Moodle Host Transition FAQ and Upcoming Trainings

Self-enroll to see what's new with Moodle 3.6 and eThink here!

You can self-enroll as a substitute teacher (non-editing) to test the new assignment feedback feature with audio and video recordings. Please do not save your feedback unless you do not mind other curious faculty viewing your media.


How can I ask a question about the transition?

Access the Moodle Host Transition FAQ Form and we'll add your question and our answer to this page so other faculty can benefit. Don't forget to let us know if you'd like some personal follow-up too.

How can I learn more about the Moodle 3.6 and eThink transition?

Simply attend one of our Moodle Clinics (see the schedule at right), email online@clackamas.edu, call 503-594-6618, or Zoom with us. Meanwhile, check out this introductory video from Dave Mount, CCC English Faculty about our Moodle 3.6 and eThink overview course.


Will my older courses still be available to me?

Yes. However, if you can't easily locate your older course in Moodle (it should appear on your customizable Dashboard), please let us know. We've moved courses older than a year and a term (1.25 years) to an archive, which you can request to be restored via our Moodle Course Cleanup Form. This new archive process will keep Moodle running at its optimum.

Will my older courses work with Boost even if I don't change the theme now?

Yes. All courses will automatically update to the Boost theme beginning Summer Term 2019. However, we suggest an early and intentional theme transition to avoid unexpected surprises as there are rare cases where the content may require additional format changes.

Can I still make a Backup of my course?

Yes. Moodle will automatically backup your course once a week, but we recommend that you make an End of Term Backup to your local computer as part of the End of Term Procedure.

Will I be able to customize Moodle?

Yes. The transition will allow us to customize Moodle—within an accessibility framework—to better support teaching and learning. Look for us to introduce new customization and functionality as new Moodle 3.6 tools become available! However, keep in mind... it is best practice in online pedagogy to provide consistency of user experience, so that when students move from one course and course shell to another, they are not confronted with an entirely new look / feel and are not challenged by new navigation.

Will there be a search function on the Moodle Dashboard?

No. However, you will be able to customize the Dashboard to easily find, sort, and display your courses just the way you like. Check out this Moodle Dashboard Tour by Dave Mount, CCC English Faculty.

Upcoming Trainings


September 17- 26: Moodle 3.6 Training Sessions (see below)
September 23-27: Inservice

September 30: First Day of Fall Term

Tuesday, September 17
  • What's New In Moodle 3.6
  • Start the Term Right with Moodle
  • Moodle 3.6 Clinics
Wednesday, September 18
  • Using Video in Your Course          
  • Effective Communication with Moodle 3.6
  • Moodle 3.6 Clinics
Thursday, September 19
  • Moodle 3.6 Clinics
Wednesday, September 25
  • Start the Term Right with Moodle
Thursday, September 26
  • Start the Term Right with Moodle
  • What's New in Moodle 3.6
  • Moodle 3.6 Clinics
Want to know more?
Register for any of the above trainings at the Fall 2019 Inservice Webpage. Otherwise, contact the ISPD/Online Learning department via online@clackamas.edu for more information. We can also send you resource materials and/or design a session for your department or program.
Last modified: Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:00 AM