Online Learning And Development At Mississippi College
It is important to utilize technology to further strengthen and support course content and pedagogy. To that end, MC encourages the use of the course management system Moodle for all course delivery types. Below is a description of such types offered. All courses are provided a counterpart on the institution's LMS and instructors are encouraged to pursue training on online development through the Distance Learning Center.
Offered fully on campus. "Brick-and-mortar" courses will utilize MCMoodle to deliver handouts and syllabus, communicate through forums for updates and reminders.
Combination of traditional face-to-face courses with some significant portions online as well. These courses offer varying components of online, such as forums, assignments, video viewing, and the like.
Fully online, with no face-to-face component. All online courses are offered asynchronous, meaning they do not have a "live" component such as web-conferencing with faculty and students. Faculty communicate with students, and students to faculty, via email, Moodle messaging and forums.
MCMoodle is integrated with Banner (Student Information System). As a result, all course and course enrollment information is uploaded into MCMoodle from Banner. Faculty do not have to be concerned about enrolling students into their MCMoodle course home page (for traditional) or courses (for hybrid and online). The current semester's course registration information is always present in MCMoodle. This streamlines communication between faculty members and students as student e-mail information is also uploaded into MCMoodle from Banner.
Benefits of Use
- Online Discussion Boards for outside class participation
- Online Assignment submission that links to the online grade book and enforces deadlines
- Faculty create course assignments, students complete the work and upload when completed
- Automatically generated e-mail distribution lists within a course
- Accessible anytime, anywhere