LMS - Student user manual

1. How to login to LMS ?

2.Forgot password?

3.How to change your LMS password ?

4.What is the course?

5.What is in the LMS course ?

6.What is resource and activity?

7.What is a forum?

8.How to add a  topic to a forum in LMS  ?

9.How to reply to  Forum in LMS ?

10.How  to send  a message to a teacher/student in LMS ?

11.How to see a list  of people in a  course in LMS?

12. How to submit an assignment?

13.How to attempt a quiz?

14.What is grade  ?

15. How to view grades in LMS ?

16. What is a calendar block in LMS ?

17. What is the upcoming event block in LMS ?

18.How to add a calendar event in LMS ?



1.     How to login to LMS ?


2.     Forgot password?

    • Click on the link ‘Forgotten your username or password?’ in the LMS  login page.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions:Enter your username or registered email ID
    • Check for the verification mail from LMS to reset the password.


3.     How to change your LMS password ?

    • Login to LMS.
    • Locate 'Preferences' block on the dashboard page to the top right(scroll   down).
    • Click the 'Edit profile and change password' link.
    • A new page will open. Click the 'change password' link on the page.
    • Fill the required fields (current password, new password).
    • Click the save changes  button.

4.     What is the course?

    •   A course is the basic learning area on LMS platform where a teacher displays materials for their students.

5.     What is in the LMS course ?

    • Course Content and Activities can be found in the center column of most courses. Scroll up and down the page, to see links to Activities
    • What elements are in the right column? The right column provides space for Blocks, which are essentially widgets providing some kind of specialized function

6.    What is resource and activity?

    • A resource is any type of static information that you add to your course—for example, a web page, a link or a text or image file.
    • Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and / or the teacher. LMS has over a dozen activity types of tools for a teacher to use in a course. All forms of assessment within LMS are "activities".


7.    What is a forum?

    • The forum option is an activity where students and teachers can exchange ideas by posting comments.


8.   How to add a  topic to a forum in LMS  ?

    • The forum is an asynchronous activity that allows for discussion between users.
    • To add to a discussion by adding a topic follow the steps below.
    • Navigate a Forum within the course and click on its title.
    • Click the Add a new discussion topic button. Create a subject for the post.
    • Create a message for the Forum.
    • Choose the Subscription method for the message post
    • Drag and drop a file or click Add... and use the File Picker to select an attachment.
    • Check the box mail now to send the message immediately after posting.
    • Click the Post to forum button to complete.


9.     How to reply to  Forum in LMS ?

    • Reply to a Forum post by following the steps below:
    • Navigate a Forum within the course and click on its title.
    • The forum will appear. Click on the Discussion topic to view its threads.
    • Scroll to the post where the reply will be added, then click the Reply link its lower right corner.
    • Determine whether to keep the same Subject or to change it.
    • Create a Message for the reply. Drag and drop a file or click "Add..." and use the File Picker to select an attachment.
    • Click the Post to forum button to complete.


10.  How  to send  a message to a teacher/student in LMS ?

    • Messages can be sent between users, they are sent within theLMS platform similar to a text if the user is online.
    • When users are offline the message will also be sent in an email.
    • Follow the steps below to send a message to the teacher/student by accessing their profile.
    • Log in to the site. Locate the course. Locate the Navigation block and click Participants.
    • The Participants link displays once the course title has been clicked.
    • View a list of all students.
    • Note: Messages can be sent to other course participants by click on their name.
    • Click on the link Message button on the page.
    • Write text in the Message field, then click Send message.


11.   How to see a list  of people in a  course in LMS?

    • The Participants page will display users names and profile pictures.
    • On this page users can message one another by clicking on another participant's name.
    • View other users enrolled in a course by following the steps below.
    • Locate the Navigation block Click the required course under My courses. Click Participants to see a list of people in the course.
    • This view will provide information about each user, where they are from, and when they last accessed the course. Click on a column heading to sort the table by that particular column. Click on a participant's name to visit their profile page and learn more.
    • Filter the list by choosing the first letter in a participant's first or last name. Click on "G" in Surname to bring up users whose last name begins with the letter G.


12.  How to submit an assignment?

    • The Assignment option or Tab  allows teachers to collect work from students, review it, and provide feedback including grades. Using assignments, students can submit any electronic files (e.g.., Word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio, video clips) or type their response directly into LMS. Take the following steps to submit an assignment :
    • Navigate to the Assignment in the course view and click on its title.
    • Read the instructions for the Assignment. Click the dd submission button.
    • Enter Online text if required. Add File Submissions if required.
    • Review Submission status and add Comments if needed.
    • Click the Edit my submission button to update submission.
    • Click the Submit assignment button.
    • Click Continue to confirm the submission.


13.  How to attempt a quiz?

    • Navigate to a Quiz Activity in the course and click on its title.
    • Read the instructions.
    • Click the Attempt quiz now button.
    • Answer the questions and click Next at the end of the page.
    • Depending upon how the teacher/instructor set up the Quiz, a user may be able to submit one answer at a time, save answers without submitting, or just submit one page at a time.
    • When the Quiz is completed, check the Summary of attempt and click Submit all and finish to finish the quiz.


14.   What is grade  ?

    • Grades are scores given to students (or other Roles) in a  course.
    • The Grades link (or grade book) in the course administration menu shows the scores given by each activity.


15.  How to view grades in LMS ?

    • The Grades area for students displays the User report and the Overview report. The User report generally shows a student’s grade in either a numerical, text, or percentage format in addition there is also an area to view feedback. An individual user can view their grades by following the steps below.
    • Log in to the LMS site. Go to the course. Locate the Administration block and click Grades. View grades for all Activities.


16.  What is a calendar block in LMS ?

    • The Calendar can display site, course, group and/or user events in addition to assignment and quiz deadlines, chat times, and other course events.  The Calendar block conveniently displays the Calendar on the page. The Calendar block displays events.
    • Event keys: * Global (event viewable in all courses - created by admin users) * Course (event viewable only to course members - created by teachers) * Groups (event viewable only by members of a group - created by teachers) * User (personal event a student user can create - viewable only by the user)
    • The Calendar automatically displays important course dates. Hover over a date and it will display information regarding that day with a link to the activity or event details. Activities due dates are automatically displayed in the calendar as course events.


17.  What is the upcoming event block in LMS ?

    • The Upcoming events Block displays future events in a summarized list.
    • Events are generated directly from the Calendar and/or Activity deadlines, providing a link to full details or directly to the Activity. When a date is clicked on it will display the day-view Calendar for that day. When the title of the event is clicked on a detailed description of that event will be displayed. The Block also contains links that are shortcuts to enter the main page of the Calendar and create new events.

18.  How to add a calendar event in LMS ?

    • The Calendar displays four types of events, Global, Course, Group, and User. Activities in a course that have a due date associated with them will auto populate a Course Calendar event on the specified due date. Students may add User events to their personal lms calendars. A user event is a private event and only the user that created the event can see it.
    • Go to My home page(i.e. Dashboard). Locate the Calendar block and click the month link. This will open the Calendar in the main area of the page. Click the button New event
    • Add a Name for the event.
    • Tip: Try to avoid generic names. Be specific. Add a helpful Description. This can be a helpful reminder for crucial information. Choose the date/time, duration and repeat settings. Follow the below steps to add an event to the calendar:
      1. Enter the date and time of the event.
      2. Select the duration or without duration, until specified date, or in minutes.
      3. Specify if you want the even to repeat and for how many weeks.
      4. Click "Save changes" to save the event. The event has been added to the Calendar.
    • Remember that this is an user event. It is not visible to other members of the class. The entry is visible in the daily view, the weekly view and the monthly view of the Calendar.
    • Hover over a date with an event a preview window will appear showing the event name, which links to the event. Edit or delete an entry.
    • Click the Export calendar button to Export the Calendar.
    • Windows users click on the Export calendar button.
    • Mac users click on the iCal button.