Moodle is the learning management system used at Avondale College to provide students with access to key online learning resources and activities. While these online learning activities and resources are the main focus for off-campus students, on-campus students also participate in many online tasks to supplement their face-to-face lectures, tutorials and other practical classes. Active participation and interaction in online course components is essential and beneficial for all students as many key resources and instructions are only available in Moodle. Students are encouraged to orientate themselves with the Moodle presence for all units taken early in each semester. Look for the link to Moodle in the top menu bar on the Avondale College website. Contact your lecturer or IT services if you have difficulties accessing Moodle.
Turnitin submission links added to Moodle allow both students and lecturers to assess the originality of academic assignments. A Turnitin similarity report provides feedback to students by indicating how much unoriginal content is present in a submission by comparing it with internet pages, other student submissions and academic articles. To avoid plagiarism, it is essential that students understand how to identify credible sources, paraphrase correctly and cite the ideas of others using required referencing styles. A range of information skills tutorials are available online and from the Avondale College Library web site.