Online Student Resources at Andrew College
Empower gives students access to all of the database information that is important to them in an easy to use web based application. Each student will have the ability to log in to Empower and access their class schedule, financial statement, grades, unofficial transcript, and IRS 1098-T.
Through a partnership with Google, each student is provided with an “@andrewcollege.edu” email account. This partnership with Google also gives students access to Google Apps. Google Mail is only one part of the Google Apps package. With Google Apps, students will also have access to Google Calendar, an integrated web-based calendar application, Google Docs, a web-based suite of office software which will allow students to create and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from any computer with internet access, and other Google services.
In 2010, Andrew College continued its commitment to offer students and faculty a “state of the art” learning environment by adopting the web based course management system Moodle to host our online courses and to enhance the classroom experience for our traditional courses.
The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler.
Moodle is used in over 200 countries to host some 3.5 million courses taught by over 1 million instructors. At Andrew, Moodle is used to host discussion forums, maintain grades and evaluations, inform students about schedules and assignments, deliver quizzes, present multimedia content for courses, and much, much more.