The purpose of the RRISD LMS is to provide teachers and students with web-enhanced instructional capabilities so that regularly scheduled (synchronous) classes are supplemented by anytime-anywhere (asynchronous) online tools in a safe environment. The following classes are taught during Summer Staff Development. Additional opportunities for training will be available during the school year.

Moodle 1 Course Syllabus

This course is an introduction to the functionality and purpose of Moodle. The audience is for administrators or staff members who want to gain and understanding of the program but do not necessarily intend on becoming an instructor or conducting classes or forums in the platform itself. Teachers will learn the basics and best practices of using Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS). Topics covered in this course include learning to create and set up a course, creating groups and adding resources. The resources that will be introduced are: inserting labels, composing text and web pages, linking to files or websites. Teachers MUST bring their Course Outline or Syllabus. Connected Classroom teachers must bring their district-provided laptop.

Moodle 2A Adding Activities

Teachers must have attended Moodle 1 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content. Teachers will master Adding Activities (Assignments, Choices, Chats, Forums, Glossaries, Surveys); Embedding Google Calendar, and much more. Connected Classroom teachers must bring their district-provided laptop.

Moodle 2B Advanced Activities

Go beyond the basics with this advanced activities course intended for experienced Moodle users. This course will cover activities such as the Moodle database, wikis, lesson and new modules. Teachers must have attended Moodle 1, 2A, and 3 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content. Teachers Classroom teachers must bring their district-provided laptop

Moodle 3 Quizzes

Teachers must have attended Moodle 1 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content. Teachers will learn to create and grade quizzes (importing from Word, Aiken method, images, ExamView), run reports, monitor student activity and much more. Connected Classroom teachers must bring their district-provided laptop.

Moodle Support Room

This room will provide extra support for activities learned in Moodle 1, 2, and 3. Teachers can work on content, resources, quizzes, etc., and have help available to answer questions or problem-solve. Connected Classroom teachers must bring their district-provided laptop.