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Quickstart Guide: User Account

So, you've got a new account at the digital campus of the Muellners Foundation? What now? This page will help you navigate the platform as a user, whether a fellow or a mentor.


Your profile

You can access your profile from the user menu top right. Click the arrow to open up the menu:


Clicking the Profile link will display other options, such as a list of your courses, forum and blog entries and a link to edit your profile. Depending on the settings, you may also see a QR code to help you connect to the Moodle-powered mobile app and a Privacy and Policies setting where you can request an export of your data, ask for your account to be deleted or view the policies and agreements. (Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used by Muellners Foundation Campus to organize fellowship courses.)

Privacy and policies and Moodle app blocks on user profile.

Clicking the Edit profile link will allow you to change certain information such as your timezone, add an avatar, description and, optionally, extra contact details. You cannot usually change your username.

When you upload an image, it will appear in the user menu by your name.

Your notifications and messages

Your site can alert you when you have new messages from your teacher and other participants. If your teacher has enabled group messaging, you will receive daily digests of group messages as well.

You can receive these alerts via email or from the message drawer on the site (accessed by clicking the speech bubble icon (1 in the screenshot) top right). From the messaging drawer, you can also send yourself private reminders.

Message drawer showing three message types

You can control how you receive messages from Preferences > Message preferences in the user menu or by clicking the cog from the message drawer (2) in the screenshot above.

You can receive notifications about new forum posts or graded assignments and more.

You may also receive alerts on your mobile phone, depending on the type of service account that you have. You can customise your notifications from Preferences > Notification preferences or by clicking the cog from the Notifications icon top right.

Accessing notification preferences

Important information

How you find courses, which depends on configurations set up by the Program CWC. You might see three links: Home, Dashboard, and Courses:

Home, Dashboard, Courses

Home - Some sites display all their courses on the front page, and students click to enrol themselves into a course. When logged in, some home pages (site front pages) may display only the courses you are enrolled in (to avoid clutter and confusion).

Dashboard - This is your personal page, which you can customise and view a timeline of any outstanding tasks—more information is in the section below.

My courses - This is where you see courses you are enrolled in and can search and filter them. More information is in the section below.

Your dashboard

Every user has a dashboard, which they can customise.


You can access your dashboard quickly from the user menu top right, and your site may redirect you automatically to your dashboard once you logged in.

My courses

Once you are enrolled in courses, you will see them on your My Courses page:

Example of My courses page

You can filter which courses you see by clicking the first arrow/field:

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