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Monthly Archives: October 2012

How do I send an email in Moodle?

October 29, 2012 - How do I send my students/faculty member/classmates/instructor an email in Moodle? Quickmail is Moodle’s version of email. To send an email to all of your students or classmates/faculty members, you would use Quickmail. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, click on the course in which you wish to send a Quickmail. In your course, you will find the “Quickmail” block in the right column. Click on the “Compose New Email” link. NOTE: If you do not see your “Quickmail” block, it is possible that you docked it, unintentionally. Check the … Continue reading
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How do I add a file resource to my Moodle page?

October 29, 2012 - Moodle now has the ability to drag-and-drop files directly on to the main page of your course. This is a much quicker process than the previous version of navigating to the files saved on your computer. Click here for the step-by-step ‘How To’ for the drag-and-drop process of adding files. However, if you are working on a device that does not allowed dragging-and-dropping, or it is simply easier for you to walk through the process similar to attaching a file to an email, these are the instructions for you! Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the … Continue reading
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How do I create an online discussion forum?

October 29, 2012 - Download this “How To” as a PDF. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, click on the course to which you wish to add the activity. In your course, turn on the course editing functionality by either: Clicking the “Turn editing on” button in the upper right corner on your course page. —or— Clicking the “Turn editing on” link in the “Settings” block in the left column of your course. Once editing is on, click the “Add an Activity…” drop-down menu in the week/topic to which you wish to add the … Continue reading
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How do I copy text from a label in one course to a label in another course?

October 25, 2012 - If you wish to simply cut and past the content from one label area to another label, you can follow the steps below. NOTE: If you wish to move activities, resources, assignments,, or text from more than one label, follow the instructions for moving content between courses. Login to Moodle. Click on the class FROM which you wish to take the content in the label. Once in the your course, click on the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right area. Find the label/week that contains the content in it that you wish to duplicate. Directly under the content, … Continue reading
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How do I move selected content between courses?

October 25, 2012 - You can easily move assignments, resources, and activities, including content in your labels, between any two classes in which you are the instructors. Login to Moodle. Click on the class INTO which you wish to import the section of the syllabus. Once in the your course, click the ‘Import’ link in the ‘Settings’ block under ‘Course administration’: Click the radio button next to your course that contains the content you wish to import (or search for the course, if it’s not one of the options already). Click the ‘Continue’ button: On the next screen, unclick the boxes next to the … Continue reading
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I am registered for my course. Why can’t I see it?

October 17, 2012 - The reason you cannot see your course yet is most likely because the instructor for the course has not made his/her course visible to students yet. This is usually a conscious choice, perhaps because the instructor is still adding resources, because the course is not until Term 2 of the semester, or because the instructor is not intending to use Moodle for any part of their coursework. When the instructor is ready, s/he will make the course available to students and you will see it listed under “My Courses” in Moodle. You can verify that you are registered for the … Continue reading
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How do I change the grade or feedback for a manually entered grade?

October 17, 2012 - As you know, once you have entered a grade in the gradebook manually, you have to continue to update it manually in the gradebook. The gradebook overwrites/supersedes the assignment interface. However, you can continue to update both the grade and grade feedback for the manually entered grade by following the steps below: Login to Moodle and click on the course for which you wish to update the manually entered grades. In your course, scroll down until you see the “Settings” block in the left column. Click on the “Grades” link in the “Settings” block under “Course Administration.” Once you are … Continue reading
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How do I make my course available to students?

October 16, 2012 - All courses are loaded into Moodle as unavailable to students. As long as the instructor has access to the course, the instructor has the ability make the course available to students at any point. If you would like to make your course visible to students in Moodle now, simply follow these steps: Login to Moodle. In the left column, locate your “My Courses” block. Click on the grayed-out, unavailable course that you wish to make available to students. On the main page for the course, you can quickly double-check to make sure that this course is currently unavailable to students. … Continue reading
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How do I submit Mid-Term Progress Grades or Final Grades?

October 4, 2012 - NOTE: Once you have submitted grades through this interface, you cannot change the grade online.You must submit a paper grade change form to Enrollment Services to change the Final grade. Final grade changes cannot be accepted via email or over the phone. There will be no changes to Mid-Term Progress grades accepted. The “Request for Change of Grade” form can be found on the Enrollment Services website. It MUST contain a Dean’s signature before it is submitted Enrollment Services. Each collegiate unit has different procedures around reporting Mid-Term Progress grades. College of Arts Sciences – Submit mid-term progress grades for … Continue reading
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I can’t find my ________ block! Where did it go?

October 4, 2012 - Most of the blocks in the left column can be “docked” or moved/collapsed along the left side of the Moodle window. Remember: Moodle saves these settings for you. Once you’ve docked a block, it will remain docked until you undock it. To dock a block, follow the steps below: Login to Moodle and click on your course. Locate the block you wish to dock. You will notice two icons in the far right of the teal header for the block. The plus/minus sign expands and collapses the block. The one you are looking for is the dock icon that looks … Continue reading
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