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How to use Moodle

Moodle is a virtual learning environment to help you study smarter. Let's get into it.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the MMU online learning environment and is one of the most widely used and rapidly growing virtual learning environments, or VLEs. Moodle is designed to enhance your learning experience by providing access to online course materials and has a number of built-in features, designed to engage learners and promote collaborative learning.

With Moodle you can:

Thanks to Moodle materials essential to your course - from slides and podcasts to lecture notes - are now at your fingertips whenever you need them.

With Moodle you can work collaboratively wherever you are, communicating with fellow students and tutors through forums, wikis and live chat rooms.

Your Moodle areas will give you access to each of the Units that you are studying as well as your programme of study and any supplementary resources and information from your faculty.

If you cannot see the units that you are studying then please contact the Postgraduate Office.

Moodle is comprised of individual areas, where each area relates to an individual unit or programme that you are studying.

Moodle areas may contain a structured set of files e.g. Word documents and PowerPoint presentations or may have been developed as fully interactive online classrooms where you may be involved in online group discussions, collaborative group work and be assessed online.

Different lecturers will use and structure Moodle in different ways to support their own units and programmes, so the different Moodle areas you have access to will appear in different ways.

The structure will depend on your lecturer, the learning material, and the best way to deliver the unit or programme.

How can Moodle help my studies?

Some of the advantages which Moodle has to support your studies include:

How to log in to Moodle

You can log in via the MyMMU dashboard at my.mmu.ac.uk.

To log in, all you need is your 8-digit University ID and network password.

Log in to Moodle

How do I use Moodle?

The first time you access Moodle, you may be asked to update your profile before you can see your Moodle areas. Please refer to the student guide showing you how to “Viewing and Editing a Moodle User Profile” for details on how to do this.

Within Moodle (and the MyMMU portal), you will have access to all the Moodle areas you are enrolled on including all the units and programmes you are studying, as well as a Moodle area for the Faculty you are based in and a Student Resource Area.

To make the most effective use of Moodle, you should:

I can't access MyMMU or Moodle

If you see an error when trying to access Moodle, but other webpages are working, first check that your browser is compatible with Moodle:

If you still can't access myMMU or Moodle, and other websites are working, please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

I've forgotten my password

Contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

I can't see my course units listed in Moodle

Pop in to your Student Hub. We'll check your enrolments on the University's student records system and resolve the issue.

Find your nearest Student Hub

Moodle resources

There's more about Moodle inside the application.

Direct link to Moodle Help (Students) - login required

Download the MyMMU app

Available for Apple devices and Android devices

Visit MyMMU web version

      Go to MyMMU


To login to MyMMU in the app and online, all you need is your university username (8digitID@stu.mmu.ac.uk) and password. Returning students may need to refresh the app by logging out and in again. 

To make it easier and quicker to access the online resources you need, wherever you are – we have added Microsoft authentication, which means you only need to login once.

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