- The floating navigation bar can be used to quickly navigate.
- My Moodle returns you to the My Moodle homepage.
- Favourties enables you to move between modules that you have favourited on your My Moodle page. (This menu will only appear once you have favourited one or more modules)
- My Modules menu enables you to move between modules.
- Module menu enables you to jump to a particular section of the module and to add the module to your Favourites menu.
- Help & Support provides quick links to guidance on using educational technology and a link to the IT Service Desk to report technical problems.
- User menu is where you can update your photo which appears when you post to activities such as Forums. From User menu you can also manage your Notifications and access your media files from My Media. Log out is also available from User menu
2. The module image provides a visual identify for your Module page and helps you to identify which modules have updates using the Activity Feed and Upcoming Events blocks on the My Moodle page.
3. Moodle leaves a breadcrumb trail for you to trace back as you move between content.
- Clicking on the home icon will take you to your My Moodle homepage.
- The second element of the breadcrumb is the short module code. Click on this to get to the homepage of the module. The next element refers to the topic you are viewing or the activity type. In the image below this is the Assessment topic and clicking on this tab would return you to the Assessment topic in the module. The rest of the breadcrumb trail refers to the name of the Forum (Questions related to Assignment 1) and the discussion topic opened within this Forum (You can use this forum area to ask questions about assessment)
4. There is a ‘fullscreen’ mode which allows you to expand the central module content and hide the blocks. This feature is particularly useful when working on your module on a mobile or tablet device. Click enter Fullscreen to open this mode and click exit fullscreen on the top right of the module page to return to normal view.
5.Typically your Moodle modules will be arranged in two columns using the City Course Format with additional information and functionality provided via blocks on the right-hand side of the module. Commonly used blocks are Module updates (providing list of updates to your module) and Module events (e.g. assignment deadlines).
6. The Dashboard provides Quick Links to important services and functionality in Moodle and Activities available in your module.
7. Your module will be organised in sections represented as topics or weeks in the main column. Typically these will be presented in a collapsed format to provide you with a quick overview of module content. Module content is delivered in the form of Resources and Activities.
Resources are your course content which can be delivered in a variety of formats including word docs, PDFs, PowerPoints, webpages, and links to external websites. Lecturers provide resources on Moodle to increase opportunities for you to review and revise module content and help you to structure your study-time outside of your face-to-face taught sessions.
Icons for different resources
|PowerPoint file to download|
|Word document to download|
|Book. Multipage Moodle resource which can contain links and multimedia.|
|Folder which can contain a selection of different file types.|
|Page of content which can contain images and multimedia.|
|Reading Lists Online. Links to relevant readings and journal articles.|
|Video or audio resource|
|Link to a Lecture Capture recording|
Activities increase opportunities for you to participate in the module online and to connect with your peers Your Lecturer may require you to submit an Assignment online undertake a Quiz, participate in a discussion Forum, contribute to a Glossary or Database or collaborate on a wiki.
Icons for different activities