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MacMurray College uses Moodle (an open source online classroom) to manage its online and blended classes. Moodle is available on or off campus and allows students and professors to work together in a learning environment at their leisure.

Logging In

Navigate to and click "Log in" in the upper right hand corner of the page. Follow the directions listed to learn your username and password.

For first-time users, your username is the first half of your email address (the characters before the @ symbol). This is typically your first name and last name separated by a period. Your password is your first initial (uppercase) and last initial (lowercase), followed by an underscore (_), followed by the last 4 digits of your student ID number. (EX: John Doe, ID#0123456 = john.doe, Jd_3456)

If you are unable to sign in, you may use the "Forgotten your username or password?" link underneath the log in fields or email the Moodle admins for assistance in accessing your account.

Updating Your Information

You can edit your profile and preferences by clicking the arrow next to your name to the right in the menu along the top of each page. In the resulting drop down menu, click "Preferences".

The resulting page will give you links to help personalize your Moodle experience.

Course Enrollment

Once you are signed in, you should be automatically enrolled in any courses you are taking. You can see your current courses by clicking Dashboard or My courses in the Navigation block, located by default on the side of the page.

If you are not enrolled in any courses, you may enroll yourself by finding your course in the list of currently available courses on the home page. Note that some courses require enrollment keys which you must get from your professor.

Additional Help

The Moodle Help page contains detailed documents meant to be used as tutorials to help ease users into Moodle.

For questions concerning Moodle (accessing your account, Moodle functions, etc.), contact the Moodle admins at 217-479-7032 or via email.

For questions concerning course-related information on Moodle (assignments, due dates, etc.), contact your professor.