This fall semester all courses will automatically have a Moodle shell created, eliminating the need for faculty to request shells (supplements). To access Moodle, login using a Net ID at the UMOnline website and find courses listed along the left under My Courses. For faculty who are unfamiliar with using Moodle or need a refresher on the basics, there is an online tutorial called Moodle Basics for Faculty, in which they can self-enroll. UMOnline will also offer online Moodle Basics sessions throughout the summer, available via the IT Short Courses.

By default, Moodle shells are not visible to students in the course until the instructor makes it visible. Once the course shell is ready for student viewing, faculty need to select the Administration menu (gear icon in the upper right corner), choose Edit Settings, change the Visibility setting to “Show” and save the changes. If faculty have questions about accessing their Moodle shells, please contact the UMOnline Help Desk at 243-4999 or umonline-help@umontana.edu.

The Moodle Basics for Faculty is a self-paced tutorial covering the basics of navigating and adding content to your Moodle course shell. 

We highly suggest reviewing UMOnline's Moodle Resources page for more information and tutorials rather than searching online for tutorials. There you can find quick basic video tutorials from UMOnline covering topics such as Navigation in a Course shell, Basic Course Settings or Adding Content. Our tutorials are more customized and accurate to the version of Moodle we use and you may be overwhelmed with the search results you get with an open Internet search. 

You may visit UMOnline's informative Zoom page for more information, tutorials, and insight on using Zoom. 

You may choose to accommodate students that have limited online device access or no Internet access at all. Please consider printing out and mailing information to your students and understand your students may need deadline extensions as this is a slower process.

Please review the Disability Services for Students COVID FAQ page to accommodate your students and their resources page for more information. 

Disability related modifications remain in place in emergency situations. In the event all classes move to an online format the modifications of extended testing time, rest breaks during exams, and flexibility with assignment and exam deadlines are still in place. 

University interpreters and captionists will work remotely using Zoom or Moodle to ensure access for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. You will be contacted by the DSS office to ensure proper set up for interpreters. 

When creating course materials, please refer to the WCAG AA 2.0 Standards to ensure that all of your course materials are accessible. 

As always Disability Services for Students is here to support and work with you to ensure access for your courses. If you have questions please contact Disability Services for Students at 406-243-2243 or email DSS@umontana.edu.

Additionally, though Zoom sessions are not live captioned automatically, a transcript is provided in recorded sessions. If you would like to have your Zoom session live-captioned, you would either need a presenter or an assigned attendee to do the live captioning in real-time.

Consider recording your live sessions and providing a recording to your students who may require this accommodation. NOTE: It may take 2-3 hours to finalize the recording.