Migrating From WebCT to Moodle

moodle_powered.pngFaculty who use WebCT should check their email inboxes for a message about migrating WebCT courses to Moodle.

Moodle is the Learning Management System that will replace WebCT for Spring 2011. Now is the time for WebCT-using faculty to begin preparing for the switch to Moodle.

The migration process is NOT fully automated - Faculty will need to actively participate.

Moving courses from WebCT to Moodle is much like moving from one house to another. The moving company can load up belongings and haul them to the new home, and maybe even put the boxes into the appropriate rooms. But you have to unpack your valuables, decide where to place them, and what to leave in boxes in the basement, or throw out. It's the same with WebCT and Moodle. IT will move WebCT course files to a Migration Staging Moodle course. IT and the Library will provide training sessions to help faculty learn what do to with your content in Moodle, how to add activities and other resources. IT and the Library will also provide one-on-one consulting to help faculty use Moodle effectively.

Migration Process Outline:

The IT Web Office has emailed all faculty who have used WebCT (Spring 2009 through Fall 2010) to communicate details of the migration process, and to list the courses the faculty member may wish to migrate to Moodle. After reading the detailed email message, faculty will need to take the following steps.

Reply to the Web Office email to confirm the courses to migrate.

Register for a Moodle Migration Workshop.
View two brief (less than 10 minutes total) Moodle training videos at lynda.com before attending the workshop.

Attend a Moodle Migration Workshop.

Make desired changes to the migrated course(s) in Moodle.

After the workshop, Moodle Migration Team members from IT and the University Library will be available to assist faculty one-on-one.

Questions about migrating to Moodle should be sent to martha.ezell@sonoma.edu or barbara.moore@sonoma.edu. More information is on the SSU Moodle Project website.

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