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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, […]

Set up a Moodle Gradebook

Posted December 2, 2020
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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 […]

Make an Assignment Extra Credit in 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

Moodle’s Dates Report lists all course items with date settings on a single page, where you can adjust start dates, due dates and activity completion dates. This can be very helpful if you are reusing material from a previous semester in a new course. To open the Dates Report: Click (Actions menu) and choose More […]

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 […]

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