Adding a Faculty Member to Moodle
Moodle Language Packs
Students Report Improved Grades via Technology/LMS Use
Jeﬀ Hargarten of the MNDaily reports that
“Of more than 6,000 students polled across 36 campuses, 77 percent said their grades improved through web-based course material and online classroom managing sites like Moodle”
according to a recent
annual National Lone Star Report. These are students self-reporting their own thoughts on education.
Is it a great argument for adopting technology? Perhaps. I think it’s partly due to students letting us know that their ideallearning environment (the ones that let them learn and explore without friction) just happen to be those that are cleanlyintegrated with technology and online resources like Learning Management Systems and research tools. You’ll be hardpressed to nd students who didn’t grow up with a computer at home, removing that from the educational equation islike forcing a sh to breathe out of water. According to the article,
“The survey showed that the positive results were strongly tied to proper use of the technology. Overall, students in the report said three major issues aected their academic success: lack of progress updates, lack of technology availability and lack of instructors who know how to use the technology…”
Another concern raised was the lack of consistency across courses and formats in which information was provided tostudents via a LMS. Course standards and ease of use can go along way in reducing the learning curve from class to class.
Author: Joseph Thibault, Post Published: October 21, 2011. Moodle News. Retrieved from http://www.MoodleNews.com
Moodle can be translated from its default English to many other languages. The translations are created in “language packs”that are maintained by Moodle partners and community contributors. Over 90 dierent language packs are available for theMoodle administrators to install on your Moodle site.If you would like a language pack added to Moodle for your Center, please enter a helpdesk ticket for the IES Abroad MoodleAdministrators. Also indicate the language pack required in your ticket:
Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, etc
.After your language pack is loaded, you can change the language by going to your main course page. From there, click on“Settings” under
. Scroll down to the “Language” section and choose your language from the drop-down menu.Click “Save changes”
at the bottom of the page.If you need to add a faculty member to Moodle, you must send the name of the faculty member and his/her email address toyour Program Dean (or ask someone on the Center sta to do this). After the Program Dean enters the faculty member’sinformation into Cerberus, the faculty member’s name becomes available in Atlas within a few minutes. The Center academicmanager/registrar then assigns the faculty member to the course in Atlas. Once the faculty member is assigned to a course inAtlas, it takes approximately one hour for Moodle to synchronize with Atlas, and for the faculty member to be associated withthe same course in Moodle.If the log-in ID for a faculty member is not correct, please submit a helpdesk ticket that indicates the name of the facultymember, the original log-in ID, the correct log-in ID, and the faculty member’s email address. The Program Dean or the Asst VPfor Academic Systems will make the necessary changes to change the log-in ID in Cerberus, Atlas, and Moodle.
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