Training Services

Individual and Group Training Sessions

The Mount’s online learning tools, Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate are available to all part-time and full-time members of faculty for teaching online courses and for enriching learning and out-of-class communication in classroom courses. 

The Teaching & Learning Centre and the Online Learning Department offers group and individual training for new and current users of Moodle and Collaborate. Faculty are encouraged to request in-person training sessions before the beginning of each term, and to attend more than one group session until you are comfortable using the tools. 

If you will be teaching an online course for the first time, you are encouraged to schedule an individual training session(s) so you will be ready to begin the term with confidence.

To receive an individual training session, please contact msvu.ca.

Training Topics Include:

Manage students and group assignment submissions in Moodle

This session will provide an explanation of the layout and an introduction to the Assignment activity in Moodle: Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips. Assignments don't necessarily have to consist of file uploads. Alternatively, teachers can ask students to type directly into a text field in Moodle. Or they can ask student to do both, upload a file or files and type text directly into Moodle. An assignment activity can also be set up to not accept any student submissions and serve as a reminder to students of a 'real-world' assignment they need to complete and to record grades in Moodle for activities that don't have an online component.

Create quizzes in Moodle

This session will explore the quizzes activity in Moodle. Faculty will learn how to setup question bank. Quiz creation and management will deal with auto-graded and manually graded quizzes, tracking student answers and providing feedback to each question.

Work with Moodle Grade book

The following features of the gradebook will also be covered: the different ways of viewing the grader report, organizing the layout of the grader report, creating a scale, creating formulas, calculating a student’s final grade, and how to set up the grader report and individual items in the grade book.

Using advanced features of Collaborate

This session will focus in more detail on the breakout rooms and in-session invitations.