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General User Guides - Getting Started with Moodle

Using Moodle - Staff

Moodle Staff Guide produced by the Learning Technology Group. Paper copies will be circulated to departments.

Includes information about many of Moodle's interactive features.

Using Moodle - Students

Moodle Student Guide produced by the Learning Technology Group.


Beginners Guide for teachers

This is a comprehensive beginners guide for teachers who need to add resources to Moodle. It explains Moodles screens and how to add and edit content.

Updated 24/8/12 for v2.3

Quick Start Guide to tidying up your Moodle

This Quick Start guide explains how to tidy up of your Moodle by renaming files and folders and deleting unwanted materials. This guide assumes you have a basic understanding of how Moodle works.

Teacher Checklist for Course Repository Moodles

Checklist to help ensure that your Moodle will be easy for students to use.



Quick Guide to Alerts

This guide explains the different types of alerts.

Training Guide

Phil Tubman's Training guide, used on the Introduction to Moodle courses run by Learning Technology.



Other Guides

How to Login, Navigate and Edit your profile

These guides are written from a student's perspective, but are an excellent introduction by Steve Wright in FHM:

Student Enrolment for courses not held in LUSI

Only use this guide if your course is not in LUSI. Undergraduate and postgraduate modules held in LUSI will register students on the correct Moodle automatically in September.

Use this guide if you want to give access to external students who may or may not have university network accounts.

Download Self Enrolment guide.

Using Multimedia in moodle

A guide to different ways of incorporating multimedia into a moodle course

Acrobat PDF

Word Version

Grademark for External Examiners

A guide for external examiners to accessing marks via turnitin / grademark.

Acrobat PDF

Word Doc


Guides to Using Moodle Activities

Lancaster VLE - OU Wiki Guide

OU Wiki Student Guide (PDF)

OU WIki Teacher Guide (PDF)

OU WIki Guide Editable Word Doc

Lancaster Answers

Several resources are available in LancasterAnswers




Guides to other useful software

Resizing images using Paint.NET

Short guide on how to resize images before loading to Moodle.

Legacy: Adobe Connect for Webcasting and Recording GuideConnect Guides

Users Guide (PDF)

Editable Word Doc

Web Browsers

Some of Moodle's time-saving features won't work with Internet Explorer 9. If you wish to take advantage of them, you can use Firefox or Chrome instead.

Follow these instructions to download Firefox onto your office PC and to set Moodle as a favourite.


Please note Copy and paste only works in Moodle/Firefox if you use the control key - Control C and Control V. (Right click > copy and Right click > paste doesn't work).

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