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Groups in Moodle

Posted June 3, 2019

Groups are a really useful feature of Moodle that allow an instructor to create any number of groups, personally or auto-created, with certain parameters from their list of enrolled students. Groups can be used to set up lab sections, make project groups, or closely utilize features within Moodle activities (such as OU tools). Making a […]

View Moodle Site as a Student (for Teachers)

Posted June 2, 2019

If at any time you wish to see the course the way a student or TA sees it, you have the option to switch your role. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. You should see an option at the bottom of the drop-down menu that says “Switch role to…“. Click […]

Organize a Moodle Site: Topics vs. Weeks

Posted June 2, 2019

Moodle gives you the option of setting up your course by topic/theme or by week. This allows you to customize the layout so that it is tailored to your course. 1) To change this setting, look to Settings (gear icon) on the right-hand side of the page and click the “Edit Settings” link. 2) Look […]

Creating and Managing Assignments in Moodle

Posted May 9, 2019

Use a Moodle Assignment activity to: Receive papers or problem sets electronically. Moodle is more secure and private than e-mail, is available to all students, collects all files into a single place, and time-stamps submissions. You can download all submissions for an Assignment at once for printing and/or electronic annotation. Grade blind. If you choose […]

Upload a File in Moodle

Posted September 10, 2018

Moodle has an easy way of uploading files to your course site. Whether it’s your Syllabus or course readings for the week, you can drag-and-drop files into your course page. (Note: editing must be turned on in order for drag-and-drop to be enabled). Simply click and drag files from your computer onto your Moodle course […]

Forums in Moodle

Posted September 9, 2018

Need a space for you and your students to have discussions? Have response questions that your students need to reply and comment on? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add the Forum, as well as helpful information on the different types of forums and settings. 1. Select “Forum” from the “Add an activity or resource” […]

Moodle Workshop for Peer Review Set-Up (For Faculty)

Posted December 5, 2017

The Moodle Workshop has the potential to be extremely beneficial. Any course that relies heavily on peer review may find this activity especially desirable. A good example of where the workshop activity could be useful might include creative writing classes, freshman seminars, and performance reviews. The setup for a Workshop can become complicated, but if […]

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