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The Department of Psychology

The College of Education & Human Service Professions

How online courses work

Each online course uses Moodle. Moodle is a course management system used to deliver web-based learning environments. You will need to configure your computer’s browser for Moodle.. All online psychology courses use Moodle, so it is imperative that you learn about Moodle and configure your computer’s browser properly. Learn more about Moodle by visiting these sites:

Click below to watch a 15 minute video to learn more about Moodle:

*For the best web page access use Firefox. Downloads available at:

After watching the video, and viewing the links below, try and configure your computer’s browser:

After watching the Moodle video and visiting the helpful links above, if you need further assistance and/or have questions about Moodle please go to the Moodle Support Site: or email:


While a virtual structure is provided within each course, at their simplest level these online individual instruction courses are independent study courses. Thus, a great deal of self-motivation and self-discipline is required for success. We strongly encourage you to:

Once you register for a course, and the semester has started, you will need to log into the course by typing your "username" and "password" into the MyUMD Portal: