Being on the go has never been easier using Moodle’s new mobile app, Moodle Mobile. With the app you can:
- Browse the content of your courses, even when offline
- Receive instant notifications of messages and other events
- Quickly find and contact other people in your courses
- Upload images, audio, videos and other files from your mobile device
- Track student progress, grade assignments and leave feedback
- Attempt quizzes and participate in discussion forums and wikis
- and much more!
This app is available for both Apple iOS and Android-based devices. So, let’s dive in and learn how you can take Moodle on the go!
First step: Download the App
The Moodle Mobile App is available to download from the App Store or Google Play. Once you’ve installed it on your device, you’re ready to log in to your school’s or organization’s Moodle site. The Moodle app will only work with Moodle sites that have been set to allow it, so if you can’t log in, you’ll need to contact your site’s administrator and have them enable it. When logging in, make sure to have your site’s web address as well as your username and password handy.
The Moodle Mobile Tour:
After logging in, you’ll be taken to the Site home page where you can:
- Search courses
- See the courses in which you’re currently enrolled (My Courses)
- View courses by category (Course categories)
- See site announcements
Furthermore, across the bottom of the display, you can access the calendar, messages, notifications, and (within the ellipses) additional options such as grades, my files, help, open the website in a browser, and other settings. You can see in the image above that the user has two notifications waiting.
Course Overview Page (Dashboard)
Now, let’s move on to the course overview page, or otherwise known as the Dashboard. Here you can see the courses you have in progress, courses that will open in the future, and those that have already finished. Furthermore, you can see your progress in each of your courses. In the example below, the user has three courses in progress and only 9% completed in Biology 101 – better hop to it!
From the dashboard, you can also download courses in progress to view them offline by selecting the small cloud icons.
Next, there’s the Timeline page where you can see pending, future, and overdue assignments. These can be sorted by dates or by courses.
As you can see, the user has three overdue assignments, one that is due in the next 7 days and two within the next 30 days – not to mention several assignments coming up in the future.
Deeper into the Dashboard:
Let’s back up now and return to our Dashboard and go into our Biology 101 course.
In the image above, the user is viewing the Contents page of their course. This page shows you the resources and activities in the course by section. You are looking at the General section now but can select other sections or topics by selecting the Sections menu as seen below.
In addition to the Contents page, you can access the Participants page, where you can communicate with other users via Moodle’s messaging interface or via email. You can also view your details, grades, and any achievement badges you may have been awarded.
Next across the top is the Grades page where you can see your assignment grades and any feedback from the teacher. In the image below, you can see that this user is doing well, but still has numerous assignments that need to be completed.
Finally, there is the Competencies page where you can see the competencies that have been outlined to determine the level of understanding or proficiency for a certain subject-related skill.
In a nutshell, that’s the new and improved mobile app for Moodle. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to have uninterrupted access to your courses, fellow classmates, teachers, and colleagues. Download the app today to hit the road with Moodle on the go!