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Twice a year (January, and then again in the summer), Moodle Headquarters (a.k.a., Moodle HQ) offers a FREE, 4-week "Learn Moodle Basics" MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Although it's not facilitated by VCC, it's a great way to get to know how to use M...
This article covers some best practices in naming a Moodle course at VCC. In each Moodle course shell, there are two required fields for naming a course: LONG NAME and SHORT NAME * LONG NAME is used in the course listings in User's Moodle Home pag...
IF YOU'RE NEW TO MOODLE, HERE'S WHAT WE RECOMMEND.  (Actually, even if you've been using Moodle for a while, we _still_ recommend you review this!) * Log onto Moodle from the MYVCC [http://myvcc.ca] ONLINE COURSES link, or by going directly to https:/...
THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS OF ENROLLING STUDENTS INTO COURSES. THE ELEARNING SUPPORT TEAM CAN HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH METHOD IS BEST FOR YOUR SITUATION. This brief video from Moodle.org gives a good overview of different ways to enroll users into a Moodle cou...
If you want to review some essential concepts about how the World Wide Web works, or web browsing, you may find these brief, free web tutorials very helpful: Net.Tutor: Web Basics http://liblearn.osu.edu/tutor/webbasics/ [http://liblearn.osu.edu/tutor/w...
SO, WHAT IS THIS "MOODLE" PROGRAM ANYWAY, AND WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT? Good questions! Everyone starts somewhere, and so we'll try to give you some background on what Moodle is and how and why you should use it at VCC. Vancouver Community College’s LMS (L...
Resources and Activities within a Moodle course shell may be manually individually hidden until your editing is complete and you're ready to reveal them to your students. To manually _Show_ or _Hide_ an individual Resource or Activity: * Ensure that E...
FOR VCC MOODLE USERS WHO PREFER TO LEARN BY WATCHING VIDEOS, WE HAVE A FEW RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP YOU. MOODLE ESSENTIALS: (GOOD TOPICS FOR GETTING STARTED) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ63GnzMG_rmJzZj0hIDz4MCwpxa1sY97 [https://www.youtube.c...
IF YOU CANNOT FIND AND ENROLL A VCC EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT INTO A MOODLE COURSE, THE PROBLEM MAY BE THAT HE OR SHE HAS NEVER LOGGED INTO MOODLE BEFORE. In order for a new VCC employee account to be generated in Moodle, the employee must have logged into Moo...
THE MOODLE MOBILE APP IS THE OFFICIAL IOS AND ANDROID APP FOR THE MOODLE LMS. WHY USE THE MOODLE MOBILE APP? Although VCC's Moodle web interface works well on smaller screens, using a dedicated app on your mobile device has certain advantages: * Fa...
THE MOODLE MOBILE APP IS THE OFFICIAL IOS AND ANDROID APP FOR THE MOODLE LMS. WHY USE THE MOODLE MOBILE APP? Although VCC's Moodle web interface works well on smaller screens, using a dedicated app on your mobile device has certain advantages: * EAS...
When trying to troubleshoot an issue, it can save a lot of time and frustration if DL Support staff can view your screen and watch what you're doing. One of the tools we can use for this is called "ScreenLeap". Follow the instructions on the attached PD...
You can easily find (and change [http://elsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/61/0/kb1055---adding-or-changing-a-course-enrolment-key], if you want) an enrollment key for a course to which you have editing rights.  * Click on the drop-down ge...
There are several ways. both self-paced and scheduled, that can help you learn more about using Moodle at VCC. SELF-PACED METHODS * Search the eLearning Support Online Knowledgebase [http://elsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List] for articles and tu...
THIS ONLINE TEACHING SUCCESS WITH MOODLE COURSE IS FOR VCC INSTRUCTORS ONLY. IT WILL HELP INSTRUCTORS TO LEARN AND EXPLORE THE FEATURES OF MOODLE AT VCC. This course is a closed, secure environment  - only accessible to VCC instructors, staff and admini...
Each Moodle course must be clearly and concisely defined for the benefit of both the students and the instructor. Expectations and accountabilities for both parties must be fully addressed, regardless whether the Moodle course will be provided as option...
_(As of Moodle version 2.8, the TinyMCE editor was replaced by ATTO as Moodle's default editor. However, TinyMCE is still available to you if you prefer to use it. If you want to change your Moodle editor to be TinyMCE, please read this article: KB1138 - ...
IF YOU'RE NEW TO MOODLE, ALL ITS ICONS AND NAVIGATION METHODS MIGHT SEEM A BIT OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. For an excellent description of all icons and navigation elements that are available in a typical Moodle course, check out this detailed article from M...
These videos will give you a good overview of the Moodle 3.6 Dashboard, and the navigation and status elements that you'll find inside a typical Moodle course: FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND IN MOODLE: NEW DASHBOARD BLOCKS IN MOODLE 3.6: FOR AN EXCELLENT DESC...
The following page allows you to test your web browser and operating system to help ensure compatibility with Moodle. It runs scripts which test your browser settings and look for browser plugins like Java and Flash. http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/moodle-site-f...
Please FILL OUT OUR WEB FORM [http://ctlr.vcc.ca/elearning/request-a-moodle-shell-/] for this so that your shell request will be recorded and handled correctly.  You can easily access the shell from the Quick Links block, found in the left margin of this ...
The Centre for Instructional Development maintains its own FAQs, dealing with common questions from VCC faculty and staff who use Moodle to manage online courses. CID MOODLE FAQS: http://elsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/17/moodle-faqs [http...
TO LOGIN TO VCC MOODLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, you should login at MyVCC.ca first, and click on the "Online Courses" link in the menu. You will then have to login again to Moodle (using the same username and password as MyVCC.  IF YOU HAVE LOGGED INTO ...