projects and faculty collaborations.

TITANium provides a user-friendly environment with multiple tools that faculty and students can use to interact with each other. Here are some of the most common uses of TITANium:

Post announcements for students.

Use the Announcements Forum to post an announcement within the course and send an email at the same time. By default only the instructor can post to the Announcements forum.

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Access course materials.

You can provide many types of course content for your students, such as syllabi, handouts, links to web sites, and multimedia presentations.

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Participate in online discussions.

Every student participates without the pressure of other students in the classroom. Every student can have a voice and provide a well-thought-out response to the instructor's prompt. Below is a sample discussion forum prompt.

Iceman video and text

Work on group projects without needing to meet in person.

Students from different cities, states, and countries are able to interact and prepare group presentations using activity modules, like wikis (shown below) and forums.

Collaborative wiki

Upload papers, labs, and other assignments.

Students can drag and drop paper submissions. Turnitin assignment-types are also available in TITANium.

Assignment page

Take quizzes.

You can offer quizzes for students to take before a face-to-face course, and you can offer examinations completely online for hybrid or online courses.

sample quiz page

View lessons.

Lessons are like mini websites with multiple pages. Students navigate through the lesson to learn about the topic using text, images, and video. Then, they answer questions to check their comprehension and to influence the navigation of the lesson, thereby individualizing the instruction.

Sample Lesson page

Record attendance.

You can manually track student attendance for face-to-face courses. Or, you can automatically track attendance for hybrid and online courses.

Attendance activity page

Post Grades

The Grader Report displays grades for every student in the class. The User report allows students to see only the grades and feedback that you want them to see.

 Grader Report page

Conduct Questionnaires and Obtain Student Feedback

Use the Questionnaire or the Feedback tool to gather student opinions.

Questionnaire activity page

Conduct Polls

The Choice tool is great for gathering data or for scheduling presentations or group work.

Choice activity page

Perform Online Chats

The chat activity allows participant to have real-time synchronous discussions either with the instructor or with each other.

Chat activity page

Enable Peer Assessment

Students can use a rubric to assess each others' papers for grade points and can offer comments for improvement. This can be done using the Workshop tool or Turnitin.

sample peer assessment diagram

Create a "Dictionary"

With the Glossary tool, students can create and maintain a list of terms and concepts applicable to the topic of the class.

Glossary activity page

And More ...

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Article Summary

You have now seen a brief introduction to TITANium, our Learning Management System for delivering course content, student interactions, and student assessments.