of you are still enjoying your well-deserved summer holidays, the first few
Länder are returning to school these days and starting their participation in
the election project. We welcome you all and wish you an exciting teaching and
learning experience. At this point, we’d like to make an important announcement
regarding your registration.
registration form for the project (until July) did not require you to log in on
the Teach About U.S. platform. This means that you could submit your project
registration without having your own user account on the platform. Please
understand, for technical reasons, the registration for the school project and
the creation of a user account on Teach About U.S. are separate. Because these
processes can be easily confused, many participants falsely assumed they had
already created a user account but in fact had only registered for the school
Why is this important?
If you only want to use the materials from the openly accessible Moodle demo course, you do not necessarily need a Moodle account. If, however, you would like to use your own copy of the Moodle course, engage in forum discussions etc. in the Virtual Town Hall, or want your students to work online on the platform, then you do need to create a user account in addition to your project registration (if you haven’t already done so). The attached image shows where on the website you find the respective buttons.
If you would like to use your own Moodle course:
directly message my colleague Katja Krüger (email@example.com), indicating
that you’d like to use your own course copy and approximately when you’d like
to begin your project participation (August, September), so she can prioritize
the course requests accordingly. IMPORTANT: Before requesting a course, please
make sure you have created a user account, so Ms. Krüger can enroll you as a
teacher in your course.
check our previous newsletters
about the project for more information. We also have an FAQ
section covering the most important questions regarding the registration
and course enrollment procedures. Also, we just uploaded a series of short
video tutorials for students on how to use the Moodle course (to be found in
Moodle courses created as of today or in the Virtual Town Hall or here).
Finally, it is not too late to register. If you have colleagues who might be interested, feel free to forward the project information.
All the best,
Projekt Teach About U.S.
Institute of English Studies