Help and Support (Staff)

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 one-page sheet. Please browse or use the SEARCH box below.

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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward

How to:  navigate around a module page

Navigation trail

  • Wherever you are in your Moodle module you can always get back to the front page by clicking the module name (third one along) at the top of the screen in the navigation trail.
  • You can also get back to your Dashboard where all your modules are listed, by clicking on Dashboard at the beginning of the trail or at the top of the Hamburger Menu or on the University logo at the top left of the screen.

Hamburger Menu

When on the front page of a module, this menu allows you to jump to a particular section within your module to aid navigation, reduce scrolling and to quickly access relevant resources.

  • To navigate to a section click the title of the section in the list.

You can also move between activities/resources using the Next and Previous links as the bottom of all displayed pages

You can also use the  'Jump to...' drop down box at the bottom of the screen to navigate to other parts of the course.

Expand central column

There is a full screen toggle button that allows you to temporarily hide the side columns (blocks) and make the central column fill the screen.  This is especially useful when viewing embedded videos and SCORM packages.


Notes on usage:  

  • If the window is scrolled more than 205 pixels a ‘floating’ full screen toggle appears in the top right of the screen.  It disappears if you scroll back up.
  • If mobile mode (or responsive mode) is triggered (screen width 768px or less)
    • The full screen toggle button(s) disappear as they no longer serve any purpose.
    • If you were in full screen mode (with no side block) the side block will now be below the content area (as usual for mobile mode).
  • If JavaScript is off there is no full screen toggle button
  • If Full screen mode has been triggered it persists until the user clicks the toggle button again.
  • The icon changes with arrows point out / in on each toggle
  • The toggle button does not appear on the login page
  • The side block disappears completely if full screen mode is triggered.  It can be retrieved by toggling back to normal screen mode
  • Ctrl + Alt + b is an alternative way to toggle screen mode
  • Once triggered there is no fixed width, i.e. if you stretch the window across two monitors you will be able utilise the full content area
  • It should work on Chrome, Firefox and IE9+