Moodle 3.5 is our Learning or Course Management System at Emily Carr. Every course will have an accompanying Moodle course site where you will find all of your course information as well as your course activities.
You can access your course Moodle sites all through a central dashboard at courses.ecuad.ca
You probably want to bookmark this site.
The following short videos introduce some of the basic functions in Moodle:
BlueJeans and Zoom are ways that classes can meet "face to face” online. Not all classes will have real-time meetings, but those that do will use either BlueJeans or Zoom.
Your instructor will share a link for your class meeting, either through email or through your course Moodle site. All you need to do to attend is click that link to attend the meeting.
You will have a better experience of both applications if you download the apps:
Both apps have low-bandwidth options for participating in meetings, including phone access. See the help centres for more support:
Your instructor will provide a link to any class meetings, most likely in your course Moodle site. If you have already downloaded the apps, all you will need to do to join the meeting, in most cases, is click the meeting link and, in the case of Zoom, enter the meeting password.
This short video gives an overview of how to join a meeting in Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ
Both programs also give you the option of joining by phone if you don't have access to reliable internet.
(these tips were developed by students in one of our summer courses)
Instructors may include other technologies to enrich your class learning experience. Please be aware of the privacy considerations of these apps and do your best to protect your personal information. These are some of the most commonly used applications used in course teaching at Emily Carr.
Slack allows users to communicate and collaborate on projects through chats, file sharing, teleconferencing and more. Slack is hosted with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are currently using data centers hosted in the United States and Europe.
YouTube is a video sharing platform owned by Google and therefore user-data is tracked, shared and sold to third parties. Data is stored in the US and elsewhere.
Vimeo collects data about you and allows third parties to collect information about you when you use their services. Their data is stored in the US and other countries. They also collect biometric facial information of people visible in videos uploaded to their servers.
Mattermost is an open source communication app much like Slack. It can be hosted entirely behind a local secure firewall, but since we currently do not subscribe or support it, expect data to be stored abroad and that it is shared with other third-party vendors in other countries.
Google offers amazing free tools that can make it easier to collaborate on projects, communicate and share large files. However, Google tracks user data and shares and sells it to third parties, and all data is stored in the US or servers abroad.
WeChat offers free encrypted instant messaging, (SMS) text messages and file sharing. Servers are located in Ontario and Hong Kong, but with other data centres around the world that can access user data.