Moodle Quick Links
Recommended Term Timline
|Pre-Term Start||1 - Get help with Moodle and/or Zoom||
Visit the red bar on any Moodle page under Faculty > *Remote/Online Instruction FAQ* to access resources, upcoming Moodle and Zoom training, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
|2 - Create your remote teaching plan||
You'll want to assemble your course assets: syllabus, learning outcomes, assessments, required textbooks, resource materials, etc. before you begin working in Moodle. Take some time to consider how you want your course structured—with a weekly or module/topics format.
|3 - Update your syllabus||
Include your communication and new course details as necessary. Be sure to include a link to CCC Resources and Information for Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic and CCC Support and Emergency Funding Resources too. When you're ready, upload it to Moodle or add it to your welcome email.
|4 - Identity essential material to distribute||
Check your remote teaching plan - what are the essential components for week one? What are your goals for this week, and do any of those goals rely on materials that need to be converted to a digital format?
|5 - Send first welcome message|
|6 - Distribute student remote readiness survey||
In your welcome message, consider including this short survey to students. While this will not ultimately be the determinate of how you teach, having a better idea of your students' technology capabilities can inform important decisions you need to make.
For example, if less than half of the class has reliable home internet, requiring synchronous sessions on Zoom might not be successful and an asynchronous option should be considered.
|7 - Review week one||
By now you have completed a review of your course content for the first week or two of class, considered how you will deliver your essential content, and communicated critical information to your students. (Take a deep breath.)
Before the class automatically opens on the first day of the term, consider the information you have gathered. Is there anything glaringly missing? Are there stakeholders (your chair, admin, online learning staff) who you need to contact for any information? Remember that you can hide course elements from student view until you are ready to release them.
|First Week||1 - Post welcome and syllabus||
Welcome your students through your established communication method (as you outline in your course syllabus). Introduce yourself and the class.
|2 - Take attendance||
You'll need to use an asynchronous attendance activity to record attendance such as:
|3 - Manage late enrollments||
As usual, there is likely to be much shuffling of students during the first week of the term. If a student approaches you requesting a late add to your course, you will need to contact Registration.
If you have students who are struggling with technology and access, you can refer them to the Cougar Connect Information Desk.
|4 - Get started teaching!||
Hopefully, by day two or three of the term you can start diving into the real curriculum of the course. Remember that there are best practices, pedagogical recommendations, and more technology resources available via the red bar on any Moodle page under Faculty.
|Ongoing||1 - Host office hours||
Host virtual office hours. This means being available for student questions and consultation during a specific, predetermined period of time. You can host virtual office hours through Zoom video conferencing, or simply be readily available through email or phone...whatever works for you and your class.
|2 - Deliver content||
Keep calm and carry on: deliver your lectures, assess student comprehension, provide grade information and feedback, and engage with your class to the best of your ability.
|3 - Get help with Moodle and/or Zoom||
Visit the red bar on any Moodle page under Faculty > *Remote/Online Instruction FAQ* to access resources, see upcoming Moodle and Zoom training, and/or email email@example.com for assistance.