Moodle is a really helpful "learning management system" that we use to host academic sites at Evergreen. It provides a private and secure online space for you to host discussions and share resources with your students.
Moodle sites are available for all Faculty who wish to use them, but they are not mandatory. Sites are now automatically created for all programs and courses at Evergreen. By logging into http://my.evergreen.edu/ you should find a site for next quarter waiting for you.
Your site is not visible to or available for use by students until you make it so. Change the course availability when you're ready for students to use the site.
Your students will be automatically enrolled about two weeks before classes begin.
Your previous sites will remain available to you throughout the academic year. Your students will be removed from your course 120 days after the term ends. Courses will be moved to an archive area prior to the next academic year, but as Faculty, you should still have access to them for an additional year.
As always, you are welcome to contact your Academic Computing Liaison if you have any questions about your moodle sites.
Please visit http://my.evergreen.edu/ to find your sites.
Moodle is an open-source, freely available system that was built by and for teachers to provide a solid foundation for course management. Moodle supports structured course-work with tools like assignments, quizzes, peer assessment, etc. Moodle is reasonably easy to use and has many powerful features designed to augment the classroom experience. For more information about Moodle, visit their webpage at http://www.moodle.org/.