Moodle Help & Support (Student)

This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of this page. As a first step to finding the information you are looking for why not check out our FAQ - Your questions answered or try the SEARCH box below.

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Introduction to Moodle

Moodle.Nottingham is the University’s online learning environment. Here you will find resources to support your learning such as files, handouts, videos and audio, web links and Announcements. You can take part in activities such as forums, submit assignments or collaborate online. The resources and activities available are chosen by your lecturers and vary from module to module.

Log into Moodle using your usual University username and password.

Navigating around Moodle

The first page is the Dashboard. Your Module overview is split between the Current Modules tab for 17-18 and ongoing modules, and Archived Modules tab for earlier modules. We recommend using this page for accessing your modules: it’s easy to return to this page via the “house” icon (top left).  You can use Customise this page to drag and drop your modules into the order you prefer. 

TOP TIP!  We recommend using the Dashboard page for accessing your modules: it’s easy to return to (use any of the Dashboard links, see screenshot below).

Don’t worry if only core modules appear – optional modules will appear after you have completed the module entry form, handed it in, and it has been processed.  Once you have made your module choices and they have been added to your record, they will appear in your Moodle list on the next working day.

Some modules allow you to self-enrol – so you can look before you decide. You may not see all of the modules you expect to see immediately – please do not panic.  Lecturers will make modules visible to you when they have finished preparing the module. Check with friends on the same course.

Library Search, Studying Effectively resources, HELP, Accessibility controls and Timetable are linked from the top navigation bar.


The module page


Read emails!

Each module has its own online space.  All resources and activities for your module are linked from the centre column. Assignments may be submitted online via Turnitin or Moodle Assignment.  The left and right columns contain blocks, which display other useful information such as links to School news and events. (The exact number and combination of blocks varies by module.) Another example is the Upcoming events block which links to the calendar. The calendar/Upcoming events on your Dashboard shows events for all modules: you can add your own events to your calendar, export calendar information and subscribe (and synchronise with other devices) via iCAL.


Read emails!

 Moodle sends out emails to your University address only.  Depending on your personal profile settings, mails from Moodle may arrive individually or as a once-a-day Digest. The Digest is called “Moodle.Nottingham Forum Digest”. If you prefer, you can change your profile settings to receive separate emails or Digests (see the Help website for how to do this).

TOP TIP: Please check your email regularly: It is important you do read these emails as they can contain important information about your module, which may not be sent elsewhere. (Check your Clutter, Other, Spam and Junk folders!)

Announcements can also be read in the Latest News block in your module.

Where to get more information

  • Student Moodle Help (this website)                               Check the FAQ!
  • You can request support via the Help Desk if you have any issues: See contact details at the bottom of this page
  • For queries on the content of your Moodle modules, please check with your module convenor.