Quick start

How to log in to Moodle

  1. Log in to my.monash using your AuthCate name and password
  2. Access Moodle by clicking on the Moodle block

  3. When you first login you will see the copyright warning box. To see the Data retention summary click the link in the bottom left hand corner of the box. To dismiss click the (X) in the top right corner of the box.
  4. You will now be in the Moodle dashboard

Note: You can also access Moodle via this link: https://lms.monash.edu/my/

Moodle Dashboard (home page)

The Dashboard page is the first thing you’ll see when you enter Moodle. It displays links to all your Moodle units, as well as options for  customisation. You can return to the Dashboard at any time by clicking on the Dashboard link in the User Menu or in the Nav Drawer.

The Moodle dashboard provides an overview of units in which you are a participant, as a student, an academic or other. On the dashboard each unit is displayed with the name of the unit, an image or a randomly chosen abstract image if none has been added and a progress completion tracking bar if completion tracking has been enabled for that unit. Clicking on the unit tile will take you to the unit.

Navigate by clicking on the different icons to learn more about the Moodle dashboard.

Moodle unit workspace

A Moodle unit is the space where you can add learning materials and create a collaborative learning environment for your students. Units are created by your faculty administrators. As a lecturer, you have the capability to organise the content according to your own needs. Some actions, such as copying, adding, moving, restoring or deleting a unit should be requested of your faculty administrator.

All Moodle units have a standard workspace format that allows you to access different features that will allow you to add and arrange content, design activities and assess participation in your units. For examples of how best to structure your unit, see Structuring Moodle.

Click on each of the icons to learn more about the Moodle unit workspace.


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