Graduate Theological Union
Moodle for Faculty
If you need to request a Moodle site for your course, follow the instructions below. Once your site has been created, you will need to make your site visible to students, and your students will need to be given the enrollment key of your site to enroll themselves. Instructions are provided to students on the Moodle homepage.
If you would like to use Moodle for your course, click the link to make a course request (requests may take up to two business days). If you would prefer to submit multiple course requests at once without using the online form, please request a special csv file from the Online Learning Coordinator. Every submission must be properly formatted in order to be processed. Failure to properly format the csv file will either not be accepted, or returned for corrections.
If you would like to re-use resources and activities from a previous course in your new course, for instructions from Moodle's website. Please remember that it is a violation of FERPA to include user data in the import.
If you are an authorized user, and would like to request a new user account, click the link to make a course request (requests may take up to two business days). If you would prefer to submit multiple user requests at once without using the online form, please request a special csv file from the Online Learning Coordinator. Every submission must be properly formatted in order to be processed. Failure to properly format the csv file will either not be accepted, or returned for corrections.
- Adding Documents to Moodle (including copyright compliance information)
- Advanced Uploading of Files Assignment - allows for the instructor to re-upload a student's paper to Moodle with comments (e.g. Microsoft Word reviewing)
- Assigning a Teaching Assistant to a Course
- Backing up a Course
- Distributable Help Guide
- Documentation about Moodle (directly from Moodle HQ)
- Embedding a YouTube Video
- Getting Started for Teachers and Teaching Assistants
- Importing previous course materials into a new course shell
Linking to GTU Library Databases
(if an article is available in one of the subscription databases, create a link to the database instead of uploading the file)
- Making Course Available to Students
- Moodle Modules - Resources and Activities
- Viewing your Enrollment Key
- Gradebook Instructions
- Other Documents
- Moodle User and Course Policies
- Requesting Access for Outside Users
- Copyright Policies
- The GTU FERPA Policy
Learning Opportunities for Faculty
There are no workshops scheduled at this time, but individual sessions are always encouraged. Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment, or if you have an upcoming workshop on online or distance learning planned, and would like to announce it here.
Visit the GTU Online Learning Blog
Designed to be a quick, easy read with information you can use right away in your teaching, you will find summaries and links to the latest research about online learning, tips for using Moodle, and resources that you can incorporate in your classes on our new GTU Online Learning blog.
Click here to browse the latest information from Moodle developers.
The Library of Congress has an informative tutorial designed specifically for educators about copyright law. It includes a 4-step process for making decisions and information about how to easily link to material while following copyright law, with examples. It is important to be informed about copyright law, since it is up to you to make decisions about what materials you include in your courses. Click here to view the tutorial. Click here to visit the US government's copyright website.
Faculty, staff, and doctoral students (serving as teaching assistants) have access to the digital workstation, which is located in the library audio-visual room. You must have received "training" (either at a workshop or directly with the Online Learning Coordinator) in order to use the workstation. Click here for more information on the equipment available.
Before contacting Moodle support, please make sure you have the following installed:
For additional help, please contact:
Justin Lipscomb, Online Learning Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 510-649-2510
Office: GTU Library, ask at Circulation Desk
Authorized users only: Request Moodle accounts here.