Intro Notes for Students
Welcome to campus for the 2012-2013 academic year.
This is the entry site for SJC's Moodle space. Moodle is learning management software, available to help faculty and students organize the information, assignments and other aspects of their academic work. Using Moodle may not mean you are taking an online course in the conventional sense; it may mean you get access to syllabi, assignments and other course items online for ease of access and resource sustainability.
A popular feature of Moodle so far has been online grades (if your professor opts to utilize this function). Once your professor enters grades for an assignment, paper, exam, etc., you can check your scores online and see where you stand in the course. Please keep in mind that assignments may require your professor to manually grade your work and will indicate a 0 for that assignment until they complete their review. So, don’t panic. Simply click on the assignment label to determine if your professor has completed grading.
To get started, login to the Moodle site using your SJC user ID and password (Keep in mind your user name is not your full SJC email address, but only your letters and numbers). Click to the login page by, well, clicking "Login" on the top right of your browser screen. You will be asked to create a profile. Enter the information required and update. Then go to your SJC email account and open the email from the Moodle site. Click on the hyperlink confirming that you were the one that requested the class and when returned to Moodle, update again and you're in.
Please don't use Internet Explorer, old or new versions. Download the latest Firefox, recommended by the SJC computer center staff. It works for both Mac and Windows. Safari works pretty well, too (and is also available for Mac or Windows). Students have reported shutdowns and other problems when using Internet Explorer. So seriously: Don't use IE.
FIND YOUR COURSES
If your professor is using Moodle for a course, then you will likely learn of this in the classroom. You may also be given a course password that lets you enroll in that course on Moodle. To find the course:
2. On the left side of the page that comes up after you login, you will see a partial list of subjects or courses. At the bottom of that list is a line that reads: "All courses..." Click on that. (You can also click on "List of All Courses" in the "Main Menu" box at the top left of your Moodle screen.)
3. What appears next should be a list of all of the courses set up for Moodle use during the semester.
4. Choose the one for you. And if you were given a password (or "enrollment key") then you will be prompted for this after you click on the course.
That's it. Look for any further instructions for Moodle use from your professor.
If you have problems or concerns, please send those to firstname.lastname@example.org.