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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, […]

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 […]

Moodle Text Editor

Posted January 14, 2020
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The buttons on the Moodle text editor enable you to format text, add links and embedded media, record and embed short video or audio files, add mathematical equations and special characters, and check the accessibility of web content you are creating. You can hover the cursor over a button for on-screen text description. From left […]

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2019
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Did you know Moodle has a built-in calendar? Using the Calendar The Moodle Calendar block is always visible on your Dashboard. It may also be visible in particular courses if a Teacher in the course has added it. Orange highlights indicate dates with course-related events, such as deadlines for Moodle Assignments and Quizzes or Scheduler […]

Communication in Moodle: Messaging, Quickmail and Announcements

Posted August 13, 2019

Our Moodle site offers three options for communicating with participants in a class: Announcements. Forum/email option — only Teachers can post; participants receive via email and/or on-site message (depending on their notification settings), and post is archived on forum where all Participants can access. Quickmail. E-mail option — only visible to Teachers; teachers can see […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Students)

Posted August 13, 2019

Are you new to Bryn Mawr and just learning how to use Moodle, or a returning student who would like a refresher on how to make the most of Moodle for engaging with your courses? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you begin the new academic […]

Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2019

1) Look for your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. (You should be able to see this from any page on the Moodle site.) Click on “Profile” and then “Edit Profile” near the top on the left side under “User Details“. 3) Scroll down to  “User Picture” towards the bottom of the page and […]

Viewing and Submitting Assignments in Moodle

Posted April 10, 2019
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Faculty create Assignments in Moodle for a number of reasons: to place assignment due dates on the Moodle course calendar, to make a graded item for an assignment in the course Gradebook, and/or to receive electronic paper submissions. Viewing Assignment Details and Submitting Click on the title of course in your Dashboard to open it. Click on […]

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