Sonoma State University has selected a new Learning Management System (LMS), called Moodle. The migration to Moodle is necessary because the current campus system, WebCT, is no longer supported by the vendor and has ceased production. Moodle will be phased in with training and faculty access to development courses beginning in the Fall 2010 semester.
Please note that the last academic term in operation for WebCT will be Intersession (January) 2011. Beginning with Spring semester 2011, ALL courses using a Learning Management System will be taught using Moodle.
A second Moodle faculty pilot launched this summer, following the successful pilot that took place Fall 2009. Other kinds of training and development opportunities will be offered beginning Summer 2010 and will increase as we approach full Moodle launch. Workshops and online training, as well as an option to develop your course in a test "sandbox," will be among the training and support options. All opportunities and news will be communicated through campus e-mail announcements, Newsbytes, and on SSU's Moodle web page.
Moodle was selected as the best option for our teaching and learning needs at SSU after evaluation of functionality and costs. There are now 9 CSU campuses using or migrating to Moodle. This collective adoption supports shared development and tools and brings down the cost significantly, enabling further campus support for additional academic technology needs.