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Moodle Open Labs for All Moodle Users

Moodle open labs are offered nearly every week throughout the semester.  Drop-in to discuss any Moodle questions including posting files, videos; organizing class pages; inserting images; combining files in folders; using Moodle tools, books, and student-created glossaries; drag ‘n’ drop functionality; setting up the gradebook, etc.

Spring 2016 Moodle Labs will be offered every Thursday beginning January 21st, 2016.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12-1 pm

Location: LC 170 (please note the new location)

For more information, contact

Turnitin open labs are no longer offered. If you need assistance with Turnitin or would like to schedule a training, please contact


Faculty Support Services

January 2016 Flex Workshops

Happy New Year! Resolve to refresh your Moodle Skills in 2016 by attending one of the following workshops.

Advanced Moodle Features & Gradebook

Date:  January 11, 2016

Time: 10 am - Noon

Location: SMN 130

Presenters: Kathleen Smyth, DE Coordinator and Stacey Lince, Instructional Technologist

Are you ready to take your Moodle course to the next level? Join us for a productive workshop where we will explore advanced Moodle features
including applications for streamlining communication, course community building, and ADA compliance. We will also spend a significant amount of time reviewing the gradebook.

During the second hour, faculty will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on guided practice. Prior to the workshop, we recommend faculty members currently using Moodle to import course content into their new course shells.

Space is limited. RSVP to and include “Moodle Basics RSVP” in the subject line.

Moodle Basics

Date:  January 12, 2016

Time: 10 am - Noon

Location: SMN 130

Presenters: Kathleen Smyth, DE Coordinator and Stacey Lince, Instructional Technologist

Are you new to Distance Education? Are you considering using Moodle to share course materials with your students? Perhaps, you need a refresher on Moodle features? Learn the basics in this workshop including: course design, best practices, an  overview of available Moodle activities and features, and ADA compliance. You will also engage in hands-on practice with uploading files, creating assignments and discussions, and setting up gradebook.

You should bring a flash drive containing course documents to upload such as a syllabus or articles. You may also choose to bring your own laptop.

Space is limited. RSVP to and include “Moodle Basics RSVP” in the subject line.

Moodle How Tos

Here are a few handouts with instructions on common tasks for instructors using Moodle whether teaching face-to-face or online:

If you would like more assistance with Moodle, send an email to with your questions.

Best Practice Reminders: Hints and Tips

Here are some resources and reminders to help as you prepare your course materials. 

Online Education Initiative (OEI)

The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is an initiative of the CCC Chancellor's Office, funded by the California legislature in 2013 in support of Governor Jerry Brown's Online Education Initiative proposal. The OEI is one of three major initiatives—including the Education Planning Initiative and the Common Assessment Initiative—that are expected to integrate, improve, and evolve existing technology services on behalf of California's community college students.

The OEI developed the following rubric for online courses as a self-evaluation tool for faculty and course designers.  We encourage you to download the rubric and use it as a guide to create and update your COM distance education and hybrid courses: Course Evaluation Rubric (OEI) 

ADA Best Practices Reminders: Hints and Tips

Is your syllabus ADA compliant? Do you have Word documents that you use routinely in your online classroom? Download the following document for information on preparing Word and Adobe PDF documents using universal design practices: Accessible Course Documents

Does your Moodle course meet ADA compliance? To learn how to create accessible Moodle content pages, download these helpful tips: Accessible Moodle Courses

If you have questions about your online course content and ADA compliance, feel free to contact COM's Instuctional Technologist, Stacey Lince. Stacey can be reached at 415-457-8811 x 7540 or email Matthew Dimopolous is COM’s Assistive Technology Specialist. With your permission, Matthew will evaluate your course documents to make sure they are userfriendly for the DSPS students. Matthew can be reached at 415-457-8811 ext. 7551 or

Keeping up With Moodle

Additional Trainings and Workshops

Recommended CCCCO Sponsored Training

The At One Project provides webinars, online, and self-paced training targeted for Community College instructors

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