Moodle Migration Moving Forwardby Brad Weaver • July 1, 2008 Share:
Work is progressing on the College's migration from Blackboard to Moodle, which we will now use as our campus course management system this fall. Access to our new Moodle server is now available to faculty, who can log in and begin setting up fall courses.
When Can I Get Started?
Faculty now have access to our new Moodle server, which went live on July 8. You can log in and begin setting up your fall courses at your convenience. Please note that while your courses will be available to you, student enrollment in the course will not be in place until later in July. To log into Moodle, go to http://moodle.wabash.edu, or click on the "Moodle" link at the top of the Wabash home page.
What About my Old Blackboard Courses?
We are working with a company in Australia to develop a custom Blackboard course import tool to ensure that you have easy access to all historical course information. We're in the final phase of testing this now; some of you will see some old courses when you log in to Moodle next week. All courses will be migrated by the end of July.
What About my Organizations?
Content from organizations and groups will be migrated in early August, with all content moved from Blackboard to Moodle no later than August 8.
Moodle Training Opportunities
We have a number of sessions through our "Summer Tech School" program for you to learn about using Moodle in your classes. The schedule of Moodle classes for faculty, along with a brief description, is listed below. To sign up for the July sessions, click on the following link (sign-up for August courses will be available later in July).
July 8, 1:30-3pm: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt I
July 10, 10-11:30am: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt II
July 21, 10-11:30am: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt I
July 22, 10-11:30am: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt II
Aug 4, 10-11:30am: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt I
Aug 6, 1:30-3pm: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt II
Aug 19, 10-11:30am: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt I
Aug 19, 1:30-3pm: Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Pt II
Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Part I (1.5 hours)
Moodle will replace Blackboard this fall as Wabash’s course management system. This session is designed to introduce Wabash faculty to the new layout and features available. Topics will include: how to update your profile, a tour of the layout, editing icons, how to upload files, how to link files, and email options available. For Mac and Windows users. Instructor: Monica Brainard. Location: Hays 003.
Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Part II (1.5 hours)
The Advanced Moodle session is designed for faculty who have attended Welcome to Moodle or Moodle Course Management for Faculty, Part I (or were part of last semester's Moodle Pilot). The session will include the following topics: how to create a quiz, test, and survey, overview of the gradebook, adding feedback, taking attendance, using Forums, Wikis, Blogs, and more within Moodle. For Mac and Windows users. Instructor: Monica Brainard. Location: Hays 003.
Online Moodle Resources
You can find more information about Moodle, on our Moodle information page:
Tips and frequently asked questions are available here:
For More Information...
For more information or assistance with Moodle, please contact Monica Brainard (firstname.lastname@example.org, x6400).