How do I navigate around my course site?

Information about navigating around the course site.

How do I navigate around my course site?

In the Moodle program you can click on links and/or you can use the "Back" button on your browser to move from place to place.
When you first log into the Course Materials site (Moodle), you will need to click on the title of your course to get into the course site.
Once you are in your course site, on the main page there are a number of links that you can see that students cannot see.

Under "Settings" --> "Course Administration" (left side) if you click on the arrow so that it is pointing down there are links where you can control various things. Some of the most important are
Grades, where you control the course grade book
Edit settings, where you control the look of the course, start and stop dates, using topics or weeks, allowing guest access, etc.
Users, where you can allow others to access the course and assign students into groups if you wish.

When you want to make changes to your course page, you will want to "Turn editing on" (upper right or a link under "Course Administration").

A link showing all of the participants in the course usually appears near the upper left of the page. Also, in the Navigate block on the left your course is usually listed and there is usually a link to the Participants in your course where you and your students will be listed. Clicking on a student's name will give you information about that student. If you selct a more detailed view on the Participant page you can get even more information about a student, including when and to what extent the student has accessed various resources and activities.

The second utility in "Settings" is "Switch role to." If you click on the arrow besie "Switch role to" and click on the "Student" link, it allows you to see your course exactly as students see it. To return to you normal role, click on the "Return to my normal role" link at the top right of the page.

Sometimes you may want to jump back to a main page or you may become confused about where you are. On most pages near the top there are "breadcrumbs" indicating your current location. On this page the "breadcrumbs" at the top look like this:

Navigate breadcrumbs
This shows that right now you are

In the "Permanent" Moodle site (home).
In that site you are in the course called "Tech4Profs."
In that course you are in one of the Wikis in th eTopic1 area..
In the Wiki area, you are in the Wiki called "How do I navigate around my course site."

If you want to go back to the main page for the course, you can click on the "Tech4Profs" link in the breadcrumb.

In the Online Course Materials sites (Moodle sites) for various terms, there will be a link at the top left that will allow you to access sites from "Prior Terms." At times there may also be a link that allows you to access a future term. The link on the MyEckerd page always takes you to the site for the current term.