College Portal (Moodle Access)
Through the new, single sign-on College Portal (my.tesc.edu), students will access their Moodle courses, as well as Online Student Services and links to many other student resources such as the Google Apps, Helpdesk, advising appointments, textbooks and College announcements and alerts.
In June 2013, all Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) and e-Pack® (EP) courses will be offered via the Moodle LMS.
In July 2013, all Graduate, Nursing (NU and NG), Prior Learning Assessment (PA) and noncredit (CPS) courses will be offered via the Moodle LMS, along with Online, Guided Study and e-Pack courses.
How to access the College Portal/Moodle courses:
To access the College Portal, you will use the same login name and password as Online Student Services (OSS), but will insert the domain of: students\ in front of your first name.last name user name.
For example, your user name will be: students\jane.smith
Your password will be the same one you use for Online Student Services (OSS).
Your existing OSS password may allow you access to OSS but may not work upon initial login to the College Portal.
If you experience this type of error while logging into the College Portal, or if you have forgotten your password or receive a password error, visit the Password Reset page for more information. If you still are unable to log into the College Portal after resetting your password, submit a ticket through OSS or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Moodle Course Space:
Once you are in the College Portal click on your Moodle class. On the first attempt you may get an error like these below. Please watch the Portal Login Instructional Video to fix these issues.
The login to Moodle failed.
SSO credentials for user "0#.w|students\thomas.edison" could not be found in application "MoodleSSO" Enter your credentials.
- The login to Moodle failed. Click here to enter your Moodle username and password.
For additional assistance, please send an e-mail to the Learner Support Center at [email protected].
- Why is Thomas Edison State College moving to a new learning management system (LMS)?
- What is Moodle?
- What are the main differences between the Moodle courses space and the Blackboard course space?
- So, I can compose an Excel spreadsheet for my managerial finance class without having Microsoft Excel loaded on the computer or mobile device I’m using?
- What is going to happen to myEdison® and the Blackboard course spaces?
- What does it mean to have a single sign-on?
- How will students access their courses in the new system?
- How will students access their courses in Blackboard during the transition?
- Will this change the way I take my course examinations?
- Q:Why is Thomas Edison State College moving to a new learning management system (LMS)?
Thomas Edison State College made the strategic decision to transition to a new learning management system (LMS) to provide greater flexibility and efficiency for the development, design and delivery of new courses and to better position the institution to leverage the latest technologies in education to deliver courses to our students in a richer, more meaningful way.Top
- Q:What is Moodle?
Moodle, which stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, is an open source learning management system (LMS) that provides educators with the latest tools to manage learning and provides students with a richer, more flexible experience. Some institutions use Moodle to support fully online courses while others use it to supplement traditional brick-and-mortal classroom experiences.Top
- Q:What are the main differences between the Moodle courses space and the Blackboard course space?
For students, the biggest change will probably be in the navigation. We believe the navigation of the Moodle course is improved in the new course space and students will not have to click on as many links to find their course elements and complete their course work. Students should also find the new space familiar as many elements of the courses are being brought over from Blackboard.
Another change will be the addition of Google Apps, a suite of programs that use cloud-based technology, which enable students to create spreadsheets, documents, PowerPoint presentations, access multimedia presentations and other programs required for their courses. Using Google Apps and Google Docs, students can access and submit their assignment regardless of the computer, tablet or other device they are using or the software installed on that device. Students will automatically gain access to a College-sponsored Google account when they register for a course.Top
- Q:So, I can compose an Excel spreadsheet for my managerial finance class without having Microsoft Excel loaded on the computer or mobile device I’m using?
Exactly. Once students access the College Portal (my.tesc.edu), they can log in to their Google account to access Google Apps along with all the necessary programs required for the course.Top
- Q:What is going to happen to myEdison® and the Blackboard course spaces?
The College is scheduled to fully implement the new system for all courses by July 2013. When that happens, all students registering for courses will access their courses in the new system. Students who are still in courses on the old system (Blackboard) will remain in those courses in Blackboard until the courses are completed. This means the College will be operating two learning management systems (Moodle and Blackboard) at the same time, as students complete their courses in Blackboard. During this time, the myEdison® student portal in Blackboard will also continue to operate until all students complete their last courses in Blackboard. The College has developed a new student portal in conjunction with the new learning management system that enables students to sign on one time to access Online Student Services and their courses.Top
- Q:What does it mean to have a single sign-on?
A single sign-on means students will sign in once, using one user ID and password, to access the new portal, their Moodle courses, Online Student Services and other student resources. This will be a reality for students once the new system is fully implemented and students have completed their final course in Blackboard.Top
- Q:How will students access their courses in the new system?
Students registered for courses utilizing Moodle will access the courses through the new College Portal (my.tesc.edu).Top
- Q:How will students access their courses in Blackboard during the transition?
Students accessing courses currently offered in Blackboard will continue to do so using myEdison®.Top
- Q:Will this change the way I take my course examinations?
No. Regardless of the platform (Moodle or Blackboard) the format of examinations and the method of completing them remain the same. If a course offers an online proctored exam, students will register with Proctor U and schedule a test date. On the day of the exam, students will log into the Proctor U site for the user authentication process and then be guided to their course space by the Proctor U proctor. If students choose the take the test in the paper format, they will simply submit a Proctor Request Form at the beginning of the semester. Students should check each of their course spaces early in the semester to identify the number and format of examination(s).Top