How do I find my course? 

Once you have logged in, just click My Menu in the top right of the screen. All courses you’re enrolled on will be displayed in your My Menu area. Click the title of the course you wish to access.

How do I find out who else has enrolled on my course? 

Click on 'Course Tools' course tools  in the header of your course page. Then click 'Participants' participants to see who else has enrolled on this course. We have found that it helps us connect with other users when we read their profile pages.

How do I reply to a forum post? 

When you read another person's post in a forum on your course page, you will see in the bottom right corner of their post that you have an option to 'Reply'.  (You can expand the text editor toolbar if you click on the toolbar icon at the left of the tool bar.) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Post to forum'.

How do I post a picture in a forum? 

Create a new forum post as normal. Then follow these steps: 

  1. Click on the Insert edit/image icon Image icon
  2. This is the Insert/edit image popup window tool.
  3. Use File picker to select an existing image or upload a new one.
  4. After selecting the file it will appear in the "Insert/edit image" window.
  5. Next put in an image description (alternative text) which will appear when a user moves their mouse over the image.
  6. Insert. 

How do I embed a video or audio clip in a forum post? 

Create a new forum post as normal. Then follow these steps: 

  1. Click on the Insert Moodle Media icon moodle media
  2.  Click on "Find or upload a sound, video or applet.." . This is the Insert/edit media popup window tool.
  3. Use File picker to select an existing a media file (e.g. mp3 or wmv) or upload a new one.
  4. After selecting the file it will appear in the "Insert/edit media" window.
  5. Next put in a file description (alternative text) which will appear when a user moves their mouse over the media file.
  6. Select Target, 'Open in this window/frame'.
  7. Insert.

How do I reset my password?

If you want to change your password to something more personal and memorable, you need to go to your personal area (or ‘dashboard’). You can do this by clicking on My Menu in the top right of the screen. Then click on your name. This takes you to your personal area.

Under ‘User details’ click 'Preferences'. On the next screen, under ‘User Account’, click 'Change password'. Enter your current password, then your new password in the relevant boxes and click 'Save changes'.

What if I've forgotten my password?

If you forget your password, you can request a new one and it will be sent automatically to your email address.  You can then change it to something more memorable, if you wish.

Click on ‘Log in’ > ‘Help with login’ > ‘Forgotten your username or password?’ and follow the instructions there. Simple!

How do I edit my profile?

To update your profile, first go to your personal area (or ‘dashboard’) and click 'Edit profile'.  You can do this by clicking on My Menu in the top right of the screen and then clicking on your name.

Remember!  When you have updated your profile, you must click 'Update profile' at the foot of the page to save your changes. 

 

How do I add a user picture?

 To add user picture, first go to the 'Edit Profile' page. Drag and drop your chosen image file from your device into the User Picture box. Alternatively, click on the box and select 'Upload a file' in the menu on the left, then locate the image on your device using the 'Choose file' button.  Add a 'Picture description' to help users with visual impairments.

Example user picture

We have found that using a head and shoulders photograph helps other users establish a stronger sense of connection with us.  We encourage you to do the same.

 

 

Last modified: Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:12 PM