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'Getting Started' Archive

Having Trouble Logging in to Moodle?

Posted August 27, 2015

Heard about Moodle, but not sure how to get in? No problem! Here is the URL to Moodle: Bryn Mawr Students: Use your email username and password to log in. Your username is just the first part of your email address. Using your whole email address to log in will create a new user which […]

New Features/Changes in Moodle

Posted July 10, 2015

The latest update in Moodle was a fairly minor one, but some great new features/changes were added: 1) The text editor has been updated and improved. Now, there is a cleaner interface, with the most commonly used icons visible and the other icons in the “Toolbar toggle” icon on the far left. The icons that have […]

How to reorder your courses and customise your homepage in Moodle

Posted January 22, 2015

Have too many courses and only need to regularly access a few? Have older courses that you no longer need but not an administrator of? This new version of Moodle now has a way for everyone to customize their homepage and decide which courses appear on the home page, in whatever order they wish. Near […]

Adding Folders in Moodle

Posted June 4, 2014

In addition to the easy drag-and-drop option for files, the new version of Moodle allows you to easily drag-and-drop compressed/zipped folders which you can then unzip right in your course! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add folders to your courses: Method 1: Drag-and-drop 1) After logging in and going to your course in […]

Upload a File in Moodle

Posted September 10, 2013

Moodle now has an easy way of uploading to your Moodle course! Whether it’s your Syllabus or course readings for the week, you can now drag-and-drop files into your course page! (Note: editing must be turned on in order for drag-and-drop to be enabled). Simply click and drag files from your computer onto your Moodle […]

Making your course available/unavailable to students

Posted August 30, 2011

Moodle gives faculty the option of deciding when to make their courses available to their students. By default, all academic courses are made available to students, meaning any student who has preregistered for the course can access it on Moodle. However, there is the option to make it unavailable until it is ready. This is […]

How to Hide and Unhide Items in Your Moodle Course

Posted June 13, 2011

Want to start working on your course, but don’t want your students to see an unfinished product? Want to post things ahead of time? Moodle lets you hide things that you upload or create, making it invisible to the students, but always available to you. Open and closed eye The key to hiding in Moodle […]

How to Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2011

Don’t like your picture in Moodle? It’s easy to change! 1) Look for your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. (You should be able to see this from any page on the Moodle site.) 2) Click on your name, and you’ll be brought to your profile. Click on the “Edit Profile” link on […]

How to Allow Guest Access to a Class/Organization in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2011

Occasionally you may wish to offer access to users that are not enrolled in your class. You can do this easily in Moodle simply by creating a password and giving it to the users that you wish to allow access to Moodle. (Note: This is recommended for guest access only. All students must go through […]

Enrolling Users (How to Add/Remove Users From Your Courses) in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2011

Have a TA or a colleague that you wish to add to your course? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add/remove people from your courses.

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