Getting Started with Moodle

Below are articles to help you plan, develop and build your course in Moodle.

Course Design Best Practices (Please read each article, applies to all courses)

Step 1: Planning Your Course

Step 2: Organizing Your Course

Step 3: Best Practices in Content Delivery

Course Types (Select course type)

Step 4: Developing Cohort-based Courses with Teacher-Student Interaction (Most McNeese on-campus and online courses are this type)

Step 5: Designing Self-Paced Independent Study Courses (Ex. Internships, Independent study, some Graduate courses)

Step 6: Creating Student-Centered Project-Based Courses (Ex. Internships, Independent study, some Graduate courses)

Classroom Management Strategies (Please read each article, applies to all courses)

Step 7: Moodle Online Communities and Classroom Management Recommendations

Step 8: Moving On-Campus Courses to Online Course Fast

Step 9: Remote Office and Classroom (Remote Office, Moodle, Office 365, Tests & Proctoring, Turnitin, Gradebook)

We have also included articles to help with classroom management strategies to this knowledgebase.  Also, check out recommendations for transitioning your on-campus class to an online class fast.

Log in Portal and Moodle

How to Log In and Out of Moodle

Log in to McNeese Portal (Video, No Sound)

Log in to Moodle (Video - No Sound)

Forgot password? Need to reset My McNeese Portal password?

Moodle Settings and Overview

Moodle Features and Settings

Moodle Gradebook

Exams and Test Proctoring

Formal Statements for the Syllabus since COVID-19

McNeese Moodle Course Shell Templates

eLearning as Moodle Course Shell Templates available for faculty members to use that incorporate many of the design principles discussed in the series of Course Design Best Practices articles (see links above).  If you would like to use one of the templates, view additional information from the Course Shell Template article and email the eLearning Office.

Course Shell Template A
Course Shell Template B
Course Shell Template C