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New: Collapsible Topics in Moodle

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 […]

Create Checklists for Students 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. […]

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 […]

Copy Materials from Old to New Moodle

Posted July 15, 2020
Screen shot of Moodle Support menu

While you can use Import or the Sharing Cart to copy materials between Moodle courses on the same server, the only way to move materials from the old Moodle site to the new one is to Back Up the course on the old server and Restore to upload it into a course on the new […]

Group Activities and Class Interaction in Moodle

Posted March 17, 2020

Asynchronous classes do not mean that students can’t engage with each other and actively participate in class! Moodle offers different solutions for asynchronous communications and collaboration, such as Forums, Messaging, and Groups. Instructors can use Groups for collaborative activities and break-out group discussions. Forums in Moodle allow faculty and students to communicate in a discussion-board format, […]

Teaching Online With Moodle

Posted March 16, 2020

Class size, time zones and bandwidth issues can make it challenging for an entire class to meet synchronously online (e.g., in a webinar). You can use Moodle tools to create more flexible, asynchronous learning opportunities that everyone can participate in.  Moodle also creates a common framework for posting resources and links students need to complete […]

Getting Started in Moodle (for Faculty)

Posted August 13, 2019

Are you a new faculty member, or do you need a refresher on how to set up your Moodle course? We’ve aggregated some posts on key tasks in Moodle that we hope will help as you prepare your courses for this academic year. Accessibility Issues in Moodle Courses Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle […]

Customize Your Course

Posted August 1, 2019

Moodle has several new features that allow you to customize your course: Add a Description | Add an Image |  Star Courses

Adding Folders in Moodle

Posted June 4, 2019

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add folders to your courses: Method 1: Drag-and-drop 1) After logging in and going to your course in Moodle, make sure to click “Turn editing on” in the upper right-hand corner. 2) Choose the folder you want to add to Moodle on your computer. (Note: if the folder […]

Group Settings for Moodle Activities

Posted June 3, 2019

In some Activities you will find, midway in the setup page, a section called “Common module settings.” Here you will find the options to include Group settings. Depending on how you want to set up your activity, you can choose to organize the activity to Separate or Visible Groups. Group Settings: Separate Groups: By selecting […]

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