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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.

Moodle LMS Minimum Presence Requirements

In early 2019, the Cambrian College Learning Management System (LMS) Working Group and the Academic Advisory Council developed and approved minimum presence requirements for use of Moodle in all face-to-face courses.

These requirements take effect in September 2019. Should you require any assistance with meeting the requirements, please contact the Hub team. Click the button below to review the minimum presence requirements for Moodle. 

Moodle Logo

To learn more about Moodle visit moodle.org

Learning Moodle

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.

You are also welcome to reach out to Robert Comtois with the Hub team to get started. We can answer any questions you have and assist you in setting up your course and administering the 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:

Request an Archived Moodle Shell

Starting January 2020, all Moodle courses older than 3 years will be archived. If you wish to access an archived Moodle course/shell, please click the button below to fill in the request form. Use your Cambrian College email address and password to login.

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.

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 Orville Andrews in the spring of 2018. This PD session covers the following topics:

  • Attendance module for tracking student attendance (3:04)
  • Forum discussions for journalling (17:00)
  • Games including hangman and crosswords (29:57)

Moodle Assignments

This video is from a recorded PD session delivered by Robert Comtois in the spring of 2018.

Important Note About Disabled PDF Annotation Tool in Moodle: How to Download and Mark Assignments

Effective April 2020: The Moodle PDF Annotate Tool has been disabled for all faculty in Moodle. We have experienced performance issues with this tool and are currently looking into resolving the situation with our hosting provider. We expect this tool to be disabled during the Spring 2020 term unless a resolution can be found.

Accommodations for Moodle Tests

Do you have a student or multiple students who need to write a Moodle test at a different time than everyone else? In this video, we explain how you can create a User Override in Moodle to allow for accommodations such as this.

Requesting a Meta Course

Copying Old Moodle Content

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