Beginning August 18 at noon, users will log in to Moodle using Office 365 as our authentication method. When logging in from this point forward, users will click the “Sign in with Office 365” button and follow the screen prompts, now using their King’s email address and password to log in.
Once you log in, your information should all be preserved– enrollments in courses, files, etc. If you see an issue after the change, let us know– the sooner the better!
How do you get to the login page?
Follow links provided on all the old means you used to access Moodle before. Those with bookmarks will discover some changed pages. Those who have also discovered Moodle’s full integration as an app in Office 365 may want to find out how to add an app to your launcher in Office 365.
What do you get from this change?
After you log in to Moodle with this new authentication process, you can combine a number of Office/productivity related tasks with your classes. To summarize, you can sync your email and Moodle calendars and access your files from Moodle without having to login repeatedly. You can configure all of this at the Microsoft block, found on your MyMoodle page.
Once you log in to Moodle using the Office 365 link, you can use the Microsoft block on the MyMoodle page to sync your Moodle calendar with your Office 365 calendar. In other words, if you have an upcoming Quiz on Moodle in CORE164 and you’ve synced properly, you’ll see that upcoming quiz mixed into your Office 365 calendar.
To take it a step further, if you’re syncing your calendar with your mobile device, you’ll see your upcoming quiz on your phone– a great way to streamline and combine your to-do activities into one spot.
Included with Office 365, you also have cloud storage (like Google Drive and Dropbox) called OneDrive. You can access your OneDrive folder and files directly from Moodle, so if you get used to a workflow that involves saving your work to OneDrive, then your uploads will be pretty simple and easy!
Why did we make this change?
With Moodle/Office 365 integration we get lots of cool features, outlined above. Most of all, you can hop between email, Moodle, SharePoint, and more with one-click. No more incessant login prompts. We’re trying to make your life easier by having one login and password and one point of access for as much as you can. It may take some adjusting, but we hope you agree that it’s worth it!