This page will give you a basic overview of how to navigate a typical page on this site...
Before You Begin
If you require some basic information about using a web browser (Example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), please read the following web page:
net.TUTOR Getting Started on the Web
This web-based program allows for many uses to suit the needs of multiple learning environments and areas of study. Typically, it uses one of the three listed modes of delivery:
- Traditional Classroom Support - This program can be used to support and enhance a traditional face-to-face class. An Instructor may offer course resources (such as documents, handouts, presentations, videos, animations, etc.) in support of that which is presented in the classroom setting. This means students can go home and access the material learned that day, re-run videos and animations at their own pace. Handouts, links, and manuals may be printed from home. Quizzes may also be conducted from such a site either from a student's home or from a computer lab.
- 100% Online Delivery - Some courses may be offered 100% online with no face-to-face interaction. Often in courses such as these, students are able to access any time and from any place - at their own convenience. Typically, these courses are supported by real-time Instructors. The use of electronic communication tools such as discussion forums and message boards are often key to student success in this mode of delivery.
- Blended Delivery - A blended classroom is a traditional, face-to-face method of delivery combined with the use of digital tools and internet resources. Instruction is offered in-class by the instructor in addition to the expectation of online participation. Typically, these courses are offered as a flexible alternative to full time study and help to reduce the amount of time a student is required to be at the College, at a certain time.
Now let's learn something about the web-based program you are currently using...
Moodle Learning Management System
VCC uses a web-based program called Moodle and with it you will be introduced to online learning. Moodle is an acronym for:
Moodle is an open-source Leaning Management System. In this course you will learn how to use Moodle and become acquainted with the basics of using your web browser.
Online Learner Success Course. This course consists of seven units. Your course may call these modules, topics, weeks, or blocks.
Be aware of two separate areas:
- The page titled Home is the main page for the website and contains the links to all the courses you are enrolled in. The link to Home is always found in the upper left corner of the course window in the "breadcrumbs" which are used to navigate back to previous pages (see below).
- Your course Homepage. Located in the lower centre area of your Home page, you will see a list of all courses in which you are enrolled. When you select the link to a course, you are taken to the course's Home page. This is shown in the third title of the breadcrumbs. For example, in the Online Learner Success course, it reads "OLSE" (see below).
Breadcrumbs let you quickly return to your course Main Page or to your Home page.