Information about Moodle for Students

Information for Students.

From Bob Ridge-Stearn, Head of e-Learning.

Missing Moodle Courses.

(17 August 2012)

If you cannot see a Moodle course you are expecting to see, it could be for one of two reasons.

1. You have not yet completed your registration onto the module at Student Records.
You can use mynewman to check which modules you are registered on.
You can contact Student Records on tel ext 6288 or email or visit them in The Hub on campus.

2. Your tutor has not made the Moodle course available to students yet.
You can see who your tutor is by looking up the module on mynewman.

Student Guide to Moodle.

Clcik the following link to see an online guide to Moodle.

Information emailed to students at start of academic year.

Dear Students,

There are many ways in which technology can help you in your studies and various departments at Newman offer services to help you use it. This email outlines some of these services.

Newman Online Support.

Help Forum.
There is an online HELP Forum where you can ask questions and search for previously supplied answers. You can find the Help Forum on the front page of Moodle. This is monitored 7 days a week.

Facebook Page.
We have an e-learning Facebook Page where you can share information about using technology that might be helpful for studying.

We have a twitter account where the elearning team tweet useful tips and tricks.

(Note: the above three services are optional.  If we need to pass on information to all students or to individuals, we will use the Newman email system and send it to your Newman email address.)

Help Desk.

IT Support runs a Help Desk in The Hub in Barberi Building. The opening hours are  08.30 – 17.00 (Mon-Thurs) and 08.30 – 16.30 (Fri).
You can also email  or call their direct line 0121 483 2293.
There are also phones near the printers in the library with a direct line to the Help Desk.


IT Services’ Guides.

You can access these Help Guides from the IT Services SharePoint page. They cover things like how to enable your Newman email on a smart phone, how to use the ‘FollowMe’ printers around campus, how to connect an ipad to the wifi and lots more.

There are also various printed guides in the library next to the printers.
These deal with things like setting up the printers/scanners to work on your account, using USB devices on library computers, using the wifi etc.

Moodle Guide.

You can access an online Moodle Guide from the link to ‘Information about Moodle for Students’ on the front page of Moodle.

Mahara Guide.

There is an online Mahara Help page, which you get to from the front page of Mahara.
(Not all students use Mahara, so don’t worry if you don’t).

Student Support.

Student Support Services can arrange for you to have personal one-to-one help with a student IT mentor.
If you’d like to arrange this, email Student Support -  or call extension 2418.
Student Support is located on the top floor of Dwyer Building, which you get to via the library.

Other sources of Help – Schools.

If you’re in the School of Human Sciences, you can ask a Senior Academic Support Tutor (SAST) for help.  They can help you become familiar with Newman’s many web-based services and with finding Newman documentation online.  The SAST office is at BA108, their email is and the extension is 2538.

If you’re in the School of Education, staff in the school office will be able to help you or point you in the right direction. The office is at DA002 , the email is and the extension is 2271.

e-Learning Dept. screencasts.

If you want us to make you a video to show you how to do something, ask on the Help Forum and we’ll either find an existing one or make it for you.

Accessibility Issues.

If you have particular needs with regard to accessing information online (e.g. a visual impairment), you can contact Heather Griffiths our Inclusion Co-ordinator. Heather’s email is and her extension is 2421. Or you can email the elearning team – - and we will work with the author of the material to try to make it easier to access.

Best wishes,
Enjoy the technology!

Bob Ridge-Stearn
Head of e-Learning
Newman University College
Birmingham, B32 3NT
Tel 0121 476 1181 ext 2425

Last modified: Friday, 28 September 2012, 1:41 PM