Moodle is an open source Learning Management System designed for distance learning. It's not the most attractive interface, but it is very functional and most reliable. I've been using it, on and off, since 2006. The system is used world-wide and has hundreds of developers contributing to its functionality and user friendliness.
Here are some basic things to keep in mind when using Moodle... particularly when accessing my course material.
- The Navigation table on the left-hand side of the page will direct your efforts and help you prioritize your time. From there, you can access the courses in which you are enrolled, your grades and any calendar-related events associated with your course.
- If the text is blue, it's a link to something important. As a rule you should click on the link just to make sure you don't miss something important.
- Pay attention to the icons associated with course element content. They can help you determine priorities when accessing the course material.
- This is the icon for a quiz... very important.
- This is the icon for a forum topic...also important.
- This is the icon for a lesson... usually, but not always will have something to submit... also very important.
Most of your Moodle related questions can be addressed here: https://docs.moodle.org/39/en/User_quick_guide