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Online learning using Moodle

A guide for new users

Learning Technology Support Service –

What is Moodle? [edit this as appropriate…] • UCL’s online learning environment • Contains tools to support learning & teaching including:


First steps [edit as appropriate…]

• Browse to Moodle: • Join [Moodle Student Inductions] course:

How should you use it? [edit as applicable…] • Expect to spend between [#] and [#] hours each week using Moodle or related resources • You are [expected/invited] to contribute to parts of the course [and to work with others students]

[course screenshot]

What we use Moodle for [edit as applicable…] • Course information (handouts, notes & other documents) • Assignments should be submitted using [Turnitin/Moodle assignments/on paper] • Lectures will be recorded and available via the [Lecturecast block] • The timetable is in the [Timetable block] • Readings are in the [Library block] • We use the [News Forum/email/megaphone] for key announcements • […any other information about your expectations will help your students…]

Using Turnitin [edit as applicable…]

• • • •

Submissions to Turnitin are performed in Moodle You will be able to view your Originality Report Submissions are received anonymously Help, support and advice is available to all within the following Moodle course – Plagiarism and academic writing - a guide for students –

A word about forums [edit if you use or delete] • This course makes [extensive/some/a little] use of discussion forums • You are [expected/invited] to contribute to these [and to reply to other students’ postings] • The News Forum is for staff to make announcements – students can’t reply to these • The [Social] forum is for students to use for non-academic conversations – staff may look in from time to time but will not be contributing • The [Ask a question] forum is for you to ask for clarification about any aspect of the course. Tutors will monitor this and will respond on [Tuesdays & Fridays]. You are invited to answer other students questions yourself though. • The [weekly discussion] forum is for you to [share your thoughts on this week’s readings]. You are [encouraged/expected] to post here, and reply to each other, [on a regular basis].


Search for a course

Help Browse for courses by faculty and department

Once you’ve logged in‌ Edit your profile Search for a course

Courses you are enrolled on

Click here to browse all courses

Once you’ve searched for a course‌ Click the course title to enter

In a course… Edit your profile

‘Breadcrumb trail’ - to navigate course and get back to UCL Moodle home page

Go through the course

Hands-on exercises [edit as applicable] 1.

Go to & login


See which courses are in your ‘MyCourses’ list


Search for the course ‘***’ [Moodle inductions]


Enrol on it [using [moodle] as the enrolment key]


Edit your profile with info about yourself – if you’ve got a photo (of yourself) to hand do upload it!


Introduce yourself to your fellow students using the [Introductions] forum


Reply to at least one other forum post


Work through the [content and activities] in the course [suggestions – quiz, choice activity, link to online library reading list, upload a file for an ‘assignment’]


Any questions – please ask! 12

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