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Figure 2-2. A help file

close the window with the “Close this window” button or look at other help files by clicking on the “Index of all help files” link. You can then select any help file from anywhere in the help system. In addition to the help system, if you are logged in as a teacher or an administrator, you’ll find a “Moodle Docs for this page” link at the bottom of each page. Clicking this link will take you to the corresponding page on http://docs.moodle.org/. Moodle Docs is the documentation for Moodle, written by the Moodle community.

Creating an Account Right above the language selection list, you’ll find a hyperlink that says “Login.” Click the link and Moodle will present you with the login to the site page, as shown in Figure 2-3. Your username and password will depend on how your system administrator set up the system. Moodle has a number of options for user authentication, including email-based self-registration, where you create your own account. If you are logging in to a server run by your university or department, check with the Moodle administrator to see if you need to create an account. As use of Moodle grows, more institutions are automatically creating accounts for all of their users, so you may already have a login. If you need to create your own account: 1. Click the “Create new account” button. 2. Fill in the new account form by creating a username and password for yourself (see Figure 2-4). 3. Enter a valid email address. The system will send you an email to confirm your account. You won’t be able to log in again until you confirm your account. 4. Click “Create my new account.” 5. Within a few minutes, you should receive an email at the account you specified on the form.

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