Navigating around Moodle
If you have accessed Moodle through the direct link moodle.une.edu.au you will be taken directly to your My home page. The My home page contains a list of all the sites that you have access to. Go to a site by clicking on the unit name. If you have accessed Moodle through the myUnits page in myUNE you will go directly to the site for the unit that you have selected.
A typical teaching site looks something like these. Each site will vary depending on the activities and resources for the unit.
Some units use the topic layout. With this layout, links to all items are available from the unit main page:
In this layout, tile images are displayed for each topic. Each tile represents a topic or week depending on how the unit has been designed. Clicking on each tile opens the topic/ week.
From within a topic click on the Home button at the top to return to the unit main page or one of the other buttons to go directly to that section. An All Sections button may be present which will allow you to see all topics at once.
Most pages in Moodle are divided into sections: navigation and administration menus on the left; unit content in the middle; and a column of blocks on the right.
At the top of all pages is a drop down menu with useful links.
Underneath the header area in the top left of the screen, you will see a trail of links called the breadcrumb trail (or just crumb trail). This shows the path to your current location. You can click on any of these links to return to that part of the site.
On narrow screens and mobile devices the side blocks will usually display at the bottom of the page to allow the main content to be easily viewed.
The centre of the page contains unit information and materials and is usually broken into sections called topics. A single topic may be highlighted green. This shows which topic is the current one to focus on.
Your Progress - Marking items complete
Down the right hand side of the centre modules there may be check boxes next to some of the items. These are used to show completion of that item. Some will be automatically ticked when you complete a task such as submit an assignment or view a page. For other items you can manually mark them as complete yourself, such as for a page of information. This is optional. It allows you to check off items that you have viewed or completed so that you can keep track of your progress.
This item has not been completed, but you can manually mark it completed by clicking on the tick (click again to remove the tick)
This item has manually been marked complete by the user
This item has not been completed. This item will be automatically marked complete according to conditions set by the teaching staff
This item has been automatically been marked complete based on set conditions
Docking and undocking blocks
Blocks can be docked so they are hidden from view providing greater area for the main content. Click the dock icon to dock and undock the block.
The Navigation block has links to other sites that you have access to. You can jump from one to another by clicking on the link here.
The Navigation block appears on the left-hand side of the page. From within this block, you can navigate within the current site or to other sites you have access to within UNE Moodle.
The administration block allows you to access some settings, such as your Moodle profile. It also provides a link to your grades.
Local UNE/Armidale time is always used at UNE. For example, when indicating when assessments are due, when a quiz opens or closes or a chat session is available. If you are in a different time zone you can use this clock to check on the current UNE time.
The Activities block provides a link to all the activities available for you within the unit. Activities will only be listed if they are available for the unit you are viewing.