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The previous article in the Getting Started with Moodle course on how to log in to Moodle explained the login process. If you forgot the username and/or password for the Moodle administrator login, Moodle has a built in Forgotten your username or password? feature. This allows the administrator to obtain the username and password for the site.

Reseting the Moodle username or password

  1. moodle-forgot-password-username-admin-user Visit the Moodle login page.
  2. moodle-forgot-username-password-linkClick the Forgotten your username or password? link on the Moodle login page.
  3. moodle-forgot-username-password-search-by-emailOn this page, the username or the email address can be used to recover the login information that is needed. In this case, the Search by email address will be used. Enter the email for the Moodle admin and click "Search".
  4. moodle-forgot-username-password-continue Next will be a Confirmation page. Click Continue.
  5. moodle-forgot-username-password-confirm-email Next there will be an email sent called Change Password Confirmation. The email will look like the following Screen shot. There will be a link that resets the password for the login. Click the link.
  6. moodle-forgot-username-password-confirm-email Next there will be a page that says "Thank you for Confirming the change of Password". Click Continue.
  7. moodle-forgot-username-password-continue Finally, an email called Changed Password will be sent with the Login information needed for logging into Moodle.

The next article will outline how to change the username and/or password for your Moodle Login.

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Continued Education in Course 101: Getting Started with Moodle
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Section 3: How to log into the Moodle Administrator Dashboard
Section 5: How to change the Username and Password in Moodle

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2015-05-10 5:57 pm

how create a username and password for me 


10,077 Points
2015-05-11 2:57 pm
Hello Jade,

Are you trying to add a new user to the moodle installation or are you trying to reset your username/password to an existing account already created?

Best Regards,
TJ Edens

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