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Service Description


 

As of summer semester 2019 RWTHmoodle will be the central webbased teaching and learning platform of RWTH Aachen University. Its virtual course rooms offer a broad range of functions for the realization of digital teaching formats. Thanks to various plugins from the open source community of Moodle the platform can be further extended. The course rooms are access controlled. Besides the persons giving the corresponding lecture or being responsible for it only students registered for the course get access to the course room.
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Information on the Introduction of RWTHmoodle

 


After three test and pilot phases with more than 200 courses from all faculties, RWTHmoodle will replace the current system L²P in summer semester 2019 as the central learning and teaching platform of RWTH Aachen University. The following information will help you to understand how course rooms are created, where you can register for trainings, and much more. Detailed manuals will be added step by step in this documentation portal.

1.  The Creation of Course Rooms

The course rooms in the new system will be released on March 5th, 2019. Already existing course rooms in L²P will remain available. A lecture from RWTHonline gets a course room in RWTHmoodle, if you choose the option “Course room in RWTHmoodle” when editing the lecture in RWTHonline. This feature will be introduced on February 20th, 2019 with an update of RWTHonline. A manual for how to apply for a course room for a course in RWTHonline is published in the "RWTHonline-Dokuportal" in the section "RWTHmoodle-Lernraum beantragen" (available only in German; homepage only accessible from the RWTH network). "Course Groups" won't get separate course rooms but will become groups in the course room of the course from RWTHonline instead.

2. Automatic Authorization of Lecturers and Assistants

The lecturers of a course in RWTHonline as well as the assistants will be authorized automatically as "Managers" in the course room.

3.  The Role „RWTHmoodle Management“

A new role „RWTHmoodle Management“ will be introduced on the level of the organizational unit in RWTHonline. Persons with this role will automatically be authorized as „Managers“ in all course rooms of the organizational unit. From February 20th, 2019 on the role can be assigned by the “Function Caretaker” of the organizational unit. A manual for the new role is published in the section "Die Funktion "RWTHmoodle-Verwaltung" of the "RWTHonline-Dokuportal" (available only in German; homepage only accessible from the RWTH network).

4.  The Web Address of RWTHmoodle

RWTHmoodle is available through the following link: https://moodle.rwth-aachen.de

Until April 1st, 2019, the link https://www.elearning.rwth-aachen.de will automatically lead to the homepage of L²P. After this date, the link will lead to the homepage of RWTHmoodle via forwarding and from then on, L²P will be available via a link in RWTHmoodle.

5.  Demo Course Room and Trainings

You will find a demo course room under: https://moodle.rwth-aachen.de/course/view.php?id=4. The demo course is public and available for everyone. In order to access it, please click “Continue as guest”.

With the beginning of February 2019, the “Center for Learning and Teaching Services (CLS)”, “Departmenf of Learning Platform Management (LPM)”, will offer basic training courses for RWTHmoodle. You will find all appointments for the “Basisschulung RWTHmoodle” in the list of courses offered by ExAcT. Here, you can also register for the training. We will be happy to offer additional appointments on demand.

 The basic training courses will take about two hours. They are for everyone who holds, supervises or supports lectures. The trainings give an overview about the most important basic functions and the changes in contrast to L²P.

6.  Documentation

The documentation for RWTHmoodle with manuals and FAQs is still under construction. Some manuals can already be accessed on this page through the navigation on the left. They will be extended step by step here in the documentation portal of the IT Center.

7.  IMPORTANT! Assignments with Group Solutions

Especially in course rooms of the faculties for mathematics, physics, and computer science, the teaching scenarios often contain assignments with regular deadlines. Please note that it will NOT yet be possible to collect group solutions in such a scenario in RWTHmoodle in the summer semester of 2019. However, single solutions or solutions with one group member who is representative for the rest of the group, are possible. Should you require more information, please contact the RWTHmoodle support.

8.  Information for Students

Students of the RWTH and their representatives will also soon be supplied with information about the change.

9.  Support

The RWTHmoodle support team will be happy to answer your questions about RWTHmoodle and especially about the appropriate realization of your teaching scenarios. Please send an e-mail to: servicedesk@itc.rwth-aachen.de.