CU: Moodle Resources (Students)

Before you start…

Cedarville has moved to Moodle as its primary Learning Management System (LMS). This help page provides some basic information on how to get started in Moodle for students. If you have any further questions about how to use Moodle, please call information technology (937-766-7905).

Log in

  1. Open an Internet browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome).
  2. Type “moodle.cedarville.edu” into the navigation bar (or go to the Student Homepage, click the "Resources" tab on the right-hand side of the page, then click "Moodle Courses").
  3. Click [Login].
  4. Enter your CedarNet username and password.
  5. Click [Login].

Edit your profile

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Hover your mouse over “My profile.”
  3. Click “View Profile.”
  4. Click “Edit profile.”
  5. Make any changes you would like. Click “Update profile.”

Note:

There are a number of changes you can make to your profile. Profile settings are organized into five sections: General, User picture, Interests, and Optional. The only required fields are “City/Town” and “Select a country.” All other fields are optional and can be changed based on personal preference.

View class assignments

How the class assignments display changes depending on how the professor has laid out the course. The assignments should display on the course homepage week-by-week if the professor designed the course based on a weekly schedule. If you would like to view assignments by type, click the activity category under “Activities” located on the right side of the course. For example, if you want to view course quizzes, click on the “Quizzes” category.

Submit assignments

Assignment submissions can take two primary forms: either entering an answer to a question directly on the page or uploading a file to be graded. The course instructor will determine what kind of submission each assignment will take.

Direct submissions

  1. Click on the assignment to open it.
  2. Below the assignment details should be a Submission box. Enter your answer to the question or problem in the Submission box.
  3. Click [Save changes].
  4. To edit your submission, click [Edit my submission] in the assignment page.

Uploading a file

  1. Click on the assignment to open it.
  2. Click on the [Upload files] button below the assignment description. This takes you to a new screen.
  3. If you want to create a folder in Moodle to place all your documents in, press [Create folder] then name your folder and press [OK]. Then click on the folder name to upload files into that folder.
  4. Click [Add…] to choose which files to upload from your computer. The File picker window will appear.
  5. To upload a file from your computer, click “Upload a file” on the left column in the File picker window.
  6. Click [Choose File].
  7. Navigate to the file you want to upload, select it, and click [Open]. You can only choose one document or file to upload at a time.
  8. Click [Upload this file] in the File picker window. After your document has been uploaded, the File picker window will close, and your document will appear in the Moodle submissions page.
  9. Click [Save changes]. You have now completed a submission draft, and you can still edit your submission.
  10. To send your assignment in for grading, click [Send for marking]. You will not be able to edit your submission once you have sent it for marking.

Take assessments (quizzes & tests)

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Open the course you would like to view from the “My courses” list.
  3. Assignments will display under the “Activities” label located on the right side of the course.
  4. Click the type of activity you would like to view > Click on the specific assignment. For example, if you wanted to take a quiz, open the “Quizzes” activity list. Then, choose the quiz you would like to take from the Quizzes list.

View your grades

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Open the course you would like to view from the “My courses” list.
  3. Click “Grades” located on the right side of the screen under the “Settings” menu.

The user grade report will open by default. This report lists the course name, each assignment, your grade for each assignment, and a total grade for the entire course.

You can also view an overview report that lists your overall grade for every class that you are enrolled in. To view this report, choose "Overview report" from the dropdown menu.

Post on a class forum (discussion)

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Open the course you would like to view from the “My courses” list.
  3. Open the forum (discussion board) you would like post on.
  4. Click “Add a new discussion board.”
  5. Type in a subject and message for your post. The “Subject” is the title that will display to others who visit the forum. The “Message” is the body text of the post itself.
  6. Click “Post to forum.”

Note:

There are numerous formatting options you can apply to your post (such as font type, hyperlinks, alignment, etc.). You can also subscribe to responses made by others on a discussion you post (Subscription) or attach a file to your post (Attachment > “Add…”).

Edit a Moodle wiki

A wiki is a user-generated online resource that is updated by other users to form a database of information on a given topic. To add a page to a Moodle class wiki, complete the following steps.

  1. Log in to Moodle.
  2. Open the course you would like to view from the “My courses” list.
  3. Open the wiki you would like to edit.
  4. Type a title for your page > Choose the format you would like to use > Click “Create page.”
  5. Type your content into the text box labeled “Editing this page ‘[Your Page Name].’”
  6. Type tags (keywords that identify your page) into the “Other tags” text box.
  7. Click “Save.”

To edit a wiki that already exists, open the wiki and click “Edit” underneath the wiki content.  

Note:

There are three different formats you can use when creating a wiki: HTML, Creole, and NWiki. All three of these are common markup languages. NWiki and Creole provide a straight-forward editing bar that lets you easily create a wiki structure to organize content. HTML requires the use of HTML to format the content. It is recommended that you use NWiki or Creole.


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