Topic outline

  • Introduction to Moodle 4.0

    Welcome to Moodle FAQs!

    Moodle has been updated from version 3 to version 4 which has added a new friendlier user interface. While the navigation has changed, the overall function of the content has remained the same. 

    Rather than v3's layout requiring users to memorize where every specific setting is located, v4 has granted us a much more intuitive layout of headers and dropdown menus. 

    Please see the course Moodle Orientation for Instructors for an interactive training on how to use Moodle as an Instructor


    As you read through the FAQ's there will be references to certain features of the new Moodle navigation. Here are the top ones to know:

    Primary Header  

    The Primary Header refers to the line of buttons next to the EMU moodle visual. These host the most used items in Moodle to navigate the overarching platform with a dropdown of resources such as the Writing Program, ASC Tutoring, and Library & Research Assistance. This is essentially what was in the Navigation Drawer on the left hand side in Moodle 3.

    Secondary Header

    The Secondary Header refers to the line of buttons inside a course. Here the navigation has changed to be more intuitive.

    Course Index

    The course index is now what appears on the left-hand side of a course page. This is similar to the table of contents that you would see in a course with the Collapsible Topics Format in Moodle 3. Note: The standard Topics Format is now collapsible with Expand/Collapse all features!

  • Basic Navigation

  • Instructor Toolbox

  • Course Administration

    • Editing course settings
      Item edit tools
      Course visibility
      Gradebook visibility
      Importing content
      Resetting a course

    • Student groups
      Student course registration
      Adding TAs and additional Teachers
      Change the role of a participant
      Self enrollment
      Enroll students in a Meta-Course

  • Course Activities & Resources - Students

  • Course Activities & Resources- Teachers

  • Gradebook

  • Panopto

    • While Moodle has limited space for uploading of videos, we use Panopto to host and store videos in Moodle. You can use any tool to record videos, but uploading should be done through Panopto