by Marlene Ryan.  

Hello everyone,

Good morning! Welcome to your program. This is a reminder that your program begins today with two courses, The Link and the Introduction to Academic Integrity (ITAI), which are designed to introduce you to online learning at RRU.

In this post, you'll find information on:

  • The Link
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Collaborate Ultra
  • The Link Schedule
  • Teams 
  • Get-together

The Link: In The Link, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with assignments, news forums, and the services offered by RRU, as well as the chance to virtually meet our faculty and staff via a Collaborate Ultra session. The main course shell is in WordPress, but a few items are by necessity located in Moodle (i.e. Collaborate rooms and recordings, forums, teams, and the Activity 4 and 7 quizzes).

Introduction to Academic Integrity (ITAI): ITAI is a separate (and short) module taken at the same time as The Link. The course is located entirely in Moodle.

Collaborate Ultra: Your program's first Collaborate Ultra synchronous session, the Program Overview/Welcome, happens today at noon Pacific. The Collaborate Ultra room you will use for this course is in the Communications area of the Navigation pane in Moodle – click here to quickly access the Collaborate Ultra (Class) room. Click on "Join session". (The guest link is for people not instructing or taking the course, such as guest speakers.)

The Link Schedule: You can find your assignment due dates in The Link via the Schedule tab in WordPress, or via this hyperlink.

Teams: Your team can be found on the main page of The Link's Moodle shell. On the right, under Course Community, you'll see My Teams.

Get-together: Here’s a suggestion: arrange a get-together for about half an hour on Friday, say at 6pm Pacific, to chat amongst yourselves. You can use the Collaborate Ultra (Class) room to do it. And to tweak the date/time, you can discuss it in the Getting to Know You Forum (Class).

Please feel free to click around and orient yourselves to The Link's Moodle and WordPress pages. I look forward to "seeing" you online today at noon Pacific. This session will be recorded. If you are unable to join us then, please review the recording as soon as you can - it will appear in Moodle at the bottom of the Communications/Collaborate Ultra (Class) page, under Recordings, usually within a few hours.

I will send out a note about The Link each Monday and Thursday of the course. If you have any questions, please let me know; I’m happy to help.



Marlene Ryan, Program Associate

School of Education and Technology | Royal Roads University

T 250.391.2600 ext. 4549 

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC Canada V9B 5Y2 |