Enhancing Curriculum Design: Moodle and Blog Workshops for Fall 2016

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Moodle and Blog workshops for new and current faculty and staff for the Fall 2016 semester.
Moodle is used as Emily Carr’s learning management system(LMS) and has a a robust set of teaching & learning tools for faculty to support their curriculum development and delivery both in the classroom and online. It is the most widely used LMS in the world and currently has over 68 million users world-wide. Emily Carr’s blogging platform is used either as an alternative to using Moodle or in conjunction with Moodle. ECU’s blog platform uses WordPress, one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management systems on the web today.

Getting Started with Moodle Workshop
Wednesday, September 7th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Mac Lab 203C (North Building)
This workshop provides an overview of the Moodle course management system: how to create activities such as forums, assignments, add course resources, and navigate Moodle.  This will be an opportunity for participants to bring in their course materials (preferably on a USB drive) and have direct assistance and tutorials for how to upload and organize their course materials for their Spring 2016 courses. Participants must have requested a Moodle course to attend.  (Follow the instructions below.)


Using Blogs for Courses and Research Workshop(Using WordPress software)
Wednesday, September 7th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: Mac Lab 203C (North Building)

Faculty and staff must have requested a blog before attending these workshops to provide hands-on experience. Please send a blog request to tlc@ecuad.ca and include your course mnemonic and title or just the title for a research blog.
Advanced Moodle Workshop
Thursday, September 8th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room: Mac Lab 203C (North Building)
Participants will learn Moodle features such as creating student groups, creating assignments and quizzes and using the Moodle grade book. The workshop will include how to create permalinks to online databases and journals. Participants must have requested a Moodle course to attend. 
You must RSVP for attending any workshop to tlc@ecuad.ca

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