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As we continue our tutorial series on getting started with Moodle, we are now going to show you how to log into your administrative dashboard. Once Moodle is installed, learning how to login is the next logical step. The administrator dashboard is where the Moodle site is updated. This tutorial will explain the administrator login process.

Logging into your Moodle Dashboard

  1. To find the Moodle administrator login, simply navigate to the Moodle website and click the You are not logged in. (Login) towards the top right of the browser window. The login can also be located directly by visiting the Moodle login url (ie. in the browser address bar. moodle-admin-login
  2. Once clicked, the Administrator login will appear in the middle of the browser window. Type the username and password that was used when installing Moodle, then click Login. moodle-admin-login-returning-to-website

    Once logged in, Moodle will display text on the top right had side stating You are logged in as Admin User (Logout). moodle-admin-login-logged-in-as

It's common, for one reason or another, that users forget their passwords. Did you "forget your Moodle password and/or username?", we recommend that you review our next article on how to reset the username or password through Moodles dashboard. 

Continued Education in Course 101: Getting Started with Moodle
You are viewing Section 3: How to log into the Moodle Administrator Dashboard
Section 2: Installing Moodle with Softaculous
Section 4: I forgot / How to reset Moodle 2.3 username or password

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2015-03-25 4:32 pm

Hi there,

I have followed step 1 but unfortunately I get an error page saying "unable to acquire a lock for caching"

can anyone help with?

kind regards



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2015-03-27 10:13 am
Hello Matt,

Thank you for your question. We are happy to help, but will need some additional information.

What type of server environment are you using? For example, are you hosted with us, or using an Exchange server?

Can you provide a link to the error? This will help us test and troubleshoot the problem.

Thank you,

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