Your guide to exporting grade and attendance data, importing Moodle courses each Semester and for preparing to teach online.
IMPORTANT SEMESTER DATES
- August 14th: Students enrolled in Moodle courses
- August 17th: First day of fall session
- October 9th: Mid-semester date
- October 23rd: Last day for student initiated withdrawal
- December 7th - 11th: Final Exams
- December 14th: All grades due in the Office of Admissions and Records
EXPORT GRADES FROM COURSES YOU JUST FINISHED TEACHING
- From the main page of your course, click Grades in the Settings block under Course Administration.
- Choose the Export tab, then Excel spreadsheet sub tab.
- Under Options, click the “Include Feedback in Export” check box.
- Scroll down and click submit.
- Click Download and save the file to your computer or flash drive.
EXPORT ATTENDANCE FROM COURSES YOU JUST FINISHED TEACHING
- Access your attendance.
- Click on the Export tab near the top.
- From the Format pull-down menu, choose the file format you’d like the report exported in.
- Click on the OK button.
- Choose Display or Save.
IMPORT COURSE CONTENT INTO NEW COURSE
Before the first day of class, import content into your new course shell from a previous course, if applicable. Directions can be found here.
UPDATE YOUR NEW COURSE
Make appropriate updates to your course. To update your due dates and dated activities:
- Turn editing on.
- Click the Edit icon for the activity you wish to update.
- Change the availability or due date and click ‘Save and Return to Course’ at the bottom.
- Repeat as needed.
EMAIL NEW STUDENTS
Invite your online students into your class, using SOAR to send all of your enrolled students an introductory email. Include your contact information and Moodle login information. View a tutorial detailing how to email your online students through SOAR. You may utilize the Template for Emailing an Online Class provided in Instructor Resources for this purpose.
MAKE COURSE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
Students will not have access to your class until you make it available to them. By default, all courses created for the spring semester will be hidden from students. Follow these steps to make the course available to students.
1. Go into your course.
2. Go to ‘Edit settings’ in the Settings block under Course Administration.
3. A new form will open. Locate the General area of the form.
4. From the drop down menu entitled Visible, change the selection to Show. Scroll to the bottom and save changes. View a tutorial for changing your course availability.
SVCC EXEMPLARY ONLINE COURSE CHECKLIST
Use this tool to review your online course with a colleague or FaCIT staff. The four sections of course design can be used to help you incorporate best practices in instructional strategies for online courses.
STUDENT LOGIN INFORMATION
Students’ usernames are firstname.middleinitial.lastname. For example, John Alex Smith’s username would be john.a.smith. If students do not have a middle initial in Banner it will not be part of their username. Students’ passwords start with sv followed by the last 4 digits of their Sauk ID numbers.
For example, the Sauk ID @00001234 will have the password sv1234. Printable student login information can be found at http://www.svcc.edu/students/studentlogins.pdf.
If you receive an email from the ICE system, you have a student from other Illinois community colleges in your class. This means you will need to access the ILCCO site to enter tenth day attendance, midterm grades and final grades. Let us know if you need help accessing the ILCCO site at http://ice.ilcco.net/. Please be sure to contact these students. View a tutorial detailing how to send email to the group via the ICE website. You may utilize the Moodle Email ILCCO Students Template provided on the FaCIT website.