Moodle is an interactive learning platform that enables you to create courses and activities online. Using Moodle you can provide links to lecture notes, videos, upload resources, create activities such as quizzes and forums and submit assignments electronically. Once logged in you will have full access to create and manage your own courses. In addition Moodle supports Turnitin via a direct link from within a Moodle course. Turnitin is the university’s adopted similarity detection software.

eLearning Support

There are helpful guides and videos about Moodle which staff can access by logging into Moodle, clicking
Moodle Tools > Staff Guidance Notes. Examples of guides are:

  • How to Access UoB eLearning
  • Getting Around Moodle
  • Managing Moodle Courses
  • Backup and Restore Moodle Courses
  • Turnitin and Moodle
  • Working with Files
  • Moodle Mobile App
  • MEDIAL
  • Big Blue Button

Or follow the link to the Moodle Staff Guidance Notes Moodle resource.

Turnitin with Moodle

Moodle hosts Turnitin via a direct link (Moodle Direct) so you don’t have to log into a different place to setup assignment space etc. The Moodle Direct version is streamlined therefore simpler and a little quicker to set up. Students are automatically enrolled to Turnitin assignments via the Moodle course. Any student enrolled onto the Moodle course will have access to the Turnitin assignment(s) contained in it.

For further information about using Turnitin with Moodle please see:

Or visit the Turnitin Help section within the Moodle Help for Staff web page

Moodle and Copyright

It is important to consider copyright status, when adding course materials to modules in Moodle. Remember that distributing material in electronic format, including uploading it to Moodle, constitutes copying and is likely to infringe the rights of the copyright owner unless you have permission from them. Remember, if in any doubt ask permission from the copyright owner before you copy, modify or distribute their work.

Vist our Moodle and Copyright page to find out more.

Hiding Turnitin Grades Within Moodle Gradebook

The Moodle Gradebook (accessed via Administration > Grades) is automatically populated with student marks for all graded assignments such as Turnitin submissions and quizzes. 

Moodle Gradebook will automatically display grades of any Turnitin assignments which have been marked via GradeMark irrespective of the Turnitin assignments Post Date. To hide grades from student view within Moodle Gradebook please refer to the documents below:

Moodle Staff Training

Whether you are are a new or existing member of the staff the eLearning team are here to support you. We offer regular training sessions, one-to-one support and technical advice throughout the academic year. Please see Inside UoB All Staff Bulletin or the Staff Teaching Enhancement Programme (STEP) webpages for details of our current training courses.

Introduction to Moodle Training Sessions

The eLearning team offer a 2 hour Introduction to Moodle session. Each session covers the following:

  • Accessing Moodle
  • Moodle Integrations
  • Moodle Course Management Tool (ability to create and manage Moodle courses)
  • Uploading resources
  • Adding Moodle Activities
  • User Management
  • Moodle Help and Support

If you wish to book your place on a session or wish to contact a member of the eLearning team to arrange training for yourself, your area/team/unit or for technical support please use the contact details below:

or telephone:

  • Graeme Prescott: Ext. 3329
  • Gary Burns: Ext. 3557