Guides and Tools
- Faculty Course Mentors
- Faculty Resource Guide
- Quickstart Guide
- Getting Started with Moodle
- Moodle 3.6 Tutorials
Moodle is the campus' Learning Management System (LMS) used to help educators create effective online course materials. It allows instructors to create items such as documents, discussion forums, assignments, and quizzes. To access your courses in Moodle, go to moodle.coastal.edu. To access your miscellaneous or resource sites, please visit learnmoodle.coastal.edu. Moodle LMS support is managed by the COOL department, meaning all Moodle support and trainings are now being offered under the Coastal Office of Online Learning.
If you are an instructor requesting a new tool to be implemented into Moodle or another technology tool that will enhance your teaching, please complete the Tool/Feature Request Form to suggest the addition. These suggestions will be taken into consideration, but are not guaranteed to be approved. For more information on how to use Moodle, please visit the Moodle Resources Libguide for Faculty.
** To avoid storage overload in Moodle (maximum course size is 2 GB), please upload video files to Echo360 and link them in your course. You can now also save your Zoom meetings to Echo360 as well. Please visit the Saving Zoom Recordings to Echo360 to learn how to set up your meetings to do so. **
Moodle 3.6 - New Moodle Features & Options
- Sharing Cart - this block allows you to easily copy content in one course, save it in a personal library, and copy it to another course.
- Checklist Activity - a checklist can be created manually by a teacher (or generated from the activities in a course) and student, or teachers, can check-off each item as they are completed.
- One Topic Course Format - this course format allows a course to display each topic in a tabbed view. Instructors can customize the color of the tabs using hex codes, which can be easily found online.
- Completioin Progress Format - this is a great tool that can be used for time management for students as it shows a visual representation of activities to be completed.
- Embed Question Filter - this filter, found in the Moodle text editor, allows questions from question banks to be embedded in Moodle pages or other places, outside of a quiz, where HTML is accepted.
- Academic Honesty Tool for Quizzes - with this enabled, students have to accept an honor statement before proceeding.
- Films on Demand - the Films on Demand resource used by Kimbel Library is now embedded in Moodle as an external tool..
- Labster Plugin - Offers students a true-to-life science lab experience in a virtual environment.
- Video/Audio Recording - instructors and students are now able to record video and audio directly from the toolbar editor (Atto editor)
- New Messaging Interface - Messaging enhancements bring greater control over who can message you along with the ability to star messages and engage in group messaging.
- Record Assignment Feedback - Media and other file uploads are now permitted when grading assignments, meaning teachers can record their feedback and/or include supporting images or other files.
- Leganto - Leganto makes it easy for faculty to create and manage course reading lists in Moodle. These lists can include books, articles, and videos both from the library’s collections and around the web. Students can view the lists and access the resources in them from any device.
The COOL department has developed three course templates for Coastal faculty that may be used at your discretion within your courses. These templates have been added automatically to the Resources area of Moodle for all online faculty members. To request copies of these templates to be added into desired courses, faculty may use the Course Request tab in Moodle. Faculty should specify in the Course Title field of this form whether they desire the Basic Moodle Template (which includes the traditional weekly/topics format), the Basic Moodle Template with Tiles (includes a basic tools, but is created with the new tiles format), and the Advanced Moodle Template with Tiles (which includes advanced tools and is built with the new tiles format). You may request individual elements be copied over from either template, rather than the entire template, as well. Click here for more information on Course Templates! Please refer to the Moodle Template Guide for more information on how these templates look and function!