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1 Online learning at UCL A guide for new students E-Learning Environments -

2 2 What is Moodle? [edit this as appropriate…] UCL’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Contains tools to support learning & teaching

3 Have you used Moodle before? A.Yes B.No C.No, but I’ve used another Virtual Learning Environment D.I’m not sure


5 First steps [edit as appropriate…] Browse to Moodle: Join the [‘Learning with Technology’] induction course: []

6 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]

7 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…]

8 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

9 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].

10 Login Help Before you’ve logged in…

11 Help Once you’ve logged in… Edit your profile

12 List of courses you’re enrolled on Search for a course Once you’ve logged in… Click here to browse all courses

13 Click the course title to enter Once you’ve searched…

14 A password may be required… 2.Click enrol me 1.Enter the enrolment key provided by your tutor

15 Scroll down to see the other course content In a course… ‘Breadcrumb trail’ - to navigate course and get back to UCL Moodle home page (My Home)

16 In a course… Or use the tabs to navigate through each section of the course

17 Other e-learning services at UCL…

18 MyPortfolio Curriculum Vitae Journal images files external news notes links


20 How do you think you might use MyPortfolio while you are studying at UCL? A.Portfolios B.Curriculum Vitaes C.Group work D.Social networking E.I don’t think I’ll use it

21 Personal & Professional Development (PPD) Use Portico for planning and reviewing your PPD Guidance and resources on the PPD website: Guidance for developing your knowledge and skills Links to learning resources Personal tutor information Help using your PPD record Academic skillsSelf-management skills Communication skillsInterpersonal skills

22 UCL Wiki You have access to a personal Wiki space You can keep this private or share it with others

23 How do you think you might use the UCL Wiki while you are studying at UCL? A.Personal study notes B.Group work C.Sharing ideas / work with your tutor D.I don’t think I’ll use it

24 24 Hands-on exercises [edit as applicable] 1.Go to & 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!

25 Any Questions?

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