Moodle instructions

Moodle instructions

Moodle is a learning environment used in almost all study courses at SAMK. The Moodle base of the study course can contain, for example, course materials, assignments and quizzes.

General things to remember when using Moodle

While working in Moodle:

• Remember to save every 5 to 10 minutes.
• Moodle will timeout and sign you out after 3 hours of idling.
• Press the ? -icon to find out more when it is presented.
• When using the PoodLL tool, remember to allow microphone and camera when asked to. Keep your Internet-browser up to date. Don’t use smart phone or tablet.
• Cookies must be enabled in the browser. You can turn them on in your browser settings.
• There might be a slight delay in sending various messages and news depending on the current load on the server.
• The file upload limit is reduced to 250MB in the Moodle. Attachments larger than this cannot be attached to assignments (videos etc.).

Log Out:

• Remember to sign out from Moodle when you leave, especially if you are not using your own device.

When you want to sign out of Moodle, click your name in the upper-right corner and choose Log out from the submenu:

Sign In

This guide explains how you can log in to Moodle and tells what credentials you have to use.

  1. Go to address
  2. The opening page shows links to three different Moodle platforms in use at SAMK. By default the system you are looking for is the middle one, with instruction text Courses from 8/2023 ->
Moodle log in.

3. After clicking on it, you will end up in the login window.

Enter your SAMK-ID in the username field and your corresponding password in the password field. By pressing the Login button after this, you will end up on Moodle’s own courses -tab. In case of problems, contact eSAMK support.

Remember to enter your SAMK-ID to the username field. Not email address or student number!

Moodle log in.


In the profile, you can manage your profile information and for example add a profile picture. You can also see the courses you are enrolled in, your latest login information and personal user information. You can adjust these settings and information manually by clicking Edit profile button.

The easiest way to access your profile is through the menu of your user account, at the top right of the site:

Moodle profile settings.

Change language:

You can easily change the language for the duration of the session, from the menu of your user account, at the top right of the site:

Moodle profile settings.

You can change the language of the system from the same menu, under preferences.

Moodle profile settings.

Click Preferred language.

Moodle profile settings and language.

And change language. Remember to click Save changes.

Moodle save language settings.


You can find your course evaluation in Moodle under Grades.

Moodle grades.

By clicking on the arrow, you get a wider view and section-specific evaluations.

Moodle evaluation.

Submitting assignments

You can submit an assignment either as files or as online text written to the Moodle editor, depending on the settings made by the teacher.

The teacher has probably set a deadline for the assignment. The last return time can be absolute, so after it has expired, the assignment can no longer be returned.

After the submission time has expired, the teacher can give feedback and a grade. You can view the assessment from the same place where you returned the assignment.

Answers to assignments, exams, etc. can be checked with the Turnitin plagiarism recognition system. You will automatically receive information and instructions about this when submitting the assignment. The feedback goes from Moodle to Turnitin review and when the review is complete, the review report is available to your teacher and possibly also to you in Moodle.

An example of a return:

In this task, you can return both online text and maximum four files.

First, click on Add submission.

Moodle guide how to submit a file.

You can upload files and/or write online text.

Remember to click Save changes.

Moodle guide how to submit a file.

After returning the assignment, you can still edit or delete it as long as the teacher has not graded it.

You can see whether the task has already been graded under the Grading status.

Moodle submitting status guide.

Progress tracking

When the teacher uses progress tracking on their course, you can see the deadlines and terms of the items included in the tracking, on the Moodle area when you open the content.

The teacher is also able to track the progress of all students on the course.

Some of the activities and resources in the tracking may be automatically connected to the progress tracking based on the conditions set by the teacher.

The gray colour and the text To do indicates that you haven’t done the task yet.

If the colour is green and the text is Done, you have completed the task.

Depending on the settings made by the teacher, dates and criteria are also shown in the home page of the course area.

Moodle submission guide.

The teacher may also have added a completion progress bar to the course to help you track your progress. The settings the teacher has chosen define the tasks shown in the bar and when a task is shown as completed.

Color codes:
Blue = Task is not completed.
Green = Task is completed.
Yellow = Task is submitted.
Red = Task is late from deadline / you did not achieve a passing grade.

Moodle progress guide.

You can see your progress also on the Moodle dashboard in course overview section.
In this section, progress is shown as a percentage.

Moodle guide.

Note! Even if according to the section you have done 100% of the course, it usually does not mean that the course has been completed, because the teacher may have not defined all the mandatory tasks and exams of the course for tracking progress.

Moodle quiz

This is a guide for doing Moodle quiz. The instructions describe the entire quiz process. Read these instructions carefully before the quiz.

Before the quiz:

  • When starting the quiz, make sure you have a working internet connection and that you are in a quiet space.
  • Read the teacher’s instructions carefully.
  • If there is a test quiz available, try it out so the quiz activity and structure will be familiar to you.

Starting the quiz:

Usually the quizzes have a specific start and end times, and the quiz is available automatically at a time announced in advance.

Start the quiz by clicking Attempt quiz now. If you cannot see the button, reload the page.

Moodle may be congested when the quiz starts. In this case, wait a moment, refresh your browser and reopen the quiz.

If the quiz has a time limit, Moodle will notify you about it when you click the Attempt quiz now button. Moodle will then ask you to confirm starting the quiz.

During the quiz:

Do not close your browser during the quiz or you will lose your answers.

If the quiz has several pages, you can switch pages by clicking Next page / Previous page. These buttons will also save your answers.

You can also save your unfinished quiz by clicking Finish attempt. You can still edit your answers by clicking Return to attempt.

  • You can also use Quiz navigation to switch pages in the quiz, if the teacher has allowed it.
  • A quiz with a time limit will have a timer “Time left”.
  • You can flag a question for yourself.
Moodle submitting a test.
Moodle submitting a test.

If there is interruption in your internet connection:

Moodle saves your answers every few minutes. The answers you have written before a possible interruption in the internet connection are saved, and you can continue to take the exam when the internet is working again.

If you lose internet connection, first wait a moment. If nothing happens, refresh your browser and then navigate back to the quiz.

You can continue the quiz by pressing Continue the last attempt.

Submitting a quiz for grading:

By clicking Finish attempt, you get to the “Summary of attempt” page.

Submit your final answers by clicking Submit all and finish.

After this, Moodle will ask you to confirm that you want to submit the quiz for grading.

Moodle submitting a test.

If the exam has a time limit, the submissions are closed automatically. After this, you can no longer submit your answers.

If you have not submitted your answers for grading, you will see a Continue the last attempt button and the summary will have the state “In progress”.

  • This requires that there is still time left for the quiz. The state will be “Finished” when the answers have been submitted for grading to the teacher.

After the quiz:

Depending on the settings the teacher has chosen, you will see:

  • Quiz marks and the grade in the Summary of your previous attempts.
  • By clicking Review, you can see for example the exam questions, answers, marks by questions and the comments given by the teacher.
Moodle submitting a test and summary.


PoodLL is a tool to record voice and video on Moodle.

PoodLL works best with Chrome and Firefox browsers. There may be problems with some older Mac computers. In that case, it is also worth trying with a different browser.

NOTE! When you start recording, you have to allow PoodLL add-on to use the camera and microphone, so allow this when asked about it. Also, select the correct camera and microphone from the drop-down menu. A headset with an USB connection is the best option for recording sound.

NOTE! Before starting an extensive recording session, test the equipment and configuration beforehand by doing a test recording with the PoodLL.

In the assignment, PoodLL is included in the normal task submission. So let’s start by pressing Add submission.

In the window that opens, you can find the PoodLL recorder.

This is a guide for using Poodll add-on in Moodle. The instructions tell you what Poodll is and how it is used in task submission and the discussion area.

You can start recording by pressing Record. Note that during the recording, pausing is not an option. If you press Pause button, you cannot resume recording.

After pressing the Stop button, you can preview your recording by pressing the Play button. Alternatively, you can create a new recording by pressing the Record button again which will replace the previous session. When you are satisfied with the result you can upload the recording onto the server by pressing the Upload button. When the upload is successfully completed a “Uploaded successfully” -text will be displayed.

After completing the recording and uploading it press Save changes. After saving the changes, you can view the status of the submission. The submission may take a while to convert, depending on the length of the recording.

PoodLL in the discussion area

First click Add discussion topic.

From the window that opens:
• Write a subject to your message.
• Write the message.
• Select the arrow icon “show more buttons”.
• Save an audio or video file by pressing the microphone (audio) or video camera image displayed in the editor.

This is a guide for using Poodll add-on in Moodle. The instructions tell you what Poodll is and how it is used in task submission and the discussion area.

Allow your browser to use the camera and microphone if asked.

In this example, we are recording a video:

Press the Start recording button.

This is a guide for using Poodll add-on in Moodle. The instructions tell you what Poodll is and how it is used in task submission and the discussion area.

A window appears where the recording takes place.

This is a guide for using Poodll add-on in Moodle. The instructions tell you what Poodll is and how it is used in task submission and the discussion area.

Click Stop recording when you have your video recorded.

After you stop recording you can view your recording or record again.

Finally, don’t forget to click Attach recording (only this will attach your recording to the discussion area).

This is a guide for using Poodll add-on in Moodle. The instructions tell you what Poodll is and how it is used in task submission and the discussion area.

Next, you return to your chat message where the video is displayed. Finally, press the Send message button.


This is a guide for using workshop activity in Moodle. The instructions tell you where and how to use the workshop. You will find instructions for submitting work, peer assessment and grading evaluation. At the end, is explained what happens when the teacher has closed the workshop.

  • In order for the workshop to be successful, everyone must follow the agreed schedules.
  • The workshop activity is used in self-assessment and peer assessment.
  • You can see the phases of the assessment on the assignment page.
  • The current page is highlighted with green and shown with ✅-icon.

Submitting works:

When the teacher opens the workshop for students, they will see a Add submission button.

Give your submission a title and then add your work as a file or by writing it directly to the Submission content field.

When you are ready, click the Save changes button.


In the next phase, you will carry out a peer assessment / self-assessment on submissions as per the teacher’s instructions.

In the Assigned submissions to assess -section, you can see how many submissions are waiting for your assessment.

Depending on the settings set by the teacher, the assessment is given / received anonymously.

Grading evaluation phase:

In this phase, you can no longer edit your submissions or peer assessments. The teacher calculates the final grades and can give feedback to both submitted works and peer evaluators.


When the teacher closes the workshop, the students can see their grades.

The grade of the submission is the overall grade given by other students.

The peer assessment grade tells you how successful you were in your peer assessment in relation to other assessments.

If your assessment differs from assessment given by the others, you will receive a lower grade.

You can see the feedback you have received by clicking the name of your work.