The Office of Distance Learning has developed the following resource to assist faculty in teaching remotely by moving coursework online.
Review Moodle Basics by watching this webinar.
On this page
- Locate your course shells.
- Post your contact information.
- Upload course materials.
- Add URLs for external resources.
- Make courses visible.
- Communicate with all students.
- Communicate with individual students.
- Hold virtual office hours.
- Create assessment plan.
- Monitor activity.
Share Coursework through Moodle
Remote coursework should be shared with students via Moodle, our Learning Management System. All courses have Moodle course shells already set up, with you and your students enrolled. You can access Moodle and your course shell(s) by logging into ULink and clicking on the Moodle icon at the top right corner of the screen.
The Essential Steps below will guide you in moving your course online and making it available to students. We provide tutorial videos to assist you in completing each step.
1. Locate your Moodle course shells.
- How to locate your Moodle course (Instructors and Students). (Video)
- How to navigate your Moodle course (Instructors and Students). (Video)
2. Post your contact information prominently in a label so students will know how to contact you.
3. Upload your course syllabus and instructional materials (readings, videos, documents, presentation slides) to your Moodle course(s).
4. Add any URL links to external learning resources to your course(s).
5. Make your course available to your students.
- How to make your Moodle course available to students. (Video)
- How to control visibility of items in Moodle. (Video)
- How to move content around in your Moodle course. (Video)
6. Communicate frequently with all students in your course through the Announcements forum with course updates.
7. Communicate with individual students using your University Outlook email or Moodle’s QuickMail module.
8. Hold virtual office hours via email, Moodle Chat, or Zoom.
- How to hold virtual office hours using Moodle Chat. (Page)
- How to hold virtual office hours using Moodle Chat. (Video)
- How to access your University email. (Page)
- How to use Zoom video conferencing. (Page)
- How to create a Moodle Assignment activity. (Video)
- How to grade a Moodle Assignment activity. (Video)
Step 1: Add Questions into the Question Bank.
- Create Questions one at a time
- Or, Upload Questions in a Batch
Step 2: Create quiz.
Step 3: Assess.
- How to add questions to a quiz and set the max score. (Page)/(Video)
- How to view results and grade Moodle Quiz. (Page)
- How to create a Moodle Forum. (Video)
- How to navigate Moodle Gradebook. (Video)
- How to Add Grade Items in the Gradebook. (Page)
- How to enter grades into Gradebook. (Page)
- How to Weight Grade Items and Categories. (Page)
- How to View Individual Student Grade Page. (Page)
- How to Add an Extra Credit Item. (Page)
10. Monitor Student Activity and Engagement.
- How to monitor student activity in Moodle to make sure they aren't falling behind. (Video)
Record your lectures as video
There are three main options for presenting lectures online. Review our Let's Talk Video: Choosing the Right EduTool webinar to consider which is right for your content.
Option #1: Record and share with VoiceThread
VoiceThread is tool that allows you to present a variety of media content (e.g. video, audio, presentation slides, images, documents, etc.) to your students and record video and/or audio commentary on the content. In the case of presentation slides, such as PowerPoint, you can record voiceover or video lecture for each slide.
- Video Lectures Using VoiceThread (Video)
- How to convert a PowerPoint or PDF to a VoiceThread lecture (Video)
- How to make your VoiceThreads accessible by adding closed captions (CC) (Video: Watch from 0:02:16-0.04:12)
- How to view and comment on a VoiceThread (Video)
- How to submit graded assignments using VoiceThread (Video)
Option #2: Record and share with Panopto
Panopto is a tool that allows you to record video of lecture slides and screencasts. Panopto has the added ability for you to insert quizzes directly into your video to check for student learning.
- Video Lectures with Panopto Webinar (Recorded Video)
- How to Access Panopto and Download Recorder (Video)
- How to record a PowerPoint lecture using Panopto (Video)
- How to make your Panopto videos accessible by adding closed captions (CC) (Video)
- How to Navigate Video Viewer and Features
Host Synchronous Virtual Classes or Virtual Office Hours Using Zoom
Through Zoom, you can share slides, take students’ questions by audio or in a discussion format, see your students’ faces, and record your class session for repeat viewing or for those not able to attend at the appointed time. You can also use Zoom to host virtual office hours using your Zoom Personal Meeting Room
Faculty Resources from the Office of Distance Learning:
- How to Communicate Using Zoom (Video)
- Introduction to Zoom (Video)
- Accessing Your Zoom Dashboard (Video)
- Scheduling a Zoom Meeting (Video)
- Hosting a Zoom Meeting (Video)
- Uploading Zoom Videos into Panopto to Share (Video) (Watch this first: How to Access Panopto and Download Recorder)
- How to deter Zoom-bombers (PDF)
Faculty Resources from Zoom:
- Support During COVID-19 (Page)
- Zoom 101: In Meeting Controls (Basic) (Video)
- Comprehensive Guide to Education Through Zoom (Page)
- Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom (Page)
- Zoom FAQ (Page)