Topic outline

  • General

    How To... Moodle

    The topic areas on this page contain links to step by step instructions as to how to edit your course pages, add resources, activities and other goodies...

    Thanks to Jacqui Land from Papanui High School for helping get this started and Mark Callagher at Wellington College for the Useful Links list.

    If you find any instructions here that need updating (the Moodle site is upgraded from time-to-time so this can happen), please contact Chris Walker (

    • Topic 1

      Adding Resources

      The starting point for your Moodle page is providing your students with some information - whether it's a file to download and work with, a page showing information, a weblink to a useful site, or a video they can watch online.

    • Topic 2

      Adding Activities

      Moodle is designed by and for education. So there are a whole lot of activities that you can add to your page for students to interact with. Forums are the most popular and useful, so they get a section of their own below. Here are some other activities that are also widely used on this site:

    • Topic 3

      News and Forums

      Forums are an excellent communication tool. Students enrolled in your course receive automatic email notifications whenever a post is made on one of your forums. They can also be used for online discussions, question-and-answer sessions and sharing resources.

    • Topic 4

      Using Blocks

      'Blocks' are the technical term for the boxes that appear on one or both sides of a Moodle Page. Your pages come with a few blocks as 'standard', but there will be some you want to keep and some you want to delete. And there may be others you want to add to help customise your pages.

    • Topic 5

      Course Setup

    • Topic 6

      Other Web Tools

      Using the 'Tools' menu you can login automatically to a number of useful websites. This section has guides to these tools and how to use them.