What is Moodle?
Moodle is an online teaching and learning resource for staff and students. It provides many feature-rich resources for studying and a wide range of tutoring facilities for web-based learning.
How do I access Moodle?
You can find the link to Moodle at the top of any CSN web page.
Your course director will provide you with a username and password to access Moodle. They will also guide you on how to use it and provide ongoing assistance.
Once logged in you will be asked to consent to a 'Personal Data Agreement'. Under GDPR college management seeks your permission to record your personal data for the purposes of delivering Moodle, i.e., we store information about you for the purposes of administering your presence on CSN Moodle while you are a student of CSN. The data you provide is in confidence, is secure and will NEVER be used for any purpose(s) other than those stated in the Agreement. Please take the time to read it carefully to ensure you understand it. Note: the agreement can be read any time at a later date by visiting your Profile settings when logged in.
Once you are happy to sign the Personal Data Agreement, click on the Next button to progress to this screen:
Select the checkbox next to the "I agree to the ... " statement to agree with the policy then click the 'Next' button when ready. You should now be on the main landing page for CSN Moodle.
It is a good idea to reset your password once you have logged in successfully. To do this, go to the top-right hand corner of the screen and click on your username. Now select Preferences from the drop-down list:
Locate the 'Change Password' option inside the Preferences box and click on it.
Note: When restting a password, try to pick something that is hard to guess, but easy for you to remember. Passwords that offer a reasonable level of security will include a mix of numbers and upper-case/lower-case letters, or be a simple but easy to recollect phrase, e.g. Glanna2018, 4wh0mtheBellt0LL$, etc.
Note: Passwords are case sensitive , ‘R’ and ‘r’ are not considered to be the same letter!
Note: Do not cut and paste your password! If you have made a mistake, you will copy the mistake!
That's it! Once your account is activated, you can access your course. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it may be because you entered the wrong email address. If Moodle cannot send an email to your email address, please let your course coordinator know so your account can be manually activated. Alternatively, check your spam/junk folder as some email clients may inadvertently see the Moodle auto-request as unwanted or unsolicited email.
Once you have acces to Moodle, you should sign into your course home page. to do this look through the Course Categories page to determine the department your course is located in, eg., Art, Business, etc. Clickon the relavant vategory and then click on the course title. If you are promted to do so, enter the 'enrolment key' given to you by the course director.
Enjoy using Moodle!
Feel free to get in touch with our Guidance and Counselling Service at any time.
We offer a professional and confidential counselling service that listens to students on all manner of issues. We provide a caring and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help students cope with their circumstances and approach their lives with confidence.
For contact details, appointments, questions please follow this link Guidance and Counselling Service
Effective careers planning means exploring your options early. Our careers team are here to help. Whatever your age, course of study, plans or aspirations, the Careers Service is available to you. Professionally qualified careers advisers are available for consultation on career choice, further study options, presentation and other work place skills, jobsearch, applications/interview procedures and aptitude tests.
The Career Guidance Office contains a wide range of information on careers and further study options. Comprehensive information, internet access, computerised guidance programmes, video library etc., are all available to our students.
NOTE: See monthly updates for Career News
See also: Career Guidance and Counselling Service
For all information about course certification, awards, etc. see the Certification page.
CSN offers a two year Higher National Diploma certified by BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council).
BTEC awards are internationally recognised professional qualifications. In addition, they offer students a pathway to a degree in a range of vocational disciplines.
Students who complete a BTEC HND course may apply to a number of UK colleges and universities to study for a further year towards a full bachelors degree. Linkage negotiations are currently ongoing with Irish Universities and Colleges.
While a Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) is a required minimum entry qualification HNDs, applicants are selected on the basis of talent and ability rather than by CAO points.
We currently offer a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Digital Media