Online Learning System Upgrades

January 2016 In an ongoing effort to create relevant, engaging content for students, the Alberta Distance Learning Centre | ADLC is upgrading our primary Online Learning System to the Moodle learning management system.

The process of upgrading has been ongoing for several years as developers, teachers, and administrators built our custom Moodle interface and transitioned over 400 courses, including variants, to the new system. The system has been piloted in several courses over the last semester, and has been tested extensively to ensure it’s connectivity to SIS and use for students, teachers, and support staff.

On January 15, 2016 ADLC’s new Online Learning System goes live. On that date, all new Student Instruction registrations will be directed to the new Online Learning System. Teacher Support registrations will continue in the previous D2L versions until August 15, 2016 to allow for course completions. Student Instruction students currently registered in D2L courses will not be moved and will have their full completion time available to them.

August 2016 As of August 15, 2016 our new Online Learning System has gone live for all Teacher Support sections our partners create for themselves through SIS. For more information on using the new Online Learning System in your classroom with ADLC TS Sections, visit the documentation page.

What You Need to Know

In order to help ease the transition, we’ve assembled several helpful videos, PDFs, and have established a blog (listed below) where any emergent issues or updates will be posted.

HINT: Bookmark this page! As new information, updates, tips and tricks become available they will be listed on the Moodle Technical Help blog below.

Learn to Use the New System

A variety of video tutorials and PDFs have been made available for your ease. If you do not find the topic you’re interested in, please use the Report an Issue link below to request it, email or dial 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5322.

Login is Changing

You’ll notice that the login links accessible from the top of our website have changed. You will be directed to login to SIS, rather than directly to Moodle or D2L. Your courses will be automatically linked to the correct Online Learning System from within SIS, so you won’t have to worry which system you should be in.

We know you’re probably curious though, so we’ve developed some handy tip sheets listed below that will help you determine which Online Learning System platform your course is in.

Having trouble logging into SIS? Visit the Login Has Changed blog post for helpful hints.

Know the D2L Deadlines for Students.

Moodle Techinical Help Posts

As new information for any discovered issues, updates, tips, or tricks is made available, it will be updated here. Check back often!

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1. Each student REQUIRES a valid, unique email address.

2. Login is changing and will be directed through SIS, so you don't have to remember which Online Learning System to access. Opening your course through SIS will automatically launch the correct Online Learning System.

3. Help is available! Email or call 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5322.

Report an Issue