Moodle Support: How to navigate Moodle

This page will give you a basic overview of how to navigate a typical page in Moodle.

Before you begin

If you feel you require some basic information about using a web browser (Example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) please access the following web page:
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Online Learning

This web-based program allows for many uses to suit the needs of multiple learning environments and areas of study. Typically, it uses one of the three listed modes of delivery:

    Traditional Classroom Support - This program can be used to support and enhance a traditional face-to-face class. An Instructor may offer course resources (such as documents, handouts, presentations, videos, animations, etc.) in support of that which is presented in the classroom setting. This means students can go home and access the material learned that day, re-run videos and animations at their own pace. Handouts, links, and manuals may be printed from home. Quizzes may also be conducted from such a site either from a student's home or from a computer lab.

    100% Online Delivery - Some courses may be offered 100% online with no face-to-face interaction. Often in courses such as these, students are able to access any time and from any place - at their own convenience.

    Typically, these courses are supported by real-time Instructors. The use of electronic communication tools such as discussion forums and message boards are often key to student success in this mode of delivery.

    Blended Delivery - A blended classroom is a traditional, face-to-face method of delivery combined with the use of digital tools and internet resources. Instruction is offered in-class by the instructor in addition to the expectation of online participation. Typically, these courses are offered as a flexible alternative to full time study and help to reduce the amount of time a student is required to be at the College, at a certain time.

Now let's learn more about Moodle...

Moodle Learning Management System

Moodle logo

This course uses an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle.
Moodle is an acronym for:

            • Modular
        • Object-Oriented
        • Dynamic
        • Learning
        • Environment

    In this course, you will learn how to use Moodle and become acquainted with the basics of using your web browser.

    Online Learner Success Course

    This course consists of seven units. Your course may call these modules, topics, weeks, or blocks.

Basic Navigation

Be aware of two separate areas:

  1. The page titled My Courses is the main page for the website and contains the links to all the courses you are enrolled in. The link to My Courses is always found in the upper left corner of the course window in the "breadcrumbs" which are used to navigate back to previous pages (see image below).
  1. Your course Homepage. Located in the lower centre area of your "My Courses" page you will see a list of all courses you are enrolled. When you select the link to a course you are taken to the course's Homepage. This is shown in the second title of the breadcrumbs - in the case of the Online Learner Success course, it reads "OLS" (see image below).

The breadcrumbs offer you a quick way to get back to your course Main Page or to the "My Courses" page.

Use the Navigation Tool:

Use the navigation arrows to move forward or back in the course or use the "Jump to..." drop-down menu to select another resource or activity (as shown below).

Note that the "Next activity" button is referred to frequently below and look like this:
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