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MUSC Education & Student Life Annual Report for 2010-2011

ESL Annual Report | Technological Advances

Dr. Shaw championed the purchase of Moodle® software and selected and charged the committee. Geoff Freeman has been instrumental in ensuring integration of Moodlerooms® with MUSC’s course-capture system, Tegrity®.

Millennial students have come to expect curricula, indeed all information, to be delivered to them through the latest technology. During the past year, MUSC selected a new learning management system, Moodle®, and a host for that system, Moodlerooms®

One primary consideration in the selection of this software was its integration with our student information system, Datatel®, allowing course sites to be generated automatically in Moodle® at the same time they are created in Datatel®. Students and faculty are immediately granted access, and as faculty enter grades in Moodle®, they are automatically transferred into Datatel®.

The system was rolled out this summer, ahead of schedule, and according to a spokesperson from one college, the transition has been “seamless.” Currently, plans are underway to add features that support mobile devices as well as a student/faculty portal.


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