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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This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onwards  

Notifying lecturers about your absence

This is more of an admin activity allowing you to communicate your absence from lectures, seminars, clinical skills, computing sessions etc. in a quick and easy way.

  1. Go to your module in Moodle and open the Absence Form
  2. State the session you're missing, for example, 12/10/2020
  3. State the reason for your absence e.g. Doctor's appointment
  4. Add any additional notes to accompany your reason for absence e.g. What you are planning to do to catch-up
  5. Click 'Save changes'

Absence form

Tip:  You can view previously submitted reasons for absence within the same screen by clicking on the 'Show submitted reasons' link below the 'Save changes' button. See example below.

Previous absences


Queries, comments or questions?

Please contact your local elearning support team.

Phone: (0115 95) 16677
or contact via the Self Service Portal

Phone: (0574) 8818 0000 (ext. 8915)

or email:

Phone: (03) 8924 81 99
or email:


If you have any comments on how you think this help can be improved then please email

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