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Consider ways in which you can use Moodle.
Not sure how you can use Moodle for your course? See You’ve Got Class: 10 Ways to Use Moodle.
Learn the basics of Moodle in less than 10 Minutes.
The following documentation cover the basics of getting started with Moodle:
Add a Syllabus
You can add your syllabus to your course in the same way that you add any file to your course. Typically your syllabus is added to the main topic area as either a PDF or RTF file so it is readily accessible.
Add Announcements to your course.
Announcements can be used for reminders and last minute corrections.
Add and Edit Content.
- Blocks (for instance, add a People block so that students can easily see the members of the class; add an Instructor Information block so students know how (and when) to reach you; a Calendar block can show due dates; many more blocks are available too.)
- Resources (Resources in Moodle can be files, URLs, and more. You can upload your syllabus into the course as a file. You can link out to course resources such as links to textbook resources, journal articles in the library, videos, professional organizations, blogs, etc.)
- Activities (Activities in Moodle include such things as assignments, discussion forums, quizzes, questionnaires, chats, and more.)
- Edit content
Communicate with your students.
Communications in Moodle include discussion forums, messages, go.granite.edu email, and Quickmail, which is a way to send email to your students directly from the course.
Use the Gradebook.
The Gradebook in Moodle is quite versatile. You can use it to simply record grades so that students can see them. You can also provide written feedback to students within the Gradebook. And, you can set up the Gradebook so that it calculates the final grades.
Make your course available.
Online, hybrid, and blended courses are automatically made available 3 days prior to the official course start date. However, if you are teaching a face-to-face course or independent learning contract, you must make your course available.