AEA Learning Online's learning platform is Moodle. An instructor may have access to a course shell to build their online course, even before their course proposal is completed. This course shell will remain hidden from participants until the course is approved and ready to offer to participants.
To gain access to a Moodle course shell, complete the course request found on the right side of the Moodle home page. You will receive an automated email with a link to the course once it is approved. Some other frequent questions from this process:
• The short name for the course can be the same as the full name; it is what appears up in the breadcrumb shortcuts at the top of the screen, so typically a short abbreviation of the name is better.
• On the next page, you will identify whether you need a new blank shell, a copy of an existing course, or simply resetting (= putting the course back to the beginning and unenrolling all the old students) the course. If you already have a course built, resetting is the best option as long as you do not have currently active students in it. If you have active students, choose to make a copy of the course.
• In the blank area below that, you need to add the link for the course if you are copying or resetting. If you want a blank shell, the system will require you to type something in to move forward, but it doesn't have to be anything significant.