This page provides a quick introduction to Moodle, a learning management system (LMS) at UMass Amherst used to deliver course content and host online learning activities.
Logging in to Moodle
To log into Moodle, visit http://moodle.umass.edu
In the upper right corner, type your UMass...
This page reviews how students gain access to a course in Moodle.
Student Enrollment in Moodle Courses
Once the instructor for a class requests a Moodle course, students who are enrolled in the class in SPIRE will automatically be added to the roster in Moodle. Moodle course rosters are updated...
About the Database Activity
The Database activity module allows the teacher and/or students to build, display, and search a bank of record entries about a topic. The Database is most often used as a collaborative activity in Moodle, where students are assigned to add the entries.
A Glossary is a database of terms and definitions that are compiled by members of your class.
To contribute to a glossary:
In your Moodle course, click the link to a Glossary activity. Activity links always appear in one of the Topic or Weekly Sections down the center of the course page. (If...
Where do I get files my instructor posted?
Although instructors may organize their Moodle courses differently, you can always find your files in the central course content area in the middle of your Moodle course page. You can often find the files you need in a section labeled for the current...
While not every one can see your Moodle Profile page, your Profile settings affect your experience using Moodle, so you should review them carefully.
Privacy and Your Moodle Profile Page & Settings
Your Moodle Profile page can be viewed only by certain other individuals. For example, students...
Moodle offers you a few different ways to follow the events in a class. This article contains recommendations for the best ways to keep track of the activities and deadlines for your course.
Most Moodle courses have a built-in announcements tool called the News Forum where...
This page explains how to log in to Moodle and find your courses, with troubleshooting tips for students and instructors.
Log in to Moodle
To log in to Moodle, visit http://moodle.umass.edu.
In the top left corner, click Login. The UMass Amherst Web Login screen opens.
In the Web...
Moodle makes it easy to keep track of your course’s online discussions by using email notifications. However, improper settings can result in too many emails. This handout will show you how to control these notifications, and keep your inbox uncluttered.
There are two places where you need to...
The Moodle Messages module was discontinued August 24, 2012.
Messages in Moodle allowed Moodle users to communicate on-on-one, via asynchronous exchanges of text within Moodle, and provided a log of all messages exchanged between individuals.
From time to time, we add features to Moodle, but it...
A forum is one of the places in Moodle where your class can have online discussions. Depending on the settings that your instructor has made, discussions can work differently. In some forums you may not be able to read posts from your classmates until you've posted yourself. Other forums may be set...
Turnitin helps instructors assess the originality of student work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students' electronic documents to a variety of online sources and to the Turnitin database. The software then creates an “originality report” that rates submitted assignments...
Moodle lets instructors create a variety of different assignment types. For example:
You may be asked to attach files or enter text directly into a text box.
You instructor can control whether you can make only one submission or can re-submit files, and whether you can upload files after...
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...
If your instructor has enabled the grade book in your course, Moodle makes it easy to see your grades through a customized grade report that will show you all currently graded assignments.
Your instructor may also use additional tools such as Checklists or Progress Check Boxes to help you keep...