How do I navigate around my course site?

Information about navigating around the course site.

How do I navigate around my course site?

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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.
One 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 "Administration" (left side) there are links where you can control various things. Some of the most important are
Grades, where you control the course grade book
Settings, where you control the look of the course, start and stop dates, using topics or weeks, allowing guest access, etc.
Assign roles, where you can allow others to access the course.
Files, where you manage materials you have posted.

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

A link showing all of the participants in the course usually appears near the upper left of the page.

A drop-down menu at the upper right allows you to see your course as others see it.

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:
This shows that right now you are
In the "Permanent" Moodle site.
In that site you are in the course called "Tech4Profs."
In that course you are in one of the Wikis.
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.