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Moodle is the official Learning Management System for Federation University Australia. It is the primary means for communicating course materials and announcements to students. Moodle access to your courses is usually available from orientation week.
Logging on to Moodle
1. From the Students menu at the top of the Federation University website, select Moodle from the Login options.
- Enter your Student Username and Password in the fields provided.
- Click LOG IN. You will see the course(s) you are enrolled in the under the ‘My Classes’ drop-down list.
Note: The online courses that appear in the My Classes drop-down is dependent on what courses you are enrolled in, and whether the lecturer in charge of those courses has made them available. Always contact your lecturer first.
If you have managed to log in to Moodle but are having difficulties completing the task you are attempting, you can gain support through here.
Your profile in Moodle contains a default image which will appear with every forum post that you make. It is preferable that you edit this profile to include a photo of yourself – it will you make connections with others in course forums.
Read how to edit your profile.
Note: If you are currently identified as a FedUni Staff member with FedUni staff account, you cannot change your student email address in Moodle to be your FedUni staff email address. The reason for this is that as a staff member you already have a staff account in Moodle that uses this address. Moodle will not allow two different accounts to use the same email address. This is why we advise that you forward your student email to your staff account in webmail if you want to use your staff email account as your primary contact.
You will need to enter something in the mandatory fields to be able to save your changes. Mandatory fields are shown with a red asterisk next to them, such as City/ town, Select a country and Description.
Tip: in the Description field you can just enter a full stop if you don’t want to add a description of yourself. The field just requires some data.
The handy Dashboard feature enables you to create a customised view of the courses you are currently studying. Read about using the dashboard.
‘Drag and drop’ refers to moving a copy of a file from one location to another with the mouse. To do this, have both files visible on your screen. It often helps to keep the destination open at full screen but to ‘restore down’ the source (that is the square icon between the ‘-‘ to minimise and the ‘x’ to close). You may need to resize and position the source so that both the file location and destination can be accessed.
Next place the mouse pointer over the file and hold down the left mouse button – don’t just click, hold the button down to ‘keep hold of’ the file. Then whilst holding down the button, move the mouse pointer to the destination. When you release the button at the destination the file will be released. You will usually get some form of acknowledgement that the file has been received in the new location.
FedUni has enabled the Moodle Mobile app, which has a great range of features for students. However it does not support all the functions you need to complete your studies, so should only be used as an aide.
- Keep up with and contribute to forum discussions in your course
- Message other users
- Receive alerts and reminders of important events in your course
- Take some key learning content offline (where supported and necessary)
Only download content when connected to FedUni or other free WiFi otherwise you may incur costly data charges.
We do not recommend or support the following uses of the app:
- Submitting assignments
- Downloading video or other large files
Tap on the orange Moodle icon titled ‘Moodle Mobile’. Then Tap the Install button to begin the installation of the app on your device.
Tap the Get button to the right of the orange Moodle icon titled ‘Moodle Mobile’ to begin the installation of the app on your device.
When you first open the Moodle app you will be asked to enter some configuration details.
1. Enter the URL ‘moodle.federation.edu.au’ and tap the Connect! Button.
You will now be taken to the landing page for Moodle Mobile. To view the app menu click the menu icon in the top left-hand corner.
Mobile Data yes or no?
You need to decide whether you’ll allow the Moodle Mobile app to use your mobile data allowance. It’s a good idea to disable mobile data if you’re worried about incurring large data costs. The app will work fine if you’re connected to a wifi network such as the free FedUni WiFi.
There are a number of notifications you can receive via the mobile app.
1. To configure the notifications tap App Settings in the main app menu.
2. In the next window tap Notification preferences
3. From here you will be able to set the App notifications.
You can also configure the notifications on your computer.
1. Once logged into Moodle click on your name in the top right corner of the screen, hover over Preferences and then click User.
Navigating the App
When you open the app you will see the landing page. We have provided you with some study links at the bottom of the page.
Access your classes
1. To access your courses click on the Menu Icon in the top left of the screen.
2. The first option in the menu is the My Courses. Clicking this will display a list of all of the courses you are enrolled in.
3. Click on a Course title to be taken to the course page.
When you enter a course in the app you will be shown topic 0. To navigate the course, use the menu to the left of the screen. This menu displays the topics in the course, the same as the Navigation block in Moodle on your computer.
From the main menu, tap Notifications.
All notifications will be provided in a chronological list. Tapping view on a notification will take you to that item.
The app allows you to utilise the IM feature in Moodle.
From the Main menu, tap Messages.
All messages would be listed in chronological order. Tapping on a person’s name in the list will display the conversation.
In the chat window you can reply to a message by tapping New Message and then to send the message tapping Send.
To start a new conversation with someone tap the Contacts button.
In the Search box type the name of the person you would like to chat with.
Tap their name to open the chat window.
You have the option in the app to download resources for future viewing. If you know you will be using the app away from a WiFi network, it is advisable that you download the resources while connected to WiFi. Items that can be downloaded will have a cloud icon next to them.
For example you may want to download a Moodle book so you can read it on the go.
1. Navigate to the course and topic that contains the item you’d like to download.
2. Tap the cloud icon to the right-hand side of the item
3. Once the download has completed the cloud icon will disappear. This item will now be available when you are offline.
Supported Moodle Activities
A small number of Moodle activities are not supported in the Moodle app. If you attempt to use one of these, the app will push you to your device’s browser where you will be able to use the activity. This may not be the best experience and we suggest you use the desktop browser on your computer for the non-supported activities.
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