Lean Sigma FAQs

Please check the questions below to see if your question is listed and if not contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.

How do I register?

Registration takes place via Eventbrite. Please go to our IT Sligo website registration page for the link to this year's MOOC: Register here

How do I access the course?

Go to this website, https://opencourses.itsligo.ie/ and log in using your username and password.

Do I have to turn up at a particular place or time?

No, the course is totally online and you do NOT have to attend IT Sligo in order to complete this course. Each week, recorded lectures are made available for viewing online at any time.  There are no live lectures schedule during this MOOC.  New lectures will be posted each Monday at 2pm (GMT).

I have registered but not received my username and password

We will email you your login details approx 1 week before the course commences. 

Check your spam/junk folder to see if you can find the login information there. If you find it there you should mark it as “not spam” to make sure you get all future emails from the course organisers.  

How do I change my password?

After you login, click on “My profile settings” in the Administration block on the left (1) and then click on “Change password” (2)

How do I complete my course and get my Certificate?

To complete the course you must achieve a final grade of over 50% on Quiz's and which will be posted on Moodle during the course.  Your best five out of six quizzes count towards your final mark.

Do I receive a Certificate from IT Sligo for completing the course?

Once you achieve a final grade of over 50%, you will receive an online 'Certificate of Completion'.  Instructions on how to access and download this certificate from Moodle as a PDF file will be posted at the end of the course. In line with other (free) MOOCs, IT Sligo does not currently offer an 'Accredited' certificate for this course.

How many credits are there for completing this course?

In line with other MOOCs, IT Sligo does not offer credits for completing the Lean Sigma MOOC.  We estimate that the Lean Sigma MOOC workload is equivalent to a 2.5 (ECTS) credit course. If you wish to take an accredited (fee paying) Quality course at IT Sligo, please go to our website: http://itsligo.ie/

Is there a follow-on course I can complete after taking this Lean Sigma MOOC?

IT Sligo offer online accredited (fee paying) courses at Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt levels.  The most suitable follow on course from the MOOC is our Six Sigma Yellow belt.  This is a one-semester course at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). More details are on our website: http://itsligo.ie/courses/six-sigma-yellow-belt-online/

Can I download the recordings?

The recordings will be viewable through Youtube and cannot be downloaded.

What if my question is not included here?

Post a note to the appropriate Forum on Moodle or you can email the organiser: Moocs@itsligo.ie

Last modified: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 2:16 PM