Canvas and Moodle
Canvas is Replacing Moodle Beginning Fall 2016
Canvas is replacing Moodle as the online environment for FRC courses. Moodle will still be available for previous courses, most Summer 2016 courses, and for a few Fall 2016 courses. Beginning Fall 2016 assume your courses will be taught through Canvas unless your instructor notifies you by email to use Moodle.
The FRC Canvas Website: http://frc.instructure.com
How do I get started?
- The FRC Canvas website is at http://frc.instructure.com
- Officially enrolled students should already be added to their Canvas courses
- Use your FRC username and password (the one you use for email and labs)
- Canvas Guides for Students (click on a topic to see Frequently Asked Questions)
- Canvas Video Guides for Students
- Videos: How to be a successful online student (Highly Recommended!)
What happened to Moodle?
Previous Moodle courses are still available at the same address: http://frc.crhosts.com . Moodle will be used for most courses in the summer and a few courses in the fall. Assume that your course will be offered through Canvas unless your instructor tells you otherwise. See below for more information about using Moodle
Feather River College has used software called "Moodle" to manage most online courses, and courses that are taught partly on campus and partly online. It will remain the primary software for Summer 2016 courses and a few courses during Fall 2017. It will not be used after Fall 2016 for current courses. Previous courses taught in Moodle will be available for students finishing incomplete grades.
Go to: The FRC Moodle Site
There are many help files and links to documentation within Moodle and a Frequently Asked Questions section that addresses most common questions and problems. There is also a Help Desk feature you can use to submit questions or report problems. You will usually get a response within 24 hours, even on weekends and evenings.
Joining a Moodle Course
To join a course in the FRC Moodle site, create an account in the FRC Moodle site first, then get an "enrollment key" from your instructor which will allow you to get into your particular course area. See the help files at: Moodle Accounts and Enrollment if you have problems creating an account or getting an enrollment key. If you lose your password or username, use the "Forgot Password" feature under the login box. If you have any difficulties using it, there are instructions in the FAQ on the upper left of the Moodle site about this feature.
You must use an FRC email account in Moodle and to effectively communicate with your instructors and the college in general.
- The Moodle Community Website (Not Just For FRC Users)
- The FRC Help Desk and Frequently Asked Questions for Distance Education
- FRC Distance Education Handbook