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Calendar in Moodle

Screen shot of Moodle Calendar block

Did you know Moodle has a built-in calendar? Using the Calendar The Moodle Calendar block is always visible on your Dashboard. It may also be visible in particular courses if a Teacher in the course has added it. Orange highlights indicate dates with course-related events, such as deadlines for Moodle Assignments and Quizzes or Scheduler […]

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Messaging vs. Quickmail and Announcements in Moodle

Messaging in Moodle allows you to control how you send and receive messages and manage your contacts. Like “instant messaging,” the Messaging feature opens a window that allows you to chat with someone in real time or send them a message that they can view when they log in to Moodle (optionally, you can be […]

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Getting Started in Moodle (for Students)

Are you new to Bryn Mawr and just learning how to use Moodle, or a returning student who would like a refresher on how to make the most of Moodle for engaging with your courses? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you begin the new academic […]

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Getting Started in Moodle (for Faculty)

Are you a new faculty member, or do you need a refresher on how to set up your Moodle course? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you prepare your courses for this academic year. Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle […]

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Accessing Adobe Software (Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.)

Lab Computers: Bryn Mawr College community members will be prompted to enter their Bryn Mawr username and password each time they use 2019 Adobe software. Haverford and Swarthmore community members can access Adobe software in Bryn Mawr College labs and classrooms by signing up for a free Adobe ID at and using that credential […]

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Customize Your Course

Moodle has several new features that allow you to customize your course: Add a Description | Add an Image |  Star Courses

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Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses

As a college with a diverse and vibrant community, it is important to keep in mind accessibility issues for those with visual, auditory, and learning disabilities. When using Moodle at Bryn Mawr, Web Accessibility needs to be a constant concern for faculty, staff, and students. Print impaired users typically access the web by enlarging text, […]

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Make Courses Visible/Invisible to Students

Moodle gives faculty the option of deciding when to make their courses available to their students. By default, all academic courses are made available to students, meaning any student who has preregistered for the course can access it on Moodle. However, there is the option to make it unavailable until it is ready. This is […]

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Fixing Spelling in Moodle (e.g. “Enrol users”)

Moodle language selection menu

The Moodle development community is global, and although the default language used is English, it is not American English. What American users may perceive as spelling errors are actually British spellings — such as enrolment or favourite. Moodle allows users to individually set their language preferences, and individual user preferences override the site-level preferences that administrators […]

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Using LinkedIn Learning (formerly

LinkedIn Learning (formerly is a leading online learning tool that offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in time training needs. Access your account online at LinkedIn Learning or by clicking the Activate LinkedIn Learning now […]

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