Graduate Theological Union
Moodle for Faculty
Request a Moodle Course
If you would like to use Moodle for your course, click here to make a course request (requests may take up to two business days).
Visit the GTU Online Learning Blog
Designed to be a quick, easy read with information you can use right away in your teaching, you will find summaries and links to the latest research about online learning, tips for using Moodle, and resources that you can incorporate in your classes on our new GTU Online Learning blog. The latest posts are Entering your grades and returning papers in Moodle, just in time for the end of the semester, and Setting up rubrics for easy grading in Moodle.
Before contacting Moodle support, please make sure you have the following installed:
Mozilla Firefox (other browsers are supported with Moodle, but Firefox works the best)
- Make sure to set your browser to allow pop-ups from the moodle.gtu.edu domain.
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Flash Player
You may also need to install the following for some courses:
If the users guides (below) cannot resolve your issue, click here to complete the Moodle support form. When you contact us, please include your course number or name so that we can help you as quickly as possible.
Click here for documentation from the Moodle developers.
The Library of Congress has an informative tutorial designed specifically for educators about copyright law. It includes a 4-step process for making decisions and information about how to easily link to material while following copyright law, with examples. It is important to be informed about copyright law, since it is up to you to make decisions about what materials you include in your courses. Click here to view the tutorial. Click here to visit the US government's copyright website.
Faculty, staff, and doctoral students (serving as teaching assistants) have access to the digital workstation, which is located in the library audio-visual room. You must have received "training" (either at a workshop or directly with the Online Learning Coordinator) in order to use the workstation. Click here for more information on the equipment available.
Users Guides (updated for Moodle 2)
- Documentation about Moodle 2.1 (directly from Moodle HQ)
- Getting Started for Teachers and Teaching Assistants
- Moodle Modules - Resources and Activities
Linking to GTU Library Databases
(if an article is available in one of the subscription databases, create a link to the database instead of uploading the file)
- Adding Documents to Moodle (including copyright compliance information)
- Embedding a YouTube Video
- Assigning a Teaching Assistant to a Course
- Making Course Available to Students
- Advanced Uploading of Files Assignment - allows for the instructor to re-upload a student's paper to Moodle with comments (e.g. Microsoft Word reviewing)
- Viewing your Enrollment Key
Click here to access the gradebook knowledge base from Louisiana State University, who designed the new gradebook system
For additional help, please contact:
Justin Tanis, Online Learning Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 510-649-2510
Office: GTU Library, ask at Circulation Desk
Online Learning Coordinator Hours (Spring 2013 semester, may be subject to change):
Mondays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fridays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm