ourFlinders (Moodle) at Carrum Downs
At Flinders, we provide students, parents and staff with access to the ourFlinders website. This site is built on the ‘Moodle’ learning management system. The system can be accessed via the Internet at any time and from any location.
Teachers use Moodle to provide students with learning resources, reference materials, quizzes, assignments and discussion forums. Students can participate in these learning activities, send questions to their teachers outside of school hours, submit their assignments electronically, and view their individual timetables. As work is assessed, students can monitor their progress using our innovative Flinders by Design (FbD) Reporting Portal.
Even if away from school for extended periods of time (for example, due to prolonged illness or overseas travel), students can still participate in learning and interact with their teachers and classmates.
Parents are able to view many of the resources provided to their children, and can monitor the progress of their children throughout the year. When a parent views the FbD Reporting Portal, they immediately see an overview of their child’s progress in all subjects. From here, parents can ‘drill down’ to details of each subject, and even down to individual assignments and tests where they can see the results of those assignments and feedback from teachers.
Report information is near ‘real time’: results are generally available within 30 minutes of a teacher entering the results. This means that parents can track the progress of their children early in the semester, well before a traditional end-of-semester report. Parents and teachers can then identify and address learning difficulties immediately rather than waiting for a final report, by which time it could be too late to take action. Parents also have access to the timetables for each child.
In addition, the FbD Reporting Portal provides parents and students with notifications that indicate that a task has been assessed, or that a task is due soon or overdue.