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Moodle Basic Navigation for Students

Getting Started:

How do I access Moodle?

  • Go to the NMC Homepage (https://www.nmc.edu) and click on MyNMC in the upper right corner of the screen. If you are on campus, you will be automatically logged in. If you are off campus, login using your NMCID and password.
  • Scroll down and click Moodle in the top left cover of the Applications block. This will take you to the Moodle dashboard home page.

Is there a specific browser I should use?

We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome. Common browser issues may include not seeing videos, or links not working correctly; switch to a different browser to see if that solves the issue.

Where do I find my courses?

  • Look for the Course Overview block, located in the middle of your Moodle dashboard home page.
  • If your course is using Moodle, you will see it listed here. Click the name of your course to enter the course page.
  • Courses will be open and available in Moodle on the starting date of the course.

Can I edit my profile?

You can click on your initials/profile picture in the upper right to open a drop down menu and select Preferences. Once your preferences open, click Edit profile in the User account block.

How do I log out?

Click on your initials/profile picture in the upper right to open a drop down menu and select Log out.

What if I need help?

You will find resources to help you by clicking on Help from the green menu bar(it may be nested under the More category depending on the size of your screen). You can also contact the NMC Helpdesk by calling 231-995-3020.

Spell Check:  This is through the internet browser you are using. Every browser is a little different, but CTRL + Right Mouse button over the misspelled word will usually give you alternatives.

Copy and Paste: You can copy and paste in Moodle but you must use the keyboard short cuts (CTRL+c = Copy; CTRL+v= paste)

Your Moodle Dashboard Homepage:

When you first go into Moodle you will see your Moodle Dashboard Homepage. In the middle of this page you’ll find:

  • Course overview dashboard – contains your courses
  • Block Drawer – contains recently accessed items, and a calendar with due-dates.

In Your Course:

Course menu

Course Dashboard: You’ll notice that in the middle of your class page you will see tabs for your Course, Settings, Participants, Grades, Reports, and More.

Topic Areas: As you scroll down you will see topics in the middle of the page that contain all the course content. Many of the items listed will open in their own window. The most commonly used activities you will see are forums, pages, files, assignments, and quizzes. To open an activity, just click on the link, or title listed.

Course Index: In this menu, which appears on the left side of the screen, clicking on a topic arrow expands the menu and allows you to select a specific activity. If this menu is not visible, look for the small Gray tab under the NMC Moodle logo on the left.

Open Course Index


For Moodle help, contact the NMC Technology Helpdesk at 231-995-3020