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Moodle Tutorials

Student getting started guide (PDF)
A step-by-step guide to creating a user account, setting up a password, and logging in to a Moodle course.

Getting around in Moodle (Video) 3MB
A video introduction to the Moodle navigation system. Note: This video requires Windows Media Player to view, and may be slow to load on computers with Internet dial-up access. A print version is included in the Student Getting Started Guide above.

How to Edit Your Profile (PDF)
Your profile settings contain administrative items such as your user name, your password, and your email account. It also gives you an opportunity to introduce yourself to your classmates when you post a picture and description of yourself.

Sending and Receiving Messages (PDF)
Moodle's Messaging system is similar to combining email with instant messaging. Learn how to send and receive messages to your classmates and instructor.

Using the Forums (PDF) Moodle's forums are easy to use, but there are a lot of options available for you to choose how you would like to view your forums. This guide will explain the basics of the Moodle Forum, and will also describe the variety of options available.

Configuring the homepage view (PDF) If your course takes place over a number of weeks, or if it has many units and a lot of content, you might find that you have to do a lot of scrolling on the homepage to get to the week/unit that you want to work on. This guide will explain how to view your course homepage in "collapsed" view rather than the "expanded" view.