Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ
The Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ is a place for collecting information helpful to new students, staff and faculty who are just finding their way around the MIIS elearning environment as a participant. Relevant topics include: how to log in, how to update your personal profile, how to change or update your email address, and basic navigation and use tips.
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FAQ - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
How do I log into Moodle?
How do I request a Moodle site for a new course or group?
First download this PDF document of instructions. Then follow this course request link and complete the online form (please refer to the PDF before completing the form).
How do I change or update my basic course settings? (number of weeks, format, etc)
Go to ADMIN panel (left-hand side of your course page), and click on SETTINGS. Download detailed instructions.
How do I use the text editor in Moodle?
Moodle uses a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, with many icons that are very similar to text formatting icons in Microsoft Word. Download detailed instructions.
How do I give titles to the main sections of my course?
Click the edit icon (a pencil) located at the top of each section of the course. Download detailed instructions
Select "Link to a file or web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each section of the course and enter the link to the website. Download detailed instructions
How do I add a discussion forum?
Select "Forum" under the "Add an activity" drop box located in each section of the course. Download detailed instructions
How do I add resources (Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio files, etc.)?
Select "Link to a file or a web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each section of the course and upload the file. Download detailed instructions
How do I use the blocks feature to supplement my course Moodle?
Turn editing on and select a block from the "Add" drop box located in the Blocks section on the right-hand side of the course. Download detailed instructions
How do I give students access to my course Moodle?
Send an email to students in your course with the web address of your course Moodle and the enrollment key for them to self-enroll. Download detailed instructions
How do I change the enrolment key for my course Moodle?
You can change the enrolment key in Administration --> Settings --> Availability --> Enrolment key. Download detailed instructions
Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle?
There are great resources housed at Carleton College, University of Minnesota and Humbolt College (click "Log in as a guest").