Tech Documentation

Set up a Moodle Gradebook

Posted December 2, 2020
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When teaching online and having students submit online assignments, the simplest way to calculate grades is to use the Gradebook in Moodle. This tech doc explains how to set up your Gradebook in a new Moodle course, including how to create categories and grade items. Ideally, grade categories are created before adding any graded activities […]

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 […]

Enroll/Unenroll Participants in Moodle

Posted July 31, 2020
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If you have a Teacher role in a Moodle course, you can enroll other participants in it to give them access. The role you give them determines what they can do in the course. See Which Role Should I Use? below for a list of roles and what they are permitted to do. Prefer video? […]

Copy Materials from Old to New Moodle

Posted July 15, 2020
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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 […]

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2019
Screen shot of Moodle Calendar block

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 […]

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 […]

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

Hide/Show Entire Moodle Course

Posted August 1, 2019

By default, all participants (e.g., Teachers, Non-editing teachers, Registered students and Auditors) can see and enter a course as soon as they are enrolled in it. To hide an entire course from Registered students and Auditors: Click on the gear icon (Actions menu) in the top right corner of the course site. Choose Edit Settings. […]

Hide/Show Sections and Items in Moodle Courses

Posted June 13, 2019

Moodle lets Teachers hide sections, activities, and resources, so that they are invisible to students, but still visible to any one with a Teacher or Non-editing Teacher role. If a course is guest-accessible, hidden items will be also be hidden from guests. Manually Hiding/Showing Course Elements To hide sections, activities or resources on a course […]

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