OIT – Moodle / MyCourses

myCourses / Moodle                                      

What is myCourses / Moodle?

Moodle is a learning management system (LMS) – a software package designed to help
educators easily create quality online courses.  Such e-learning systems are sometimes
also called Course Management Systems (CMS) or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).

myCourses is LSUE's version of Moodle.  myCourses is the online platform that hosts
all of the courses and their content, including syllabi, assignments, grades, instructor
contact information, forums, and more. 

Access to myCourses / Moodle

Students, faculty, and staff can access myCourses / Moodle by going to www.lsue.edu and clicking on "myCourses" on the top left. 

For students to login, you will be prompted to enter your LSUE Bengal Account credentials. 
This would be your email address and your LSUE Begnal Account password, which is the same as you use to access the campus wireless network, campus lab computers, the
Office 365 environment, library Online Database/EZProxy system, etc… 

For faculty and staff to login, you then enter your LSUE Bengal Account credentials. 
This would be the same as you use to access the campus wireless network, email, your
workstation computer, the Office 365 environment, etc… 

Some Features of Interest for Faculty

  • myCourses / Moodle promotes a social constructionist pedagogy (which includes collaboration,
    activity-based learning, critical reflection, etc).

  • myCourses / Moodle is suitable for 100% online classes as well as supplementing face-to-face
    learning.

  • myCourses / Moodle has a simple, lightweight, efficient, compatible, low-tech browser
    interface.

  • Courses can be categorized an searched – one myCourses / Moodle site can support thousands
    of courses.

  • Choice of course formats such as by week, by topic or a discussion-focused social
    format.

  • Flexible array of course activities – Forums, Journals, Quizzes, Resources, Choices,
    Surveys, Assignments, Chats, Workshops.

  • Full user logging and tracking – activity reports for each student are available with
    graphs and details about each module (last access, number of times read) as well as
    detailed "story" of each student's involvement including postings, journal entries,
    etc on one page.

  • Mail integration – copies of forum posts, teacher feedback, etc can be mailed in HTML
    or plain text.

  • Custom scales – teachers can define their own scales to be used for grading forums,
    assigments and journals.

Where Do I Begin?

Starting in Summer 2022, faculty and staff Moodle users will have access to the LSU
Faculty Technology Center (FTC).  For additional information, please visit the LSU FTC Moodle page.