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Viewing 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 […]

New Features/Changes in Moodle 3.2

Posted August 14, 2017

Over the summer, LITS upgraded Moodle from version 2.6 to 3.2. This new version brings exciting features, as well as a much more user-friendly and clean appearance. All of the Moodle documentation on this site has been updated to reflect these changes. See below for a quick video overview of the new interface and some […]

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 Organization Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7, 2017

First, log in to moodle.brynmawr.edu and click on the link under Moodle Site Request, so that LITS can make a site on the new Moodle server for you. You can give it the same name or a different one — your choice. Second, create a backup file of the old site on the Moodle Archive server, if you haven’t already […]

Back Up a Moodle Site (with User Data)

Posted June 7, 2017

Including enrolled user data greatly increases the size of a backup and may produce a file that must be securely stored. You only need to include enrolled user data if: You are migrating a Moodle Organization site from Moodle Archive to the current Moodle site and you need to keep user submissions, posts, comments, etc. You […]

Copy Materials from Old Moodle Course Site into New Course Shell

Posted June 7, 2017

You will need a backup file of the old course that does not include any student data or files. See Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data) for instructions on making one. Log in to your new Moodle course or course shell. Go to the Administration block and click Restore. Under Import a backup file, click Choose a file … to browse […]

Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data)

Posted June 7, 2017

You do not need to backup user data if you are backing an academic course site so that you can reuse course resources (readings, files, links, etc.), activities, and formatting (how blocks are set up, labels, etc.) in future courses. Adding enrolled user data (i.e., student grades, usage data, assignment submissions, etc.) greatly increases the size of a back-up, […]

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