Moodle and VoiceThread Help for Faculty
This page provides instructional videos, documentation pages, and other helpful resources for navigating Moodle and VoiceThread and creating online course content. If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com, and the Digital Learning Department will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.
Online Course Design Workshops
The Director of Digital Learning provides online course design workshops each semester. These workshops are for those who are interested in learning more about pedagogical methods for course development or using Moodle for teaching online, in-class, or hybrid courses.
For a list of course design workshops for Spring 2020, click here.
- Adding PowerPoint Presentations and Video Lectures to Moodle
- Creating Visually Appealing Moodle Course Pages
- Setting up and Grading Assignments in Moodle
- Moodle Grading Forms: Checklists, Rubrics, and Marking Guides
- Setting up the Moodle Gradebook
- Moodle Accessibility Features
- Course Homepage
- Assigning Your Teaching Assistant
- Editing Text on the Homepage
- Adding Static Resources to Your Course
- Adding Dynamic Activities to Your Course
- Configuring the Gradebook
- Using VoiceThread in Moodle
- Make Sure Your Computer is Ready for VoiceThread: Recording | Playback
- Training Video: Introducing VoiceThread to GTU (Fall 2017)
- Training Video: Assignment Builder (Spring 2018)
- Training Video: Overview and Closed Captioning (Summer 2019)
- Upcoming VoiceThread Workshops
- VoiceThread Blog
- VoiceThread YouTube Channel (with more videos)
- Video Tutorial for Students
Information about Copyright
It is the policy of the GTU that staff, students, and faculty, utilizing materials created by others in our teaching, learning, research, or other service within the Consortium will do so in compliance with US Copyright Law.
The GTU Library maintains a compilation of Copyright Resources in order to assist members of our community to know and understand our individual rights and responsibilities relating to the lawful use of intellectual properties.
To access the library's copyright information page, click here
firstname.lastname@example.org | 510-649-2511
Office: GTU Library, ask at Circulation Desk
Additional How-To Videos
The following videos were created for a previous version of Moodle, but are still accurate (the "Edit Settings" and "Turn Editing On" links are now in the gear icon):
If you are an authorized user, and would like to request a new user account, click the link to make a course request (requests may take up to two business days). If you would prefer to submit multiple user requests at once without using the online form, please request a special csv file from Moodle support. Every submission must be properly formatted in order to be processed. Failure to properly format the csv file will either not be accepted, or returned for corrections.
All courses that are regularly scheduled in the consortium's student information systems automatically have shells in Moodle. If you are teaching a special reading course or an other non-regularly-scheduled course, please complete the Moodle Course Shell Request form.