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'Course Set-Up (Teachers)' Archive

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 […]

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 […]

Schedule Appointments using Moodle

Posted August 19, 2020

A helpful tool to schedule online or in-person office hours and other appointments within a Moodle course is the Moodle scheduler.* All teachers can add a scheduler to their course by following the steps below: Note: It is also possible to schedule Zoom meetings on Moodle when using the Zoom Moodle activity. Learn how to […]

Take Attendance in Moodle

Posted August 12, 2020

To take attendance on Moodle, teachers will first need to create an attendance activity and to add sessions for each activity.* After you have completed this step, attendance can be taken for each session by going into the attendance activity, where a list of all sessions will appear. *This feature is available only on The […]

Set up Attendance Activity in Moodle

Posted August 10, 2020
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The Attendance activity* is designed for teachers to take attendance during or for class, and for students to be able to view their own attendance record. In addition, the activity can also be set up for students to mark their own attendance. *This feature is available only on The URL for this site will change to on Aug 18 […]

Back Up a Moodle Site

Posted August 5, 2020

Under the terms of our Moodle Policies, LITS will guarantee that course content remains available to Teachers for at least two years. If you need to move course materials from an old Moodle site (such as to a new Moodle site, or you want archival copies of your courses for long-term storage, you can […]

Extensions and Overrides for Moodle Activities

Posted April 8, 2020

The Moodle Assignment, Lesson and Quiz activities have User Overrides options that allow you to change settings for specific students or groups in order to provide accommodations, extensions, or make-up opportunities: You can override the open (start) and close (due, cutoff) dates for all three types of activities. For Lessons and Quizzes, you can also […]

Collecting Audiovisual Assignments using Panopto

Posted January 13, 2020

Prefer video? Panopto has one on this topic. An Assignment folder is a special sub-folder of a shared folder that gives Viewers permission to create and upload recordings. The Panopto Assignment Folder gives instructors an easy way to students to submit or share audio and video recordings for a course. These can be edited, polished […]

Questionnaire: Collecting Info from Students in Moodle

Posted January 10, 2020

The Moodle Questionnaire activity allows you to survey Moodle course participants for the purposes of gathering information. Questions do not have a “right” answer (as they must in Quiz), and responses can be anonymous or identified, and can optionally be displayed to students. Questionnaire is useful for gathering biographical or diagnostic information from students at the […]

Hide/Show Entire Moodle Course

Posted August 1, 2019

By default, all Moodle courses are visible to all Participants. All teachers, non-editing teachers, registered students and auditors will be able to see and enter a course as soon as they are enrolled it. This allows instructors to share course materials (syllabi, etc.) with pre-registered students before classes start; they will have access to the […]

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