What is Moodle?
Moodle is the primary learning technology platform at TRU. It is a robust, flexible learning management system (LMS) which is used by more than 60% of the universities in the world.
it is one of the main ways that you have to communicate with your instructors and colleagues and participate in your courses.
As most courses at TRU are being delivered through alternate and remote means of delivery, it is likely that you will be required to use Moodle for some or all of your courses this academic year.
Commonly-used features of Moodle include communication tools such as messages, discussion forums, and chat. Your instructor will also likely use Moodle to share course materials such as notes, presentations, videos, and links to other content. Your instructor may also require you to attend online lectures through BigBlueButton which is a web conferencing environment which exists both inside Moodle and outside of it as well. You will also likely be asked to complete quizzes, assignments, and other types of graded and ungraded learning activities.
Every instructor will use Moodle differently. For that reason it is important to check Moodle regularly, even if you do not receive notifications or messages.
This resource— Learning in Alternate Modes— is meant to answer some of the frequently asked questions about Moodle and other technologies being used in alternate modes of delivery. If you have questions about how Moodle is being used in a given course, your first contact should be with your instructor. If you continue to experience challenges, please reach out to Student Help. We are always glad to hear from you!
See Getting Started with Moodle for more information.
The landing page
After signing in to Moodle you will arrive on the landing page. This page has a number of features which can help you engage with your courses and communicate with your instructors and fellow students.
The video below provides a brief overview of some of the features of the Moodle landing page.
Updating your profile in Moodle
Go to the top right of your screen in Moodle. Click the arrow beside your name and select Profile.
You will be able to change how your name appears in Moodle, your email address, as well as location information, You can also add a description to share with others. This could include audio, images, or video content. You may also want to upload a photo. You can also add as further contact details in the Optional fields. When you are done, click Update profile to save your changes.
This TRU document provides more information on how to update your profile.
To update your preferences, click on your name in the upper right and select “Preferences”.
You will then be able to change a number of elements within Moodle including:
- Preferred language
- Message Peferences
- Notification Preferences
This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to update your preferences.