Resources

System check

Are you ready for Moodle? We recommend you perform a system check to test your browser and operating system for Moodle compatibility.

Moodle works best when viewed with the browser Chrome or Firefox. Mac users should use the latest version of Safari.

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Center maintains the “Moodle Users” classroom inside GCC”s installation of Moodle. Follow this link to the Moodle Users classroom (you may be prompted to log on to Moodle with your GCC credentials).

Tutorials

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Center maintains the “Moodle Users” classroom inside GCC”s installation of Moodle. Follow this link to the Moodle Users classroom (you may be prompted to log on to Moodle with your GCC credentials).

Check out the following video tutorials to help make the most of GCC’s technology tools:

What you need to know about Online Courses at GCC

Moodle Specific

PowerPoint

Plugins, players & readers

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (allows you to read pdf files)
  • Java (if you experience trouble with Moodle, go to this site to verify that you have the latest version of this free application)
  • Quick Time (allows you to listen or view videos/audio files)
  • RealPlayer – Free Version (allows you to listen or view videos/audio files created for QuickTime)
  • OpenOffice (make certain you save your files as Microsoft documents, that is as .doc for Word documents; .ppt for PowerPoint presentations; and .xls for Excel documents)
  • ZipGenius (compresses multiple files into a single file, “Zip” file, to save space)

Other links & resources

  • Creative Commons (“Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.”) creativecommons.org
  • Vimeo (“Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.”) vimeo.com
  • Jing (“Add visuals to your online conversation.”) jingproject.com
  • Wikimedia Commons [“… a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone.”]  commons.wikimedia.org
  • 20 Computer Terms To Know: 20 Computer Terms You Should Know – DailyWritingTips
  • cNet Download (“Free software downloads and software reviews.” ) download.cnet.com
  • Microsoft – Images: Clip Art and Photography (Royalty Free)  office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/
  • Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) merlot.org
  • UStream: Broadcast video LIVE to the world from a computer, mobile or iPhone in minutes, or watch thousands of shows from News to Entertainment to celebrities, 24/7 https://www.ustream.tv/