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.
FRC Canvas Website: http://frc.instructure.com
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
Faculty: You can easily move your course material from Moodle to Canvas. Just save a backup file of your Moodle course to your own computer using the backup feature in your course admin menu. Then use the Import Content feature available in the Canvas Setup Checklist.available in your dashboard. You can also move course material from many other Learning Management Systems.
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