Internet courses are taught using Moodle via the Internet, and are similar to live classes. Internet courses give students more flexibility with their studies.
Moodle is an open source course management system (CMS) used by universities, community colleges, and schools to produce Internet-based courses and to supplement traditional face-to-face courses. Moodle is used by more than 2,000 educational organizations throughout the world. The word “Moodle” is an acronym which means “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.”
CIS129: Introduction to Internet Learning is a course designed to teach students the necessary skills to be successful in the College’s Moodle courses. Moodle provides course tools such as class email, bulletin board/discussion forum, calendars, course material, quizzes, and assignment submission capabilities. CIS129 assists students in learning the tools available on Moodle and practicing their use.
This course is designed to give students confidence in their ability to succeed in Internet courses. CIS 129 must be taken during the first week of classes in the student’s first semester prior to beginning any Moodle course for the first time. Upon completion of this course, students will receive access to their Internet courses. No access will be granted until a student successfully completes CIS 129.
The Moodle Username is the student’s first and last name typed all in small letters with no spaces. For example, the Moodle Username for a student named “John Smith” would be johnsmith.
The password is the Student Identification Number (SIN). A SIN is randomly generated by the College and can be found on the student’s course schedule. The SIN begins with the first two letters of the student’s last name (capitalized) and is followed by seven random digits.