Moodle - Introduction

Moodle is a courseware system that many Dominican faculty use to teach or augment their teaching. Through Moodle students can access course materials such as syllabi and assignments, email addresses and web links, online discussions, grades and more.

How Can I Get Faculty Training?

  • Contact the Information Technology Department

 

 


 

Recent Moodle News

April 2016: Over the summer, we will be working with eThink Education to move our Moodle to the cloud. This will allow us to maintain a more recent version of the software, and provide a better Moodle experience for faculty and students. The new version of Moodle will become available in Fall 2016. All current classes and historical class data will still be in the system. Information and training about new and improved features will be posted online and communicated to faculty throughout the summer.

 


Assistance: Questions about Moodle at Dominican?

  • Read this page first to find out about common tasks like logging in.
  • A Moodle manual is available online. Click the Help tab at the top of Moodle.
  • Ask your professor first.
  • If you are experiencing technical problems with your computer or network connection, contact the campus Information Technology HelpDesk at 415-257-0123.

 

Log In Tips

  • Make sure that you are going to the correct address: http://moodle.dominican.edu.  Do not go to "moodle.com" or "moodle.org".  Those addresses are incorrect. 
  • You must have a working Dominican email and password.  For information on obtaining or using your Penguin Pass click here.

 

When will I see my courses?

  • Courses are available in Moodle 2 weeks before the start date of the course
  • Courses are removed from Moodle 4 weeks after the last class of the course

 

Printing Word and Excel Documents

  1. The easiest way to print a Word or Excel document from a PC is to begin from the screen where the document is listed, rather than from the document itself.  If you are already viewing the document, hit the Back button on your browser to return to the previous screen.
  2. Use the right mouse button to right-click on the link to the document that you would like to print.  A menu will appear.  Select "Print Target" or "Print" from that menu.

 

Printing PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint presentations should be printed in the "handout" format, with six slides per printed page.  This avoids the waste of using an entire piece of paper for each slide.

  1. To print a PowerPoint presentation, begin from the screen where the presentation is listed, rather than from within the presentation itself.  If you are already viewing the presentation, hit the Back button on your browser to return to the previous screen.
  2. Use the right mouse button to right-click on the link to the PowerPoint presentation that you would like to print.  A menu will appear.  Select "Save Target As" or "Save As" from that menu.  Save the presentation to your computer's desktop.
  3. Go to your desktop and open the presentation.  The PowerPoint program should open.
  4. In PowerPoint, go to the "File" menu and choose "Print."
  5. In the lower left corner of the print box, click on menu below the words "Print what."  Select "Handouts" then hit the "OK" button.