This tutorial is designed to help academic students get acquainted with the Summit University online learning environment called Moodle.
How to Use This Tutorial
There are two sections to this tutorial: 1) general Moodle features, and 2) Moodle resources and activities. On each page of the tutorial, you will find a how-to video, a PDF of the
video script, written instructions for using the feature, and a
challenge exercise to practice in the Moodle Sandbox. The Moodle Sandbox is a place in Moodle where you can practice your Moodle skills (see below for more information).
To get the most out of this tutorial, we recommend that you review all of the general features first. Then, check your class syllabus for a list of resources that you should be familiar with before the start of the
If you feel that you need more help, check out the Additional Moodle Resources section at the bottom of this page.
The Moodle Sandbox
In several of the links in this tutorial, you will see a reference to the Moodle Sandbox. This is a special Moodle course area that is only available to academic students for the purpose of practicing working with Moodle features. Academic students can access the Moodle Sandbox via a link in either:
- SU 101 Student Orientation class
- SU 102 Register for the Upcoming Semester
General Moodle Features
Click on the links below to learn about each general feature. This information will help you to become more comfortable with Moodle and SU Tech Support. At the bottom of each page, you will see a link to return to this tutorial.
Moodle Resources and Activities
Every course is different, so be sure to review the resources listed in every syllabus before the start of each semester. Below is an example of where to look in your syllabus for this information:
Then click on the links below to learn about each feature you need to know about for the class. At the bottom of each page, you will see a link to return to this tutorial page.
- Audio Clips
- Files and Folders
- Readings (Books and Pages)
- Video Clips
Additional Moodle Resources
While SU 101 Student Orientation and this tutorial give you the basics of how to use Moodle for your SU online academic courses, it may not be enough for some students to become truly comfortable with their online learning environment. If you still need help with using Moodle, check out these resources from other organizations listed below. Keep in mind that their Moodle may not look exactly like Summit University's Moodle site:
- Moodle.org: Student FAQ
- Moodle training for students at Lynda.com (NOTE - this training goes through an older version of Moodle)
- The Student's Guide to Moodle from Ecclesia College
If you have questions about this tutorial, please contact SU Tech Support by opening a customer support ticket here: http://summituniversity.org/help