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Customize the Course List on your Moodle Dashboard

Posted June 1, 2018

The most recent version of Moodle introduced a “Favourites”* option to give you greater control over how courses are displayed on your Dashboard. The Course Overview box on your Moodle Dashboard has two tabs: Courses lists all of the courses that you are enrolled in. Favourites lists only the courses that you have starred. To […]

Moodle Workshop for Peer Review (For Students)

Posted December 5, 2017
Moodle screen shot

Have a class that’s using the Moodle Workshop for peer review? Here you’ll find all the steps for the Workshop explained, through the Workshop’s “phase box”. Setup phase: This is the phase where the workshop has been created, but your professor has not yet finished setting it up. There is nothing for you to do […]

Moodle Workshop for Peer Review Set-Up (For Faculty)

Posted December 5, 2017

The Moodle Workshop has the potential to be extremely beneficial. Any course that relies heavily on peer review may find this activity especially desirable. A good example of where the workshop activity could be useful might include creative writing classes, freshman seminars, and performance reviews. The setup for a Workshop can become complicated, but if […]

View Data Moodle Has Collected About You

Posted October 11, 2017

In addition to any content you submit to Moodle sites (such as papers, forum posts, or quiz answers) and grades or feedback that others give you on that content, Moodle also automatically generates and stores usage data as you interact with the site — that is, time-stamped logs of your activities, such as logging in and out of […]

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2017
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 […]

What’s New in Moodle Gradebook 3.2

Posted August 14, 2017

As with changes to Moodle overall, the most visible changes in the Gradebook update involve attempts to streamline the interface. Click on the video below for a quick overview. If you use Moodle Gradebook to calculate grades, there is also a new default aggregation option called Natural weighting. Click on the video below for an […]

What’s New in Moodle 3.4

Posted August 14, 2017

LITS upgraded Moodle to the latest version (3.4) in May. This new version brings exciting features: Favorite courses: Moodle now has the option of “favoriting” your course and organization pages. This means that you will no longer have to scroll through all of your courses to get to the ones you use the most. Simply […]

Assignments in Moodle (for Students)

Posted August 10, 2017
Screen Shot of Moodle

Faculty create Assignments in Moodle for a number of reasons: to place assignment due dates on the Moodle course calendar, to make a graded item for an assignment in the course Gradebook, and/or to receive electronic paper submissions. Viewing Assignment Details and Submitting Click on the title of course in your Dashboard to open it. Click on […]

Assignments in Moodle (for Teachers)

Posted August 9, 2017

Use a Moodle Assignment activity to: Receive electronic assignment submissions. You can set up an Activity to have students submit papers to you electronically. Moodle is more secure and private than e-mail, is available to all students, collects all files into a single place, and time-stamps submissions. In the new version of Moodle, you can […]

Migrate a Moodle Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7, 2017

These instructions are only relevant for sites created for organizations, committees, etc. If you need to copy materials from an academic course site on Moodle Archive into an academic course site for the current semester, see Copy Materials from Old Moodle Course Site into New Course Shell. Note: If you are using your Moodle organization site primarily to […]

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