• Welcome

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    You'll find information and support here to help you find your way around this website and enjoy your course. Have a look at our brief introductory video, listen to our advice about how to make the most of your on-line experience, and check out the FAQs forum just below.

    If you have any questions that haven't been answered here, please email your query to us at learning@woodbrooke.org.uk and we'll endeavour to answer it as quickly as possible - and we may well add it to the FAQ section!

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  • Finding your way around in Moodle

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    Finding your way around a Moodle course

    • Each course is laid out with the course welcome information and contents list at the top of the course page
    • The section headings in the contents list link to the different areas of the course. Just click the link for any section and you will see the course resources below (you may need to scroll down). 
    • The ‘Course Dashboard’ (found in the bottom right of the contents list) will give you access to the list of participants in your course - you can send private messages to other course participants from within the list. 
    • You can always access information about your other courses, settings, your own profile etc by clicking on My menu in the top right of the screen.
    • If you wish to return to this course welcome area at any point when you are exploring the different parts of the course, click on the name of the course eg. EfM 2016 in the arrowed list in the top left of the screen on any course page (click on Home to go back to the Woodbrooke Moodle home page).

    More information to help support you using Moodle can be found in the pdf attached below.


  • How to get the most out of your online course

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    We can help you get the most out of your online course, retreat or live session.

    It is our experience that online events can be just as powerful, collaborative, and transformative as the ones in our onsite programme. 

    To get the most out of this course we ask that you commit yourself to these basic principles:

    • You are responsible for your own learning. Speak up if there's a problem;
    • True learning comes when we leave our comfort zones. Stick with the course, even when it is difficult to do so;
    • We are a group made up of diverse points of view and levels of experience. We all have something to teach and something to learn;
    • Make a commitment to set aside at least one dedicated period of time each week to give the material your full attention;
    • Approach the material, and other participants' responses, with a sense of curiosity rather than judgement;
    • Aim to post at least one original comment in each week's forum and to respond to at least one comment from another participant;
    • You might find it helpful to have a 'learning-buddy' with whom you can talk over the material you encounter. This doesn't necessarily have to be someone enrolled on this course;
    • Take time getting to know the course pages and course structure. Be aware of what's coming up and know how to go back to previous material;
    • Watch the video, 'Working together online', and consider the advice given.
  • Live sessions

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    webinars

    Part of your course may involve the use of live online sessions. To do this Woodbrooke uses an online platform called Zoom. If you are not already familiar with Zoom, you can test it here. You will be prompted to download the Zoom app but if you have any problems you can also download it at https://zoom.us/download or through your usual app store.

    If you are unable to join the live webinar, then you can usually watch a recording shortly after it has ended. The recording will be added to the relevant Moodle page once it is available.

    If you have any questions you want to ask during the live webinar you can:

    • leave questions and comments in the course forum in advance
    • type them in the chat during the session
    • ask the tutor or facilitator during the session

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