Distribute Course Materials During Emergencies

You will likely need to provide additional course materials to support your changing plans, from updated schedules to readings that allow you to shift more – or all – instruction online. In a pinch, providing some new readings and related assignments may be your best bet for keeping the intellectual momentum of the course moving. 

Considerations when posting new course materials:

  • Make sure students know when new material is posted: If you post new materials in Moodle, be sure to let students know what you posted and where. Moodle Quick Mail or Moodle Announcement forum can be used to notify the students.  
  • Keep things accessible & mobile-friendly: In a crisis, many students may only have a mobile device available, so make sure you are using mobile-friendly formats including PDFs and Moodle pages.  Consider saving other files in two formats, its original application format, and a PDF. PDFs are easier to read on phones and tablets and keep the file size small, and the original file format often has application features that are helpful to students who use accessibility software. Also note that videos take lots of bandwidth, so only require them if you are confident students will have the network and computing resources to access them during the current situation.  
    • The Moodle mobile app is available for students who don’t have access to a computer or Wi-Fi. It allows students to download course content for offline viewing. The mobile app can be downloaded through Apple and Android app stores.  

Uploading files in Moodle 

From Stanford, modified by Elon

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Article ID: 100719
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Wed 3/11/20 1:08 PM
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Wed 10/14/20 12:58 PM
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