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Moodle

Moodle

MacMurray College uses Moodle (an open source online classroom) to manage its online and blended classes. Moodle is available on or off campus and allows students and professors to work together in a learning environment at their leisure.

Logging In

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 bit 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.

For example, John Doe, with ID# 0123456 would have a username of john.doe and a password of 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.

Updating Your Information

You can access your profile anytime after logging in by clicking "View profile" under the My profile menu in the Navigation block, located by default on the right hand side of the page.

Your profile can also be accessed by clicking your name in the blue menu bar along the top of every page.

On your profile page, you can edit any aspect of your profile as well as change your password. It is highly recommended that you change your password to something more familiar or easy to remember for you.

Course Enrollment

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 or My courses in the Navigation block, located by default on the right hand side of the page.

If you are not enrolled in any courses, you may enroll yourself by finding your course in the list of currently available courses on the home page. Note that some courses require enrollment keys which you must get from your professor.

Additional Help

The Moodle Help page contains detailed documents meant to be used as tutorials to help ease users into Moodle.

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.