Supporting your students
How to support your students
For some students Moodle might be a completely new way of accessing their learning units and content, especially for a first year undergraduate. It is recommended that you provide students with resources or links to support their use of Moodle.
Structure your Moodle unit in an easy to navigate way
Spend the time to set up your Moodle unit and create a user-friendly navigation and learning pathway for students to easily access the course materials and know what is expected of them. This helps reduce the cognitive load and scaffolds their learning. Visit Structuring Moodle for some helpful strategies.
Tell students how to navigate the Moodle unit
Provide students with documentation or a video on how to navigate the Moodle unit and where to find key information. Let students know where they should go in Moodle to get announcements or where they can access all their assessment resources. As an alternative, you can take the first class to walk through the Moodle unit and answer any questions.
Provide students with resources on using Moodle
The library developed some helpful resources for students on getting started with Moodle. This guide, listed below, helps students familiarize themselves with the platform. You can share these in Moodle or send an email to students prior to the beginning of classes so that they can familiarize themselves with the platform.
What resources and services are available to students
Here are some resources that you can share with your students in your Moodle Welcome/Overview page.
This Library guide provides an overview on how to use Moodle, how to login, navigate, see assignment, view assignment feedback and grades, quizzes, forums and how to use the text editor.
This Library guide provides students with an overview on how to access their grade and feedback.
This Student Support guide provides Monash students with information about studying online. They have resources on study support, specialist support, learning technologies, enrolments, units and timetables, resources to study successfully online. This is a great resource to share with new students.