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Creating Checklists on Moodle

Posted August 12, 2020

The Checklist activity on Moodle allows a teacher to create a checklist, to-do list or task list for students to work through. The teacher can monitor each student’s progress as students tick off each of the items in the list. Checklists can be helpful for students navigating course content independently or in a self-paced way. […]

Taking Attendance on Moodle

Posted August 12, 2020

To take attendance on Moodle, teachers will first need to create an attendance activity and to add sessions for each activity. After you have completed this step, attendance can be taken for each session by going into the attendance activity, where a list of all sessions will appear. To begin taking attendance: Go to your […]

Setting up Attendance on Moodle

Posted August 10, 2020

The Attendance activity is designed for teachers to take attendance during or for class, and for students to be able to view their own attendance record. In addition, the activity can also be set up for students to mark their own attendance. Teachers can track attendance for each session in their course. To do this, you will first need to […]

Copy Content from a Course on the Same Moodle Site

Posted August 7, 2020

There are two ways to copy content between courses on the same Moodle site: Import is best if you are copying all or most of a course or want to preserve course layout and formatting. Sharing Cart works best if you are only copying a few activities or resources at a time. If you need […]

Scheduling Zoom Meetings with the Moodle Zoom Activity

Posted August 6, 2020

LITS has created a Zoom activity to make it easier you for instructors to schedule and manage course Zoom meetings from within Moodle. To add use this activity: Log into your course and Turn editing on if it isn’t already. Click + Add an activity or resource where you want to place the Zoom activity […]

Back Up a Moodle Site

Posted August 5, 2020

Under the terms of our Moodle Policies, LITS will guarantee that course content remains available to Teachers for at least two years. If you need to move course materials from an old Moodle site (such as to a new Moodle site, or you want archival copies of your courses for long-term storage, you can […]

Moodle Log-In Issues

Posted August 4, 2020

General Troubleshooting Steps If you are having difficulty logging in to Moodle, try the following: Make sure you are clicking the Bryn Mawr or Haverford button to log in, as shown in the image below. Students from other colleges (e.g., Swarthmore) enrolled in Bryn Mawr courses should use the Bryn Mawr option. Only use the […]

Enroll/Unenroll Participants in Moodle

Posted July 31, 2020
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If you have a Teacher role in a Moodle course, you can enroll other participants in it to give them access. The role you give them determines what they can do in the course. See Which Role Should I Use? below for a list of roles and what they are permitted to do. Prefer videos? […]

Using Annotate PDF to give feedback on Moodle

Posted July 29, 2020

Instructors can provide detailed feedback on Moodle assignments by using the Annotate PDF tool available in the latest version of Moodle.* This document explains how to add the Annotate PDF feature when creating a new assignment or editing an existing assignment, and how to use the annotation toolbar and feedback options. *This feature is available […]

How to Find Fall 2020 Courses in Moodle

Posted July 23, 2020
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Some instructors may be making Moodle sites for fall 2020 courses guest-accessible in order to help with virtual shopping. Here’s how to find a course you are not enrolled in. Go to (Fall 2020 courses are on a new Moodle site! The URL for this site will change to on Aug 18 after […]

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