Moodle is an open source learning platform that can be used to supplement a face-to-face course or deliver a course online. Generally, in our faculty, Moodle is used as a course supplement. The current version in use at VIU is Moodle Version 1.8.2.
- Creating a Moodle Account & Requesting a Course Shell: A PDF document walking through creation of a new Moodle faculty account, as well as the process for requesting a Moodle shell for a course.
- Note: Documents make take a moment or two to download.
- Due to the change to our new Moodle domain (http://educ.viuonline.ca) as well as the Education Shell upgrades, Faculty specific support documents continue to be upgraded. Additional revised documents will be posted by the end of September.. Thank you for your patience.
- Working with Moodle (PDF): a PDF of a Power Point file with links to some training clips covering the basics--what Moodle is, how to create your user account & login, the Education Shell & its layout, how to edit the Education Shell, how to upload files, how to hide/reveal items, & how to view the course as a student would.
- Adding Files to Moodle(PDF): :a PDF file covering how to upload files to Moodle, how to create a direct link to a file, and how to move files.
- Making Your Course Available to Students (PDF): :a PDF file covering how to make your Moodle course available to students--so it is visible in the online catalogue.
- Moodle: An Electronic Classroom: This is a comprehensive guide to most functions/aspects of Moodle 1.8 courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), email@example.com; if you're serious about using Moodle, it's a great reference to have stashed away.
- Intro to Moodle: general introduction to Moodle
- Adding Files & Building Your Course: general overview of building a course & adding files
- How to Use the HTML Editor to Add Text/Images to Courses: the HTML editor provides a window so you can add text & images into your courses. It can be set to show "code" (the stuff with all the cryptic looking <li><ahref:"http://www.blahblah.com"></li> kind of stuff. Most likely you will not want to work in that mode, and thankfully you can switch it to a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) mode. Do this by toggling the
< > button in the second row, far right of the icons.
- Adding Content: courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adding Discussion Forums: "Discussions" are a way to facilitate student interactions through asynchronous text; when starting out, it's easier to scaffold the discussion forums and give students a topic, expectations for participation, etc. Students reply to each other by replying to postings/threads or by creating new discussion threads;; courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), email@example.com.
- Adding an Assignment: "Assignments" can be created using the Assignments function of Moodle. This will allow you to track submissions, grade them and more; courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adding Questionnaires: courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), email@example.com.
- Adding a Glossary: courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adding a Quiz: courtesy of Tom Marcais (Sweetbriar College), email@example.com.