Faculty Help


Quickstart for Faculty

STEP 1:  Logging in to Moodle

STEP 2:  Finding your Course(s)

STEP 3:  Getting around in Moodle

STEP 4:  Upload a file to your Moodle Course

STEP 5:  Student access to your Moodle Course

Logging in to Moodle

Log in here https://moodle.capilanou.ca/login/index.php

Your Moodle Username and Password are the same credentials that you use to log into your office or lab computers on campus or to access your email remotely.


  1. Is this your first time logging in? If so you must first log into the Employee Web Services website with the username and temporary password provided to you and you will then be prompted to choose your own password.  Once you have successfully done this you can proceed to log into Moodle using your username and new password.

    • Username: firstnamelastname (e.g. johnsmith5, lorasmith, etc.)
    • Initial Temporary Password: CAPmmddyy$ (based on your birthdate; e.g. if your birthdate is February 25, 1992 your initial password will be CAP022592$)

  2. Not your first time logging in? But still cannot log into Moodle? it is likely your account has expired.  Log into the Employee Web Services website and if your password has expired you will be prompted to change it.  You will then be able to log into Moodle with your new password.

  3. If you cannot log into the Employee Web Services website or if you still cannot log into Moodle after changing your password please contact IT Help Centre:

Email: ithelp@capilanou.ca
Phone: 604.984.4952

Drop in Location: Library, Room 125


How do I find my course(s)?

  1. Make sure you are logged into Moodle (see above)

  2. Your landing page will either be Moodle Home or your Dashboard.  All of the Moodle course sites you have access to will be listed on your Dashboard and separated into 1 of 3 categories:

    1. In Progress (the current date is within the course start and end date)
    2. Future (the current date is before the course start date)
    3. Past (the current date is after the course end date)

  3. There may be more than one page listing for each category, make sure you navigate to the next page if your course doesn't show up on the 1st page.
  4. Click on the course name which is a link to the course template (eg, Moodle 101 - Fall 2018)

If you cannot locate your course site in any of the 3 categories

  1. Empty Moodle templates are automatically generated and assigned to faculty before the term commences based on:

    1. Information that has been entered into FAMIS (faculty are assigned to teach a course here by Department Assistants) and
    2. Information that has been entered into BANNER (Registration Office finalizes the course schedules with faculty assignments)

    To access your course template:


If you are logged in and still cannot find your course in your My Courses list please contact IT Services.


How do I upload a file for my students to see?

Quick method: (Note - does not work with Internet Explorer 9 or lower)

  1. Click the Turn editing on button at the top right of the course page

  2. Drag and drop the file into onto the course section where you'd like it to appear

  3. If necessary, edit the title of the file by clicking the pencil icon, or edit other file options by clicking the editing icon

Alternate method:

  1. Click the Turn editing on button at the top right of the course page

  2. Click the Add an activity or resource link

  3. The Activity chooser will then pop up, scroll down to RESOURCES, select file and then click the Add button

  4. You will now be on a new page titled Adding a new File...

  5. Enter a Name (this is what will be displayed to the students)

  6. Scroll down to the section titled Content

  7. Click the Add button to open the File Picker menu in order to choose a file from your computer or a repository

  8. Select display and other options as required

  9. Click the button Save and return to course at the bottom of the page


Student access to your course site

Students will not be able to access your Moodle site until you make it VISIBLEClick here for instructions on how to do this.

All registered students will automatically be added to Moodle sites based on the information in Banner.  For more information please visit the section on student access.  Once they are registered in a class they will need to:

  1. First log in to the Moodle website using their username and password that was assigned to them upon registration
  2. Locate the course site in their My Courses list (it will not show up in their list if the teacher has not yet made the course visible)


Need more help managing your Moodle course?

You can find some great information for managing your course at Moodle.org.

<< Additional help files and screen-casts can be found by topic within the menu on the left.

Contact IT Services to book a consultation with a Moodle trainer.