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'Building and Managing Courses' Archive

Restore Recently Deleted Activities from the Moodle Recycle Bin

Posted September 23, 2021
Moodle course settings menu, with "Recycle Bin" highlighted

As a Teacher in a Moodle course, you can restore activities (including assignments, files, and quizzes) that have been deleted from your Moodle course within the last 14 days through the Recycle Bin feature. Once in your course, click Course settings at the top right (gear icon). At the bottom of the menu, click on […]

Collecting Audiovisual Assignments using Panopto

Posted September 20, 2021

There are a few different methods for students to upload audio/video files to Panopto to submit a class assignment or project: Using Panopto’s Assignment Folder Giving Students Creator Access to a Panopto Course Folder Using a Moodle Assignment for Students to Link to their Panopto File Below, we will outline these different processes as well […]

Accessibility FileScan in Moodle

Posted August 11, 2021
Screen shot of FileScan summary block

The Moodle Accessibility FileScan tool checks and reports on the accessibility of PDF files uploaded to a Moodle course by Teachers for all students. (Assignment submissions and feedback files provided to individual students are excluded.) Table of Contents File Scan Summary Block Fixing Inaccessible and Partially Accessible PDFs File Details Explained Status Text Title Language […]

Add the NameCoach Activity to Your Moodle Course

Posted April 6, 2021
Turn Editing On

The NameCoach activity allows participants in a course to record the pronunciation of their name for other participants to hear, helping both teachers and students learn each other’s names quickly. Add the NameCoach Activity to a Course You must have a Teacher role to set up the NameCoach activity.  Log into your course and Turn Editing […]

How to Use Course Merge Helper in Moodle

Posted November 13, 2020
Merged Course Shell Button

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 […]

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. […]

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. To begin taking attendance: Go to your […]

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