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Getting Started with Moodle Getting Started Logging In Entering Your Email Address Viewing a Course Navigating Your Course’s Homepage Personalizing Your Account Updating your Profile Uploading a Picture Viewing Your Profile Changing your password Logging out Using Moodle Posting a Message in a Forum Editing a Message in a Forum Replying to a Message in a Forum Uploading a File Checking Your Grades
Getting Started with Moodle2 Logging In You will be entering your username and password here. Your account username is the first letter of your first name followed by all the letters of your last name (all in lowercase) For example, Jose Garcia would have a username of JGARCIA. You must use lowercase letters. Your password is “changeme” without the quotes. After you login, you can change your password to something more secure, and to your choosing. Click on this button if you forget your username or password.
Getting Started with Moodle3 Navigating Your Course - Outline Block This is the main page of your course. Your course may be set up in the Topic outline format—like the course shown—or your course may be set up in a Weekly outline format. Use the scroll bars on the right to view the entire contents or any part of your course’s homepage. Most of the items located in this section are links that lead to course assignments, forums, journals, resources, surveys, quizzes, chats, etc. You can easily tell when text is a hyperlink by moving your cursor over the text, and you will see the text change color, and the cursor arrow will change into a symbol of a pointing finger on a hand.
Getting Started with Moodle4 Navigating Your Course - Activities Block The Activities block located either on the left or right of your course homepage, allows for quick access to available course assignments, forums, journals, resources, surveys, quizzes, chats, etc.
Getting Started with Moodle5 Navigating Your Course - People Block The People block located either on the on the left or right of your course homepage, allows you to view the Participants in your course, including your instructor’s profile, as well as other students and their profiles. Click on Participants to see a list.
Getting Started with Moodle6 Navigating Your Course – Breadcrumbs & Jump to The breadcrumbs navigation bar, located on the upper part of your screen, is available in most Moodle screens. Click on the links to move from one screen to another. For example, we are currently in Books, and you can click on OTL-1 to return to the course page, or @ONE to return to the site main page This is often the fastest way to navigate back in your course. The Jump to box is another way to navigate from one part of the course to another. Click on the pull-down arrow at the right of the box to see the selection of destinations, and use the scroll bars to move up and down through the selections
Getting Started with Moodle7 Updating Your Profile - Page 1 To update your Profile, click on the Edit Profile link, in the Administration block. The Administration block may be located either on the left or right of your course homepage.
Getting Started with Moodle8 Updating Your Profile - Page 2 Here you may change your first name, last name, email address, email properties, your city, write a brief description about yourself, list other contact information and upload a picture. You may need to scroll down to view all of the options. In the Email digest type and Forum auto-subscribe pull down menus, you may choose how you receive all email messages in this course, including those from classmates. Once you have finished editing, click on the Update profile link at the bottom of the page.
Getting Started with Moodle9 Updating Your Profile - Page 3 Your Email Address You will edit your profile by clicking on Edit profile in the Administration block. Insert your email address here. You will not be able to use your Moodle account without inserting an email address. Please ensure that your email address is valid, that you have typed it correctly and that it is NOT full. Your instructor and classmates will use this email address to communicate with you. If you do not want your email address to be visible, you may select “Hide my email address from everyone” in the pull down menu for Email display.
Getting Started with Moodle10 Uploading a Picture - Page 1 To upload a picture, click Edit profile in the Administration block, then scroll down until you see the contents above. The default picture for every Moodle user is the “smile face”, shown above. To upload a different picture, click on the Browse link and search for a picture located in a folder on your computer. The picture must be in JPG or PNG format (ie the names will usually end in.jpg or.png).
Getting Started with Moodle11 Uploading a Picture - Page 2 Click on the picture that you would like to upload. Once the picture is selected, click on Open.
Getting Started with Moodle12 Uploading a Picture - Page 3 After selecting the image, the location and filename will appear in the text box. The final step in uploading a picture is to click on Update profile.
Getting Started with Moodle13 I’m a Cabrillo College Student. Here is the updated Profile. You can view your profile by clicking on the Participants link in your course homepage and clicking on your image, or you can select profile from the Edit Profile link’s homepage. Notice you can also Change password and see and reply to Messages. Viewing Your Profile
Getting Started with Moodle14 Changing your password - Page 1 To change your password, click on the Change Password link, in the Administration block. The Administration block may be located either on the left or right of your course homepage.
Getting Started with Moodle15 Changing your password - Page 2 Next, enter your new password twice. In case you forget it, your new password will be emailed to the email address in your Profile In this screen, you may change your password. You must first enter your current password here.
Getting Started with Moodle16 Logging Out When you are ready to log out of your Moodle account, click on Logout either on the upper right side of the screen—as shown here—or at the very bottom of the screen.
Getting Started with Moodle17 Posting a Message in a Forum - Page 1 To post a new message in a forum, click the Add a new discussion topic button. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this forum, click on this link, which toggles between Subscribe to this forum and Unsubscribe to this forum. If you are not sure what to choose, click on the yellow circle with the question mark. When you subscribe to a forum, every post is emailed to the email address in your Profile. If you are unsubscribed you will not receive any emails as a result of forum posts.
Getting Started with Moodle18 Write your topic information in the space provided. Read the information about reading, writing, and asking good questions using the links provided. Include a Subject for your forum post. Posting a Message in a Forum - Page 2
Getting Started with Moodle19 When you are finished writing your forum posting, click on the Post to Forum button so your post gets saved and posted in this forum. You can choose if you want to subscribe to this forum and receive email copies of posts made in this forum. If you are not sure what to choose, click on the yellow circle with the question mark. You can attach files to your messages. Click the Browse button to find the file that exists on your own computer that you want to attach. Double-click the file. The filename will now appear in the text box to the left of the Browse button. Posting a Message in a Forum - Page 3
Getting Started with Moodle20 Editing a Message in a Forum After you click the Post to Forum button, you will see a message that says “Your post was successfully added. You have 60 minutes in which to edit your post.” To edit or delete a posting, click on the message you posted. If the 60 minutes have not elapsed, you will see three links at the bottom of the message: Edit, Delete, and Reply. If it is after the 60 minute deadline, the only link you will see is Reply. Edit link: Allows you to edit your entry before it becomes “permanent”. Delete link: Allows you to delete your entry. You will be prompted to confirm your choice before deletion. Note that you cannot edit or delete a posting after someone else has replied to it, or if the 60 minute edit time has elapsed.
Getting Started with Moodle21 Replying to a Message in a Forum - Page 1 To view the Profile of the person who posted the message, click on their name. Once course participants have posted messages in the forum, you can view the message by clicking on the subject of the message. You can also view the message and any replies to that message by clicking on the number of replies.
Getting Started with Moodle22 Replying to a Message in a Forum - Page 2 When you view a message, you will see a Reply link at the bottom of the message. Click the Reply link, if you would like to reply to that message.
Getting Started with Moodle23 Uploading a File for an assignment If an assignment requires you to submit a file, first click on the Browse button to find the file you want to attach. Double-click the file. The filename will now appear in the text box. Once the filename appears in the text box, click on the “Upload this file” button. Please note that the maximum size of an uploaded file has been set to 1 MB. The information about the assignment will be provided as well as any date restrictions.
Getting Started with Moodle24 Checking Your Grades — Page 1 To check your grades, click on the “Grades” link., in the Administration block. The Administration block may be located on either the left or right of your course homepage.
Getting Started with Moodle25 Your score (grade) for each assignment is the bottom set of numbers. This student has no grades for the first three assignments yet. To view an instructor’s comments, click on the individual assignment’s link, located above the total possible score for the assignment. The total possible points is the upper set of numbers. Checking Your Grades — Page 2