Moodle overview for staff

What is Moodle?

Moodle is our virtual learning environment, which is where students should be able to find their course materials, communicate and partake in activities. 

Moodle pages can have activities such as forums, blogs, checklists, choice/votes, glossary, questionnaires and quizzes.  You can also set up a Moodle scheduler to simplify booking tutorials and add a Turnitin link to Moodle  where students must submit their assignments. You can also embed a Bristol Online Survey to allow students to fill in Module Evaluation Feedback online.

Pages can also have resources such as text, images, files, folders, links to websites, videos, galleries and reading lists.

How do I access my page?

Any pages you are enrolled on can be found in your my pages area in Moodle (more information on My Pages)

New Moodle pages are created for each module occurrence each year, each page will have one person automatically enrolled, this is the module co-ordinator.  

Please make sure that the Modular Office know of any changes to module co-ordinators. Those who are recorded as module co-ordinators will automatically get access to the Moodle page and the MAF Online spreadsheet.

Module co-ordinators are responsible for adding additional teaching staff to Moodle pages and additional markers on MAF. (More information on Enrolling a colleague to a Moodle page and adding someone to MAF Online).

If you need access to a page but are not the module co-ordinator, please contact your module co-ordinator to add you. If you are unsure who that is, contact tel@chi.ac.uk and we can let you know. If you are unable to contact your module co-ordinator, some departmental administrators are able to add tutors to modules.

To update your module co-ordinators, please email the details to modular@chi.ac.uk

How do students get access to the page?

Students are enrolled on the pages according to what they register for through registry.  If students do not have access to a page they are expecting, then contact modular@chi.ac.uk to check their registration, students should not be manually added to course pages.

If there are several groups for a module with different pages, (eg A, B etc)  and the department wants students in certain groups, then the department needs to advise modular who should be added to which group occurrence

How do I know which page to use?

You may find you have several occurrences for each module. For example, you may have a page for each semester and then there may be pages for different cohorts if you have more than one group. You can see which page is appropriate from the full code in Moodle. 

For example:

BML305_S1_A_18

BML305 = module code

S1 = Semester 1 (may also see S2 or AY to depict Semester 2 or All Year)

= Instance (may also see B, C, D, E etc if a module is running for more than one group or if the page is for an academic partner you may see IOW, FH, CR and many more to denote the institution)

18 = Academic year (may also see 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 for previous years)

If you have multiple Moodle pages for a module, and would prefer a single page we can merge the pages to create one overall page.  If you have occurrences you are not using we are also able to hide the unused pages. If you do not see an occurrence you expect to see, let us know and we can check if it is hidden.

Contact tel@chi.ac.uk for more advice on this or to request merging or hiding occurrences of modules.

Introduction to Moodle online course

If you are new to Moodle or need a refresher, please see our Introduction to Moodle online course

This introductory course has been designed to supply you with all the basic information required to start using Moodle to enhance your teaching, apply blended learning strategies, and to allow students an accessible environment to accompany their chosen modules.

It consists of 9 topics with a video for each, total video time for all nine topics is 22m 06s.

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