When circumstances warrant, it can be important to get your course content online quickly and communicate that effectively to your students. This page provides resources for getting your course online in our Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle, including creating a course, adding resources and using the Announcements forum. This guide also assists you in creating online class meetings in Zoom, so you can present content simultaneously to all of your students. These two tools, Moodle and Zoom, can help you continue to teach if on-campus meetings are interrupted.
Use Moodle for Core Activities
We recommend using Moodle as the main hub for your course. Moodle can house your course documents, readings and presentation files. It can also be used to facilitate communication with all the students enrolled in your course as well as provide a record of all your communication. The following resources will walk you through the process of creating a Moodle space for your class using WolfWare, posting to the announcements forum and uploading a resource such as a PowerPoint file.
Use Zoom for Online Class Meetings
Zoom is our web conferencing tool and is the best option for having real-time interactions with your students. Zoom can be used to hold office hours and deliver course lectures, and meetings are easy to record. The following resources will walk you through the process of creating a Zoom Meeting, sharing that link with students as well as how to facilitate a meeting and deliver a lecture.
- Quick Start Guide to Using Zoom
Teaching Online Advice
- Consult the guide on How to Be a Better Online Teacher in the special collection, “Moving Online Now: How to Keep Teaching during Coronavirus,” published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- See suggestions from NC State instructors in the DELTA News article, “Tips from Faculty for Quickly Preparing to Teach Online.”