All About Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate

Moodle is the Mount's Learning Management System (LMS) and provides the ability for faculty to create personalized learning environments for on-campus and online courses. 

Below, you will find useful links to Moodle documents and videos, on important topics relevant to your course site, and with assisting you to use Moodle to its fullest capability.

moodle-logo-2 Log in to Moodle

The Teaching & Learning Centre and Online Learning Department provides training services and technical support to Mount faculty using Moodle and Collaborate to deliver on-campus and online courses.  Please visit Training Services to arrange an individual training session or to participate in a group training session.

Technical and system requirements are important factors to ensure your online learning experience is without technical issues.  Please visit Technical and System Requirements and Technical Support to learn more about optimal hardware, software, connectivity, browser and device requirements and who to contact if you are experiencing issues.

Helpful Docs at Moodle

moodle-logo-docsMount faculty are encouraged to learn more about Moodle by visiting Moodle.org and YouTube - both sources provide excellent how-to guides on everything you need to know in order to use Moodle as effectively as possible to deliver an excellent online learning experience to your students.  

Managing a Moodle Course - how to set up your course; how to use the text editor; how to involve students actively in their learning; how to add resources to your site; how to add extra items and information using blocks; how to create questions for use in quizzes; how to use the gradebook; how to copy or recycle elements of your course.

Managing Content - how to upload files and folders; how to import content into Moodle from Google docs; how best to upload and display images, sound, video and embedded content. 

Helpful Demos at Moodle

moodle-logo-demoSee Moodle in action at the Mount Orange School, where you can choose a role (manager, teacher, student or parent) and practice setting activities in your courses, manage students and explore many other tools and features.

You can also try Moodle's standard features on the empty-out-of-the-box
Moodle Sandbox site. 

Helpful Videos on Moodle's YouTube Site

What is a course?

Finding your way around

Forums - start discussions

Course backup:  save and reuse your course

Adding images

Uploading files into Moodle

Dragging and dropping files into Moodle 

Helpful Docs, Videos and Tools at Blackboard Collaborate
for Moderators (Faculty)

Overview for moderators (video)

Getting started for moderators (PDF)

Essentials Guide for Moderators (web)

Top Ten Habits of Highly Effective Blackboard Collaborate Moderators (PDF)

Ten Cool Ways to Engage with Blackboard Collaborate (PDF)

Using Blackboard Collaborate 11 in the Classroom (PDF)

Participant Panel Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Using the audio and video panel (PDF)

Using chat (PDF)

Audio setup wizard (PDF)

Loading a PowerPoint file (PDF) 

Using the whiteboard (PDF)

Using the polling feature wizard (PDF)

Using application sharing (PDF)

Getting started with recordings (PDF)

Helpful Docs and Videos at Blackboard Collaborate
for Participants (Students)

Participant orientation (video)

Getting started for participants (PDF)

Essentials guide for participants (web)