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'Moodle' Archive

Moodle Log-In Issues

Posted September 5, 2019

Most Moodle log-in issues are either issues with a Bryn Mawr username and password or web browser issues. If you are having difficulty logging in to Moodle, try the following steps in order to pinpoint and fix the problem: If you are a Bryn Mawr student, faculty or staff, try logging into your Bryn Mawr […]

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2019
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 […]

Messaging vs. Quickmail and Announcements in Moodle

Posted August 13, 2019

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 […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Students)

Posted August 13, 2019

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 […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Faculty)

Posted August 13, 2019

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 […]

Customize Your Course

Posted August 1, 2019

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

Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses

Posted August 1, 2019

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, […]

Make Courses Visible/Invisible to Students

Posted August 1, 2019

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 […]

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

Posted July 26, 2019
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 […]

Make Items in Courses Visible/Invisible to Students

Posted June 13, 2019

Want to start working on your course, but don’t want your students to see an unfinished product? Want to post things ahead of time? Moodle lets you hide things that you upload or create, making it invisible to the students, but always available to you. Open and closed eye The key to hiding in Moodle […]

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