First steps [edit as appropriate…] Browse to Moodle: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle Join [Moodle Student Inductions] course: [ http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7434] http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7434
How should you use it? [edit as applicable…] Expect to spend between [#] and [#] hours each week using Moodle or related resources You are [expected/invited] to contribute to parts of the course [and to work with others students] [course screenshot]
What we use Moodle for [edit as applicable…] Course information (hand outs, notes & other documents) Assignments should be submitted using [Turnitin/Moodle assignments/on paper] Lectures will be recorded and available via the [Lecturecast block] The timetable is in the [Timetable block] Readings are in the [Library block] We use [the Moodle News Forum/email/lectures] for key announcements You can ask module-related questions using [Moodle discussion forums/email/tutorials/tutor drop-ins] […any other expectations that will help your students…]
Using Turnitin [edit as applicable…] Submissions to Turnitin are made via UCL Moodle You will be able to view your Originality Report [Submissions are anonymised] [Your assignment grades will be available in Moodle] Feedback will be provided in [Moodle/paper copy/email] Advice, support and a central submission service is available to all UCL students within the Plagiarism and academic writing Moodle course (available from the Moodle help menu):Plagiarism and academic writing moodle.ucl.ac.uk
A word about forums [edit if you use or delete] This course makes [extensive/some/a little] use of discussion forums You are [expected/invited] to contribute to these [and to reply to other students’ postings] Please start by introducing yourself on the [Introductions forum] The News Forum is for staff to make announcements – students can’t reply to these The [Ask a question] forum is for you to ask for clarification about any aspect of the course. Tutors will monitor this and will respond on [Tuesdays & Fridays]. You are invited to answer other students’ questions yourself though. The [Social] forum is for students to use for non-academic conversations – staff may look in occasionally, but will not contribute The [weekly discussion] forum is for you to [share your thoughts on this week’s readings]. You are [encouraged/expected] to post here, and reply to each other [on a regular basis].
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21 Hands-on exercises [edit as applicable] 1.Go to www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle & loginwww.ucl.ac.uk/moodle 2.See which courses are in your ‘My Courses’ list 3.Search for the course [‘Department induction / Moodle Inductions] 4.Enrol on it [using “insertkey” as the enrolment key] 5.Edit your profile with info about yourself – if you’ve got a photo (of yourself) to hand do upload it! 6.Introduce yourself to your fellow students using the [Introductions] forum 7.Reply to at least one other forum post 8.Work through the [content and activities] in the course [suggestions – quiz, choice activity, link to online library reading list, upload a file for an ‘assignment’] 9.Any questions – please ask!