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SEI's Online Campus Gets New Features

Posted by: chris
April 30, 2014
SEI uses the Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE) for our online learning software. The software is known as a learning management system (LMS) and is very popular within higher education around the world.  MOODLE is known as a tool for creating online learning opportunities that is both fun and engaging for the learner.
 
SEI uses MOODLE for our online courses and is proud to support the growing community of online training programs all over the world using this technology. Our online courses are also prerequisites to our popular and well-attended PV lab courses held in Paonia, Colorado.  More than 1,500 people have come through the Online campus in the last year and hundreds more are signing up for sessions running all through 2014.   

SEI's instructional team loves developing within the MOODLE platform as the focus of MOODLE gives educators the best tools to manage and promote learning.  The LMS gives students the best environment in which to succeed in online learning even if they have never taken an online course before. There are many ways to use MOODLE and SEI has been doing so since 2010.

To improve what we offer students, and to enhance the tools we give our online instructors, we recently upgraded our MOODLE LMS. This version has a host of new features and capabilities. Our new MOODLE Online Campus version has revamped forums, a new gradebook, extensive quiz taking assists such as auto-save (you will never lose your answers!), easy subsequent review of quizzes, and return to a yet to be submitted quiz. These are features our past online students have been asking for. 

The most visible thing course participants will notice is the new look and feel and the new icons. We also added better server performance and other small improvements all over the place. Pages should load quicker and activities open faster. There are new course plugins that will allow us to provide better MOODLE course structure and navigation…and new forms of activities.

Every feature in SEI's Online Campus takes a coordinated effort from users, developers, reviewers, integrators, and testers and it is all reflected in the final result. All of this is dedicated to helping you learn.

We really like what we see and we think you will, too!


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