Moodle

Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS). Developed on pedagogical principles, Moodle is used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects here at UCD.

With customizable management features, it is used to create private websites with online courses for educators and trainers to achieve learning goals. Moodlelearning environment allows for extending and tailoring learning environments using community sourced plugins.

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You can access Moodle by going to to moodle.ucd.ie and logging in with your UCD username and password.

 

Help and advice is available from the Helpdesk, by emailing ithelpdesk@ucd.ie or at 716-2700.

 

Moodle manuals can be found at

https://docs.moodle.org/29/en/Moodle_manuals

 

Q1. How do I login to Moodle?


You can login to Moodle via http://moodle.ucd.ie
Use both your UCD Connect username and password to login.

 

Q2. How do I create/request a new course in Moodle?


Email ithelpdesk@ucd.ie with your details to request further information.

 

Q3. How do I make a course available to students?


By default courses are set to be unavailable to students. Once your course is ready, you can make it available to students by following the steps below:

  • Log into Moodle and go to your course
  • Look in the Administration block and click Edit settings
  • Change the Visible setting to 'Show'
  • Click 'Save' changes on the bottom of the page
    Your course will now be listed, and will appear on students' 'My Courses' list and when students search for it.

 

Q4. How do I check which students have access to my course?

 

  • Log into Moodle and go to your course
  • In the People block click Participants
  • Choose Student in the Current role menu at the top

 

Q5. How do I add a module Instructor, Teacher, Teacher(editor)?


To become 'Teacher' on Moodle - Contact your Moodle editor, who will then give you (non-editing) 'Teacher' access.  If you are not sure who is editing your course, look in the Navigation block for the Participants link, then choose Teacher (Editor) from the menu at the top.
   
Teacher (Editor) - If you need to be able to edit the course yourself, please contact ithelpdesk@ucd.ie  giving the course code and the name of the lead academic if it is not yourself.

 

Q6. How do I add students or teachers to my Moodle course?


Go to your course in Moodle, and In the Administration block, go to Course administration > Users > Enrolled users. Check the list to see whether the user is already enrolled on this course.

If they are, check the Roles column to see what role they have. If the role they need (e.g. student, teacher) is not listed, click the add button Moodle Add Role button and choose the appropriate role.


If they are not :

  • Click the Enrol users button at top right (or bottom right).
  • Choose the role you wish to add in the menu at the top.
  • Type the student or teacher's surname into the Search field at the bottom and press enter.
  • Find their name in the list, and click Enrol to add them to the course.

 

Q7. What is the difference between the 'Teacher' role and 'Teacher (Editor)' role on Moodle?


Teacher - When you have this role on a Moodle course you can see student grades, read their assignments, view their activity, give marks etc.
 Teacher (Editor) - When you have this role on a Moodle course, in addition to the above you can edit the course.

 

Q8. Is there a student view that instructors can use to see what students see?


Yes. Instructors can access a view that emulates what a student sees. To do so, go to the Settings block and Switch role to.... Choose student from the list available. You can also switch back to your normal role in the same location.

Q1. How do I log into Moodle?

Go to http://moodle.ucd.ie and log in using your UCD Connect username and password.

 

Q2. What browser should I use to access Moodle?


It is recommended that you use Firefox to access Moodle, but other browsers such as Chrome and Safari work as well.

Certain versions of Internet Explorer have compatibility issues with Moodle, and can cause file upload restrictions. This can be overcome in IE by clicking on the Tools menu and then checking Compatibility View. Firefox (version 11) also has issues with the Tiny MCE editor, but should be updated by the newer versions.

 

Q3. What username and password do I use to login to Moodle?

Both students and instructors use their UCD Connect username and password to login to Moodle.

If you are able to log into Moodle, but none of your course materials load, try refreshing the browser. Most browsers have a refresh button available in the tool bar.  If it is still not loading properly, try clearing the browser cache, rebooting the browser and logging in again. This is different for each browser.

Follow this link to find your browser's instructions: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cache

You can also try a different browser to see if the problem is with the browser. If none of these solutions work, then contact the Teaching Centre and we will investigate to identify the problem.


Q4. Is Moodle available both on and off campus?

The short answers is yes, instructors and students should be able to access courses both on and off campus.

 

Q5. How do I add content to Moodle?

To add content to Moodle, you will need to turn editing on and then add a resource or activity.

 

Q6. How do I enrol on a Moodle course?

Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click Courses to see a list of all departments. Click on your department.
Click on a course name, then click Enrol me. Enrolling in Moodle is not the same as being officially enrolled in the course which must be done using LSE for You.   Courses protected with an enrollment key (password) are usually only available to student officially enrolled on the course so your lecturer or teacher will provide this if you are taking the course.

Note: you can also search for courses in the Search Courses block using the course code and then enroll this way.
Note: for most of your courses you will be automatically enrolled and won't need to do this yourself.

 

Q7.  How do I access my profile in Moodle and change settings?

All Moodle users - students and staff - have an editable profile where you can upload a photo and add additional details about yourself. As well as information displayed to other Moodle users, your profile includes a number of settings that affect how Moodle functions and how it is displayed to you.

Access your profile by clicking on your name in Moodle. (Your name is usually visible in the top right-hand corner or at the bottom of the page).
In the Settings block on the left, click Edit profile.  Edit the fields you wish to change. Include a picture by dragging it into the field, and you can list your interests as tags, which will link to other staff and students who have chosen the same tag.  Click Update profile at the bottom of the page.

 

Q8. How do I submit an assignment on Moodle?

Moodle assignments Moodle Assignment icon are shown on the course homepage. Some departments put each assignment within its corresponding Moodle course.  The assignment submission page will show the assignment deadline and further details. The exact steps for submitting an assignment depend on the settings chosen by your lecturer.

For file submissions, either drag and drop your file(s) into the File submissions field, or browse for the file to upload by clicking on Add... in the left top corner. Finally, click Save changes to confirm.  For text only submissions, click Add submission and type into the Online text box. Save changes. You may edit your submission until the due date.

You may be able to read, edit and resubmit your assignment type depending on the settings your lecturer has chosen. If your lecturer is providing feedback and grades through Moodle you be able to see this by clicking on the assignment once it has been marked. You will usually receive an email notification.