CTET Moodle workshops: The next generation
CTET is pleased to announce that our Moodle workshops have been updated and refreshed.
We are now offering “Moodle: Getting Around” for faculty and staff who are very new to navigating around in Moodle and “Moodle: Editing & Enhancing” for faculty who would like to learn more about editing courses in Moodle. Both courses will be offered as an on-campus workshop on May 4. Participants also have the option of taking Moodle: Editing & Enhancing as a CTET-facilitated online course spread over 3 weeks, starting June 5. In addition, both courses are available as self-study resources on RRU’s Open Education Resources (OER) site:
- On-campus CTET-facilitated workshop, May 4 (10am - 12pm)
- Self-study resource on the RRU Open Educational Resource (OER) site:
- On-campus CTET-facilitated workshop, May 4 (1pm - 4pm)
- Online (asynchronous) course with CTET staff, June 5-23 (registration to come)
- Self-study resource on the RRU OER site
These workshops represent a new generation of Moodle support for faculty at RRU, and are born out of a review and overhaul that we undertook over the last six months. With this new generation of Moodle workshops, we have retired "Mastering Moodle", the self-study course that helped faculty learn Moodle editing skills. "Mastering Moodle" was good in its day,but over time it began to be simply a starting point that directed users to content in the Computer Services Knowledgebase. We decided to update the Knowledgebase instead. We have reviewed all Moodle-related articles in the Knowledgebase and made major updates, including new screenshots, refreshed screencasts, and renewed content. Users can now search the Knowledgebase using keywords (e.g. grading, videos, Padlet, etc.) to find relevant information related to Moodle. CTET will continue to monitor these resources and keep them up-to-date.
STUDIO is also always a resource for faculty working on courses in Moodle. CTET instructional designers and learning technologists can provide learning design and learning technologies support at 1-866-808-5429 or 250-391-2600 (ext 4465), or in person in LIC 004. STUDIO is staffed Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 PST.
Note: These workshops will undergo minor cosmetic changes after the upgrade to Moodle 3.2 (scheduled for mid-June, 2017). Participants in workshops prior to the Moodle 3.2 upgrade should find what they have learned will be relevant and applicable both before and after the upgrade.