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How do I track the completion of activities and resources in my course?

July 13, 2016 - Moodle allows you to track the completion of the activities and resources you have created in Moodle. To do this, you would: Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Turn on ‘Completion tracking’ Login to your course in Moodle. Locate the ‘Administration’ block and click on the ‘Edit Settings’ link: On the ‘Edit Settings’ page, expand the ‘Completion tracking’ section of the screen. Change the value of ‘Enable completion tracking’ to ‘Yes.’ Scroll down and save your changes. Update the settings for the existing activities and resources Back on the main page of … Continue reading
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How do I make an item extra credit in the gradebook?

May 5, 2016 - As an instructor, you can indicate to Moodle that certain graded items are extra credit. However, extra credit items are only possible in a points-based aggregation system. The aggregation for the whole course or the category in which you are adding extra credit must be either ‘Natural’ or ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ Note: You CANNOT have a a category that contains only extra credit. Moodle will ignore the category and not count the extra credit at all. To indicate that an existing item is extra credit, follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger … Continue reading
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How do I weight items in my gradebook?

May 4, 2016 - To assign different weights to various items, assignments or grade categories in Moodle, your course’s gradebook aggregation must be set to ‘Weighted Mean of Grades.’ By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ This is points-based, and does not allow you to weight categories or items so you must first change the aggregation and then you will be able to enter the weights. Here are links to specific Frequently Asked Questions about changing your gradebook aggregation: Fast FAQ: Changing Your Gradebook Aggregation How do I change my gradebook aggregation to … Continue reading
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Why is my gradebook only showing my course total or only the category total for one or more categories?

March 2, 2016 - The ‘Grader Report’ is the spreadsheet-like view with all the students listed down the left side of the screen, and all the graded activities listed across the top. There are actually three possible views that you can choose for the ‘Grader Report’ in the gradebook in Moodle. ‘Full view’ – everything in the gradebook is displayed. ‘Aggregates only’ – only the course/category total is displayed, no individual grade items in the course/category are displayed. ‘Grades only’ – only the grade items are displayed, no course or category totals. NOTE: You can also apply these views to categories within the gradebook. … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Grading Online Discussion Forums

February 29, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] If you would like to grade an online discussion forum from within the activity, you will need to enable ‘Ratings.’ The video below contains information about the various aggregations possible for the rating of forum activities. To learn more about creating an activity, please view the Fast FAQ video: Creating Online Discussion Forums. Fast FAQ Video Transcript Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Here is the PowerPoint file, Forum Ratings, with the various aggregation types explained which is used in the video. Continue reading
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How do I grade a student’s submission to an assignment activity?

January 29, 2016 - As an instructor, you can create an online space where students can submit their homework assignments called an Assignment Activity. Through an Assignment Activity, a student can submit to you: Text typed directly into the browser A single file Multiple files You can then provide them a grade (if you would like to grade the assignment), written feedback, and/or a feedback file, such as a student’s paper with your tracked changes or notes. To learn more about creating assignment activities, explore: How do I create a place in Moodle to accept homework assignments (i.e., an Assignment Activity)? Fast FAQ Video: … Continue reading
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How do I login to Moodle?

January 29, 2016 - At the top of almost all of the Trinity website’s pages, you will see five icons. The ‘m’ wearing the mortar board is the link to Moodle, Trinity’s Learning Management System: You can also reach Moodle through the direct weblink: http://moodle.trinitydc.edu/ Once you are on the Moodle homepage, look for the ‘Login’ block. Use the same username and password you use to login to your email or Self-Service. Remember you username is everything before the ‘@’ symbol in your email address. Once you login, all the courses to which you currently have access will be listed in your ‘My Courses’ … Continue reading
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How do I change my gradebook aggregation?

January 14, 2016 - By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ If you wish to use another aggregation in your gradebook, follow the steps below to change the aggregation. For more information on choosing the right aggregation for your gradebook, check out this Fast FAQ video, “Understanding Your Gradebook Aggregation Options.” 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 set-up the gradebook. Locate your “Administration” block. Click on the “Grades” link in your … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Understanding Orphaned Activities

January 12, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Orphaned activities occur when you import content from a previous that had more weeks/sections than the current course. Fast FAQ Video Transcript Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Orphaned Activities from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Understanding Your Gradebook Aggregation Options

January 11, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a video on the various gradebook aggregation, and choosing the right one for your gradebook! Fast FAQ Video Transcript Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Understanding Gradebook Aggregation Options from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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