Introduction to Moodle
Moodle is the name of Cambrian College’s Learning Management System (LMS).
It is an internal software application that helps our faculty to administer, document, track, report on and deliver courses or training programs. Students use Moodle to view the courses they are registered in, receive important information from their instructors, access and complete activities, participate in discussions, complete assessments, view their grades, and much more.
In addition to using Moodle for face-to-face courses, Cambrian also uses Moodle to deliver online courses as well as HyFlex courses.
You can access Moodle at moodle.cambriancollege.ca with your Cambrian credentials.
To learn more about Moodle visit moodle.org
Moodle, like other software, can take some time to learn in the beginning. To help in your learning, we’ve created a series of videos so you can become familiar with the course layouts and features of Moodle.
There are also great resources to learn Moodle such as the Lynda.com Moodle 3.5 Course. All faculty and staff at Cambrian College can access Lynda.com. Log in using your Cambrian credentials or contact IT Help Desk if you require assistance.
Request a Moodle Development Shell
Interested in getting your Moodle course ready before the semester starts? Request a development shell by clicking the button below:
Introduction to Moodle
In this video you will learn about the default layout and features of a Cambrian College Moodle course shell. You will also learn how to navigate and edit your course. A “shell” is the term we use for the basic template of a Moodle course. This is what you will receive if you are teaching a brand new course or have received a course without any content.
How to Flag Your Course in Moodle
When you flag your course in Moodle it automatically creates a new blank shell (template) for your course. This shell contains basic information such as the course name and course code. Moodle also adds the assigned instructor(s) as well as any students who are currently enrolled.
Flagging a course is often done previous to course delivery or early on in the semester. Once a course has been created in Moodle, you can access it and begin editing.
Please note: Flagging your course does not copy any content. It only creates a blank template. If you wish to receive content from the previous delivery of a course, please contact Orville Andrews or Rob Comtois in the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub.
Editing Sections in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to edit the sections within your Cambrian College Moodle course shell.
Editing Text in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to add and edit a page of text within your Cambrian College Moodle course shell. Similar to a Word Document, a page of text allows you to add instructions, activities, notes or other types of text for your students to read. You can also add links and multimedia such as photos and videos to your text pages.
Adding a File in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to add content to your course, such as activities and resources. Some examples of activities include assignments, chat rooms, discussion forums or quizzes. Some examples of resources include files, folders or pages.
Adding a Folder in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to add a folder to your course shell in Moodle. This will help you better organize your files in your course to help your students find content more easily.
Adding a Quiz in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to create a quiz in Moodle using categories and a question bank.
Sending an Announcement in Moodle
In this video you will learn how to send an announcement to your students in Moodle. Announcements are a one-way type of communication from you to your students. It is different from a discussion forum, where you can have two-way communication between you and your students.
When you create an announcement, it will be emailed to all students in your course who are subscribed to receive automatic email notifications. Your announcement will also be visible at the top of your course page when students click on the Announcements link, as well as in the Latest Announcements section on the right of your course page.
Attendance, Forum & Gamification
This video is from a recorded PD session delivered by Robert Comtois in the spring of 2018.