Tech Documentation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Items Visible and Invisible 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 […]

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