Using Moodle

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  • Students will see their units, plus areas for their Programme and the Faculty.Students should use this to check they are enrolled on the correct units as the units that appear in this list are the ones they are enrolled on.Click on the Unit that you want to work on.
  • Note the three columns. The left and right columns contain “Blocks” which give access to information related to your unit form a variety of sources, e.g. the library, assignment details, calendar etc. Some of these blocks appear by default and some will be added by your tutor. The optional ones have a collapse/expand button (+ or – sign top right).  The central column contains Sections where your tutor will place relevant learning resources and activities. Usually these will be organised by week, but for block taught units they might be organised by topic. The first section is different and is always present. It will usually contain general information about the unit such as assignments and handbooks.
  • The top of the left column contains a Quick Links menu to allow you to jump to a particular week. Optionally there may also be a Course Menu that allows you to jump to particular sections. Like WebCT there is breadcrumb trail. The sections can be collapsed so that only one is viewed at a time (or expanded so all are visible).
  • Announcements - The announcements function is a one-way communication channel that tutors can use to send messages to students, but to which you cannot reply. In Moodle this is organised as a special kind of Forum and it shares feature with more general discussion forums which not discussed here.Gradebook – May contain (depends if tutor puts the information there) marks on Quizzes and other formative assessments and on Summative assessments.Content links – may be Office documents, URL links to web pages or youtube videos or blog pages or …. Maybe discussion forums or wikis for interacting with, or quizes for assement, or links to allow submission of assignments (Turnitin or simply to Moodle)
  • The student resource area on Moodle will be listed alongside the units the student sees when they first log in.
  • Using Moodle

    1. 1. How do we communicate with you?mmusocialcare.wordpress.com<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />1<br />
    2. 2. How do we communicate with you?http://www.facebook.com/pages/BA-Hons-Social-Care/<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />2<br />
    3. 3. How do we communicate with you?Twitter@mmusocialcare<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />3<br />
    4. 4. How do we communicate with you?<br />Blog<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />The Level 4 Noticeboard<br />Moodle<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />4<br />
    5. 5. The New MMU Virtual Learning Environment <br />Monday, September 19, 2011<br />5<br />Event Name and Venue<br />Moodle<br />
    6. 6. Monday, September 19, 2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />6<br />What is Moodle?<br />Technically it’s a virtual Learning Environment (VLE)<br />To support student learning in a variety of ways<br />Web-based - access it from anywhere<br />Secure – MMU user ID & password<br />
    7. 7. What is it used for?<br />Accessing information<br />Reviewing, reflecting and discussing information<br />Testing your understanding<br />Submitting your work<br />Receiving your marks<br />Interacting with other students<br />Monday, September 19, 2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Why use a VLE?<br />Freedom from constraints:<br />Time<br />Place<br />Easy access via web Browser (avoid Chrome)<br />Allows Flexibility in learning<br />Supports Collaboration<br />Supports Innovation<br />Monday, September 19, 2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Getting started<br />Login via MMU Student Portal <br />http://my.mmu.ac.ukor the link on http://www.mmu.ac.uk<br />Or Directly<br />https://moodle/mmu.ac.uk<br /><ul><li>Use your University ID (8 digit number) and password</li></ul>Monday, September 19, 2011<br />9<br />
    10. 10. List of Unit Areas – when you first login<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Layout of a Unit Area – 3 columns<br />Monday, September 19, 2011<br /> Moodle Induction<br />11<br />General <br />Section<br />Repeating<br />Content Section<br />Blocks<br />
    12. 12. Navigation<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />12<br />Breadcrumb trail for navigation<br />Quick Links menu for navigation<br />Course Menu<br />optional<br />Expand/<br />Collapse icons<br />
    13. 13. Important Facilities<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />13<br />Announcements<br />GradeBook<br />Content Links<br />
    14. 14. Getting Support on using Moodle<br />Guides and Podcasts  <br /><ul><li>The Moodle interface and navigation
    15. 15. What is Moodle and how do I access it?
    16. 16. Viewing and Editing a Moodle User Profile
    17. 17. Submitting Assignments using Moodle
    18. 18. Submitting Turnitin Assignments using Moodle
    19. 19. Announcements and Discussion Forums
    20. 20. Using the Moodle Chat tool
    21. 21. Chat</li></ul>http://www.elearning.mmu.ac.uk/moodle_student/student_guides/index.phpand in Student Resource Area on Moodle<br />9/19/2011<br />Moodle Induction<br />14<br />
    22. 22. Getting Support on problems with Moodle<br />Can’t login – contact ITS on 0161 247 4646 (x4646) or it.helpline@mmu.ac.uk<br />Correct Units don’t appear in Moodle - contact SIP <br />Problems opening files - see page 14 of “Logging In and Navigating around Moodle” guide.<br />For further info see the having Problems link on http://www.elearning.mmu.ac.uk<br />9/19/2011<br />Event Name and Venue<br />15<br />

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