Due to the pending snow storm, all classes and outside sponsored events have been canceled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 as the College will be closed.
Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students.
Moodle Technology Recommendations
Most Learning Management Systems are similar in function. Many of the skills and concepts learned while using Blackboard will translate to Moodle. Some adjustments will need to be made, however, ample training and support will be made available through Academic Computing.
Academic Computing is dedicated to providing Faculty, Staff and Students with excellent support through workshops, online material and one-on-one training sessions. Faculty and Staff sessions will cover many common aspects of using Moodle. Student walk-in help is provided by Academic Computing which is located in Henderson Hall. Support help by phone can be reached by calling (973) 290-4044.
There are many benefits to Moodle. Some benefits include:
Yes. The TurnItIn module has already been installed and tested in Moodle. The functionality is similar to what is currently in Blackboard. We have contacted publishers like Pearson, McGraw Hill and Prentice-Hall. Most publishers already have course cartridges for Moodle or planning to create them. For those without compatible cartridges, they have provided hosting services for free. In addition, moodle is compatible with Scorm 1.2, LAMS, SecondLife and elgg.
Currently there are more than 500 institutions using Moodle as their Learning Management System in the United States and many more worldwide. For example, Drew University and New Jersey Institute of Technology are both using Moodle.
Enrollments are performed nightly by Information Technology for every course offered in the current semester. Please check to make sure your class list is up-to-date in PowerCampus Self-Service. Please contact the Registrar's Office at (973) 290-4441 to fix any discrepancies.
Please check your class list in PowerCampus Self-Service to make sure the student has officially dropped/withdrew from your course (this is done through the Registrar's Office). Information Technology will remove students from your course nightly until the end of add/drop period. Please contact Moodle Support at (973) 290-4044 if the student still appears on your Moodle course after the add/drop period.
Please use our Moodle Browser Check tool to make sure that your computer is up-to-date with the required software.
For more assistance, please contact Information Technology at (973) 290-4044.
Moodle has a very large user community and a lot of online documentation.
Moodle workshops are scheduled every semester on various topics. Please view the Workshop Schedule and sign up for appropriate workshops.