Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Moodle Transition

Your guide to exporting grade and attendance data, importing Moodle courses each Semester and for preparing to teach online.

IMPORTANT SUMMER SEMESTER DATES

June 4th - Students enrolled in Moodle courses

June 8th – First day of fall session

July 2nd – Mid-semester date

July 9th  – Last day for student initiated withdrawal

July 29th- 30th – Final Exams

August 3rd – All grades due in the Office of Admissions and Records

TRANSITION CHECKLIST

EXPORT GRADES FROM COURSES YOU JUST FINISHED TEACHING

  1. From the main page of your course, click Grades in the Settings block under Course Administration.
  2. Choose the Export tab, then Excel spreadsheet sub tab.
  3. Under Options, click the “Include Feedback in Export” check box.
  4. Scroll down and click submit.
  5. Click Download and save the file to your computer or flash drive.

EXPORT ATTENDANCE FROM COURSES YOU JUST FINISHED TEACHING

  1. Access your attendance.
  2. Click on the Export tab near the top.
  3. From the Format pull-down menu,  choose the file format you’d like the report exported in.
  4. Click on the OK button.
  5. 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:

  1. Turn editing on. 
  2. Click the Edit icon for the activity you wish to update.
  3. Change the availability or due date and click ‘Save and Return to Course’ at the bottom.
  4. 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.

OTHER INFORMATION

SVCC EXEMPLARY ONLINE COURSE CHECKLIST

Use this tool to review your online course with a colleague or IT 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.

ILCCO/ICE STUDENTS

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 IT website.

RESOURCES & LINKS

Moodle Course Availability

Tutorial for Emailing your class through SOAR

Template for Emailing an Online Class

Directions for Importing your course

Exemplary Online Course Checklist

Student Login Information

http://ice.ilcco.net/

How to Email ICE Students

Email ILCCO Students Template