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Adjusting Moodle Activity Settings for Individual Students

Posted April 8, 2020
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The Moodle Assignment, Lesson and Quiz activities have User Overrides options that allow you to change settings for specific students or groups in order to provide accommodations, extensions, or make-up opportunities: You can override the open (start) and close (due, cutoff) dates for all three types of activities. For Lessons and Quizzes, you can also […]

Group Activities and Class Interaction in Moodle

Posted March 17, 2020

Asynchronous classes do not mean that students can’t engage with each other and actively participate in class! Moodle offers different solutions for asynchronous communications and collaboration, such as Forums, Messaging, and Groups. Instructors can use Groups for collaborative activities and break-out group discussions. Forums in Moodle allow faculty and students to communicate in a discussion-board format, […]

Teaching Online With Moodle

Posted March 16, 2020

Class size, time zones and bandwidth issues can make it challenging for an entire class to meet synchronously online (e.g., in a webinar). You can use Moodle tools to create more flexible, asynchronous learning opportunities that everyone can participate in.  Moodle also creates a common framework for posting resources and links students need to complete […]

Add/Remove Users in a Moodle Site

Posted January 24, 2020

A role determines what privileges and powers an individual has within a Moodle course. Moodle Roles Moodle has two “Teacher” roles, both of which enable the user to view and grade coursework of students in the course: Teacher: Can also create and edit course resources (e.g. files, URLs, etc.) and activities (e.g., Quizzes, Forums). Non-editing […]

Share and Embed Panopto Recordings in Moodle

Posted January 15, 2020

Accessing a Course’s Recordings: the Panopto Moodle Block Anyone with a Student role in a Moodle course can view all of a course’s recordings in the Panopto Moodle block, pictured below. Each of the recordings will be listed under Completed Recordings. By default, this block is in the right sidebar of new course shells. If […]

Moodle Text Editor

Posted January 14, 2020
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The buttons on the Moodle text editor enable you to format text, add links and embedded media, record and embed short video or audio files, add mathematical equations and special characters, and check the accessibility of web content you are creating. You can hover the cursor over a button for on-screen text description. From left […]

Collecting and Sharing Audiovisual Assignments

Posted January 13, 2020

Faculty planning to assign projects that require students to produce audiovisual recordings may be wondering about how to collect this work. Examples of recording assignments might include longform edited audio pieces, weekly recorded oral practice in language courses, or recordings of group presentations. This Tech Doc is a comparison of several tools that might be used […]

Questionnaire: Collecting Info from Students in Moodle

Posted January 10, 2020

The Moodle Questionnaire activity allows you to survey Moodle course participants for the purposes of gathering information. Questions do not have a “right” answer (as they must in Quiz), and responses can be anonymous or identified, and can optionally be displayed to students. Questionnaire is useful for gathering biographical or diagnostic information from students at the […]

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
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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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