Moodle User Agreement

This agreement outlines three core aspects of the use of 'CHContheweb'.

These are the:

1. Appropriate use of 'CHContheweb' by students
2. Expectations that students should have about the use of Moodle for teaching and
learning at Christian Heritage College (CHC).
3. Expectations for lecturers with regards to the use of Moodle at Christian Heritage
College (CHC).

1. Appropriate Use of 'CHContheweb'

Students are expected to adhere to the CHC Code of Conduct policy. In relation to the use of ‘CHContheweb’ the following conditions of participation are expected of all participants.

Students should understand that access to 'CHContheweb' can be denied if a student fails to adhere to these conditions.

I agree that I WILL:
• Observe all copyright laws, including those related to computer software;
• Respect the intellectual property rights of the materials available on ‘CHContheweb’
and only use them for the intended educational purposes;
• Respect the rights and privacy of other users;
• Be courteous in my communications with others on ‘CHContheweb’;
• Ensure that my communications match the purposes outlined for the selected
activity;
• Report any obscene or offensive material I encounter; and
• Observe all the guidelines as specified by CHC.

I also agree that I WILL NOT:
• Attempt to retrieve, view or disseminate any obscene, offensive, pornographic or
illegal material;
• Threaten, bully or abuse any other user;
• Send offensive, racist or sexist messages;
• Clog the system with large numbers of messages, and irrelevant material;
• Misrepresent or bring into disrepute CHC, or their Christian basis, in any way
whatsoever;
• Allow anyone else to use my account or give my password to anyone else;
• Use another student's account or tamper with another student's account in any way;
• Hinder the educational use of ‘CHContheweb’;
• Use my account for business purposes or for financial gain or share copyrighted
information with another organisation;
• Intentionally waste limited resources;
• Use my account for political purposes; or
• Tamper with ‘CHContheweb’ in any way.

2. Expectations of CHC’s Moodle Use

FOR STUDENTS:
Students should be aware that while studying here at CHC, Moodle is used to help facilitate teaching and learning. It is generally expected that students are required to:

• Access Moodle at least once per week in order to access material, activities and
readings that are required for their unit/s.
• Engage in forums, participate in online activities and be able to communicate with
other students and lecturers via Moodle.
• Notify lecturers and/or admin when there is difficulty accessing an activity, reading or
material.

Students should also be aware that, from time to time, they may be invited to contribute their ideas about the use of Moodle to CHC. When this happens, students will be under no obligation to participate in these activities.

3. Expectations of CHC’s Moodle Use

FOR LECTURERS:

Act with integrity in the performance of official duties and be scrupulous in the use of official information, equipment and facilities, and exercise proper courtesy, consideration in all their dealings with students and other employees.

Lecturers should be aware that while lecturing here at CHC Moodle is used to help facilitate teaching and learning. It is generally expected that Lecturers are required to:

• Engage with Moodle regularly (at least once per week) to disseminate information to
students;
• Respond to messages and forum posts as necessary;
• Follow the Moodle timeline with regards to what is required throughout the semester
and prepare Moodle for the beginning of semester;
• Notify Admin of any issues with Moodle;
• Participate in training as required in order to become familiar with Moodle;
• Update their user profile to include a picture and general information about who they
are.

In general, it is suggested that lecturers do the following:

1. Start the News Forum – This is a specialised forum which can be used to disseminate news and information relating to the unit. At the beginning of semester, we suggest that lecturer’s welcome students to the unit with some information about the coming weeks. If this forum is not started by the lecturer, students cannot add topics or participate.

2. Disseminate resources and materials – Upload relevant unit materials (e.g. PowerPoint Presentations, Study Guide modules and/or Readings) and activities. The type and number of resources and materials uploaded to a Moodle Unit page will depend on the nature of the particular unit. For more information please refer to the Moodle User Manual for lecturers. Moodle is the preferred means for disseminating all resources for units.

3. Facilitate online interaction – Establish at least one interactive learning activity for students to participate in on-line communication. These may include chat rooms, forums, wikis or one of the other activities supported by Moodle.

Lecturers should note that the use of Moodle is not limited to these activities and different lecturers may use various other aspects of the use of Moodle in their individual units.
Lecturers should also be aware that, from time to time, they may be invited to contribute their ideas about the use of Moodle to CHC. When this happens, lecturers will be under no obligation to participate in these activities.

Last modified: Friday, 23/02/2018
Last modified: Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:49 AM