Student Moodle Guide
Navigating Your Class
There are a few simple tools in your course that will help you find your way around. Take a moment to closely look at the layout of the page. The main navigation area is along the top of the page, and includes "breadcrumbs" and a navigation bar. These areas are outlined below.
Main Navigation Area
At the top of the screen you will see the navigation area. It will show the name of the course, "breadcrumbs", and the navigation bar. These tools, which are described below, will help you move around the site. (Note: You will not see the Navigation bar until you have clicked on a link to some resource or activity in your course.)
"Breadcrumbs" are used just like in the old fairy tales; they will help you find your way back to where you were. In this example, the text on the far right, "Quiz Results Block" is the page that you are currently on. "Resources", on the immediate left, is the a table of contents for all Resources, "STDV SP" is the course Home Page. Breadcrumbs help you to find your way back home and to other parts of the course, but only to parts of the course that are above your current location.
Once you are inside your course, beyond the course home page, you will see the navigation bar, in the top right-hand corner of the screen. The navigation bar will allow you to go to any location in your course by clicking the drop down arrow. Doing this will display the drop down menu (see #4 below).
The Jump to Drop Down Menu
When you would like to quickly jump to a page or resource, use the "Jump to..." drop-down menu. An example is shown above. Just click on the down arrow on the Navigation Bar, then click on the page you would like to jump to.
Links on the Course Homepage
The content for your course will be listed down the center of the course homepage, and will show a series of links to different activities that your instructor has provided. As shown above, you can click on a link to jump directly to that activity.
Links from Blocks
On the course homepage you'll notice a series of "blocks" along the right and left side of the screen. Within these blocks, you'll have links to information within your course. Click on the link to quickly jump to that section. Three examples of blocks are shown below: (Note: the blocks that are displayed in individual courses may vary.)
The People Block allows you to view your classmates ("Participants"), and any group you might belong to.
The Activities Block will showcase the variety of information provided in your course. For example, if you would like to view all the Assignments in this course, simply click on the "Assignments" link. It will take you to a table of contents listing all the assignments in the course.
From the Administration Block you can check your grades or edit your personal profile.