First steps - University College London

First steps - University College London

Online learning at UCL A guide for new students E-Learning Environments - [email protected] What is Moodle? [edit this as appropriate] UCLs Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Contains tools to support learning & teaching 2

moodle.ucl.ac.uk First steps Browse to Moodle: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle Student Help > Learning with Technology Join the course to find out about UCL Moodle. How should you use it? [edit as applicable]

Expect to spend between [#] and [#] hours each week using Moodle or related resources You are [expected/invited] to contribute to parts of the course [and to work with others students] [course screenshot] What we use Moodle for [edit as applicable] Course information (hand outs, notes & other documents) Assignments should be submitted using [Turnitin/Moodle assignments/on paper]

Lectures will be recorded and available via the [Lecturecast block] The timetable is in the [Timetable block] Readings are in the [Library block] We use [the Moodle News Forum/email/lectures] for key announcements You can ask module-related questions using [Moodle discussion forums/email/tutorials/tutor drop-ins] [any other expectations that will help your students] Using Turnitin [edit as applicable]

Submissions to Turnitin are made via UCL Moodle You will be able to view your Originality Report [Submissions are anonymised] [Your assignment grades will be available in Moodle] Feedback will be provided in [Moodle/paper copy/email] Advice, support and a central submission service is available to all UCL students within the Plagiarism and academic writing Moodle course (available from the Moodle help menu): moodle.ucl.ac.uk

A word about forums [edit if you use or delete] This course makes [extensive/some/a little] use of discussion forums You are [expected/invited] to contribute to these [and to reply to other students postings] Please start by introducing yourself on the [Introductions forum] The News Forum is for staff to make announcements students cant

reply to these The [Ask a question] forum is for you to ask for clarification about any aspect of the course. Tutors will monitor this and will respond on [Tuesdays & Fridays]. You are invited to answer other students questions yourself though. The [Social] forum is for students to use for non-academic conversations staff may look in occasionally, but will not contribute The [weekly discussion] forum is for you to [share your thoughts on this weeks readings]. You are [encouraged/expected] to post here, and reply to each other [on a regular basis].

moodle.ucl.ac.uk Before youve logged in Help Login Once youve logged in Help Edit your profile Once youve logged in

Search for a course List of courses youre enrolled on Click here to browse all courses

Once youve searched Click the course title to enter A password may be required 1.Enter the enrolment key provided by your tutor

2.Click enrol me moodle.ucl.ac.uk In a course Breadcrumb trail - to navigate course and get back to UCL Moodle home page (My Home)

Scroll down to see the other course content In a course Or use the tabs to

navigate through each section of the course Other e-learning services at UCL files notes images MyPortfolio

external news links Curriculu m Vitae www.ucl.ac.uk/myportfolio Journal

www.ucl.ac.uk/myportfolio Personal & Professional Development (PPD) www.ucl.ac.uk/ppd Academic skills Self-management skills Communication skills

Interpersonal skills Use Portico for planning and reviewing your PPD Guidance and resources on the PPD website: Guidance for developing your knowledge and skills Links to learning resources

Personal tutor information Help using your PPD record UCL Wiki You have access to a personal Wiki space You can keep this private or share it with others www.ucl.ac.uk/wiki Online resources

Box of Broadcasts - bobnational.net Watch broadcast programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels. currently at over 1 million programmes. Lynda.com - bit.ly/ucl_lynda online resources to help you improve your software, technology, business and creative skills. Khan Academy - www.khanacademy.org Learn for free about maths, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history and more.

Hands-on exercises [edit as applicable] 1. 2. 3. Go to www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle & login See which courses are in your My Courses list Search for [Department induction / Learning with Technology] 4.

5. Enrol on it [using insertkey as the enrolment key] Edit your profile with info about yourself if youve got a photo (of yourself) to hand do upload it! Introduce yourself to your fellow students using the [Introductions] forum Reply to at least one other forum post 6. 7.

8. 9. Work through the [content and activities] in the course [suggestions quiz, choice activity, link to online library reading list, upload a file for an assignment] Any questions please ask! 22

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