Moodle FAQs

A collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Moodle at EMU.

Faculty guide to WebEx

(Note: This article assumes you've already reviewed the basic WebEx resource.)

If you would like to use WebEx Meeting Center for real-time video communication activities in your Moodle course, here are the basic steps to follow:

  1. Contact Brian Gumm, EMU's Distance Learning Technology Analyst, at brian.gumm@emu.edu or at campus extension: 4967 - Brian is responsible for managing WebEx, connecting Moodle courses to it, and helping you plan and design teaching and learning activities using WebEx. He will also add the WebEx block to your Moodle course
  2. Schedule WebEx session(s) - Click "Schedule new event(s)" in the WebEx block, which typically appears in the top position of the right-hand column in your Moodle course. Complete the relevant information such as:
    1. Session title - do not use a date in this field; use a meaningful name such as a topic name)
    2. Date & time - Time is listed in 24-hour format
    3. Duration - 90 minutes is the default if this is left blank; sessions my extend beyond this, but links will disappear from the WebEx block in your Moodle course once this time window passes
  3. Prepare your WebEx session - About 15 minutes before your WebEx session begins, you will see a link that says either "Enter early to prepare class" or "Teach class." Enter before your students start arriving (typically about 5 minutes before class) to load any content that you will use in the session, such as PowerPoints, Word, or PDF documents. Consult the following PDF guide for faculty teaching with WebEx for more information.
  4. Recording your WebEx session - When you record a class session in WebEx (see guide below), it becomes available to you and your students in the "View archives of past events" link in the WebEx block in your Moodle course. Sessions are listed on that page in reverse-chronological order. Note: Users wishing to view a session must download the recording file, which - due to their large file size - may take some time.

PDF guide: Core competencies for teaching with WebEx