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General questions about online courses

*How do online courses work?
* So are online courses self-paced?
* Do all online courses look and work the same?
* Will I ever have to physically come to McMurry?

Login problems

* How do I login into Moodle?
* What if I forgot my password?
* My class is "grayed" out. What's up with that?
* What if I forget my username and can't log in?


Moodle, MyMcM Portal, and Email

* How do I access Moodle via My McM Portal?
* Can I acess Moodle without logging into My McM Portal?
* What is my email address for Moodle?
* How do I access emails sent to me through Moodle?
* What will my college email address be?
* Can I use Moodle on my mobile device?

 

How do online courses work?

An online course brings McMurry to you through your home or work computer. Class sessions, course materials, and exercises, are accessible any time and any day convenient to you. All of your coursework, including discussions, groupwork, and writing assignments, is done electronically. You simply log into your course through a web browser, and you're in class.

So are online courses self-paced? 

No, most are not. Depending on the instructor, you will have assignments that require you to communicate with other students just as you would in a face-to-face course. Most online courses require you to adhere to due dates for assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. If you register for an online course, expect to finish the course on the instructor's timeline, not yours.

 Do all online courses look and work the same?

No. Instructors have complete control over the design and organization of their courses. Just as instructors individualize face-to-face courses, they tend to do the same for online courses. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the course early in the semester in order to become comfortable with navigating to important materials. Also keep in mind that most instructors are not online all day and might not reply to your questions right away. Check the syllabus to see if your instructor details his or her response policy.

 Will I ever have to physically come to McMurry?

Well, that depends on the instructor. Some instructors like to hold the first class meeting on campus, some like to give midterms and final exams on campus, and some like both. Then there are those who never see their students the entire semester. So, it's up to the instructor.

How do I login to Moodle?

 Several ways to login to Moodle.  You can go directly to Moodle by typing the following URL:  http://moodle.mcm.edu or

You can go to www.mcm.edu.  Click on Current Students and click on My McM Portal.  Enter your username and password.  Click on Moodle from the left menu.  

 What if I forgot my password?

 If you have forgotten your password, contact the HelpDesk at 325-793-4900 or email help@mcm.edu

I logged in, but I can't enter my class because it is not linked and is "grayed" out.  What's up with that?

Your instructor has not made the class available yet. Once the instructor does this -- typically by the first day of classes -- you will be able to access it.

What if I forget my username and can't log in?

If you have forgotten your password, contact the HelpDesk at 325-793-4900 or email help@mcm.edu

 How do I access Moodle via My McM Portal?

Go to www.mcm.edu and click on Current Students and click My McM portal.  Login with your username and password.  

 

Can I acess Moodle without logging into My McM Portal?

You can go directly to Moodle by typing the following URL:  http://moodle.mcm.edu

 What is my email address for Moodle?

Your email address will be your lastname.firstname@students.mcm.edu

Example: smith.john@students.mcm.edu


 
How do I access emails sent to me through Moodle?

From the mcm.edu webpage, click on Current Students and choose McM Email or from browser type:  https://mcmmail.mcm.edu/owa 

 
  What will my college email address be?

Your email address will be your lastname.firstname@students.mcm.edu

Example: smith.john@students.mcm.edu


  Can I use Moodle on my mobile device?

If using an Ipad, you can download "MoodleEZ" application to access moodle.