Course Creation Schedule
Courses are created during the term before they are needed.
- Fall Courses: Created on the Term Start Date for Summer Courses
- Jan Term Courses: Created on the Term Start Date for Fall Courses
- Spring Courses: Created on the Term Start Date for Jan Term Courses
- Summer Courses: Created on the Term Start Date for Spring Courses
Courses are created for the current term at the top of each hour and for the upcoming term every half hour. If a course is added to the term late a Moodle course will be created at those times.
Faculty Roles in Setting up a Moodle Course
Faculty no longer need to contact the Registrar’s Office to have a course flagged for Moodle content. ALL courses will be flagged for Moodle content and it is at the discretion of the faculty member to use the course provided.
- Notify the Registrar’s Office for additional Instructors that need to be added
- Notify the Registrar’s Office if courses need to be Cross Listed
- Send a Help Desk request to firstname.lastname@example.org for course material from previous semester to be copied to a course in current semester
- Change your course visibility setting from Hide to Show (info on ‘how to’ below)
- Add non-graded “helpers” to a Moodle Course
What is Moodle?
Moodle is a course management system. It allows faculty to easily set up interactive online spaces for their courses without having to know how to create web pages. You are able to upload syllabi, host discussions, accept assignments electronically, send email to your class, give quizzes, and much more.
Why might you use Moodle?
Consider using Moodle to:
- Organize and deliver digital content to students in your course (e.g., web links, power point presentations, syllabi, short readings, simulations, etc.).
- Capitalize on learning opportunities outside of class time. For example:
- Student review of class materials/content covered in class (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, short quizzes)
- Student preparation for the next class session
- Encourage peer interaction and discussion
- Threaded discussion using Forums
- Group collaboration using Wiki assignments
- Peer-review of written assignments
- Development of a class glossary
- Manage class logistics
- Use the general news forum to make important class announcements.
- Use the calendar to note events, due dates, etc.
- Use the grading features to accept assignments and/or to post grades privately.
- Use Choice assignments to allow students to pick research topics.
- Getting Started
- To access Moodle: open a browser and go to https://moodle.austincollege.edu
- You will be prompted to log into the site. Your username and password are the same ones you use to sign on to the network and email.
- Once you have successfully logged into Moodle, you will be presented with your Course Overview. This will be a list of courses you are teaching.
- See more information about adding additional “helpers” that may be assisting in this course, or how to add an additional professor.
- If you are teaching two courses from the same section (ex: Econ 1 & Econ 2), but want to provide the same material to both, you can request this course to be Cross Listed. This request is made to the registrar’s office and not to Information Technology.
- When your course is ready to be viewed by students, it is important you remember to set the course visibility.
ALL STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE COURSE MUST NOT BE ADDED MANUALLY
PLEASE GO THROUGH THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.