Getting Started with Moodle
Welcome to Moodle! MacMurray College uses Moodle (an open source online classroom) to manage its online and blended classes. After you are accepted to MacMurray College, a MacMurray Gmail account will be created for you as well as a Moodle account. All Moodle-related information will be handled through your MacMurray Gmail account, so be sure to check it often.
In order to use Moodle, navigate to http://moodle.mac.edu and you should see a screen with a log in box like the one below:
The following applies to first-time users. Returning students' account information has not changed. Your username is the first half of your email address (the characters before the @ symbol). This is typically your first name and last name separated by a period. Your password is your first initial (uppercase) and last initial (lowercase), followed by an underscore (_), followed by the last 4 digits of your student ID number. (EX: John Doe, ID#0123456 = john.doe, Jd_3456)
If you are unable to sign in, you may use the "Forgotten your username or password?" link underneath the log in fields or email the Moodle admins for assistance in accessing your account.
Once you are signed in, you should be automatically enrolled in any courses you are taking. You can see your current courses by clicking My home in the menu on the right side of the index page. If you are not enrolled in any courses, you may enroll yourself by finding your course in the list of currently available courses. Note that some courses require enrollment keys which you must get from your professor.
For questions concerning Moodle (accessing your account, Moodle functions, etc.), contact the Moodle admins at 217-479-7032 or via email.
For questions concerning course-related information on Moodle (assignments, due dates, etc.), contact your professor.