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Fall 2021 Moodle Tips for Faculty

Here are some useful Moodle Basics tips for faculty to help you get organized as the Fall 2021 semester gets underway!

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.

Review the Remote Teaching Workshop playlist at our TLTC YouTube channel.

Working with Content & Documents in Moodle

Moodle Course Views

Managing Course 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.

Moodle Course Communication Tools

Creating Moodle Activities & Assignments

Moodle Gradebook

2021 Academic Calendar

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

Fall 2021

  • Classes begin: Mon., Aug. 30
  • Labor Day: Mon., Sept. 6 (no classes)
  • Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown on Mon., Sept. 6): Classes in session
  • Yom Kippur (begins at sundown on Wed., Sept. 15): Classes in session
  • Tues., Nov. 2: Election Day–no classes
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wed., Nov. 24 through Sun., Nov. 28 (no classes)
  • Final exam week: Dec. 13–17
  • Classes end: Fri., Dec. 17