For several years, UMONS has taken advantage of the Internet's new information and communication technologies. This innovative approach is today reflected in the use of "E-Learning" solutions by students and teachers of different faculties.
Most courses have an online equivalent, allowing students to access their course materials remotely. More importantly, however, is that these online courses make it possible to envisage learning activities in a hybrid way (face-to-face and distantly). E-learning offers many innovative and effective teaching solutions to our students, including self-assessment, forums, voting systems, video streaming, among others.
Moodle is a distance and collaborative learning platform from the Open Source world. Most of the courses taught at UMONS are on this platform.
Access to E-Learning at UMONS: https://moodle.umons.ac.be
Students and staff can sign in to this platform using their UMONS access code. As a result, students are automatically registered for their online courses based on what learning activities they have already registered onto (see MyUMONS). Other online courses require, by default, self-registration.
Moodle is managed by Rudy Potdevin (Tel.: 065 373232) of the SAP. The server is managed by Vinvent Boulanger (Tel.: 065 374103) of the the IT Centre. Teachers can find documentation online or get technical support on basic functionality from Moodle representatives at UMONS. Online courses are created at the request of the leaders of the course to which they are administratively associated. Course leaders are responsible for their online courses (content, updates, colleague registration, etc.).
UMONS also uses the ESPRIT learning platform, which was deveoped and is managed by the educational technology team of the Faculty of Psychology and Education.