Quick Start

Quick Links

Recommended Browser

Users are recommended to use “Firefox” or “Chrome” browser to access the Moodle platform since they have a better performance on browsing the Moodle platform.

Access Moodle

Moodle can be accessed via HKU Portal. A list of courses you are teaching is retrieved from Student Information System (SIS).


  1. Login HKU Portal at https://hkuportal.hku.hk.
  2. Select My eLearning tab.
  3. Course list retrieved from Student Information System (SIS).

    • Click the Moodle link next to the course name to manage the Moodle course.

Edit Course Settings

The course home page in Moodle looks like the figure below.

Teachers can edit information and settings of their Moodle courses. The edit page is available in Settings under Course Administration. Course summary, availability to students, etc are items that can be edited.


  1. In the course home page, click Settings under Course Administration from the left menu.
  2. Edit the course settings in Edit course settings.
  3. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Edit Course Contents

Teachers can add, delete, or update course materials of their Moodle courses. To enable editing, click “Turn editing on“. Then you will see a link “Add an activity or resource” in each section. You may add activities or resources by clicking this link. Resources include files, folders, labels, web pages, URLs, etc. Activities include assignments, quizzes, chatrooms, forums/discussion boards, etc.


  1. Click “Turn editing on“.

Turn editing on

     2. Click “Add an activity or resource”.

Add an activity or resources



Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts