Macquarie University is moving to Moodle
A recent review of the University’s current Learning Management System has recommended that from 2012 Macquarie University move to the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).
Currently staff and students use the WebCT LMS provided by Blackboard. As this system will not be available to the University from the end of 2012 a review group was established to find a replacement.
An evaluation of the available options was conducted. This included well attended focus groups to identify what was important to staff and presentations from a number of vendors that were open to the whole university community.
Moodle is an open source learning management system that was developed in Australia and has been adopted by many Australian universities. Moving to Moodle will allow Macquarie to change and enhance the LMS to reflect the needs of teaching and learning at Macquarie and will allow us to closely integrate the LMS with other key systems including lecture recording, library and conferencing systems.
Comprehensive support and training will be provided in 2011 to help prepare for the Move to Moodle in 2012. There will also be funding made available through Faculties to provide ongoing local support.
For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions page at the review website at http://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/
This message was sent by James Hamilton, Learning Systems Administrator (Learning and Teaching Centre), and approved by Professor Judyth Sachs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost).
Contact: James Hamilton
Phone: Ext 8424