Terms of Use

How to Apply for a Sydney Institute Moodle Course


The following information and procedure have been developed to provide Sydney Institute Staff members with clear procedures and guidelines on applying for and establishing a Sydney Institute Moodle Course.

Please read this information thoroughly before filling out the application forms included at the bottom of this page to apply to for a Moodle Course.

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Purpose and Scope


The purpose of this procedure is to ensure consistency for staff choosing to create and use learning management systems in the Institute, as well as to maintain quality assurance within a knowledge management framework.

LMS’s provides features to publish and distribute learning materials, communicate between teachers and students, develop and implement assignment events, monitor students’ learning progression and to allow students to submit assignment. Currently Sydney Institute use the open source Moodle platform.





Procedure


Staff member (owner)

  • Identify the need for using an LMS based on the Sydney Institute Wikis, Blogs and Learning Management Systems Guidelines and Terms of use.
  • Receive professional development from Learning and Innovation on how to utilise features of the LMS to enhance teaching and its operation.
  • Develop a learning framework with appropriate educational design
  • Be aware of copyright and intellectual property issues
  • Develop and maintain content/activities
  • Monitor course/module context and activities for quality purposes and reviews usage on a regular basis
  • Inactivate the course/module in LMS when no longer active or needed
  • Provide frontline help-desk support for students

Workforce Development

  • Conduct professional development for staff (owners) regarding operating the LMS features and maintenance including terms of use.
  • Provide educational design support for staff to set up course/module in the LMS
  • Gather statistics on usage to inform future investment / commitment
  • Keep register of LMS for management and reporting purposes.
  • Provide technical support and development for the LMS hardware and software.

Knowledge Systems

  • Provide access to the register of all course/module in LMS via SydNet
  • Implement Institute branding for LMS



Definitions


Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Provides features to publish and distribute learning materials, communicate between teachers and students, develop and implement assignment events, monitor students’ learning progression and to allow students to submit assignment.



Penalties for non-compliance


Failure of staff member to comply with the terms of use will result in a reminder of responsibility. If inappropriate use continues, the course/module in the LMS will be made inactive.



Associated Forms and Documents





Steps to Request a Course on the Sydney Institute Moodle

  • Go to the Sydney Institute Moodle Server at http://sielearning.tafensw.edu.au/
  • Login using your DEC PC Login (Sydney Domain Full Username) e.g. fred.smith5
  • Within 24 hours you should receive an email welcoming you as a SI Moodle teacher
  • Once you have received this email follow these steps to request a course.

Steps within Moodle to request a course.
  • There is a block at the bottom of the LH column on every teacher's home page called Course Creation.
  • Click on the link within this block "Request a Course"
  • Complete the form with all the required information.
  • When complete click on the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the form.
  • Your request will be forwarded to the Moodle admin.
  • An email sent when the course is created.