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How do track changes in my students’ documents in Moodle? [Moodle version 3.2]

October 4, 2017 - Unfortunately, there is no way to do shared document editing in the current installation of Moodle. You would need to download the students’ documents to your own computer. Make and track the changes. Save the file on your computer with a name that will help you locate it again (e.g., Paper2_FEEDBACK_StudentLastName-StudentFirstName.docx, StudentLastName-Paper2_FEEDBACK, etc.). Then go into the assignment activity and upload the file as a feedback file as you are grading. For the instructions on submitting a file as/with feedback, explore this FAQ: How do I upload a feedback file in an assignment activity? Continue reading
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How do I upload a feedback file in an assignment activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

October 4, 2017 - Right now, there is no way in our current installation of Moodle to edit Word documents through Moodle. You will need to download them to your own computer, make the changes, and then upload them as a feedback file for your students through the assignment activity. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image The first thing to do is verify that your assignment activity has “Feedback files” as an allowed “Feedback type.” To do this: Login to Moodle and click on your course. From the main page of your course, scroll down … Continue reading
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How do I access courses as a Program Chair or Dean? [Moodle version 3.2]

October 4, 2017 - If you are a Program Chair, a Dean, or an administrator with greater access to courses than simply to the courses in which you are enrolled as a student or instructor, you will need to use either the “Search courses” box or the “All courses” link to locate your courses. You must be assigned as a Program Chair or Dean in the system by the Moodle administrator before you can access the courses. If you are new to the role, or temporarily taking over while someone else is out (e.g., on sabbatical, on sick leave, etc.), you must submit a … Continue reading
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How do I regrade a quiz activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

September 19, 2017 - Occasionally, you will find that one of the questions on a quiz activity is incorrect or invalid. You have a number of options available to you to address this and regrade a quiz activity. You can adjust the problematic question, and run a regrade for all (or selected) quiz attempts. You can review the responses and manually adjust the points for that question for students who were impacted on a one-on-one basis. You can override the student grades directly in the gradebook. Below you can find the steps for each of these approaches. Note: If your students cannot currently see … Continue reading
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How do I edit an existing attendance activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

August 23, 2017 - This FAQ will walk you through changing the name of the existing attendance activity and updating the settings for the existing attendance activity so that the system grades it for you. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Changing the Default Attendance Activity Name From the main page of your course, click on the gray ‘Edit’ gear wheel in the upper right corner. From the drop-down menu that appears, click the ‘Turn editing on’ option. Once the editing is on, locate the existing ‘Attendance’ activity. Click on the gray pencil to the … Continue reading
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How do I make the existing attendance activity graded? [Moodle version 3.2]

August 22, 2017 - This FAQ will walk you through updating the settings for the existing attendance activity so that the system grades it for you. By default, the attendance activity is not set to be graded. To change the attendance activity settings such that it calculates a grade, you can follow the steps below. Moodle grades the attendance by allotting each attendance session two points. Each student can then earn the following: Present – 2 points out of 2 points possible Late – 1 point out of 2 Excused – 1 out of 2 Absent – 0 out of 2 For example: If you … Continue reading
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How do I self-enroll or use an enrollment key for a resource course? [Moodle version 3.2]

August 18, 2017 - There are some resource courses in Moodle which have self-enrollment enabled. This way, if you have the enrollment key, you can manually add yourself to the course. To do this, follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle. In the “Search courses” box in the center of the main page, search for the resource course in which you wish to self-enroll. In the list of courses in the search results, click on the name of the course in which you wish to self-enroll. Look for the … Continue reading
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How do I add class sessions to an existing attendance activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

August 8, 2017 - The university requires that you complete daily class attendance through the Moodle Attendance activity. The system will pre-populate the Moodle attendance activity shell, but you, as the faculty member, will need to indicate when your course meets. You would do this once at the beginning of the academic term, by adding a repeating class session. You can watch a short 90-second video on this process here. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. From the main page of your course in Moodle, click on the pre-loaded Attendance activity. This activity should be … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Adding Class Sessions to Your Attendance Activity [Moodle 3.2]

August 8, 2017 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] The university requires that you complete daily class attendance through the Moodle Attendance activity. The system will pre-populate the Moodle attendance activity shell, but you, as the faculty member, will need to indicate when your course meets. You would do this once at the beginning of the academic term, by adding a repeating class session. Follow this 90-second video on the process! Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): Adding Class Sessions to the Attendance Activity Same Topic as Text with Screenshots English CC Available on Video <– Click on this icon in the bottom right corner … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: An Introduction to Moodle 3.2

August 2, 2017 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] There are a number of new features in Moodle 3.2, especially for faculty members. Here are a few basic features. Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): An Introduction to Moodle 3.2 English CC Available on Video Continue reading
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