Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Wesleyan faculty can use Moodle to manage a wide variety of digital communications with their students: offering documents for download, hosting discussion forums, managing digital assignments, and more. All courses are automatically created and available for use by faculty who can control when to make it available to their students.  Academic Technology can assist with any aspect of Moodle usage. 

Moodle is an independent, free, open-source project used by thousands of schools around the world. At Wesleyan, we run the Moodle software package and house all of the attendant data on our own servers.

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Moodle Training

Training videos and much more information can be found at the Moodle Help course available at the MoodleDocs website.

Moodle: Course Management Improvement Overview
This session is an overview of the improvements to Activities and Resources in the new upgrade to 3.7. We will review the new look of the Dashboard, Messaging, Groups, Attendance, Assignment feedback and Quiz question types. We will demo the archiving and restoring a course in the new environment. If you would to use your course as an example, email me with your course ID.
Date: May 5, 2020
For a recording of training, please click here.

Moodle: Using Quiz Activity
This session will focus on the Moodle Quiz Activity and how to create/edit your questions. We will walk through the process of creating a quiz, selecting question types - introduce the new question types (2); statistic reports and students’ option to clearing choices.
If you attend and have a course we can use to demo, please email me your course name/ID.
Date: May 8, 2020
For a recording of training, please click here.

Moodle: Assignments and Feedback Activity
This session will focus on the Moodle Assignment Activity from start to assessment. Starting from the setting options, feedback types, submission types, due dates, Turnitin assignments, bulk download assignments, and new features such as being able to rotate PDFs and inline grading, and more!
Bring your questions or email me and questions will be incorporated as examples.
Date: May 11, 2020
For a recording of training, please click here.

Ways to Teach with Echo360
With Echo360, we can support three different types of teaching. An asynchronous class can be a class containing a screencast, activities and discussion topics that is shared with students. Similarly, synchronous classes can be offered by live broadcasting from a classroom or desktop to reach any number of remote learners.
Date: May 13, 2020
For a recording of training, please click here.

Interactive Teaching with H5P
This workshop will take you through the basics of H5P, its benefits and limits, and the wide variety of activities you can create. From quizzes, to interactive videos and other multimedia-rich activities – there’s a huge choice of templates, just fill them in! You will then get hands-on building an activity from scratch. By the end, you will have the practical skills to get started straight away on building more engaging interactive content for any purpose.
Date: May 15, 2020. For a recording of training, please click here.
Date: May 18, 2020. For a recording of training, please click here.

Moodle: Creating and Using Groups
This session will focus on the use of Moodle Groups including how Groups are created, used in Messaging, Assignments, Discussion Forums and Grading.
Date: May 19, 2020, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Moodle: Preparing Course Gradebook
This session will focus on creating a Moodle course gradebook. We will begin by taking a syllabus grading schema and creating categories, assessments, and weights. We will review bulk downloading assignment attachments, adding feedback, and sending student notifications. We will also look at how to setup what students see by modifying the User Report.
Date: May 21, 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Moodle: Implementing Lesson and Book Activity
Ever wonder how to use Moodle Lesson or the Book Activity? In this session, we will look at the purpose and benefits of using this activity and how it can be a resource to easily access a course syllabus, guide student activities and more!
Date: May 22, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moodle: Forums
This session will focus on Moodle Forums, starting on selecting the optimal forum, settings, managing conversations, inline editing, star and sorting responses…and of course, grading.
If you would like for me to use your course as an example, email me your course name/ID.
Date: May 26, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 pm


If you're interested in finding out more about Moodle, please create a support ticket in Service Now and a member of our team will contact you shortly.