Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Moodle

The program will use the Moodle course management program. All courses in the program will follow the same Moodle template in an effort to decrease student confusion and misinformation. All courses will have the option of delivering quizzes via Moodle. However, these quizzes are meant as study aids and study incentives rather than for major exams. The total worth of Moodle (or other computer driven) quizzes will not exceed 10 percent of the course.

Moodle allows students to:

  • Check their course progress in the mark section (students will only be able to view their own marks).
  • Check for announcements from the instructor and consult the course calendar.
  • View the course objectives and course outline.
  • Be reminded of where you should be in the course at what time.
  • Be able to send messages and ask questions of your instructor and classmates.
  • Have supplemental educational materials sent to you such as pictures, video and audio clips, website links etc.
  • Participate in discussion assignments.

Hardware required to operate Moodle:

Windows users must have:
  • Pentium IV or higher microprocessor, or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 GB of RAM (memory)
  • High-speed Internet connection
Mac users must have:
  • G4 or higher
  • Minimum 1 GB of RAM (memory)
  • Mac OS X or higher
  • High-speed Internet connection

Software required to operate Moodle:

  • Word-processing program — compatibility with Office 2007 or XP
  • Email account that supports file attachments
  • Any current Java-enabled web browser, e.g. the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari (you may experience difficulties with Explorer in viewing videos)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (current version)
  • Course is very rich in video so you will need sound enabled

How to access Moodle

Visit Moodle for login instructions.