Taylor Seminary Moodle Introduction


Using Moodle

Instructions for Students

Students and instructors use Moodle for communication and for various needs of the course. The instructor will provide instructions on how to access the course shell on the Course Syllabus.

Taylor Seminary's Moodle site is https://moodle.sfseminary.edu/moodle

Once you go to our Moodle platform, click on "Login" and another page will appear. You will be able to Login by entering your username and password.

  • Your login is the first initial of your first name and your last name all in lowercase, with no spaces. For example, if your name is John Calvin, you would login as jcalvin.
  • Your assigned password is: TaylorSem123$

When you login to Moodle for the first time it will require you to change the password. Your new password should include at least one capital letter, a numeric symbol and a non-numeric symbol.

If you're not able to login, try again: make sure to enter the correct username and password which is case-sensitive. If you cannot login, email teresa.seibel@taylor-edu.ca to request a password reset. An e-mail message will be sent to the student once the account has been reset.

Once you are logged into the platform, you will need to self-enrol in the Moodle shells for the courses in which you are registered.

  • Click on "Taylor Seminary".
  • Click on the appropriate course subject and the courses will be listed.
  • Select the course in which you wish to enrol.
  • The default enrolment key is the course code (with no uppercase and no spaces). The course code consists of the course prefix followed by the course number. For example, Old Testament Introductions's key is: ot417

If you're unable to gain access to the course shell or if you have any questions about the course shell, please contact your instructor immediately.

When you're finished using Moodle, you should log-out by clicking on "Logout" which is on the upper right hand side of the page.

Moodle FAQs

1. Why can't I log in?

There could be many reasons but the most probable is you have simply forgotten your password, are trying the wrong one or are entering it incorrectly. Some other things to think about include:

- Does your username or password contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters? It must be entered exactly.
- Are cookies enabled on your browser?

Email teresa.seibel@taylor-edu.ca if you are still unable to login.

2. What is my course's enrolment key?

The default enrolment key for all courses is the course code with no spaces and no capitalization. For example, Old Testament Introduction's enrolment key is ot417.

3. Why am I not getting any e-mails?

Chances are your email address in your profile is either wrong or disabled. It could also be that you are not subscribed to the forums that are generating emails. After checking the email address and settings, if you are still having an issue, email teresa.seibel@taylor-edu.ca.

4. Why is there no upload box?

This is either because:

- The assignment has now closed
- The assignment is not yet open
- You already uploaded something and the settings prevent resubmissions

5. How can I view my recent assignment feedback?

There are many ways you can access their feedback. Contact you instructor for more information on how to view feedback for an assignment.

6. Why is my course average so low?

Don't panic! The Moodle gradebook takes into account unmarked and unsubmitted work. In other words, you start with zero and as you progress through the course and complete graded activities the percentage will steadily rise.

7. Why am I getting a grade of zero on my quiz?

You might have exceeded the quiz time limit.

This should never happen, because the count-down timer should submit the quiz automatically when time expires, and then the Moodle server should process you submission promptly. However, if the server is overloaded and running slowly, your responses may not be processed until after the 'too late' cut-off time so you will not receive marks for those questions. In such a case, contact your instructor as soon as possible.