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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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Is there a mobile app for Moodle? [Moodle version 3.2]

July 5, 2017 - Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle.org, who develops this open source platform, offers a mobile app. It is not Trinity-specific, but it will work with our installation. Students, please note: there are some activities that can only be completed on a computer, including quizzes.  Faculty, please note: there are a number of administrative functions that can only be completed on a computer, including grading assignment activities.  Information & links to download the Moodle mobile app  Moodle Mobile FAQs Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Changing the Dates on Your Main Course Page [Moodle version 3.2]

May 30, 2017 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 3.2 process of changing the dates on your main course page! Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): Changing the Dates on Your Main Course Page English CC Available on Video <– Click on this icon in the bottom right corner of the player when the video is playing to make the video full screen. Continue reading
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How do I edit the dates for multiple assignments at one time? [Moodle version 3.2]

May 19, 2017 - In Moodle 3.2, Trinity has access to the report titled, “Dates,” which allows instructors to edit the dates for multiple activities on one page. This is extremely helpful when you import a previous term’s course and need to update all of the activity use dates. To access and use this report, follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle. Click on the which contains the items from the previous term. On the main page of your course, look for the ‘Edit’ icon to the right of the name … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Adding Multiple Files at One Time [Moodle version 2.9]

May 1, 2017 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] If you have multiple file resources that you wish to add to your Moodle site at the same time (instead of one by one), you can follow the steps presented in the video below. Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): Adding Multiple Files at One Time English CC Available on Video <– Click on this icon in the bottom right corner of the player when the video is playing to make the video full screen. Continue reading
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How do I change my gradebook category’s aggregation? [Moodle version 3.2]

April 26, 2017 - You can adjust your gradebook category’s aggregation in a similar way to adjusting your entire gradebook’s aggregation. By default, the Moodle gradebook category’s aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ If you wish to use another aggregation in your gradebook category, follow the steps below to change the aggregation. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle and enter the course in which you wish to adjust the gradebook category’s aggregation. From the main page of the course, click on the gray, ‘Edit’ … Continue reading
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What is the difference between a category and a grade item in the Moodle gradebook? [Moodle version 3.2]

March 27, 2017 - On the ‘Gradebook setup’ page of the Moodle gradebook, you can set-up all of the details of your specific gradebook. This includes adding categories [button A in image below] and/or manual grade items [button B], as necessary. Category vs. Grade Item A gradebook category is not something that will be graded on its own. It is a space used to group multiple items together where the individual items are set to be graded. Common uses for a gradebook category include: Homework category – The grade for all of the Homework assignments together carries 15% of the course’s total grade. This category … Continue reading
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How do I change the weekly dates on my course? [Moodle version 2.9]

January 24, 2017 - All courses are created in Moodle with weekly date ranges at the top of each week/section. By default, these weeks begin with the first date of the academic session for that course. So if you are leading a course in the WEEKLY academic session and that session begins on a Tuesday, the weekly dates in Moodle will run from Tuesday to Monday, starting with that first Tuesday of the session. There are two ways to change these dates. If you would like to simply shift them so that the dates run Monday through Sunday, for instance, you can change the … Continue reading
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What is the ‘Announcements’ forum? [Moodle version 3.2]

January 19, 2017 - Every course space in Moodle comes with a forum that is set-up already for class announcements. This is the forum activity located in the top section of the course called ‘Announcements.’ Everyone enrolled in the course, both instructors and students, are automatically subscribed to this forum. When anyone posts to this forum, the entire class receives an email with the content. The content is also kept in the ‘Announcements’ so anyone can refer back to the post. This ‘Announcements’ is intended for class-wide announcements. To post to the ‘Announcements,’ please follow the instructions below. Note: you can click on any image … Continue reading
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How do I give a student who didn’t take a quiz activity a zero? [Moodle version 3.2]

December 2, 2016 - If a student does not take an online quiz activity that you have created, you will want to enter the ‘zero’ that the student earned directly into the gradebook. To manually enter a grade for a student for a quiz activity, please follow the steps below. This is also how you would enter a grade for student who takes the exam offline for any reason. If you need to adjust a specific question and regrade the exam, please check out this FAQ, “How do I regrade a quiz activity?” Note: you can click on any image to view a larger … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.


For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.