Distance Ed Moodle information for faculty
Santa Rosa Junior College's Distance Education office officially opened a Moodle installation for
Web-based teaching and learning beginning with the Fall 2011 semester.
Moodle and the existing CATE courseware management system will run in
parallel, and faculty will be able to use either, or both, as they see fit
for online classes and Web-based enhancements to face-to-face classes.
The Distance Education Moodle is located at this URL: http://online.santarosa.edu/moodle.
The exact same Moodle site can also be accessed via this alternative URL: http://moodle.santarosa.edu.
Getting a Moodle account
If you have a Distance Ed account (aka DE CMS account, or CATE account), you already have a Moodle account. If you request and receive a Distance Ed account, you will automatically receive a Moodle account.
As soon as you have an account, you can create a Moodle course for any section(s) you are officially scheduled to teach at SRJC.
If you have a question about obtaining or accessing a Moodle account, please contact Bill Stone.
For information about the process for creating a Moodle course, see this Help document.
For information about training opportunities, please see our Moodle
training page or contact Lisa Beach in the Distance Education office.
Important Note: The Distance Ed server is running Moodle 2.x, so you'll want to ensure you're trained on that version, not 1.x.
How to...Integrate Moodle with SRJC classes (An overview)
Distance Ed Moodle Help Menu for faculty
Do you have questions about how to perform specific tasks in Moodle?
Our Moodle Help Menu contains links to many useful "how to" files and other helpful documents.
Our Moodle is very much a faculty-driven, faculty-supported system, so you should normally ask (and answer) questions about using Moodle in the Faculty Forum on SRJC's Distance Education server.
For information about getting a Moodle account, creating a Moodle course, populating Moodle rosters, and other issues involving SRJC - Distance Ed - CATE - Moodle integration, please contact Bill Stone.
For information about building Moodle courses, customizing them, and using them to teach classes at SRJC, please contact Lisa Beach.
In addition, to take advantage of the expertise of the worldwide community of Moodle users, you can always participate in the forums at moodle.org: Moodle community forums
Moodle support for students
Distance Ed offers a full suite of help documentation for students using Moodle, all available via our Moodle Help Menu for Students.
Students who need further assistance with Moodle-based classes should always turn first to their instructors.
Students with questions concerning how to get an SRJC email account, how to register for an online class, where online class websites are located, and how to access the correct online class can also contact the Student Help Desk.
Server Down Time
Our Moodle site runs on the Distance Education server, and it's affected by exactly the same down time and outages as the server as a whole. Please see information under the "Server Down Time" and "Message of the Day" headings on the Distance Education homepage for full information about periods when Moodle will be unavailable.
||Distance Ed Moodle news for faculty
15 May 2013
The schedule of classes for fall was permatized this morning, and you can now create your Moodle classrooms for that semester.
29 April 2013
Due to ongoing problems with this non-core theme, DarkB has been removed and is no longer available when choosing a theme for a course.
29 April 2013
The Distance Ed Moodle installation was upgraded from version 2.4.1 to version 2.4.3+ on Friday evening, 26 April.
16 April 2013
SRJC faculty can now enroll in Moodle training for summer semester. See our training page for details.
28 March 2013
After successfully using a workaround to access the buggy "Manage Repositories" function in Moodle, we opened a Google API account for Distance Ed and activated the "Distance Education Moodle at Santa Rosa Junior College" Google Drive for our Moodle installation. That means the "Google Drive" option should show up for everyone when adding/managing files in our Moodle.
22 February 2013
The Moodle developer of the Attendance module issued a patched version, we've installed it, and it is now functional again.
22 February 2013
Due to a campus-wide power outage, the Distance Ed server was down and unavailable from approximately 12:30 PM until approximately 1:45 PM today.
6 February 2013
Regarding optional drops, mandatory drops, "logging in and active participation," No Shows, and census dates, please see How to Handle No-Shows in Online Classes.
4 February 2013
Our revised and expanded Moodle Help Menu for Students is now available.
Official opening of Distance Ed Moodle at SRJC
Preliminary experimental classes with Distance Ed Moodle at SRJC