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To use Moodlerooms with their classes, faculty not previously Bb approved must do the following (completed within the training sessions):
- Faculty must be Mt. SAC LMS approved by taking MR1 and MR2 Basics training via online or on-campus workshops.
- Faculty must read the OLSC Learning Management Use at Mt. SAC (See document “Moodlerooms at Mt. SAC”)
- Faculty must sign the acknowledgment forum to be turned in to Carol Webster. (See document “Acknowledgment of Moodlerooms at Mt. SAC”)
Faculty who have completed Blackboard LMS training Basics 1 and 2 are not required to be trained in Moodlerooms. However, training is highly recommended.
Register for MR Basics Online Training - Series 1 and Series 2 on the POD site.
MR Basics Online Training Series 1 and Series 2
MR Basics Online Training - Series 1 is a facilitated, self-paced version of the on-campus workshops MR1 (MR Basics Training 1) and MR2 (MR Basics Training 2). This training is required of all faculty who wish to use MR in their traditional or Distance Learning classes. Faculty will learn how MR will work at Mt. SAC and how to build and modify MR courses. The participant will learn from an online guide and then demonstrate skills through various activities that include adding content, and learnng about how MR is used at Mt. SAC. The participant will be given a developmental MR course and may use sample files or their own files in completing these activities in their developmental course. After completion of the MR Basics Series 1 tasks, each trained faculty member will have access to their active MR courses.
MR Basis Online Training - Series 2 is a facilitated, self-paced version of the MR workshops MR3 (Communications), MR4 (Assessments), and MR5 (Gradebook). This online course is designed for faculty and course builders who have completed either MR Basics 1 and 2, or MR Basics Online Training - Series 1. In this course, the participant will learn from the vantage point of a student. You will be analyzing the course through the lens of an instructor, and modeling your own course content built from the tools and resources provided. We will be with you every step of the way, and have a plethora of support materials to make sure you feel confident as a course designer.
On Campus Workshops
This is part one of a two-part training (* both parts are required of all faculty
who wish to use Moodlerooms (MR) in their traditional or Distance Learning Courses).
Faculty learn how MR will work at Mt. SAC and how to build and modify MR courses.
After completion, each trained faculty member will have access to Moodlerooms course
This is part two of a two-part training (* both parts are required of all faculty who wish to use Moodlerooms (MR) in their traditional or Distance Learning Courses). Faculty learn how MR will work at Mt. SAC and how to build and modify MR courses. After completion, each trained faculty member will have access to Moodlerooms course development sandboxes.
Explore various communication tools available in LMS: Moodlerooms, including creating announcements, chat, forums, integrating activities and due dates in the calendar, and using other MR methods to interact with students.
MR4 Creating Assessments through Commonly Used Activities
Activities are interactive components of your course that require student engagement
and are typically graded. Learn about creating and grading various types of Assignments,
Forum and Glossary activities, and quizzes. Best practices and time saving tips will
also be covered.
This workshop is designed for faculty who have completed LMS: Moodlerooms Basics training and wish to learn more about configuring the Gradebook and grading student activities.
Participants will come prepared to work on setting up the categories, items and aggregation in their courses' Gradebooks.
Pre-requisite - Participation in MR 5.
PLD Personalized Learning Designer
The Personalized Learning Designer (PLD) offers instructors the ability to create and modify one or more "rules" within a course. Rules designate triggering events in the course, upon which joule automatically performs specific actions.
Instructors can create numerous rules to work as an agent on their behalf. For example, a rule can watch for "at risk" grades, sending messages to key figures in the student's life. Or a rule can encourage students for improvement by watching for the completion of activities. Numerous possibilities exist as instructors combine different events, conditions and actions within the course into rules.
Pre-requisite: MR 1 - 5.
Rubrics allow for standardized scoring according to specified criteria, making grading simpler for teachers and more transparent to the student receiving the grade. Rubrics can be integrated in your Moodlerooms courses to be used for assignments and forums. Participants will learn and practice creating, and editing rubrics via the Advanced grading link in Moodlerooms. In addition, participants will learn and practice grading in the joule Grader using a rubrice they have created during the works