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Help with our online library

(Note that there are several "how to" videos listed in the playlist linked above).

How to merge your old Bookshelf with your new one (as of Trimester 1 2020.)

- My Research (a personal account, which gives you the ability to save resources for future sessions)

How can I change my forum subscription

If you would like to unsubscribe from a forum, simply enter the forum, hit "manage forum subscriptions" and click the blue button that says "Yes". It will change to a "No". You cannot unsubscribe from the Announcements Lounge on the Moodle Helps and Resources page.

At any time if you would like to resubscribe, repeat the process so that the button says yes.

If you would like to unsubscribe from all forums in a unit at once:

1. Click on "Course Dashboard"
2. Scroll down to the Activities section
3. Click on "Advanced Forums"
4. At the top of the page Click "unsubscribe from all forums"

To change the types of notifications you get, check out our "How do I change my notification settings?" FAQ!


How do I change my notification settings

Click on the notification symbol, top right. 

This will show you a list of all of your notifications. Click on the cog symbol here in the top right.

This will redirect you to a page of notification preferences. Web notifications will affect those notifications you receive under the bell, and email via email.

You will notice that some of the preferences will be locked, but you can adjust any of the other preferences.


Some of these settings are fairly self-explanatory, but we will explain those that are a little vague.

  • Assignment notifications include receiving a ticket when you submit your assignment.
  • Feedback notifications include receiving a grade and or a feedback file from your marker.
  • The difference between forum "posts" and forum "digests", is based on your forum subscription settings. These can be set to receive a notification for individual posts or for a digest of posts at the end of each day.

If you need any assistance with this please contact us at

If you would like to know how to unsubscribe from a forum please see our FAQ, "How can I change my forum subscription?"

How do I get around the site

Time Topic
00:11 Menu
00:33 My Courses (including course tiles, deadlines, feedback and messages)
 See: How do I sync my Moodle calendar to another calendar?
01:50 Moodle Help and Resources page (including tools, Library and Grammarly)
02:20 Study Skills and Student Support page (including Referencing Guide)
02:52 Unit overview
 04:01 Profile Settings
 See: How do I change my notification settings? 


How do I get rid of Grammarly comments

If you upload a document to Grammarly and then download it after making a series of changes you'll find your document littered with comments made by Grammarly.

Don't lose hope!

Follow these instructions (scroll down to the heading "Delete Comments") to quickly delete all of the comments in your document.

For more detailed instructions on comments click here.


Now you can happily submit for marking!

How do I grade forums

Time  Topic
00:08  Finding the Moodlerooms Grader
00:39  Forum groups and how they work 
   (see also "How do I see which students are in a Forum Group?" for written instructions)
01:11  How to view posts in the grader
01:40  Half marks for forums

How do I grade Integrated Learning Activities

See our forum discussion with instructions here.

How do I message another user

NOTE: If you are messaging your marker about a unit, make sure you specify what unit you are talking about, as they will not have this information unless you give it to them!


How do I paste from the marking grid into an assignment

Done with your marking and ready to insert?

Your grid should look something like this in your excel file, with all the relevant fields filled out:

Click this yellow cell underneath the grid:

Then, go to the file you wish to insert the grid into, click where you want to insert it and then right click. You should see something like this:

Select "paste special" and you will see something like this:

You can select either "picture" or "PDF", but I find that "PDF" gives a cleaner image. Then, hit "ok" and your grid will be inserted!

How do I replace an assignment file?

If you have accidentally uploaded the wrong file to your assignment, navigate to the Assignment in Moodle and hit Edit Submission:

Then hit the file icon:

and then hit delete:

You will now be able to upload a new file. Please note that if you update your file past the due date your submission will be considered late.

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