Moodle Teacher Guide
Getting Started with Moodle
The basic Moodle screen elements that are important to understand are:
(built as a breadcrumbs trail) The Navigation bar displays hyperlinksshowing where a user is in relation to the course or the Moodle homepage. Thebreadcrumb trail mechanism allows a user to easily return to a previous screen byclicking the corresponding link. Clicking on “Moodle” in the breadcrumb trail will alwaysbring you back to your moodle homepage – the page that you are presented with onceyou log into Moodle.
Turn editing on/OFF button
(seen by course designers only)
Clicking on the “Turnediting on” button enables lecturers to edit their module in Moodle.
area The central area of the screen will act as a placeholder for thecontent of a module.
are the boxes located on the left and right hand side of the screen.Blocks provide a variety of information for the students during the module.
b. How do I add handouts created using Microsoft Word to Moodle sothat my students can easily Print / Save documents?
Although it's easy to generate content directly in Moodle, you can also upload any typeof electronic file you like.1.First, create your handout in Microsoft Word and save the file (for example, save thefile in your My Documents area on your own computer).2.Next, when logged into Moodle and in the relevant module, ensure that editing isturned on by clicking on the “Turn editing on” button located on the top right of thescreen.3.Select the section that you would like to add the file to (for this exercise, I am goingto work with section . Select “Link to a file or web site” from the “Add a resource…”drop down menu.4.Enter an appropriate name for the handout in the Name field.Enter an appropriate summary in the summary area. Next, click on “Choose or upload afile”.Select
“Link to a file orwebsite
drop down menu
ENTER AN APPROPRIATE NAMEENTER AN APPROPRIATEDESCRIPTIONCHOOSE FILE TO UPLOAD