WMPLC is partnering with Univision
If your school district is looking for an alternative, affordable, and easy platform to use for distance learning with your teachers and students, consider working with Univision, of Missoula, MT, and WMPLC, to get you started with the tools you need to have online classrooms using Moodle.
Univision will create your online domain and school Moodle landing page. That's when WMPLC is available to assist you by creating classrooms for your teachers, giving teachers usernames and passwords, coaching staff on how to enter assignments, videos, etc. We can even enter student usernames and passwords. Just let us know what you need and we will assist you, at cost, to get your distance learning courses up and running in no time.
Students can utilize their textbooks at home and teachers can post assigments on the Moodle for them each week. Teachers can embed or insert links to instructional videos.
The director of WMPLC utilized Moodle classrooms for over a decade with her Elementary and Junior High students. She and our staff are available to assist you. Our current online professional development is hosted on the WMPLC Moodle at Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative wmplcmoodle.org Let us help you create one for your school so you can be up and running independently in no time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for your school district or call Erin Lipkind at (406) 218-0186.
Partnering with Western Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is the fastest way Univision can help rural school districts address remote learning.
Moodle is a proven open-source teaching platform that has been around for some time. Some Montana educational organizations have been using it before COVID-19.
It’s our understanding the University of Montana utilizes it to some extent. Univision will setup and maintain the IT aspects of a Moodle environment. This is inclusive of DNS resolution associated with a domain students can key into their browsers for internet access.
We were in a rush to make this offering available to rural Montana School Districts in time to meet OPI targeted home learning dates. Pressed for time the following cost schedule for hosting applies:
Moodle Environment One Time Setup Fee: $200
Monthly Hosting and Maintenance Fee: $100
Most rural school districts will not tax our equipment or bandwidth. In the event a school district does tax our service, prices may be subject to change. After acquiring a suitable Moodle hosting environment from Univision, school districts are encouraged to contact Erin Lipkind of WMPLC.
WMPLC is ready to assist the configuration issues associated with inputting the various actual class curriculums. It’s our understanding WMPLC is willing to provide this service at cost and willing to provide staff training.
Univision is cautioning that cloud teaching platforms are only one component of remote learning. We would like to offer assistance with the full list:
Educational Business Development
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