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Getting Started

Before you begin using Moodle, see your school site’s Course Creator in order to have a course made for your use. Provide your Course Creator with a Course Title and a list of any additional teachers who may manage this course (if desired).

To access the Grandview Moodle site, go to — For additional help contact B—, A—, J—, E—, or L— [link and names removed as this is a template].

The Front PageNew_document_1-g4192-744

  1. Moodle’s front page features a more noticeable login box in addition to the “Login” link in the top right-hand corner. You will login with your Grandview username and password. You will be prompted to fill out a profile upon your first login.
  2. Site-wide links will appear in the top left corner on every page in Moodle.
  3. You can scroll and browse for courses in the course categories in the top center of the page.
  4. After you login, any courses to which you are assigned as a teacher or a participant will be displayed under the course categories. It is labeled My Courses.

The Dock

Users can now move blocks from the Moodle page to a dock, which resides on the left-hand side of the screen of every page. This is helpful for gaining more screen space for content as well as makes certain menus available while on any page.

Notice how the left-hand blocks are so long that the user would have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the Settings of the course. When users are students in or teachers of many courses, their navigation bar is quite long. Using the Dock will help with this.

To move a block to the Dock, simply click on the small box in the top right-hand corner of the block.

Once the block has been docked, users will see the name of the block in a tab on the left-hand side of the webpage (1). Clicking on this tab will bring up the exact menu items which were in the block. This tab will now be available on every page visited (color and look of the tab is determined by the theme of the course). It will stay there until the block is removed from the Dock.New_document_2-g4835-163

To restore a docked block, simply hover on the name of the docked tab you wish to undock. Then click on the undock icon (2).

NOTE: If a user docks a block, the user must remember where it is when needed. For example, if the Settings block is docked, the user must remember to go to the Dock to modify the course settings.

Next: Grandview R-II’s Moodle Quick Reference Guide — Working With Your Course

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