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Moodle - Faculty Guide: Overview

A reference guide to assist Faculty using MCMoodle.

Overview

This faculty quickstart guide for getting started with Moodle includes information about course settings, adding resources, setting up and conducting activities, and user profiles.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is MS College's Course Management System. Moodle allows faculty to easily post course information, hold class discussions, communicate with students, and hold exams online. Faculty do not need to know how to build a web site to use Moodle; content is added through the use of online forms, and files made in Word, Power Point, Excel, and various other programs that can be added directly into Moodle.

Why use Moodle?

Consider using Moodle to:

  • Organize and deliver digital content to students in your course (e.g., web links, resources, syllabi, short readings, simulations).
  • 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 Moodle messaging to email individuals or the entire class.
    • Use the grading features to accept assignments and/or to post grades privately.
    • Use Choice assignments to allow students to pick research topics.

Overview

This faculty quickstart guide for getting started with MCMoodle includes information about course settings, adding resources, setting up and conducting activities, and user profiles.

What is MCMoodle?

MCMoodle is Mississippi College's Course Management System. MCMoodle allows faculty to easily post course information, hold class discussions, communicate with students, and quick quizzes online. Faculty do not need to know how to build a website to use MCMoodle; content is added through the use of online forms, and files made in Word, Power Point, Excel, and various other programs that can be added directly into MCMoodle. The CMS exclusively for faculty/student use at MC is known as MCMoodle.

Why use MCMoodle?

Consider using MCMoodle to:

  • Organize and deliver digital content to students in your course (e.g., web links, resources, syllabi, short readings).
  • 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 MCMoodle messaging to email individuals or the entire class.
    • Use the grading features to accept assignments and/or to post grades privately.
    • Use Choice assignments to allow students to pick research topics.

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