UNSW Moodle: Helpful Guide to Access Guide to UNSW LMS 2023
The UNSW Learning Management System (LMS) is Moodle. Moodle is an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) designed to provide blended, face-to-face and online courses throughout UNSW. Moodle is the acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. UNSW Moodle LMS allows staff to create online and blended learning and teaching environments for better course delivery. Moodle allows the creation of collaborative learning environments designed on social constructionist Pedagogy. Pedagogy in the sense that, moodle contains a suite of tools that assist the University to develop their learning activities and resources into sequenced learning pathways, promoting cooperative and vibrant learning experiences. At UNSW, Moodle LMS is preferred over other Learning Management Systems because of it:
- Flexibility: Moodle delivers the flexibility required to fulfil the University’s range of learning and teaching needs, meet demands for higher service levels, and ensure superior staff and student learning experiences. The UNSW Moodle can be customised and extended to closely fit UNSW’s requirements.
- Ease of use: Moodle’s interface is easy to use, without the steep learning curve of earlier systems and is more efficient at administering course activities and assessments.
- Delivery of pedagogical change: Moodle supports active learning rather than just passive learning and improves student engagement by allowing students to be co-contributors and knowledge builders, which frees the instructor to facilitate the engagement while providing students with feedback much earlier in the course.
- Technical outsourcing: The TELT Operations team manages the overall service, out-sourcing the technical and functional support to Netspot (specialist external vendor), freeing up academic staff to focus on improving teaching and learning outcomes, curriculum design and implementation, and supporting the educational design and pedagogical development.
Below is a helpful guide to assist students to have access to their course materials and course-related activities on their UNSW LMS (Moodle) account. All courses enrolled on UNSW Moodle can be accessed on the Moodle dashboard. You can access your Moodle dashboard on your desktop computer or mobile through your web browser. To access your Moodle dashboard, you must first log in. Below are the steps to guide you on how to log into your UNSW Moodle:
How to Log into UNSW LMS Moodle
- Navigate or go to the Moodle Login or Web Single Sign-on page at https://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/login on your web browser.
- The Moodle Login or Web Single Sign-on page will open. If you are logging into Moodle courses offered by institutions employing the Australian Access Federation (AAF), such as UNSW AGSM Executive Education, UNSW Institute of languages, or UNSW Mining Engineering Specialist Courses, then click the appropriate alternative login link in the Alternative Login. If you are not, continue to the next step
- Click on “Agree and sign on to Moodle”.
- Enter your zID followed by @ad.unsw.edu.au and click on “Next”.
- Enter your password.
- Click on “Sign in” to access your Moodle dashboard.
The “My home” page displays, containing a list of links to all your Moodle courses. You can access your courses by:
- From the UNSW Moodle dashboard, you can navigate to any of the courses under Course Overview and access them by clicking on the course title.
- In cases where you do not see your course link on the dashboard, use the search bar. The search bar is useful when you know the course title of the course you want to access but does not have a direct link on the Moodle dashboard.
Courses with the YXXX prefix (e.g., YMED1001 or YENG5582) are offered by Arizona State University (ASU). To access these courses, you need to log into the ASU learning management system using your ASU-issued student ID number and password (not your UNSW zID and zPass).