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Moodle makes it easy for faculty to post course information, conduct class discussions, create assignments, take attendance, use Clicker technology, distribute quizzes, and hold and grade exams. Courses are set up automatically 6-8 weeks before the first day of class.
No knowledge of building a website is required to use Moodle; content is added through the use of intuitive online forms, and files created in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other programs can be added directly into the system. The Moodle interface also incorporates access to Elluminate, HSU's web conferencing service.
For students, Moodle is the go-to destination for all class-related information. Students can also use Moodle to communicate amongst themselves and with the instructor.
Access to Moodle requires only a standard web browser (Firefox is the preferred option) running under Windows, Mac, or most popular Linux distributions.
If your course is a regularly scheduled HSU course or an Extended Education course and you are the instructor of record in Account Center, a course shell is automatically set up for you a month before the beginning of the semester. If you would like to add a non-standard course (for instance for a club or special project), complete the new course request form.
Once you have set up a Moodle course site, you can continue to use the content in subsequent semesters. Complete the Request for Course Copy form to transfer course content from one semester to the next.
Moodle provides advanced learning content development modules; click the links for more information on these modules:
If users are having trouble logging in, you may need to advise them on how to configure their browser to accept cookies.
To log into Moodle:
If you need to obtain HSU login credentials for visiting faculty or other temporary personnel, please complete an account request form.
Moodle is fully accessible for students with disabilities.
After logging into myHumboldt
A number of video tutorials for both instructors and students are available for viewing online via YouTube or downloading for local viewing as QuickTime movie files. All HSU video tutorials are close-captioned for full accessibility.
Moodle, as well as myHumboldt itself, is protected by a time-out period which logs you out of the application if you have not accessed it for two hours. You'll see a warning message before the system logs you out, at which point you can choose to stay logged in.
Think security when you log out of Moodle or myHumboldt and be sure to close your browser to fully quit or exit the application.
Specific internal policies govern the use of Moodle.
All other computer usage policy issues, including email usage policies, are covered in the HSU Appropriate Use Policy