Slide 1. Welcome to Moodle Orientation. Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment My name is Alice Crisp, Director for Distance Learning Support at Blue Ridge. Topics covered in this orientation include: what Moodle is and how it can be used; system requirements; ways to access Moodle sites; an overview of features and tools, including site layout, types of content and activities available; and, finally, where to go if you need help Moodle is a course management system that can be used for different purposes, including delivery of academic courses online, collaboration for student groups and university organizations, hosting public websites, or providing internal training. Moodle is an acronym for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment”. Moodle is different from other course management systems because it emphasizes online learning communities with its built-in tools, such as wikis, peer review forums, or glossaries that students build themselves. We have used Moodle at Blue Ridge since 2007.
Slide 2. Moodle sites can be accessed on any computer that has an Internet connection and a web browser. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox, which you can download for free at http://firefox.com All Curriculum & Cont. Ed. Students will log in at http://moodle.blueridge.edu To get to WebMail at Google log in at http://webmail.blueridge.edu Browser recommendation: Firefox The basic Computer requirements to run Moodle are located on the BRCC web site at: http://www.blueridge.edu/distance_learner/dl_requirements.php Note that depending on the use of streaming media, interactive multimedia, or other content in the individual sites, you might need additional hardware, software or browser plug-ins.
Slide 3. You may also login from the Blue Ridge home page at http://www.blueridge.edu and click the small Moodle icon image in the upper right corner of the page. You may also find much more information by clicking the Distance Learners link, and then the Tutorials link from the Blue Ridge home page (link above).
Slide 4. All steps you need to set up your THREE accounts are within this tutorial. Print the instructions, follow them carefully to set up your accounts. Go to http://www.blueridge.edu/distance_learner/dl_tutorials.php
Slide 5. At this point, WebAdvisor is used ONLY if you do not have your BRCC Username and Student ID number. You can get the information without logging in to WebAdvisor and you do NOT need a WebAdvisor Password at this time. If you are waiting for someone to e-mail you a password – that will be for WebAdvisor ONLY and has nothing to do with Moodle or WebMail. To get to WebAdvisor to find this information, click the WA icon from the Blue Ridge home page at http://www.blueridge.edu, then click the Student Menu, then the link to “What is my user id?”. Once you get your Username and Student ID number, go http://webmail.blueridge.edu to login and activate your account. Your login name and 7 digit student ID number are found through WebAdvisor. Your Webmail address is: [email_address] AFTER setting up your Webmail, go to http://moodle.blueridge.edu and login using the exact same Username and password that you used for your Webmail account.
Slide 6. The steps to access your online class are as follows and in order: Get your username and password Login and set up your webmail account – you will CHANGE your password here Sign out of webmail and go to Moodle Login to Moodle and search under My Courses for the courses you are registered for If you do these steps out of order, you may be able to get into Moodle for a couple of days, then, you will get booted out and possibly have to ask the I.T. Department to reset your password. Once that happens, you must login to Webmail to continue the process in the correct order.
Slide 7. All curriculum and continuing education students will login to Moodle at http://moodle.blueridge.edu The page is ordered in a 3 column format. On the upper right side is a form for you to input your user name and your password that you set up in Webmail. Below that is a 20 page pdf document that you can download or print that is the Student Guide to Moodle. Below that on the right side will be a list of upcoming events. On the left side you will see a link to get to your Webmail account, a list of current online students in Moodle (logged in within the past 5 minutes – the list will change), and a list of course categories.
Slide 8. Once logged into Moodle, look in the center column for the header “MY Courses” to find the course you are registered for. If it is not there, you will need to SEARCH for it.
Slide 9. Search in the left column under “Course Categories” for the link to “All courses” and click the link.
Slide 10. You will find an empty search box to type in. Type in your course name such as ACA 115 and a list will pull up of all available ACA 115 courses. Since we have Moodle shells for many of the seated classes, be careful to select the correct SEMESTER and YEAR and SECTION Number. Refer to your printed schedule for the correct information. The semesters are designated as FA = Fall, SP = Spring, and SU = Summer for curriculum courses. Continuing Education courses are designated as CE3 = Fall, CE1 = Spring, and CE2 = Summer. Again, be sure to check your schedule.
Slide 11. Once you locate your course, if no key image is showing in the list, you can click the name of the course to self enroll immediately (this is only if you do not see your course listed under My Courses). If you see the key image, you need to click the NAME of the Instructor listed for the course and request the enrollment key. When you click their name, you will navigate to their profile and you will see a button at the bottom that says “Send Message”.
Slide 12. Anytime you click a name, you will go to their profile. Look for the tab at the bottom that says “Send Message”. In the editing box provided, give them your name and the exact course and section number you have registered for. The enrollment key will be emailed to your WEBMAIL account. Once you have the key, go back to Moodle, search again for the course, type the enrollment key and you will be officially “enrolled” into the course. If you have not received the key by the next day, please call either 828-694-1890 or 694-1646 and ask for the key from Alice or Mary.
Slide 13. Before you quit your browser, always remember to log out of Moodle. Forgetting to log out can leave your personal information open to others. Logging out is especially important when you are working in any of the student computing facilities. Also, remember that you must not share your login and password information with ANYONE. This is strictly against the college Computer Use policy that can be found in all computer labs and in the college handbook.
Slide 14. You have many resources on campus to help you. All the Monitors in the Open Lab in the TEDC building have taken online courses and can help you with TECHNICAL issues. They cannot help you with course content information. For help Monday through Friday during regular working hours, please call Alice at 828-694-1890, Mary at 828-694-1646 or Keith at 828-694-1894. You may also reach the BRCC Help desk at 828-694-1895. Call the state-wide Distance Learning call center which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days at week after normal working hours at 866-833-2415 which is a toll free number. Be sure to tell them we are using Moodle (not BlackBoard). The summer hours for the Open lab are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm, but it is closed on Friday. Call us if you need us – that’s what we are here for!
2010 BRCC online Account Setup
What is ?? <ul><li>Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment - A free “e-learning” course management system used World-wide to deliver online classes </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on online learning communities – lots of “collaboration”! </li></ul><ul><li>In use at BRCC since Fall 2007 </li></ul>
How Do I Get there? <ul><li>It’s all about ACCESS to the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum & Cont. Ed log in at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://moodle.blueridge.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>WebMail@Google log in at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://webmail.blueridge.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser recommendation: Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer requirements: http://www.blueridge.edu/distance_learner/dl_requirements.php </li></ul>
BRCC Home Page <ul><li>For more info, Click Distance Learners </li></ul><ul><li>To Go straight to Moodle login, click the Icon upper right </li></ul>http://www.blueridge.edu
LogIn and Enrollment more Info <ul><li>From the Blue Ridge Home page, click Distance Learners, then Tutorials – all tutorials are listed at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blueridge.edu/distance_learner/dl_tutorials.php </li></ul>
Account Set Ups Account Purpose Your Username Your Password 1. WebAdvisor U sername and Student ID for online courses F inal Grades R egister T ranscripts Get from “I’m new to WebAdvisor” Will be e-mailed to you from WebAdvisor 2. WebMail/GMAIL REQUIRED A ll official correspondence A ll COURSE correspondence S ame as above Username @webmail.blueridge.edu SEVEN digit student ID CHANGE once set up! 3. Moodle or ceonline A ll your online coursework Same as above Same as WebMail –once changed in WM, changes here also
New WebMail/GMAIL <ul><li>1 st Get your UserName and PW (7 digit student ID) – see Tutorials under Distance Learners </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Log in to http://webmail.blueridge.edu </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd CHANGE your password – 8 characters </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Type funny word (maybe more than once!) </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Read & Accept Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Full tutorial at http://www.blueridge.edu/shared_documents/tutorials/gmail_tutorial.php </li></ul><ul><li>Next – Go to Moodle http://moodle.blueridge.edu </li></ul>
Login – CE and CU url: http://moodle.blueridge.edu use new 8-character PW
My Courses Live Demo Course – Try it! Look for MY Courses OR Search for the course
Search for Courses OR, click on All Courses and SEARCH