Moodle Overview Handout

Moodle Overview

 

Clinton College Site:   http://clintononline.org/moodle

Version:  3.1+, July 9, 2016

New Featureshttps://docs.moodle.org/31/en/New_features

Release Noteshttps://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_3.1_release_notes

YouTube 3.1 Release Video Location (13 videos):

Local Site Policies:

·         All users must authenticate as a Moodle site user

·         Individual courses require self-enrollment managed by the teacher

·         Must have email account (Faculty and Students)

o   Future policies will limit users to clinton.edu, or bears.clintoncollege.edu

·         Faculty must be certified to teach hybrid on completely online courses.

·         Completely online or hybrid courses must be approved by Technology Committee.

·         All faculty may use Moodle for computer-assisted courses that are face-to-face


Definitions:

Clinton College currently offers courses in the first three formats and defines these formats as:

  • Traditional course (F2F): a course in which educational activities are delivered in a classroom or other face-to-face (F2F) environment
  • Web-assisted course (WA):  a course in which educational activities are delivered in a classroom or other face-to-face (F2F) environment at regular meeting times, while course educational activities and access to resources are extended beyond the face-to-face meeting by using technology such as a learning management system (LMS). Web-assisted courses offer faculty and student opportunities to extend their face-to-face work beyond the classroom meeting times through a learning management system (LMS). The course LMS is viewed as an additional classroom technology to support and enriched the face-to-face educational experience. The LMS chosen for this initiative is currently Moodle.
  • Hybrid course (HY): a course in which educational activities are delivered in a classroom or F2F environment at planned and scheduled times, and some educational activities are delivered using technology such as a learning management system (LMS) at planned times.  Online educational activities delivered through the LMS may comprise 30% to 50% of instructional time.
  • Online course (OL): a course where all of the educational activities are delivered using technology and there are no required F2F meetings. (not Approved currently)

 

Support

 

Free Moodle Coursehttps://learn.moodle.net/

Register and Start August 7, 2016 for four weeks; completion certifies you for teaching online

Practice site provided; optional Sunday webinar (transcript always available if you miss)

Moodle Docs: https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Main_page ,  or from every page.

Teacher Quick Guide: https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Teacher_quick_guide

·         Courses

·         Editing text

·         Activities

·         Resources

·         Blocks

·         Questions

·         Course enrolment

·         Grouping users

·         Grades

·         Tracking progress

·         Reusing activities 

Moodle Demo Sites:  https://moodle.org/demo/

    • ·  Mount Orange - Populated with courses, activities, and users

·         Moodle Sandbox -  Empty Out-of-the-Box site for exploration

·         QA Testing Site -  Check out features in the next release

Moodle Support Forum: https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Main_page

MoodleCloudhttps://moodlecloud.com/en/
Free hosting site available from the developers of Moodle

Moodle Admin:   Frank Parker, 704-562-7529,  fparker@jcsu.edu

 

August 2016


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