Start Up Information and Technical Requirements
How to Google Authenticate to gain access to your moodle courses
When you log into Moodle the first time you will be asked to Google Authenticate. This links your Palliser email @prs26.ca to Moodle, our learning management system that hosts your online course.
- If you are a new student to Palliser you must have your @prs26.ca account set up before you can authenticate.
- The application form will ask you if you have one. If you don't one will be set up and your credentials will be sent to the external email you have provided.
- Once you have received your @prs26.ca credentials you must go back and complete the google authentication.
Not until we have your authentication we can assign your courses to your account, so there will be a delay before your Moodle courses are added.
Your Palliser GMail and Google Workspace account
Once students are registered, they will be provided with a Google Workspace account. This account will provide many tools offered by Google within a restricted area of which students will be using on a daily basis. This includes GMail, Google Drive (for storage), and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for creation. Your Google account will also be used to authenticate (log in) with many web services.
To access Google Workspace:
- Go to google.ca
- From the top right corner, select the blue ‘Sign In’ button
- Username - enter firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password - enter the password provided (first time access - you will be prompted to change this provided password)
Logging in to your online courses
Palliser Beyond Borders Moodle account - Moodle is a ‘learning management system’ which will be the location on the internet where students will access the course materials and carry out the various assignments and assessments. Once students have registered for a course, they will be granted access to the course via a login which will be provided to them either through the Palliser Gmail or by the teacher through a face-to-face meeting.
Students will receive a confirmation email to the email the student registered with for Moodle log in information. If you have questions about your student access to a Moodle course, please email Carley Campbell.
- Go to moodle.prs26.ca
- Sign in to Google so you have single sign on access to moodle and google accounts.
- Once you are into the Moodle site, check the left hand side of the display area and select/click on the link ‘My Courses’ This link should then open a page with all of the courses you are actively registered in
- Select the course and this should give you access to the content required to work within it.
Watch this video of how to login to Moodle
Watch this video to learn how to log into your Blackboard Live Instruction
Students will need:
- A computer (not a tablet or phone) as the primary device
- A reliable high speed Internet connection
It is recommended that students have:
- A headset with attached microphone
Using Chromebooks - FYI
Chromebooks are cloud based devices, so a wifi connection is needed to take full advantage.
Because they are cloud based, hard drive space is not as important as RAM; I would suggest nothing less than 4GB of RAM.
Chromebooks all have a date when they stop receiving feature and security updates (Auto Update Expiration - AUE), this has just been increased to 8 years, but there are still devices for sale that expire well before that (I found a great deal on a Samsung Chromebook that “expired” in 2022) and the AUE cannot be extended by the user.
The Auto Update Expiration of Chromebooks can be found here. I suggest that this be looked at, prior to a Chromebook purchase is made