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FOR VCC MOODLE USERS WHO PREFER TO LEARN BY WATCHING VIDEOS, WE HAVE A FEW YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL. (Many of the individual videos in these VCC playlists are also embedded inside specific KnowledgeBase articles elsewhere in this site.) ...
If you're new to Moodle, here's what we recommend.  Actually, even if you've been using Moodle for a while, we _still_ recommend you review this! * Read this PDF on how to log in to Moodle [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/New_Faculty_Or...
If you want to review some essential concepts about how the World Wide Web works, or web browsing, you may find these brief, free web tutorials very helpful: Net.Tutor: Web Basics http://liblearn.osu.edu/tutor/webbasics/ [http://liblearn.osu.edu/tutor/w...
SO, WHAT IS THIS "MOODLE" PROGRAM ANYWAY, AND WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT? Good questions! Everyone starts somewhere, and so we'll try to give you some background on what Moodle is and how and why you should use it at VCC. Vancouver Community College’s LMS (L...
Resources and Activities within a Moodle course shell may be manually individually hidden until your editing is complete and you're ready to reveal them to your students. To manually _Show_ or _Hide_ an individual Resource or Activity: * Ensure that E...
When trying to troubleshoot an issue, it can save a lot of time and frustration if DL Support staff can view your screen and watch what you're doing. One of the tools we can use for this is called "ScreenLeap". Follow the instructions on the attached PD...
This article covers some best practices in naming a Moodle course at VCC. In each Moodle course shell, there are two required fields for naming a course: LONG NAME and SHORT NAME * LONG NAME is used in the course listings in User's Moodle Home pag...
You can easily find (and change [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/61/0/kb1055---adding-or-changing-a-course-enrolment-key], if you want) an enrolment key for a course to which you have editing rights. * In the ADMINISTRATION bloc...
The MY COURSES drop-down menu provides quick access to any"unhidden" course in which you are enrolled. The course will not appear on the MY COURSES menu, if it is hidden from students or if you have access to the course but are not enrolled (e.g., a depar...
There are several ways. both self-paced and scheduled, that can help you learn more about using Moodle at VCC. SELF-PACED METHODS * Search the DL Support Online Knowledgebase [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List] for articles and tutorials...
THIS ONLINE TEACHING SUCCESS WITH MOODLE COURSE IS FOR VCC INSTRUCTORS ONLY. IT WILL HELP INSTRUCTORS TO LEARN AND EXPLORE THE FEATURES OF MOODLE AT VCC. This course is a closed, secure environment  - only accessible to VCC instructors, staff and admini...
CID regularly offers a hands-on Moodle Exploration workshop for faculty and staff. In these friendly, open-format workshops, any level of user can benefit from one-to-one Moodle exploration time, or help with a particular e-learning project. Learn more ...
Each Moodle course must be clearly and concisely defined for the benefit of both the students and the instructor. Expectations and accountabilities for both parties must be fully addressed, regardless whether the Moodle course will be provided as option...
With the introduction oof the File Picker in Moodle v.2., Moodle has dramatically altered the way files are uploaded and managed. This page describes how to upload files using the Moodle File Picker: http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/Guid...
_(As of Moodle version 2.8, the TinyMCE editor was replaced by ATTO as Moodle's default editor. However, TinyMCE is still available to you if you prefer to use it. If you want to change your Moodle editor to be TinyMCE, please read this article: KB1138 - ...
This video will give you a basic overview of how to navigate a typical course in Moodle, and some useful general information about Moodle:
The following page allows you to test your web browser and operating system to help ensure compatibility with Moodle. It runs scripts which test your browser settings and look for browser plugins like Java and Flash. http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/moodle-site-f...
The Centre for Instructional Development maintains its own FAQs, dealing with common questions from VCC faculty and staff who use Moodle to manage online courses. CID MOODLE FAQS: http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/17/moodle-faqs [http...
TO LOGIN TO VCC MOODLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, you should login at MyVCC.ca first, and click on the "Online Courses" link in the menu. You will then have to login again to Moodle (using the same username and password as MyVCC.  IF YOU HAVE LOGGED INTO ...