Your courses ENGL1801A20F has
been created with the Basic Design Template and Algoma approved configuration.
You may begin editing and designing your course within the basic design.
We recommend you explore each and every activity, as well as the Gradebook. There are placeholders in the course that you can change to suit your requirements.
Suggested next steps:
1. Watch this short Get Ready for Fall 2020 video.
2. Log into the AU Moodle website using your username and password: https://courses.algomau.ca
3. Go to the Moodle Orientation for Algoma University Instructors: https://courses.algomau.ca/
4. If you've never taught online courses, check the Best Practices in Online Learning section: https://courses.algomau.ca/
5. To learn more about Moodle and make the most of all the features, watch the videos in the Instructors' Moodle Resources section: https://courses.algomau.ca/
6. Attend the upcoming webinars where you can learn and ask questions about Moodle and online learning.
Do you want to get right into Moodle and start changing your course?
1. First, click on Turn editing on (top right button)
2. To change an existing (placeholder) activity, choose Edit > Edit settings beside the activity you wish to update
3. To add an activity, choose + Add an activity or resource
4. To add another week section, choose + Add weeks
5. To change the Gradebook, choose Gradebook setup on the Administration block
If you have any other Moodle related questions, please send a detailed email to partnerrequests@contactnorth.
- Contact North Instructional Design Team
Please follow the link for a Moodle Training Document
Me Anything About Moodle"
You can also reach out to our Elearning Consultant Melissa Meakin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Support for Moodle, Adobe Connect and Zoom
Monday to Fri - 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET
Sault Ste. Marie Campus:
Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday 8 am. to 7:30 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For IT issues, you can submit an IT Ticket here:
We are also answering any calls that are directed to the service desk at (888) 902-7866 during our normal hours of operation. Visit this URL for more information about our services:
IT Services SSM Campus
In conjunction with the Elearning Department, we have pooled Learning Management System Resources to a shared team drive. Visit this URL to view the resources available:
Learning Management System (LMS) Resources
You will find documentation and videos on the following:
1) Quiz setup
2) Gradebook setup
3) How to annotate pdfs in LMS for feedback
4) How to record Google Meet videos and upload them to the LMS
5) Google Meet Documentation for Scheduled Meetings
6) Information about IT Services
We will keep adding resources to this team site and if you have any suggestions of any resources that you would like to see, please pass it on by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources available to faculty:
Learning Management System Resources
Individualized CMS Support | Contact Rose at email@example.com or Jacqueline at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance using your CMS.Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education resource page
Some collections of helpful resources for academic continuity:
Remote Teaching Resources (US and Canadian institutions)
Taylor Institute, U of Calgary
If you need help with Moodle (LMS), start here: https://drive.google.com/
You will find some resources for teaching during this stay-at-home period,
The 11 Golden Rules of Writing Content for Your Website (More applicable to business than to teaching writing)
Using Google Forms
(From Myles McLellan, Algomau)
I prepared a couple of brief YouTube videos for faculty teaching commercial law in Brampton on how to create an online exam using Google Forms.
I have found this platform straightforward and easy to use. It has been suggested that perhaps other faculty throughout the university
might like to use these videos to assist in preparation of online exams to take place next month.
Here they are:
Here is a link to a short instructional video on the utility of Zoom. https://youtu.be/FnFSBjFvK2o
Anthony Pagnotta has prepared a terrific video on how to use tools we already have embedded on CMS for lectures and quizzes.
Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P7En9wb-FMtWtqJTzlMR76_Ve0aJ2rbU/view
Students also love a platform called "Discord" which seems to offer the same audio and video capabilities as Zoom or Skype, but geared to them, given all the humorous touches associated with the platform, jokes, folkloric video game references, etc. The students relate very well to this platform, and when I checked it out, it did fulfill the class video teaching needs quite well.
(From Ed Turgeon)
On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:45 PM Miguel Garcia <email@example.com> wrote:
just adding my 2 cents, I'm using Google Hangouts in my video conferences with my students. It is working well. I have tried it with up to 20 students at the same time without any problem and running it for more than one hour in each session. In Hangouts you can share either your computer screen or just one window (it can be your Powerpoint presentation). Of course you also use a webcam and your microphone there. The same for all the students who participate in it. It has nice features such as real-time subtitles generation (!) about what you are saying, a chat window to chat with the students live, and you can also record your video there. Hangouts works straightforward. You don't need to configure or install anything.
I am also using this free program for recording my video conferences: https://linuxecke.volkoh.de/vokoscreen/vokoscreen.html
In Vokoscreen you should set up this video codec for compressing the video without losing a lot of quality: libx264. Also, select mp4 for the video format.
I just upload my video file to the CMS once I finish each video conference so students can watch it later.