The CLE is accessible via the Moodle mobile app. One of the advantages of using the mobile app is that users can view course activities and download materials for offline use. This allows students to download lecture notes at home and then read them when they are on the go without using their mobile data or WIFI.
The app also sends push notifications if enabled in the settings. This means your students can receive forum post notifications on their devices!
The Moodle Mobile app is available for free from Google Play and the Apple Store.
- Download the app from App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)
- Launch the app and enter https://courses.ucsf.edu on the Connect to Moodle screen, then hit connect
- You’ll be prompted to enter your MyAccess login and password
- The CLE dashboard will open to reveal your courses
There is also a Moodle Desktop app available, which can be used to access courses on desktop or tablets. The Desktop Moodle app can be downloaded here: https://download.moodle.org/desktop/
Access Your Course
Accessing your CLE Courses on the Moodle Mobile App is easy. Once you log on to Mobile App, enter your MyAccess Log in and Password, and your dashboard will become available. Select any of the course titles to access a course.
Once you select a course title, the course overview page will appear. Select the section titles to view section resources and activities. The Redirect icons next to activities indicate that the item is not supported on Moodle Mobile, select the icon to open the activity in a browser. The cloud icon indicates that the activity can be downloaded for offline viewing.
Mobile Notifications Settings
The mobile app has push notifications which are displayed just like most apps. Follow the steps below to set Notification preferences.
Restrict Access to Activities on the Mobile App
Due to the various types of network connections wifi capabilities, we don’t recommend using the mobile app for advanced tasks such as high stakes quizzes and interactive modules. You have the option of preventing students from accessing certain activities or resources in the mobile app by using restrict access. To use the restrict access feature:
- Log on the CLE Course you would like to edit and turn editing on
- Navigate to the activity you would like to edit->edit settings (located to the right of the activity)
- Scroll down to restrict access section and click the restrict access button
- Click mobile app to prevent students from accessing activities in the mobile app
- Set restrictions and click save, scroll to the bottom of the screen when done
Download resources and activities
Select the cloud icon to download resources or activities. To access the materials when you are offline, just log into the course and select the activity or resource to access it.
Once you have finished viewing your downloaded resources, you can clear your space usage.
To clear your space usage:
- Select the home icon
- Select App settings
- Select Space usage
- Select the trash icon to clear space usage