Cedarville’s online courses are developed in the Center for Teaching and Learning to take best advantage of online learning technology and pedagogy. Courses are asynchronous, meaning that there is no set time that you will meet together with your entire class. Courses are divided into one-week units, so you can accomplish weekly requirements at your own convenience as long as you keep up with the course calendar.
Courses are formatted into 8-week, 12-week, or 16 week periods. A three-semester-hour course that runs 12 or 16 weeks will require about 8-10 hours of study time per week. Eight-week courses will require 12-14 hours of weekly study time. Students who set aside time daily to interact with course material will experience the most success.
There are two important but separate locations on CedarNet where you will access course material: Moodle and the course website. You will log in to Moodle first to enter your virtual classroom, and the classroom contains a link for the course website. You will submit assignments, take tests and quizzes, and interact with your peers and your professor in your Moodle classroom. The course website contains course content and assignment instructions, including the course syllabus. You can only access the course website through Moodle.
On the main course page, all Moodle courses have a welcome box at the top of the page where you will find basic class information, your professor’s information, and the link to the course website.
Below the welcome box, you will see the layout of every week/unit and the assignments that you will complete for each week/unit.
To access your Moodle profile, click on My Profile in the blue menu bar at the top of the screen, and you can check on your grades by clicking on Grades under Settings on the right.