Moodle and eLearning Technologies Workshops for Faculty
Training and instructional design related to the use of eLearning technologies is available through the eLearning department by contacting eLearning Sr. Instructional Designer, Kathy Chatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.992.2167.
Watch for training in Quality Matters, teaching in eLearning formats, and course development in the future.
Need a Moodle Mentor?
Have you completed your Moodle workshops and would like some more guidance with your Moodle class? Do you want to brainstorm with experienced faculty to create the best class you can create? Come see what our Moodle Mentors have to offer!
Quality Matters Certified Courses
Clark College has a growing number of Quality Matters certified courses. Check it out!
Moodle and eLearning Technologies Support
Faculty may directly contact eLearning Systems Administrator, Scott Coffie at 360.992.2405 or email Scott, for all eLearning related technical support issues such as the following:
Faculty should direct all students with Moodle issues to our eLearning Tech Support page, Tech Ticket system, or have them contact eLearning Student Support Specialist, Brendan Pust at 360.992.2012 or email Brendan.
Faculty also have additional information and resources here:
- The eLog for faculty specific information including Faculty Moodle Planner, faculty specific Moodle video tutorials, Moodle Shell Request form, multimedia production facilities, and equipment checkout
- Moodle FIG for Moodle update and upgrade information, user issue discussions, Moodle tips, and resources of interest to faculty using Moodle
- Tech Ticket system for support with technical issues, including weekend and evening third party support team to help speed resolution
- Smart Penguin for Moodle tutorials for all users, Test Taking Tips page, posts about how to prevent issues, and resources for you and your students
- Smart Penguin Twitter feed for Moodle events and online user information alerts
How Do I and Other Online Resources
The How Do I shell is available on the Moodle Development server. How Do I is filled with resources, information, training, grading rubrics, pedagogical practices, learning activity ideas, and much more. For more information, contact the Kathy Chatfield at email@example.com or 360.992.2167.
Moodle Shells and Requests
During finals week, prior to the start of every quarter, a new Moodle shell is created for each course section and all faculty members who have met the Moodle training requirement will be added to their online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. The exact date these shells are ready is posted on the Faculty Moodle Planner. One week before the quarter starts, registered students are added to the appropriate shells. The enrollment process continues daily, adding or dropping student users in courses as new information is received from registration. For any special enrollment issues, email Scott Coffie.
Please note: Faculty who choose to have a specialized shell built to merge rosters will need to submit a shell request by 5 PM on the Wednesday before each quarter begins, in order to receive them by the first day of classes. Requests can be made using the Shell Request Form.
If you have not received Moodle training, please read our Shell Request Policy.
Suggested Schedule of eLearning Events
After a new quarter shell has been delivered to your Moodle account
Proceed with Course Backup/Restore and other course preparation.
By noon on the first day of the quarter
Make Moodle course shells available to students.
At the end of the quarter
Record official student grades through Instructor Briefcase and download a personal Excel version of your Moodle grade book. Contact the Registration department for more information about posting grades via Instructor Briefcase.
Approximately 1 week after the end of the quarter
Make your Moodle course shells unavailable.
NOTE: Specific dates for critical activities are available on our Faculty Moodle Planner in a calendar format.
Clark College eLearning Blog
Visit eLearning's blog, The eLog, to explore what is happening in the world of eLearning. This site will bring you the latest information from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges regarding distributed education, open source resources, and various state-wide initiatives that may be of direct benefit to Clark College faculty. The eLog also has news and tips on the instructional technologies available, Moodle video tutorials, multimedia production and lecture capture, equipment checkout, the Faculty Moodle Planner, shell request forms, access to our Tech Support Ticket System and other resources for faculty using Moodle to teach online. Click the image below to read the latest...