Learning Platform Moodle
Moodle is an open source eLearning platform that supplements KUSSS. The course management team will decide whether or not certain courses will be supported by Moodle.
Moodle courses contain forums, study materials, and activities such as options for homework assignments or wikis. Content is available only to participants who are officially enrolled in the class.
Activities such as forums and chat services let you keep in touch with your colleagues and instructors. You can take advantange of these services to exchange study materials and discuss content.
Most Moodle courses are available for one semester. At the end of the semester, please remember to save and back up your course materials on your PC!
If you wish to create a Moodle course for a course in the KUSSS system, activate Moodle Support in KUSSS. The system synchronizes many times during the day and you should see changes in KUSSS (Moodle) within two hours.
If you would like to have just one Moodle course for several courses in KUSSS, active Moodle support in all of the classes and send us an e-mail indicating which course numbers are to be consolidated.
Since WS 2015/2016 courses are automatically linked to KUSSS and the following is now available:
- Moodle courses are automatically created in KUSSS.
- Instructors will be automatically entered in the Moodle course.
- Students registered for a course in KUSSS will automatically be enrolled in the Moodle course.
We are working to consistently improve Moodle and expand available services. Moodle is updated twice a year and provides features to learn about updates and improvements. The JKU has used the 3.1 version of Moodle since August 2016.
To see course content, view the course information located in the middle of your screen. These are structured by various topics or weeks and can be viewed by simply clicking on them. You will also be able to see other activities such as forums, glossaries, or wikis in this area.
On the left and right sides you will see "Blöcke" (=block sessions) containing information such as dates or ways to search the forums. Under "Personen" (=persons), you can see the names of others who are also enrolled in the course.
Click on "log out" (upper right) next to your name to exit Moodle and log out.
Moodle Support Services
If you need help using Moodle, please contact a member of our support team:
P: +43 732 2468 1990
See www.jku.at/im/elearn for our office hours.
By appointment, we can organize individual training sessions for institutes and groups (such as tutors, for example).