Hi MacBriar, and Welcome to the forums...
Our Modus has a stick, very similar to a manual - no paddles, though these are referenced in the manual.
Basically, the stick has 5 positions...
Move forward to move up through the gears (1 to 5).
Move back to move down through the gears.
Move left to switch between Auto and Manual.
Move right to select Neutral.
Move right and pull back to select Reverse.
To move from two gears down (e.g. 5 to 3 or 4 to 2), move the lever back twice quickly.
To move two gears up (e.g. 2 to 4 or 3 to 5), move the lever forward twice quickly.
Also, the 'box will downshift in a similar way to a 'normal' auto by pressing hard on the accelerator - aka 'kickdown'.
You will need to get used to a slight delay when starting from a standstill, but, as with all the above, it's easy once you get used to it!
I found it harder to move back to a normal manual after forteen months, than moving to the Quickshift after 20 years!!!