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Moodle is a course management system that contains easy-to-edit, secure, structured course web sites for each course taught at Colby. Course sites are created automatically based on enrollment data. Faculty may log into Moodle to build out and activate course sites for students.
Why Use Moodle?

Moodle simplifys the creation and management of course web sites.

Some common uses that faculty at other colleges and universities have put into practice include:

  • Organizing and delivering digital content to students in your course
    (e.g., web links, resources, syllabi, short readings, simulations).
  • Capitalizing on learning opportunities outside of class time.
    For example:
    o Student study/review of class materials/content covered in class
    (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, short quizzes)
    o Student/Project Group preparation for the next class session
  • Encouraging peer interaction and discussion
    o Threaded discussions using Forums
    o Group collaboration using Wiki assignments
    o Peer-review of written assignments
    o Development of a class glossary
  • Managing class logistics
    o Use of the general news forum to make important class announcements
    o Use of the calendar to note events, due dates, etc.
    o Use of Quickmail to email individuals or the entire class.
    o Use of the grading features to accept assignments and/or to post grades privately.
    o Use of Choice assignments to allow students to pick research topics.

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