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Setting up your Gradebook in Moodle

Posted December 2, 2020

When teaching online and having students submit online assignments, the simplest way to calculate grades is to use the Gradebook in Moodle. This tech doc explains how to set up your Gradebook in a new Moodle course, including how to create categories and grade items. Ideally, grade categories are created before adding any graded activities […]

How to Use Course Merge Helper in Moodle

Posted November 13, 2020
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Please note: To use the Course Merge Helper feature in Moodle, you must have the role of Teacher in each course you would like to include in the merged course. If you do not have a Teacher role, you can ask another Teacher in the course to give you that role, or EAST can merge […]

Making an Assignment as Extra Credit on Moodle

Posted November 13, 2020

Moodle Gradebook allows you to mark individual assignments as extra credit, as well as create a grading category in which all grading items are worth extra credit. This tech doc shows how to set up each of these options. Marking a Grade Item as Extra Credit The easiest way to do this is to modify […]

Bulk Edit Course Activity Dates in Moodle

Posted November 5, 2020

The Moodle Dates Report enables you to adjust availability dates, due dates or activity completion dates that have been set for resources and activities in a course on a single page. This can be very helpful if you are reusing activities and resources from a previous semester in a new course. To access the Dates […]

Use Grading Workflow to Manage Assignment Feedback

Posted October 9, 2020

The Assignment activity has a grading workflow option that enables instructors to: Hide feedback and grades until ALL submissions have been graded (normally assignment grades and feedback are visible to each student as soon as they are entered). Manage the work of multiple graders, including allocation of submissions to particular graders and review before releasing […]

Taking Online Quizzes and Exams in Moodle

Posted October 6, 2020

If taking tests is stressful, taking online can be even more so! This article explains how the Quiz activity in Moodle works and some best practices that instructors and students can adopt to ensure the smoothest experience. We’re going to use the word Quiz below, since that is the term Moodle uses, but the content […]

How to Save a File as a PDF

Posted October 1, 2020

Many platforms and people will prefer or even require you to submit files as PDFs. This is because the PDF, or Portable Document Format, file format was designed to ensure that fonts and formatting look the same even when viewed on different types of devices. Most software packages allow you to save or export files […]

Sharing large files to OneDrive and linking on Moodle

Posted September 9, 2020

Whether you’d like to share a film clip, an outside link, or upload a class recording, there are several ways to add/share video on Moodle. In this Tech Doc, you’ll find the most-common ways to share video on Moodle based on where the video is originally stored/hosted. The first step to sharing video stored on […]

Scheduling appointments using Moodle

Posted August 19, 2020

A helpful tool to schedule online or in-person office hours and other appointments within a Moodle course is the Moodle scheduler.* All teachers can add a scheduler to their course by following the steps below: Note: It is also possible to schedule Zoom meetings on Moodle when using the Zoom Moodle activity. Learn how to […]

New: Use Collapsible Topics to Organize a Moodle Course

Posted August 19, 2020

In previous versions of Moodle, course content for all week or topic sections had to be displayed on the main page of the course. For large sites, this resulted in a “scroll of death” to get to sections and resources at the end. The new Collapsible Topics format helps by making all sections (except section […]

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