This page is for LSE students using Moodle. If you are a staff member, visit Moodle FAQ’s – for staff
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- Access your profile by clicking on your name in Moodle. (Your name is usually visible in the top right-hand corner or at the bottom of the page).
- In the Settings block on the left, click Edit profile.
- Edit the fields you wish to change. Include a picture by dragging it into the field, and you can list your interests as tags, which will link to other staff and students who have chosen the same tag.
- Click Update profile at the bottom of the page.
- You are able to change settings such as your Preferred Theme which controls how Moodle appears to you. Note: if you change this theme to MyMobile you will need to access Moodle via your mobile device to change this back to another theme.
You must register all your courses on LSEForYou (LFY) using the course choice system, more information can be found on the website page:
Once your courses have been registered on LFY then in the majority of cases you will be automatically enrolled onto them on Moodle. If you are registered for your courses and they do not appear on your list of courses on Moodle – see ‘How do I enrol on a Moodle course?’ below.
- Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click Courses to see a list of all departments. Click on your department.
- Click on a course name, then click Enrol me. Enrolling in Moodle is not the same as being officially enrolled in the course which must be done using LSE for You.
- Courses protected with an enrolment key (password) are usually only available to student officially enrolled on the course so your lecturer or teacher will provide this if you are taking the course.
- Note: you can also search for courses in the Search Courses block using the course code and then enrol this way. If you cannot find the course you are looking for it may not be available to students and you should check with the department.
- Note: for most of your courses you will be automatically enrolled and won’t need to do this yourself. For more information on registering your courses see ‘How do I register my courses?’ above.
- Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click My courses.
- Click on the course name of the course you want un-enrol from.
- Click Un-enrol me from … in the Settings block.
- Confirm that you want to un-enrol from the course by clicking Continue.
- Note: you cannot un-enrol onto courses that you have been automatically enrolled on.
The app allows you to:
- Browse the content of your courses and download it so it is available 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 your progress, mark tasks as complete and browse your learning plans
- Attempt quizzes, post in forums and edit wiki pages
- View your course grades
The assignment submission page will show the assignment deadline and further details. The exact steps for submitting an assignment depend on the settings chosen by your lecturer.
- For file submissions, either drag and drop your file(s) into the File submissions field, or browse for the file to upload by clicking on Add… in the left top corner. Finally, click Save changes to confirm.
- For text only submissions, click Add submission and type into the Online text box. Save changes. You may edit your submission until the due date.
You may be able to read, edit and resubmit your assignment type depending on the settings your lecturer has chosen. If your lecturer is providing feedback and grades through Moodle you be able to see this by clicking on the assignment once it has been marked. You will usually receive an email notification.
You may be required to accept a submission statement, indicating that you are submitting your own work.
For more pointers on forum etiquette, see our page on Discussion Forums in Moodle.
If a forum has been set up with optional subscription then you have to sign up to it to receive posts.
In a forum with optional or auto subscription you can choose which discussions to subscribe to by clicking the ‘dot’ icon to the right of the discussion. An envelope tells you are already subscribed.
When you reply to a post you will see a tickbox ‘Discussion subscription’. It will already be ticked if you have chosen in your forum preferences to be subscribed to discussions you post in by default. If you have chosen not to subscribe to forum discussions by default, then you can tick this box to be notified of posts from this particular thread.
Some course proprietors may choose to make courses unavailable before this time so that they can prepare them for the following academic year. This would not normally happen until after the exam period has finished, or in the case of taught postgraduate courses until dissertations have been submitted. However, this is entirely at the discretion of the academic department and course proprietors.
Although you will still be able to log into Moodle itself until the December after you graduate, you should seek permission from the relevant academic department if you wish to access a Moodle course after the course has been automatically reset. Similarly, requests for access to archives of past course iterations should be made to LTI via the relevant academic department.
- The recording system is not installed in all lecture theatres and classrooms. Also, it is up to individual lecturers to opt in to have their lectures recorded, so there isn’t complete coverage of all LSE lectures.
- Lectures that are recorded will be made available through Moodle.
- If you know that your lectures are being recorded but cannot find any links to the recordings please contact your lecturer or course department.
You can view the recommended browsers on the echo360 website:
Viewing Echo 360 recorded lectures
The easiest way to access these recordings is by following a link from your Moodle course. Doing this will create an account for you on Active Learning Platform. After you have followed the link for the first time, you can ask Active Learning Platform to send you a password so that you can log in directly.
Note that you will only be able to view content for courses that you have visited from Moodle at least once. For each course whose recordings you want to watch, you must follow the link in Moodle.
Some lecturers allow downloading of lecture recordings. If this is the case then they will be available as podcast or vodcast downloads through the Echo360 lecture recording activity in your Moodle course. If downloading is not enabled in the EchoCenter then this means that the lecturer has not given permission for downloads to be made available for the course.
- To download the lecture recordings, access your course and click on the lecture recording link. Once there you will see a green button with a triangle in it.
- Click the button and then Download original
- You will be presented with 3 options. From left to right: Vodcast with projector output (usually slides), Vodcast with video of room, or Podcast. You can also choose if you wish for these to be in standard definition or High definition (360p / 720p).
If you have any problems viewing recorded lectures please email email@example.com.