Tech Documentation

Migrate a Moodle Organization Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7, 2017

First, log in to 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 […]

Collecting and Sharing Audiovisual Assignments

Posted February 7, 2017

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 […]

Guide to Cleaning Up Moodle

Posted January 5, 2017

Cleaning up your Moodle courses? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

Forums in Moodle

Posted September 9, 2016

Need a space for you and your students to have discussions? Have response questions that your students need to reply and comment on? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add the Forum, as well as helpful information on the different types of forums and settings. 1. Select “Forum” from the “Add an activity or resource” […]

New Features/Changes in Moodle

Posted July 10, 2015
new moodle text editor

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

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 Moodle, make sure to click “Turn editing on” in the upper right-hand corner. 2) Locate the zipped folder on your computer and drag it to your course into the section […]

Sharing Cart in Moodle (For Faculty)

Posted January 23, 2014

The Sharing Cart block is now in every course in Moodle for you to use. This block makes it easy for faculty to copy individual content from one course to another, or creating duplicates of an item within the same course. To add the Sharing Cart to your course, click on “Add a block…” in the […]

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

Backing Up Your Course Navigate to the Moodle course you wish to back up and click Backup under Administration. Select which content to bring over (the default is everything) and click Continue at the bottom of the page. The next page lists all of the files that are being backed up. Verify you have what […]

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