Tech Documentation

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 […]

What’s New in Moodle 3.4

Posted August 14, 2017

LITS upgraded Moodle to the latest version (3.4) in May. This new version brings exciting features: Favorite courses: Moodle now has the option of “favoriting” your course and organization pages. This means that you will no longer have to scroll through all of your courses to get to the ones you use the most. Simply […]

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 Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7, 2017

These instructions are only relevant for sites created for organizations, committees, etc. If you need to copy materials from an academic course site on Moodle Archive into an academic course site for the current semester, see Copy Materials from Old Moodle Course Site into New Course Shell. Note: If you are using your Moodle organization site primarily to […]

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 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

By default, a Moodle Backup will not contain user data (i.e., student grades, usage data, assignment submissions, etc.). This data greatly increases the size of a back up, and is not necessary if you only need an archive of course activities, formatting, and resources (i.e., readings, files, links, etc.) to copy over to future course […]

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 […]

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