Moodle: Getting Started

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Moodle is used at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design by faculty for the creation of online and face to face courses and department resources for the faculty and student community.

Getting Started
Come to the Teaching and Learning Centre in room 201 in the north building on the Emily Carr campus for a getting started consultation or request one by sending an email to Individual and group workshops can be scheduled or will be announced on this site and through email

Moodle Course Requests
Faculty, if you need a new course shell/shells for the upcoming or current semester(s), please log in to the ECU Moodle site, go to the Instructor Services drop-down menu and select, “request a new course”.

Emily Carr University’s Moodle course mangement system will update to version 2.8.7+ for the Fall 2015 semester.

Faculty can review the Moodle_2.8.7_release_notes  or view the video links below to see the feature changes.

Online Tutorials
Faculty can take the Moodle 2.8 Essential Training Course on at or the Moodle Advanced Techniques course at Please note: Emily Carr faculty should first go to the ECU login page at

There is also an excellent set of online tutorials by Mary Cooch on YouTube – click on the link to view the full list – Moodle 2.8 Playlist

Please use the Instructor Services drop-down menus located at the top of the home page at to access learning materials for using this Moodle site or click the links below.

*Please note: that you will be prompted for your Emily Carr username and a password to login to these tutorials. You can then use the enrollment key of “faculty” for accessing the faculty guides. These will then be added to the courses section of your “My home” area.

Faculty can also visit the main Moodle documentation site at which also provide forums for troublshooting issues.

Future upcoming Moodle Workshops to assist faculty will be announced on a regular basis in this site and on the Teaching and Learning Centre website, during each semester.

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