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Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used at Maynooth University. It is an online environment where students and staff interact with each other, and with learning resources for programmes and modules delivered at Maynooth. Moodle is made up of individual spaces that represent the modules being taught. There are also additional Moodle spaces for learning support and other projects and activities of the university.
For Students: Once a student is registered on a course with the university they will receive their Maynooth University (MU) login details as part of their set up and registration process. Once they have been set up with a MU username and password they will find the link for Moodle under Current Students on the main University website menu.
For Staff: To access Moodle, staff require a Maynooth University username and password which is provided by IT Services. Once they have a username and password, they will find the link for Moodle under For Staff on the main University website menu.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning eLearning team provides Moodle workshops & online virtual drop-in clinics for students during Orientation and throughout the academic year.
All students are automatically enrolled in the Moodle Help page for students. Student Help page will appear on the My Courses list on the Moodle Dashboard and includes a range Moodle help guides and resources.
For further help with Moodle, students can contact the Moodle Support helpdesk by emailing email@example.com.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning eLearning team provides workshops, new staff training and one-to-one consultations to support staff in using Moodle.
All staff are automatically enrolled in the Staff Help page in Moodle, which provides help guides and resources.
For help with Moodle, staff can contact the Moodle Support helpdesk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Guidelines: Supporting the Change of Mind Module Process in Moodle in 2020-21
Students taking First Arts may make changes to their subject choices during the first four weeks of the first semester. During this time, you may wish to audit a module to see what the subject is like before making a final decision by the end of the fourth week of term (23rd October). As some lectures may be online and some on campus, you may need access to the Moodle space in order to join the lecture or view module materials.
To audit a Moodle course space in the first four weeks, you can self-enrol in a module in Moodle. We would encourage you to only enrol in a module that you really wish to consider. You will need a password (self-enrolment key) in order to access the Moodle module page, which you can request from the Module Lecturer.
It is important to remember that auditing a course in Moodle is not the same as registering for a module and that you must ensure you are fully registered for your chosen modules before the 23rd October 2021. You can change your module registration online via the Student Web. Further information is at Updating My Registration.
Please note that Audit self-enrolment will be suspended after 23rd October and you will no longer have access to the Moodle space.
How to Audit in a Course in Moodle During the First Four Weeks
1. Confirm the module code for the module you want to audit.
2. Contact the Lecturer for the module to request the self-enrolment key.
3. When you have the enrolment key, login to Moodle using your Maynooth University email and password.
4. Go to the Course Categories block and enter the module code in the Search courses box and click Go.
5. The module should appear in the search results list.
6. Click on the title of the course.
7. You will be prompted for the enrolment key. Insert the key that your lecturer gave you and click Enrol me.
8. You are now enrolled in the course. When you login to Moodle again or refresh the page you will see this course listed in your My Courses list under the Current tab. You will not need to enter the enrolment key again.
9. Please note that your audit enrolment will be suspended after the 23rd October and that you need to register for the module before that date if you wish to continue.