Moodle

Vefur: Moodlekerfi Háskólans á Akureyri
Námskeið: Upplýsingasíða nemenda
Bók: Moodle
Printed by: Gestanotandi
Date: Tuesday, 18. February 2020, 5:07 AM

1. What is Moodle

The learning management system that the University of Akureyri uses is called Moodle.


2. Logging in

In order to log in to moodle you have to start by visiting the site at https://moodle.unak.is and on your right hand side there is a Log in window. Your username is your university email address and the passoword is the same as you use for other systems.


3. How courses are structured.

Every course should be built in a certain way in order to make it easier for users to use moodle. We ask that user be on the lookout and let us know if any courses are not using the simple guidelines that we have set up.

  1. Umsjón (e. Management) - In this block you should find information on the staff member that is responsible for the course.
    Panopto - In this block you will find all recordings made for this course. If the seminar is being webcast live, the link will appear in this block also.
  2. Activities - A simple tool to filter by activities. This will give you a different view of the course and make it easier to find a specific activity.
  3. Fréttir af uglu - An RSS newsfeed from the Owl information and registration system.
  4. Information about the course - This is where you will find most information about the course.  These pages will show you information like the syllabus, introduce the teachers and information about the teaching material.
  5. Forums - These are the two main forums. One is used for announcements from the teacher and the other is usually used to post topics about the course or for students to get to know one another.
  6. Name of the course
  7. Breadcrumbs - Shortcuts for course navigation.
  8. Languages - Drop down menu that lists the languages you can use in moodle
  9. My Courses - Drop down meny that shows all of the courses you are enlisted in.


4. Tips and tricks

When working in moodle there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you avoid most troubles.

Copy/paste procedures

Moodle is a web based learning management system and sometimes your login session can expire. If this happens you run the risk of losing the text you were writing in a project or an assignment. If you want to avoid this type of trouble you should always copy the text to a word document before you move on to the next question, or before you submit the assignment, that way you have all the text if somethings goes awry.