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Colgate's Moodle v2 Information Site
Colgate has upgraded its Moodle version from v1.9 to v2.2 for the 2012 Fall Semester.


Moodle v2 Information Site

Current Moodle Servers

The Moodle v2 production server for the fall semester is ready for your fall 2012 work. The following servers are available:

  • Fall semester server - Moodle 2 Production Server
    Fri 8/31 - Changed Moodle addresses - back to Moodle.Colgate.Edu
    (contains old courses migrated to v2, new fall 2012 courses, faculty teaching assignments, initial student enrollments)
  • OUS 2012 Courses - Moodle 2 Test Server
    (contains summer and fall courses - summer enrollments and accounts only for OUS students)
    (login using network account via CAS)
  • Faculty/students checking previous courses - Moodle v1 Server
    (former server with all faculty and students as of spring 2012) New address=Moodle1.Colgate.Edu

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About Moodle 2

Moodle is a learning management system. Simply put, Moodle is a way to present information to students in an organized way. Additionally, assessments may be performed and feedback provided to students within the Moodle interface.

Content is presented to students in two primary ways: Activities- interactive components or content; and Resources - static content for dissemination. Quizzes are an integral assessment tool built in to Moodle.



Colgate Moodle 2 Support Site (Open in New Window)


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From the official Moodle FAQ...

Can Moodle be used in different subjects (say maths, languages, art, media, science...)?

Yes. Moodle is used in a variety of fields. Users in some subject areas may benefit further from standard or compatible third-party modules and plugins (eg. in maths, Tex notation filter (standard) or DragMath equation editor (third-party plugin)).

How do I grade in Moodle?

Grades can be created in each activity in a course which are then added to the Gradebook. For example, grades in Assignment (all types), Quiz and Workshop activities are automatically added to Gradebook. In some activities you will have to turn grading on, such as ratings 'on' in Forum, Glossary and Database to send them to the Gradebook. You can also use the gradebook to adjust, assign or automatically scale an activity grade in your course. There are many opportunities to exchange feedback on many activities, not just grades.

Can students do self and peer assessment type tasks with Moodle?

Yes. Probably the best activity to do that is Workshop module. Informally, students can evaluate (and even rate) each others‘ Forum posts, Glossary entries, and Database entries.

How can I use Moodle to stimulate students think harder and ask good questions?

By asking and encouraging good questions students can wrestle with and explore through and with the help of activities, resources in a course. For example, open a forum discussion with a provocative question, start a wiki where groups collaboratively build a solution ... and more!

How can I communicate with students by using Moodle?

Many ways are available. Some examples include: Forums are great for extended conversations over time, Messages for private channels, Chat for synchronous conversations, and Comments for quick notices and remarks. You can also exchange online feedback with Assignment, comments to Blog posts ... and more!




Colgate's Moodle 2 Implementation (subject to change)


Moodle 2 at Colgate


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