To access your face-to-face or hybrid course click here: http://moodle.ndc.edu
To access your fully online course click here: http://ndc.learninghouse.com
Welcome to online learning at Notre Dame College (NDC).
NDC uses online tools to enhance courses and make them more engaging and effective. The use of online tools in and NDC course may range from an instructor only tracking attendance and recording grades to a course being completely online with no scheduled class meetings. All courses at NDC use a Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle. Depending on how Moodle is used in a course that you are enrolled in, you may have to access the LMS using a different portal. Any NDC course that has a required classroom meeting time is considered a either a face-to-face or hybrid course in terms of Moodle. If your class meets together, even once, on the NDC campus, you will access Moodle through the portal at http://moodle.ndc.edu. If your course is fully online and does not ever meet on campus, this is considered a fully online course and Moodle will be accessed through the portal at http://ndc.learninghouse.com.
How do I know if my course is face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online?
The easiest way to determine what type of course you have is to look at the course number on your course schedule. Fully online courses have three letters and three numbers, with the third letter always being the letter ‘D’ (standing for distance). HID200 would be a fully online course because it has a third letter ‘D’ in the course number. Students would find this course using the online portal at http://ndc.learninghouse.com. HI200 would be a face-to-face or hybrid course since it does not have a third letter in the prefix. This course will have a required classroom meeting day and time. Students would find HI200 using the Moodle portal at http://moodle.ndc.edu.
Why are there two different portals for Moodle?
Fully online courses may have students enrolled from anyplace in the country or even internationally. Since students don’t meet together on a regular basis, these courses have other use additional tools such as virtual classrooms that have different technological requirements than the more standard functions used in f2f and hybrid courses. These added features for fully online courses are best facilitated when housed on its own server.
What if I need help or have questions about online issues at NDC?
Help information for each version of Moodle is located near the top of each portal (login page). You do not have to be logged into Moodle to access help.
For information about fully online courses and programs at NDC please contact: Anne Marie Hodges, Director of Distance Learning in the Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs at 216.373.6378 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
For student complaints, each distance learning program will make every attempt to resolve student complaints within its academic and administrative departments at the program level. If you are unsure about who to contact with a complaint at the program level, please contact Ann Marie Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org. If issue cannot be resolved internally, students have to right to contact the appropriate agency regarding their complaint. If you have a complaint about a NDC distance learning program, contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence. Below is a link with student complaint process information for each state, compiled by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). Also provided is a link with a list of each state’s agency concerning the complaint process. Most state complaint processes require students to pursue all avenues of complaint internal to the institution before they will consider a grievance, so students are encouraged to seek internal complaint resolution before contacting a state’s appropriate agency.
Where can I learn more about Moodle?
For fully online courses, NDC has an Online Campus with additional information and resources.