Moodle is an example of course technology used to provide students with course information, assignments, activities and/or grade information. Students access Moodle through the Bruin Portal, and are able to access their course from anywhere using an Internet connection. If you need help logging into the Bruin Portal, please visit: www.kellogg.edu/helpdesk/student/portal-support/
Moodle Use at home
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|Access my course
How-to Submit an Assignment
How-to Post to a Forum
Emails from Forum Posts
Using the Breadcrumb Trail
|Drag and Drop Files Upload any Activity
How-to Take a Quiz
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How to Access your Moodle Course
Instructors will use Moodle in various ways, some use it for 100% online courses while other use it for supplemental materials for the face to face courses.
|Step 1. Login to the Bruin Portal, and click on the Moodle link.|
|Step 2. Click on the course you want to enter.|
Check your Class Schedule to make sure you are registered and for the Official Start Date.
Assignments will vary from course to course, some will allow for online text, others and more communally have a place to upload a document. Please be sure to read the instruction of the assignment. Most instructors want you to submit either a .pdf or .rtf file.
The forum activity allows students and teachers to exchange ideas by posting comments as part of a ‘thread’. Files such as images and media maybe included in forum posts. The teacher can choose to rate forum posts and it is also possible to give students permission to rate each others’ posts.
Student will have real-time access to their gradebook for those instructors that use the Moodle Grades. Please talk to your instructor to find out if they utilize this feature in Moodle.
In web design the breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It gives users a way to keep track of their location within programs or documents. Breadcrumbs typically appear horizontally across the top of a web page, usually below title bars or headers. They provide links back to each previous page the user navigated through to get to the current page or—in hierarchical site structures—the parent pages of the current one. Breadcrumbs provide a trail for the user to follow back to the starting or entry point. Here is an example of the Moodle Breadcrumb Trail
|Breadcrumbs Clicking on the course Short-Name will cancel what ever you are doing, and take you back to the course main page.|
Moodle Drag and Drop Files or Upload Files
When uploading files from within an activity, for example, if you are a student submitting an Assignment, or an instructor adding resources using the Activity chooser, you can drag and drop files directly into the Files area. (This avoids the need to use the Moodle File picker when uploading a file.)
How to Take a Quiz
Your instructor can deliver quizzes in Moodle using a variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer, numeric questions and more. Quizzes may be configured in very different ways, so don’t expect to always see the same thing when you take a quiz. For example, you may see quiz results as soon as you finish all the questions or even as you submit each question. You may need to wait until after the quiz deadline, or until all submitted quizzes are graded before results are released.
Moodle Messaging & Sending Emails
The Moodle Messaging system is internal to Moodle therefore all messages are sent and received within Moodle. Think of it as Moodle instant messaging.
NOTE: By default, when a user receives a message and they are NOT actively online in Moodle, the message is also sent to the recipient via their configured email address. Recipients, who ARE actively online in Moodle at the time the message is sent, receive an alert that they have a new message. To see a list of messages, click on the arrow next to your name at the top of the page and then click the Messages button.
Moodle Messages and Email Instructions
Sending Messages One drawback to using the Moodle messaging system is the inability to handle attachments and the inconsistency in getting the messages delivered to the course participants. This is because this system is designed more as an instant messaging medium rather than an email messaging system.
- In the Messages window click on the Search tab to search for the person, if appropriate checking the box “Only in my courses”, then click on their name. (Alternatively, if the person is listed in the Online Users block, simply click on the “Add/send message” envelope opposite their name.)
- Type the message in the pop-up box then click on the “Send message” button.
Sending Email Quickmail block is an add-on to Moodle that allows a user to send email to anyone in the class. The email is composed and sent in Moodle, but received in the user’s KCC Student Email.
NOTE: The Quickmail block is usually a part of most courses, however if you do not see it contact the instructor.
The image to the right shows how Quickmail will appear when added to a course. The three links are described as follows:
- Compose: takes you to Quickmail’s email composition page.
- History: takes you to a history of all your emails sent by Quickmail in the current course.
- Configuration: takes you to Quickmail’s configuration screen; the same configuration screen as the block’s edit button when course editing is turned on. This link only appears for course teachers and administrators.