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Spring 2021 Moodle Tips

Here are some useful Moodle Basics tips to help you get organized as the semester draws to a close!

Accessing Purchase College Moodle

Activate your Purchase College account (or to reset your password), if needed. Visit Online Account Activation/Password Reset and choose the appropriate “Activate” or “Reset” option.

Once your Purchase College account is active and working, you will have access to Moodle as well as Purchase College email, MyHeliotrope, Library resources, etc.

Login to Moodle with your Purchase College username (usually firstname.lastname) and your Purchase College account password. Detailed login directions are available at our Moodle Basics help guide.

If you are not yet associated with any course spaces on Moodle, please contact the Office of the Registrar to confirm that you are properly tagged as the instructor of record on your course(s).

Consult the COVID-19 Remote Teaching Resources Guide for information specific to remote instruction.

Working with Content & Documents

Course Views

Managing Participants

If you notice inconsistencies between your schedule / class lists in MyHeliotrope and enrollments in Moodle, you will need to create a ticket using the CTS Helpdesk Work Order System (WOT) to request that data be synced between the two systems. Please note that the TLTC cannot resolve enrollment issues.

Course Communication Tools

Creating Activities & Assignments

Moodle Gradebook

Student Projects

Please note that Student Projects (senior projects, capstone papers, and master’s theses) are no longer submitted in Moodle. All Student Projects submission and approval takes place in MyHeliotrope. Please consult the Student Projects guide for more information for students and Readers.

2021 Academic Calendar

Winter Session 2021 (4 weeks, 100% online)

  • Classes begin: Monday, December 21, 2020
  • Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24, 2020–no classes
  • Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020–no classes
  • New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2021–no classes
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day: Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Classes end: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Spring 2021

  • Classes begin: Monday, February 1
  • No Classes: Tuesday, March 23
  • No Classes: Wednesday, April 14
  • No Classes: Monday, May 3
  • Final exam week: May 13–19
  • Classes end: Wednesday, May 19
  • Commencement: Friday, May 21

Summer Session 2021

Session I: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2
Session II: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 30
Session III: Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 30