As a follow up to my post from a few weeks ago, we have access to a shiny new installation of Moodle 3.1. By ‘we’, I mean ‘me, MarComm, and IT’, but that is a small detail which will be remedied shortly.
MarComm is working to make Moodle look great and easy to use, and IT is working on integrating Moodle with Jenzabar so that we can automatically create your courses, class rosters, and give you access to your new course.
Our target remains to roll out all Fall 2017 courses in the new system.
We have scheduled training sessions in your neighborhood in the next few weeks. We have planned workshops for various levels of users and various needs. We will teach you how to
- back-up and import content from MyCourses to Moodle
- create content and activities in Moodle
- set up your gradebook
- manage your class roster
- enhance your classroom activities with web-native learning experiences
We want to provide more opportunity than necessary for you feel confident in using Moodle to engage your students. We will have scheduled workshops and drop-in times during the remainder of April and into the summer, and you are encouraged to contact me for 1v1 or group tutorials specifically geared to your needs. Once August hits, we will offer workshops and sessions again to refresh your memory.
Here is the schedule of events for this spring…
If none of these dates work for you or your colleagues, please let us know! We will be here and available throughout the summer and we will make time to meet with you.
We also have created a set of resources you can access at any time. We’ll make those resources public once faculty have access to Moodle.