Student Guide to Moodle

Accessing Your Courses

Be sure you are logged into Moodle before attempting to access your courses. There are three ways to access your courses:

  • Screenshot of User menu with Dashboard highlightedNavigation panel: Current courses available to you will be listed in the navigation panel on the left. Courses only show up in the left navigational panel if Moodle considers them "in progress."

  • My courses: This list is located in the center column of your Moodle landing page under announcements and links to Moodle guides. Courses for the current term are listed first, followed by any courses from prior terms that are still available to you. (You cannot hide any courses in this list. The only way to remove a course from the list is to ask the instructor to make it unavailable.)

  • Dashboard: To access your dashboard, click on the link in the navigation panel on the left or click on your name in the upper right corner and use the pull-down icon to open the user menu.

Courses Not Yet Started

Courses for a new term may be available to you, but they won't appear in the list of current courses on the left until the first day of the new term. Prior to the new term start date, they will be listed on your Moodle landing page under My courses and in your dashboard under Future courses. If you don't find a course listed as a future course, keep in mind that some instructors don't make their courses available until after the start of the term, and others do not use Moodle at all.

Screenshot of future courses in dashboardBefore the term start date, look for your course in your dashboard—open the user menu in the top right corner and click on Dashboard. Click on the Courses tab, then the Future tab.

If you don't see your course for the new term, see these instructions.