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Fast FAQ: Adding File Resources

January 8, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the process of adding file resources to your course! Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Adding Files to Moodle from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Creating a Zipped or Compressed File

September 29, 2015 - There are times when you may need to submit, email or otherwise transport multiple files as one single file. For cases like this, you can combine the files together into one zipped or compressed file. Often, the file extension for these types of files is .zip, so you may also hear this type of file referred to as a Zip File. Below is a short video on zipping files on a Windows computer. If you have a Macintosh operating system, you can find information on zipping files at this link. Continue reading
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What am I required to do in Moodle?

August 14, 2015 - As a University, Trinity requires that all faculty do the following in Moodle: Post your syllabus as a file resource on the main page of your course with the word ‘Syllabus’ in the name. If you have posted it elsewhere, such as in a forum discussion thread or as a link to an external site like Google Drive, you must also post the syllabus as a file resource to the main page your course, ideally in the top section or first week. Text with screenshots – How do I upload my syllabus to Moodle? Short video – Fast FAQ: Uploading Your Syllabus Submit Enrollment Verification … Continue reading
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How do I create a zip file?

July 20, 2015 - There are times when you may need to submit multiple files in one upload. For cases like this, you can combine the files together into one zip file. Below is a short video on zipping files on a Windows computer. If you have a Macintosh operating system, you can find information on zipping files at this link. How do I create a zip file? from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Uploading Your Syllabus

July 10, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 2.9 process of uploading your syllabus! (You can find a text-based version with screenshots in the Faculty FAQ, “How do I upload my syllabus to Moodle?”) Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Continue reading
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How do I increase my file size limit for uploads and attachments?

September 26, 2014 - The maximum file size Moodle currently supports is 64MB. If you have a file between 64.1MB and 2GB, you can use Trinity’s own Large File Transfer (LFT) service. LFT FAQ can be found on the Technology Services website. If your file is larger than 2GB, submit a help ticket to see what additional options you may have. If you would like your course’s upload limit to be the site-wide maximum of 64MB, you can update your course settings to allow this. Login to your course in Moodle. Locate the ‘Administration’ block and click on the ‘Edit Settings’ link: On the … Continue reading
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How do I drag-and-drop a file resource on to my Moodle page?

May 28, 2014 - 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. However, if you prefer the previous method of navigating to a file, click here for the steps for adding files in a process similar to the previous version of Moodle. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, the click on the course to which you wish to add the file. Turn on the course editing … Continue reading
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Why won’t my file picker or file browser load?

April 16, 2014 - The file picker/browser opens in a new, pop-up window and is powered by Javascript. Therefore, for the file picker to work properly, you must allow pop-ups for Moodle and have your Javascript enabled in whichever browser you are using. It’s also possible the you have a temporary file or cookies saved in your browser that could be effecting the Javscript’s function. To fix this issue, try these troubleshooting steps. First, verify that your browser currently allow pop-ups from Trinity’s Moodle site. If pop-ups are not allowed, follow these steps to allow them. Check that your Javascript is enabled. If it … Continue reading
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I’ve received an “Invalid JSON string” error. What do I do?

January 22, 2013 - An invalid JSON error can occur for many reasons. The most common issue is usually associated with a file upload attempt, and can occur when: Attempting to upload a file with the same name as another already-uploaded file; Attempting to upload a file that is too large for the system (Sitewide the limit is 64MB; however, individual classes may vary—you can check your course settings); Attempting to upload a file type that the system doesn’t recognize; or Attempting to upload a file with a period or special characters in the file name. Another common cause of this issue is the … Continue reading
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How do I add a file resource to my Moodle page?

October 29, 2012 - File resources can be in most any file format format. If you run into one that Moodle does not support, please let Moodle Support know. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, the click on the course to which you wish to add the file. 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 “Administration” block (formerly the “Settings” block) in the left column of your course. Once … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.


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