Learn to use Moodle

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The purpose of this website is to provide a working example of the WET-BOEW-GCWeb theme created by TNG Consulting Inc. together with the Government of Canada for Moodle software . Demo courses are only available in English however multi-language courses are supported.

Glossary of Moodle terms

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Topics format

When using the Topics course format, courses are organized into sections. Each section can consist of activities, resources and labels. This is a good format to use when students will be learning at their own pace. For structured weekly lesson plans such as that structured into a semester, you may want to consider using the Weekly Course Format instead.



This is the address of a web page.

User menu

The User Menu is located in the top right corner of the page header, typically next to the student’s name when they are logged in. This is where students will get access to their profile, grader reports, access to the home page and log out.

Administrators, Managers, Course Creators and Teachers will also find an option to temporarily switch their role to preview how content will look to students however, be aware that this does not always work correctly. We recommend that you have a separate Moodle account to preview content as a student.



The World Wide Web Consortium is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (WWW).


What You See Is What You Get is a visual editing mode where the results displayed on a web page or printed on a printer will be similar to the formatting text in the content editor.

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