Tips for navigating around Moodle

  • Find Course categories (NU360 example)
  • • Click on NU 360 Nursing Care of Communities.
    • Click on Enroll in this course.
    • You are now enrolled in this course.
    • Enter the Course by clicking on the course name.

  • The center of the screen is the Topic Outline Section.

• Here is where your course syllabus, assignments and other information will be located.
• Moodle courses are set up either a weekly or Module format.

  • Discussion Forums

• Each course may use Discussion Forums.
• You can find them in two places:
-->Topic Outline Section or
-->On the left side of the page under Activities.
• To enter a Forum click on Learning Forums.
• The course instructor will post an initial Discussion Question you will need to answer.
• To Post to the Forum:
-->Click Add a new discussion topic.
-->Enter a Subject for your post.
-->Type in your Post. You can copy and paste from a Word program.
-->Click Post to Forum.
-->This is also how you will post replies and comments to other student’s postings.

  • On the left side of the screen are three blocks: People, Activities, Administration, and My Courses.
  • People is where you can see who your classmates are and email your instructor.
  • Activities contains Assignments and Resources that are listed for your course.
  • Assignments are where you upload your Completed Assignments.

• To turn in an Assignment click on the Assignment Name in the Assignment block.
• The available due dates will be listed for that assignment.
• Upload your Assignment from your computer. You will need to Browse for that saved file.

  • Administration block contains your Grades and Profile.

• Grades will show your course points for all grades items as listed in the syllabus.
• Profile is where you can upload a photo and write a description about yourself as an SVC student.

  • My Courses is where all your enrolled Moodle courses are located.
  • IT and Instructor support:

SVC IT is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. at 802-447-6344 or it@svc.edu. IT does monitor the e-mails after hours. The course instructor will respond to online questions, e-mails, or phone calls within 24-48 hours.

  • Netiquette:

Students are expected to respond to online discussions in a professional manner as they would in constructive face-to-face discussions.