Things are progressing at the college and in the Center for Distance Learning! Courses have been converted and a very qualified, knowledgeable team of Curriculum Instructional Designers are cleaning up the converted courses and making them presentable for Area Coordinator review. As we move in to June, July, and August, there will be a variety of self-paced workshops, web conference Q&A sessions, and other resources available to you to prepare for teaching your course in Moodle for the September term. Below, please find some information to get you started as we move closer to the Fall term and preparing you to teach in Moodle!
To support the college’s migration from ANGEL to Moodlerooms planned for the September 2013 term, the College Moodlerooms Project Team has created a College site known as Moodlerooms Learning Center at http://www.esc.edu/moodleroomslearning
(College login and password is required).
The Moodlerooms Learning Center…
for the entire College population to use to understand Moodle, however it is NOT tailored to the best practices, formats, and structures of the various programs using an online learning management system as an educational platform. Each ESC Center and Program will be offering required additional training and resources for adjuncts associated with a particular program. The Moodlerooms Learning Center will feature a variety of resources to assist faculty and staff with becoming familiar with the new LMS. Content includes two self-paced online courses, a selection of quick start guides, reference manuals and other materials that will be expanded in the coming months. Initially this site will be limited to faculty and staff who have a college login and password. In July the student section of this site will be turned on once the student self-paced tutorial is released.
In the Center for Distance Learning…
additional training in Moodle will be offered in June 2013 to faculty, focusing on the functions necessary to teach in the Moodle online environment (Interacting, Assessing, Managing, Monitory, and Navigating a CDL Course). The additional training will comprise of a self-paced moderated workshop, CDL Faculty resource area, and opportunities to participate in web conferencing Q&A sessions. In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming exposed to Moodle and would like to participate in the Collegewide self-paced tutorials, please continue reading below.
Moodlerooms Instructional Materials Available…
these two self-paced online courses are open to all faculty and staff . They are provided by the Office of Integrated Technology (OIT) as part of the “baseline” set of instructional materials described in the Moodlerooms Training Plan finalized in February 2013.
Faculty and staff can browse through the tutorials with the option to skip or complete the self-assessments. Before starting each tutorial, users are asked to complete a brief registration form. Here are descriptions of the two courses and their content:
- Introduction toMoodlerooms. This very basic online tutorial focuses on: navigating in Moodlerooms, customizing the My Home page, and describing course layout. Estimated completion time: 15 minutes
- Becoming Familiar with Your Course in Moodlerooms. This longer online tutorial provides an introduction to the following topics and skills: organizing your course, delivering course content, communicating with students, using activities, evaluating students and using groups. Estimated completion time: 30-40 minutes
NOTE: An active college login and password is required for accessing these two tutorials.
Other Moodlerooms Learning Center Content:
The site includes the following pages:
Questions orcomments about the site and the two online courses can be directed to Moodlerooms.Feedback@esc.edu