Moodle: How to give Peer Feedback


You must exchange peer feedback with another student before you can submit your assignment. This happens within each unit, in the online workshop found in the Peer Feedback section of each unit.

There are three steps in each workshop: first you upload your draft, then a couple of days later you provide feedback to your peer and they to you, and finally a couple of days after that the workshop closes so that you can view the feedback. Take this feedback into account when working on the final version of your assignment before you submit it.

If for some reason you do miss a peer feedback workshop, please complete the Request for Exceptional Coursework Extension form and send to your tutor. The workshop will reopen for late submissions for one week only at a later stage.

You’ll find the exact dates of all workshops, and of late workshops, on your Moodle calendar.


The short video below will give you a walkthrough on how to give peer feedback:

Click here, to download a printable paper guide.

VLE: How to find and submit an assignment

During your studies, you will be submitting your assignments and getting feedback online. Ensure that you read and understand each of the following essentials points:

  • Before you can submit your first assignment for each Unit, you must complete that Unit’s Evaluation Survey. Until you have completed this survey, the assignment will remain locked. For example, when submitting your first assignment for Creativity, you will have to complete the Creativity Unit 11 Unit Evaluation Survey. Click here to find out how to complete a Unit Evaluation Survey.
  •  Most your assignments need to be submitted in a MS Word format, before you upload them into moodle. Therefore if you use any other word processing program (i.e Pages, Open Office Text or Google Docs) you must export you document into to MSword.
  • When you submit any assignment to Moodle, you must ensure that the document’s filename adheres to the MCI naming convention:                    student number (5….) + surname + assignment title. For example Alan Hain’s (student number 50012) Philosophy assignment 2A, would have the following filename:


  • Make sure you receive an email confirmation that you have submitted your assignment. This email is your receipt of submission.
  • Please remember that you must keep a  copy of your all your submissions until you have received a final grade for your course, as you may be required to produce your submission again after the assignment date.



  • Save the assignment on your desktop.
  • Go to the assignment submission page.
  • Decrease the size of the assignment page window (drag/drop it from one of the window corners to make it smaller; if it takes up the whole screen, click at the small square at the top right of the window – then resize). We do this so that we can view on our screen both the assignment, and the assignment submission box.
  • Drag and drop the file from your desktop into the submission box.


The short videos below show you the complete process of finding and submitting an assignment on Moodle. The paper guides underneath break this process in two stages : how to find an assignment and submitting your assignment.

Click the links below to download a printable paper guide:

How to find an Assignment

How to submit an Assignment

How to find your student number

Moodle: How to find and complete a Quiz

Quizzes will be found in different sessions of  your Units. They enable you to consolidate your knowledge and understanding by attempting to answer the questions correctly- and are fun to do!

Sometimes (depending on the browser that you are using) you might just see half of the quiz.If this happens, simply zoom in your computer screen by pressing ctrl + (both mac and pc users). Or if you are using google chrome try switching to another browser.

Click here to download a printable paper guide.

Moodle: How to find and use the Glossary

A glossary is an alphabetical list of terms along with their definitions. The glossary in your moodle course contains terms associated with the Montessori pedagogy and Child Development and will help you access some of your course content.

This short video is going to show you how find and use the glossary in your MCI moodle course.

Click here to download a printable paper guide.

Moodle: How to find and use a Forum

Forums are the discussion areas in moodle where students can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. As you work through the different Units of you MCI moodle course you may be asked to contribute to a certain thread or topic. There will also be a social forum that both London base and distant learning students can use to share their experiences.

MD disclaimerIn your course there are Academic/Activity forums, a News forum and a Student Chat Forum.Once you have  contributed to a forum thread, you are automatically subscribed to that forum. The  News forum is a permanent subscription, which happens  once you enrol on your course. It will keep you posted with all relevant information, including extra readings and things related to your assignments. If you DO NOT receive the emails the News forum, you should:

  • Check that is not on you spam box
  • That your email is correct in moodle
This short video is going to show you how find and use a Forum in your MCI moodle course.

 Click here to download a printable paper guide.

 When using the forum, please consider etiquette for the internet. Netiquette is all about being courteous to others online to make the internet a fun experience for everyone.  It is therefore important, that you always consider the fundamental rules of Netiquette throughout your online experience.

Moodle: Navigating your course

Please note: as of April 2018, the Study Tools section on Moodle will be renamed into Online Orientation. Kindly keep that in mind when using the video and printable guides below.
These short videos will show you the best way to navigate around your MCI Moodle course.
Diploma EYE & IMP:

CertHE & FdA:

Click here to download a printable paper guide.