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Online Learning FAQs

What do MECA Continuing Studies online classes look like? 

Our online CS classes take form in three main structures:

  1. Classes that are entirely through Zoom video conferencing 
  2. Classes that are a mix of Zoom and our online learning platform Moodle
  3. Classes that are completely on Moodle


I have never taken an online class before, what should I expect? 

We do our best to make our online classes as similar of an experience to our in person classes as we can. CS and your instructor will be there for you along the way to ensure you have the help that you need throughout the course. Our courses focus on building a community within the class and giving you a positive learning environment to expand your knowledge and skills. 


What is Moodle? 

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create a personalized learning environment. Visit moodle.org to learn more. 

If you enroll in a class that uses Moodle, the Moodle site will be the home base for your class. Your instructor can share resources, videos, links, assignments and more with you through Moodle. 

If you are curious about what Moodle looks like and would like to check it out, sign up for our free How to Sew a Face Mask class here

Learn more about navigating Moodle and get a sneak peek of what our site looks like in this video: 


I am having trouble logging into Moodle, what should I do? 

If you have signed up for an online class you will receive an account sign-up email from our classroom portal, the website Moodle.com. The email will be sent 24 hours before your online class begins. Please keep an eye out for that as it may land in your Spam folder (look for: Moodle Admin (via MECA Moodle), noreply@meca.moodlecloud.com). 


You will need to login and change your password before the start of the class.

If you do not receive the Moodle email, you can retrieve your account at: https://meca.moodle.school/login/forgot_password.php. (You will need to go by your username only, which is your first name and last name no caps, no spaces).


If you are still having trouble email us at cstudy@meca.edu, we are happy to help you! 


I have never used Zoom before, how does it work? 

Zoom is an online video conferencing platform. It is free to make an account and is very easy to use. You will need to create a Zoom account to meet with your teacher and peers. Learn the ins and outs of making a Zoom account in this video: 


I am registered for an all Zoom class, where do I get the info about how to join the class? 

You will receive an email a week before your class begins with details on how to access the zoom meetings and any other info you may need. 


Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!






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