Tech Documentation

New Features/Changes in Moodle

Posted July 10, 2015

The latest update in Moodle was a fairly minor one, but some great new features/changes were added: 1) The text editor has been updated and improved. Now, there is a cleaner interface, with the most commonly used icons visible and the other icons in the “Toolbar toggle” icon on the far left. The icons that have […]

Adding Folders in Moodle

Posted June 4, 2014

In addition to the easy drag-and-drop option for files, the new version of Moodle allows you to easily drag-and-drop compressed/zipped folders which you can then unzip right in your course! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add folders to your courses: Method 1: Drag-and-drop 1) After logging in and going to your course in […]

Upload a File in Moodle

Posted September 10, 2013

Moodle now has an easy way of uploading to your Moodle course! Whether it’s your Syllabus or course readings for the week, you can now drag-and-drop files into your course page! (Note: editing must be turned on in order for drag-and-drop to be enabled). Simply click and drag files from your computer onto your Moodle […]

Backing Up and Restoring a Course in Moodle

Posted September 20, 2011

While the courses up to academic year 2013-2014 will still be available on after May 19th (for full information see:, most faculty and staff will want to transfer over the content to the  new site as soon as possible. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to backup your Moodle course from and restore […]

Working with Accessibility Concerns in Your Moodle Course

Posted September 15, 2011

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. As Bryn Mawr continues to transition to Moodle—the course management system replacing Blackboard—Web Accessibility needs to be a constant concern for faculty, staff, and students. Print impaired users typically […]

Making your course available/unavailable to students

Posted August 30, 2011

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 […]

How to Hide and Unhide Items in Your Moodle Course

Posted June 13, 2011

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 […]

How to Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2011

Don’t like your picture in Moodle? It’s easy to change! 1) Look for your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. (You should be able to see this from any page on the Moodle site.) 2) Click on your name, and you’ll be brought to your profile. Click on the “Edit Profile” link on […]

How to Allow Guest Access to a Class/Organization in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2011

Occasionally you may wish to offer access to users that are not enrolled in your class. You can do this easily in Moodle simply by creating a password and giving it to the users that you wish to allow access to Moodle. (Note: This is recommended for guest access only. All students must go through […]

How to Add/Remove Users to your Moodle Site

Posted June 8, 2011

A role determines what privileges and powers an individual has within a course in Moodle. Changing the roles and  permissions in your course is not always recommended. The default settings have been created with the needs of most professors and courses in mind. Making changes other than adding students should be done sparingly. This document […]

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