FoxTALE for Faculty
FoxTALE has been upgraded from Moodle 2.2 to 2.4.
What do you need to do??
Your existing assignments will be automatically converted to the new format. No action is needed.
Start of Semester Reminders
- Use your new, empty Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 sites as the sites in which you will teach. You may import content from another course site. See the instructionshere for importing.
- Your Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 sites are unavailable (hidden) to students. When you are ready to make a site available, go to Settings > Course administration > Edit settings on the course home page. Scroll down to the “Availability” section and select “This course is available to students” from the drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the page and “Save changes.”
- Remember that all students enrolled in your class in MyGFU will automatically be enrolled in your FoxTALE course site. As students add and drop your course in MyGFU, they will be added to or removed automatically from your FoxTALE site.
FoxTALE, Fox Teaching And Learning Environment is the Learning Management System (LMS) used at George Fox University by teachers and students to provide options for online classroom interaction. The actual Learning Management System is the open source Moodle program. Typical uses are for providing a Web-based presence for course schedule and syllabus, online testing, forum discussions, digital resource library and grade book.
If you would like to use FoxTALE for your class, you can begin the process by reading the Getting Started guide below or by contacting the Service Desk. We can provide technical support as well as course development assistance through our Faculty Technology Mentor Program.
If you would like to use Moodle for a public project that includes participants beyond GFU students and employees, read about Moodle Community.
FoxTALE Quick Guides:
Instructions for playing FoxTALE screencast videos:
- Make sure you are using the Firefox browser. You can download the browser at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html. NOTE: The Internet Explorer browser will not work for these videos.
- Make sure you are using the QuickTime player. You can download it at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/. NOTE: You should set QuickTime as your computer's default player.
Additional resources are available at moodle.org.