Tech Documentation

Add or Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2019

1) Look for your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. (You should be able to see this from any page on the Moodle site.) Click on “Profile” and then “Edit Profile” near the top on the left side under “User Details“. 3) Scroll down to  “User Picture” towards the bottom of the page and […]

Creating a Moodle Quiz

Posted June 8, 2019

The Quiz is a great assessment tool provided by Moodle that can be used to test and evaluate students online. All of the results and grades will be recorded automatically into the course Gradebook, making it a very easy and versatile activity to use. Creating a Quiz On your Moodle course page, make sure you have […]

Guest Access to Moodle Courses

Posted June 8, 2019
Screenshot with Participants Link

Guest access is the mechanism for allowing people who are not enrolled in a Moodle course the ability to see what is posted in that course. For academic courses, the College recommends: Enabling guest access during pre-registration and shopping periods so that interested students can view the syllabus and get a sense of readings and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Viewing and Submitting Assignments in Moodle

Posted April 10, 2019
Screen Shot of Moodle

Faculty create Assignments in Moodle for a number of reasons: to place assignment due dates on the Moodle course calendar, to make a graded item for an assignment in the course Gradebook, and/or to receive electronic paper submissions. Viewing Assignment Details and Submitting Click on the title of course in your Dashboard to open it. Click on […]

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