Moodle User Guide for the openUp2U Learning Platform

About the openUp2U learning platform

The openUp2U learning platform is here:

The learning platform is based on Moodle ( 

An email account (or Facebook / Twitter profile) is required to connect to the platform. 

Create a course

There are two options for initiating the creation of a course:

Option 1 for course creation
Option 2 for course creation

Then follow these steps:

Step 1: Add a new course
Step 2: Add a course dStep 2: Add a course description and image
Step 3: Define the course parameters

Teacher’s menu options

Course management options

Options for course management include:

  • Participants: participants’ list
  • Groups: users’ group creation
  • Edit Course Settings: basic course settings (title, etc.)
  • View Activity Report: the number of views for each activity and resource
  • Course Completion: shows if a course has been completed
  • Enrolment Codes: shows participant enrolment type
Options for course management


List of participants


The benefits of using Groups include:

  • Browse by ‘Assignment’ across all relevant groups
  • Turn an individual assignment into a group assignment
  • Turn a whole classroom activity into a smaller group activity: e.g. in Forums, Wikis, Databases, Glossaries
  • Differentiate the educational material according to the group profile

Create a Group by following these steps:

  1. Go to Course management
  2. SelectGroups
  3. Click on the Create groupbutton
  4. Define the Group nameand click on Save changes
  5. Select the group you created and click on the Add/Remove usersbutton
  6. Select the names of the users you want to add to the group and then click on the Addbutton
  7. When done, click on the Back to the groupsbutton

Define the Group settings for a course:

Edit course settings

Edit the course settings

Activity report

Set parameters for the Activity report
An enrolment code is generated automatically. Teachers must give this code to students so they can log into the assigned course.

Adding course content

Step 1: Enable ‘Edit’ Option:

Step 2: To add a new activity or resource, click on the field below:

Step 3: Select a resource or activity from the panel on the left; press the ‘Add’ button to add this content to your course. (Yellow highlight marks some of the tools offered by the standard Up2U platform.)

Add hyperlinks:

Step 1: Click on the ‘Edit‘ field, as shown in the following image: 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Edit Topic‘ field from the dropdown list to be able to edit the topic summary. Click ‘Save changes’. 

If you want to ‘hide’ a topic, select the ‘Hide Topic’ option as shown by the yellow highlight:

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