Tech Documentation

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2019
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 […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Students)

Posted August 13, 2019

Are you new to Bryn Mawr and just learning how to use Moodle, or a returning student who would like a refresher on how to make the most of Moodle for engaging with your courses? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you begin the new academic […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Faculty)

Posted August 13, 2019

Are you a new faculty member, or do you need a refresher on how to set up your Moodle course? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you prepare your courses for this academic year. Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle […]

Customize Your Course

Posted August 1, 2019

Moodle has several new features that allow you to customize your course: Add a Description | Add an Image |  Star Courses

Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses

Posted August 1, 2019

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. When using Moodle at Bryn Mawr, Web Accessibility needs to be a constant concern for faculty, staff, and students. Print impaired users typically access the web by enlarging text, […]

Make Courses Visible/Invisible to Students

Posted August 1, 2019

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 […]

Make Items in Courses Visible/Invisible to Students

Posted June 13, 2019

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 […]

Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2019

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.) Click on “Profile” and then “Edit Profile” near the top on the left side under “User Details“. 3) Scroll down to  “User Picture” towards the bottom of the page and […]

Quiz Activity in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2019

The Quiz is a great assessment tool provided by Moodle that can be used to test and evaluate students online. All of the results and grades will be recorded automatically into the course Gradebook, making it a very easy and versatile activity to use. Select Quiz from the Add an activity or resource menu on the Moodle course […]

Guest Access to Moodle Sites

Posted June 8, 2019

By default, Moodle courses are created with guest access turned off. You can turn it on permanently or temporarily to give people who are not enrolled in the course guest access, which allows them to see everything you have posted to the course (including readings, forum posts, etc.), but not participate in course activities such […]

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