Instructors should first consult our 

 Academic Continuity Guide: Making a Rapid Transition to Online Teaching


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Course Site is Moodle, and is Lehigh's learning management system. Moodle is an open-source LMS.

  1. Course Layout (new page)

    1. Announcements Area
      1. This will always be at the top and always visible. Click on the Announcements link to see all of your course announcements. The Latest News block will show a summary of the latest message.
      2. Add an Announcement by clicking on Announcements in the first topic area, then Add a new topic.

      3. By default, everyone is subscribed to the Announcements Forum. This means that everyone in the the class will receive an email message whenever you post an announcement.
      4. You, and your students, can change the frequency of the email messages by editing your profile. One way to edit your profile is to look for the My profile settings, Edit profile link in the Administration block.
    2. Content

      1. Found in the middle column under the Announcements area
      2. By default, the topic blocks are numbered, but they can be changed to a weekly format on the Edit Settings page.
    3. Blocks
      1. Found in the right and left columns. A default set are provided in every course, but you can add, delete, and rearrange blocks by clicking on the Turn editing on button.
      2. Use the small icons in the upper-right of each block to collapse and open a block in place, as well as dock and undock. A docked block is removed from the course page and then becomes accessible from the upper left corned of the course page. It makes for a cleaner page, but can be confusing.
  2. Student View (check page)

  3. Edit Course Page (link from front page)

  4. Add Content (link from front page)

  5. Course Gradebook (link from front page)

**Bonus –Design Tips

Course Site is the online course management system used here at Lehigh. It is based on Moodle, which is an open source teaching and learning platform.

  1. Location

  2. Request a Course Site and Enrollment

  3. Course Accessibility

  4. Course Layout

    1. Announcements Area
      1. This will always be at the top and always visible. Click on the Announcements link to see all of your course announcements. The Latest News block will show a summary of the latest message.
      2. Add an Announcement by clicking on Announcements in the first topic area, then Add a new topic.

      3. By default, everyone is subscribed to the Announcements Forum. This means that everyone in the the class will receive an email message whenever you post an announcement.
      4. You, and your students, can change the frequency of the email messages by editing your profile. One way to edit your profile is to look for the My profile settings, Edit profile link in the Administration block.
    2. Content

      1. Found in the middle column under the Announcements area
      2. By default, the topic blocks are numbered, but they can be changed to a weekly format on the Edit Settings page.
    3. Blocks
      1. Found in the right and left columns. A default set are provided in every course, but you can add, delete, and rearrange blocks by clicking on the Turn editing on button.
      2. Use the small icons in the upper-right of each block to collapse and open a block in place, as well as dock and undock. A docked block is removed from the course page and then becomes accessible from the upper left corned of the course page. It makes for a cleaner page, but can be confusing.
  5. Navigation

  6. Student View

  7. Edit Course Page

  8. Add Content

  9. Course Gradebook

  10. Getting Help

**Bonus –Design Tips