Moodle User Manual for Instructors

Moodle User Manual for Instructors
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How to edit your user profile
Your Moodle profile includes information about you, such as your name, e-mail address,
location, courses you are enrolled in, and any interests you care to share with others.
After logging in to Moodle, you will see a link to ‘Edit Profile’ below Settings > My profile
To edit your profile
Click the Edit profile under the Settings block. To view all of the profile settings, click the
Show Advanced button.
Required profile settings are marked with an asterisk ( ). Unless specified otherwise, it’s best to
leave the default settings. Here’s an explanation of the most important profile settings in the
“General” options:
E-mail address: Moodle has a lot of important e-mail features, so it’s essential that you set this
to a valid e-mail address that you check frequently. If you decide to change your email
address, Moodle will send an email to the new address with a link to confirm the new
address. You must click on this confirmation link.
E-mail display: Specifies who can see your e-mail address. Because you’ll likely want to be
able to receive e-mail from other Moodle users, you should leave this set to the default: “Allow
only other course members to see my e-mail address”.
E-mail format: Specifies whether you'd like to receive HTML formatted e-mail (that can include
images and colour), or only plain text. Modern e-mail clients display HTML formatted messages,
so leave the default “Pretty HTML format”.
E-mail digest type: When you are subscribed to a discussion forum, Moodle will send you email copies of all posts to that forum each day. If you select “No digest (single e-mail per
forum post)” you could receive dozens or even hundreds of e-mails per day -- depending on
how many forums you are subscribed to and how active they are!
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Alternatively, you can select “Complete (daily e-mail with full posts)” which will combine all
forum posts into one e-mail message to you. Again, depending on how active a forum is, this
message could be very long.
The recommended setting is “Subjects (daily e-mail with subjects only)” which will send you
an e-mail that includes only a list of links to new forum post subjects for the day, including
authors. You can click on a subject link in the digest to view the complete forum post on Moodle.
Forum auto-subscribe: Leave the default setting: “Yes: when I post, subscribe me to that
forum” so that you will receive an e-mail digest of all new messages in forums you participate in.
You can unsubscribe from a forum at any time.
Forum tracking: Selecting “Yes: highlight new posts for me” will highlight forum messages that
you have not read yet so that you can quickly see what’s new
When editing text: Selecting “Use HTML editor (some browsers only)” enables Moodle’s easy
to use HTML editor for entering text. If this option is selected and your browser supports it, you
will see what the editor looks like under the Description setting, below. Note that Moodle’s
HTML editor does not currently work with Safari 3 on Macintosh.
Description: Here you can write a little about yourself for other students or faculty to read if
they click on your name when viewing your contributions in Moodle. If you don’t want to write
anything at this time, just type a space in the box.
Interests: Here you can enter a list of your interests separated by commas. Moodle will make
each interest into a link (called a “tag”). When a Moodle user clicks on one of your interest tags
Moodle will display a list of users who share the same interest.
Once you have edited your profile settings, click the Update profile button.
Documentation courtesy of UIT Learning Technology Services
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