Student Guide to Moodle

Updated and expanded guide to everything Moodle at SOU!

Basic Software Requirements

Our Platform: MS Office

Paste from WordSOU's official suite of desktop applications is Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Here are some tips and tools for using Office programs in Moodle:
  • Consider drafting long discussion forum responses in Word rather than in Moodle. If your Internet connection times out while you are reflecting and writing, you can lose your work. sad
  • When you draft forum or other text responses in Word, you may see the best results for copying and pasting into Moodle if you use the plain text or cleanup messy code icons in the text box toolbar. Using this tool will reduce formatting problems in Moodle text boxes. (The illustration at right shows the process using the "TinyMCE" text editor. See the illustration below to locate the Clear formatting icon in the "Atto" text editor.)

Screenshot of Atto editor clear formatting icon