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Moodle: Help

Help information on Moodle

Site: Moodle Archive @ Bournville
Course: Welcome to Moodle: Help and Assistance
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Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019, 7:09 PM

Help on using Moodle: How to use this guide

 

Help on using Moodle

This section provides help and assistance for all users of Moodle.

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You can click on the the different chapters in the Table of Contents to access the information and resources, or use the forward and back arrows to move between the different sections.

 

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What is Moodle?

 

What is Moodle?

This section provides information on Moodle and how we use it here at Bournville College.

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Moodle is the virtual classroom of Bournville College.

Moodle is designed to help you succeed in your course by providing extra support throughout your studies. It contains dedicated course areas for each course which contain information, resources and interactive activities.

Just like a website, Moodle is available online (on the internet) 24-7, and is available both inside and outside college so that you can carry on your studies and learning when you are not in college.

You can also do many other things in your Moodle course area (such as quizzes and games, submit assignments, discuss your learning in forums, and much more). As with any classroom, Moodle is always changing, so expect each tutor and each unit to use different tools and techniques.

 

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What is Moodle used for?

What is Moodle used for?

You may be asking how we use Moodle here at Bournville College: this section explains everything.

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Moodle is designed to help you succeed in your course by providing extra support throughout your studies.

Resources to assist you in your studies

 Moodle contains dedicated course areas for your course (or courses): inside each of these course areas are information and resources to assist you in your studies. These resources may include:

  • Presentations
  • Handouts
  • Assignment briefs
  • Case studies
  • Links to useful websites
  • Videos

and more.

Interactive activities

You can also do many other things in your Moodle course area (such as quizzes and games, submit assignments, discuss your learning in forums, and much more).

As with any classroom, Moodle is always changing, so expect each tutor and each unit to use different tools and techniques.

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How to login to Moodle

 

How to login to Moodle

This section provides information on how to login to Moodle so that you have access the resources.

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It’s easy to login to Moodle.

Moodle is password protected to provide a secure area for study, so you will need to login to Moodle in order to access the course areas for your studies.

You can login to Moodle using the Username and Password which you use to login to computers in the college. The Login box is located in the top right hand corner of the front page of Moodle.

To login:

  • Type your college Username and Password into the text boxes in the Login box
  • Then click the Login button to log in to Moodle

Please note: You cannot login to Moodle at home until you have logged in once to a computer inside the college. The reason for this is that Moodle needs to recognise your login details from the college IT system: if you have never logged in to a college PC, Moodle will not recognise you.

 

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What can you do if you can't login to Moodle?

 

What can you do if you can't login to Moodle?

This section provides information on what to do if you cannot login to Moodle.

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You may find that you cannot login to Moodle.

This may be because:

  • Your login details (Username and Password) are not correct
  • Your college Password may have expired
  • You have not activated your account (by initially logging in to a computer inside the college)

If you cannot login, check your college login details and try logging in again.

If this does not work, your college password may have expired. You can request a password change from the IT department (by emailing the IT Helpdesk), or contact the Elearning Technologist who is responsible for Moodle.

 

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What happens after you have logged in?

 

What happens after you have logged in?

This section provides information on what happens after you have logged in.

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When you login to Moodle, you will see the front page of Moodle.

You can use the picture links on the front page to go to different areas in Moodle.

You can also use the menu bar at the top of the page to go to different areas. Click on a choice in the menu bar and then click on an option from the dropdown menu of choices.

When you are logged in, you also have access to your personal My Moodle page which lists the Moodle course areas you have enrolled in and provides quick links to other facilities. You can find your My Moodle page by clicking on the My Moodle option in the menu bar at the top of the page and clicking on the My courses option.

You can also edit and update your profile in Moodle (so that you can add a picture or change your email address to an address which you use often).

 

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How to find your course on Moodle

 

How to find your course on Moodle

This section provides information on how to find your course on Moodle.

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When you have first logged in to Moodle, you will now have to find and enrol on the course area for your studies.

Your tutor should guide you through this process. If you are not sure, ask your tutor.

You can search for your course area in the list of Courses. If you click on the Find a course button on the front page, you will see a list of course categories (in alphabetical order). Scroll down to your category and enter it: when you do, you will see the courses for that particular category. Click on the name of your course to access it. When you first access the course, you will be asked if you want to enrol on the course in Moodle: click the Yes button.

When you have enrolled on your course in Moodle, a quick link to the course will appear on your My Moodle page. The My Moodle page can be found by clicking on the My Moodle links in the Courses and My Moodle dropdown menu options.

 

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How to access Moodle from home

 

How to access Moodle from home

This section provides information on how to access Moodle from home (or anywhere outside of the college).

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Moodle is available to you 24-7, whether you are in college or not.

Because Moodle is a website which runs on the Internet, you can access your course from inside and outside the college, so that the resources are available to you at all times. 

The following links (below) provide quick and easy step-by-step guides on how to access Moodle from inside and outside college:

Click here for a guide on how to access Moodle when you are in the college...

Click here for a guide on how to access Moodle when you are outside college...

 

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Changing your email address in Moodle

 

Changing your email address in Moodle

You may use your own personal email address to communicate with your tutors. This section provides information on how to change your email address in Moodle so that you will receive any messages sent by your tutor from Moodle.

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Click here for a guide on how to change your email address...

 

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Accessibility and Moodle

 

Accessibility and Moodle

This section provides information on how we are trying to make our Moodle site as accessible as we can and also provides tips on using this website.

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Statement

We want to make our Moodle site accessible to all of our users, in the process meeting legal requirements related to accessibility.

Design

The overall colour scheme for this Moodle site (dark text on white background) is designed to meet the needs of the majority of users with visual impairments (in line with the recommendation by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative).

We are aware that this colour scheme is not ideal for users with Dyslexia: in order to address this, the Accessibility Block is provided on each page (in the left hand side menu) so that users can change the colour scheme of the site.

Users may also wish to change the colour scheme of the browser which they are using.

Accessibility Block

The Accessibility Block (available on all pages of the site in the left hand menu) allows users to customise Moodle to their visual needs, including changing text sizes and colour schemes. 

Accessibility Block in Moodle - An example image of what the block looks like

Customisations save to the user's session, allowing them to persist between pages, and can also be saved to the database allowing them to apply permanently.

There are 8 buttons on the Accessibility Block.

The 3 buttons on the top row displaying an A control text size:

Moodle Accessibility block - Image of decrease text size button   Clicking this button will decrease the text size.

Moodle Accessibility block - Image of increase text size button   Clicking this button will increase the text size.

Moodle Accessibility block - Image of text size settings reset button   Clicking this button will reset the text size. If you had a saved setting for the text size, this will be                       cleared.

Moodle Accessibility block - Image of save text scheme settings button    The final button on the top row saves styles changed by the block. Once you have altered the text size or             colour scheme, the button will become active, shown by the blue arrow. When it's active, click  to save                 your settings. Once saved, they will persist between pages even when you log out.

The bottom row contains 4 buttons, each displaying a different colour scheme.

Moodle Accessibility block - Image of colour scheme buttons

Clicking any of these buttons will apply that colour scheme to the page. Clicking the button on the far left will reset the scheme to default and clear any saved colour settings.

Navigation: Access Keys

Keyboard, Screenreader and Voice input users can access navigation by using the Tab, Space, Enter and right/left arrow keys.

Useful Accessibility Weblinks

Click here for a website which provides information on how you can access accessibility features on different computers and mobile devices

Click here for information on how you can access built in accessibility options on your computer (provided by the Royal National Institute for Blind People)

 

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How to report any problems with Moodle

 

How to report any problems with Moodle


It is important that you report any problems or issues which you encounter when using Moodle as quickly as possible so that we can address them. If we do not know that you are experiencing a problem or issue with Moodle, we will not be able to look at it and solve it.

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If you are having any problems or issues with Moodle, please contact your Tutor and let them know what the problem or issue is.

You may also click here to send an email to the Elearning Technologist (Nicholas Bullen) who is responsible for Moodle.

 

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