In addition to this LS4ODFL course website, we use an online learning system called “Moodle” to support your learning. The OER Foundation has donated use of the OERu’s forums application software for the purpose of this course.

Through Moodle, you can:

On this page you will find all you need to know about using Moodle.

Create a Moodle account and enrol in the LS4ODFL course site

  1. Go to the OERu Moodle site by using this link: https://moodle.oeru.org/course/view.php?id=62
  2. Create an OERu Moodle account, following the instructions on the OERu support site
  3. Keep a record (in a private place) of the username and password you have just created – you will need them each time you return to the Moodle site.
  4. On the Enrolment options screen that appers, enrol in the LS4ODFL Moodle site:
    • Enter the Enrolment key: ppodl (all lowercase)
    • Click on Enrol me

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We suggest you save the link to the Moodle site as a ‘bookmark’ or ‘favourite’ in your internet browser, so you can find it again easily. See How to create an internet favourite or bookmark for instructions.

Log in to Moodle

Once you have created your Moodle account and enrolled in the course, you can log in to Moodle again any time you want:

  1. Go to the OERu Moodle site, using the same link as before: https://moodle.oeru.org/course/view.php?id=62
  2. On the log-in screen (see image below), enter your Username and Password, then click on the “Log in” button.

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Find your way around Moodle

When you first go into the LS4ODFL Moodle site, you will find yourself on the Welcome page, which will look similar to the screenshot below. The layout may be a little different, depending on your screen size.

Across the top are ‘tabs’ which take you to the different Moodle pages. The page that you are on is shown by a white tab (e.g. ‘Welcome page’ in the screenshot), and all the other tabs are grey. You can move between pages by either:

  • Clicking on the tab that you want or
  • Using the link at the bottom right of each page, which takes you to the next page

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Upload a learning challenge

In the course, each module contains a learning challenge:

To upload a resource for a learning challenge:

  1. Go to the relevant learning challenge page in Moodle, for example Module 1: Learning Challenge
  2. Click on the M1 Learning Challenge Submission Box link, which is the second link on the page (see screenshot below)
  3. Check that your resource meets the criteria for sharing
  4. Click the Add submission button at the bottom of that page
  5. Tick the honesty statement to confirm that the resource is all your own work, except where you have acknowledged the work of other people
  6. Upload your file(s) as required for that learning challenge
  7. Click Save changes

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Track your progress

Moodle offers you the opportunity to keep track of your progress by using the Completion progress bar. This appears at the side or at the bottom of your Moodle page, depending on the size of your screen. It looks like this:

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Each small box represents an activity in the course.

  • Hover your mouse over each box to see what it is
  • Click the box to go to that activity

Blue means the activity is not complete yet

Yellow means you have uploaded a resource but it has not been marked yet

Green means an activity has been completed

Completion is shown automatically for uploading your learning challenges and the knowledge test. Although teachers can also see your completion progress bar, it makes no difference to your success in the course – it is simply there to help you visualise how far you have got through the course and how much is left to do.


Take the knowledge test

See Knowledge test for information on how to take the Knowledge test in Moodle and earn your Participant badge.

Earn digital badges and a certificate of completion

See Certification overview for information on earning digital badges and a Certificate of completion through Moodle when you have successfully completed the course.