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Restore Recently Deleted Activities from the Moodle Recycle Bin

Posted September 23, 2021
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As a Teacher in a Moodle course, you can restore activities (including assignments, files, and quizzes) that have been deleted from your Moodle course within the last 14 days through the Recycle Bin feature. Once in your course, click Course settings at the top right (gear icon). At the bottom of the menu, click on […]

Collecting Audiovisual Assignments using Panopto

Posted September 20, 2021

There are a few different methods for students to upload audio/video files to Panopto to submit a class assignment or project: Using Panopto’s Assignment Folder Giving Students Creator Access to a Panopto Course Folder Using a Moodle Assignment for Students to Link to their Panopto File Below, we will outline these different processes as well […]

Piazza

Posted August 24, 2021

Piazza is a standalone discussion board or “Q and A” platform, with free, ad-supported and paid, ad-free license tiers. At faculty request, Bryn Mawr College is piloting an ad-free site license for Piazza for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will ask instructors and students who use this license to help us evaluate it in order […]

Accessibility FileScan in Moodle

Posted August 11, 2021
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The Moodle Accessibility FileScan tool checks and reports on the accessibility of PDF files uploaded to a Moodle course by Teachers for all students. (Assignment submissions and feedback files provided to individual students are excluded.) Table of Contents File Scan Summary Block Fixing Inaccessible and Partially Accessible PDFs File Details Explained Status Text Title Language […]

Add the NameCoach Activity to Your Moodle Course

Posted April 6, 2021
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The NameCoach activity allows participants in a course to record the pronunciation of their name for other participants to hear, helping both teachers and students learn each other’s names quickly. Add the NameCoach Activity to a Course You must have a Teacher role to set up the NameCoach activity.  Log into your course and Turn Editing […]

Record Your Name in a Moodle NameCoach Activity

Posted April 6, 2021
A section of a Moodle page with an activity labeled "Record your name"

The NameCoach activity allows participants in a course to record the pronunciation of their name for other participants to hear, helping both teachers and students learn each other’s names quickly. Recording your name in NameCoach Click on the NameCoach activity on the course page (the teacher may have given it a different name, but it […]

Hiding Grades from Moodle Gradebook

Posted February 5, 2021

Hiding a Moodle Assignment column in the gradebook allows you to hide the grade throughout your course page, including when a student looks at their assignment submission. By hiding a grade, you will also hide any feedback comments or files you have added to that grade. However, students will still be able to see the […]

Panopto: Using the Panopto Quiz Activity to Connect Panopto Quizzes to the Moodle Gradebook

Posted January 29, 2021
Panopto Quiz Activity

With a new activity in Moodle called Panopto Quiz, you can now connect in-video quizzes you’ve created in Panopto to report grades to the Moodle gradebook. To do this, you’ll need to have already created the quiz in the Panopto video and make sure the finished video is connected to your course in Moodle. You […]

Join Zoom Meetings from Moodle

Posted January 27, 2021

If your Moodle course contains a Zoom activity, you will be able to see and join any meetings created through it in several different ways. From the Zoom activity: Open the Moodle course and click on the Zoom activity. The Upcoming Meetings tab lists all future course meetings — click the Join button next to a […]

Export Files and Coursework from Moodle

Posted December 17, 2020
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LITS strongly recommends that students and instructors export copies of course files that they wish to keep long-term and archive them outside of Moodle. We suggest this for a few reasons. First, although our Moodle policies guarantee that courses will remain available to individuals with a Teacher role on Moodle’s servers for at least two years, […]

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