Moodle student campaign launched
In order to inform our students about the new Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) before the summer, we launched a campaign last week. Students received a link to a promotional video that they can already watch at moodle.inholland.nl. If they have any questions, they can contact moodlesupport.inholland.nl to ensure that they are well informed at the start of the new academic year.
Why did you launch this campaign before the summer?
In order to implement Moodle properly in due course, we asked student panels how they would prefer to be informed about the transition to this new learning environment. They indicated that they would already prefer to be informed before the summer that they will be working with Moodle, for example by means of a brief video sent via email, a team leader, student consultation or class representative. The how and what, i.e. the details, could follow afterwards or be passed on by their lecturers. Meanwhile, students from the work placement company Rookie Entertainment have created the introductory video below that contains some useful tips & tricks.
Video for students, with English subtitles:
Introduction to Moodle visible everywhere
Project leaders from all domains have been working on the transition to our new LMS for some time now and there are ambassadors/coordinators and education and ICT experts for all degree programmes to help lecturers with the transition. Together, we are trying to tell as many students as possible about the video. With a few hundred views already, we're heading in the right direction. In addition, posters will be displayed at all locations from this week onwards and presentation walls will be provided. Through lecturers, a message on Blackboard, banners on Insite and the MijnInholland app, we expect to inform as many students as possible before the holiday.
In the last week of the holiday and the first two weeks of the new academic year, support teams will be present at all locations (with the exception of Dordrecht, where Moodle is already being used). The support teams will be centrally located in each location and will come round to answer any questions students may have about Moodle. In addition, colleagues from the service points have been trained to help people start using Moodle if necessary. To find out when and where the support teams will be present during the summer, visit moodlesupport.inholland.nl. This site already contains knowledge clips, self-study material, manuals and answers to frequently asked questions.
Moodle is visually attractive to students. And because the interaction takes place mainly within Moodle, there is much more scope to dive deeper in the classroom!