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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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What do the ‘Review options’ on the ‘Quiz Settings’ page mean?

April 11, 2014 - In the section of the “Quiz Settings” screen called “Review options,” you can control which information students can during one of four time periods Moodle recognizes. –”During the attempt” is while the students are taking the quiz attempt. –”Immediately after the attempt” means within two minutes of the attempt being finished (when the student hits the ‘Submit’ button). –”Later, while the quiz is still open” means after the two minutes are up, and before the quiz close date. –”After the quiz is closed” means after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, … Continue reading
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How do I add random questions to a quiz?

March 27, 2014 - If you have questions in your course’s question bank, you can have Moodle randomly select questions to add to your quiz. This is best if you have your questions sorted by categories to allow Moodle to only select from the pool you set up. Adding Random Questions to a Quiz in Moodle Once you have created a quiz and determined all of the settings, go to the ‘Edit Quiz’ screen. This is the screen where the quiz you are creating is on the left half of the screen and your ‘Question bank contents’ are on the right half: Before you … Continue reading
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How do I view the percentage of students that have completed a course evaluation while the submission window is still open?

November 26, 2013 - You can view the percentage of submitted course evaluations while the submission window is still open. You cannot see any other data until after the semester/term is complete and the final grades for ALL courses have been submitted. To find out how many students have submitted a course evaluations, follow the steps below. Login to Moodle using Internet Explorer. (Important: the course evaluation reporter only works properly with Internet Explorer due to Microsoft’s limitations.) Click on your course in your “My Courses” block. Then on the course’s homepage, click on the Course Evaluation report option entitle “Completed Evaluations. This will … Continue reading
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How do I allow a single student a different amount of time to take a quiz?

September 12, 2013 - Moodle allows for individual user overrides and group overrides for quizzes. In the case of a student with a disability (verified by Disability Support Services), this student would require an individual user override to extend the time allowed to take the quiz. To an add a user override to your existing quiz: Log on to Moodle and click on your course. Click on your exam on the course homepage. From the exam page, locate your “Settings” block (now displaying settings related to your quiz). Usually, it is in the left column under the “Navigation” block. Click on the “User overrides” … Continue reading
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How do I add a user to a resource course?

August 26, 2013 - As a Teacher or Instructor for a resource course (e.g., Nursing Faculty Resources, Counseling Resources for Students, Educational ADMN Resources), you can now enroll any Moodle user as with student access to this course. Note: to enroll a user so that they can add activities or resources, follow these steps to add a user as a Guest Teacher. To do this, follow these steps below: 1. Login to Moodle and enter the course to which you wish to allow access. 2. On the main page for your course, locate the “Settings” block. It’s usually in the left column, unless it … Continue reading
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How do I provide access to my course for other instructors?

August 23, 2013 - As a Teacher for a course, you can now provide any Moodle user access to your course as a Guest Teacher (ability to import and reuse resources) as well as a Non-editing Teacher (course viewing privileges only). To do this, follow these steps below: 1. Login to Moodle and enter the course to which you wish to allow access. 2. On the main page for your course, locate the “Settings” block. It’s usually in the left column, unless it has been docked. 3. In the “Settings” block, expand the “Users” option and click on the “Enrolled users” link. 4. From … Continue reading
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How do I give my students a grade that has partial points like 4.5 out of 5?

August 15, 2013 - If you grade your students in an activity’s grading screen, you can only provide grades in whole numbers. If the assignment is worth 5 points, you can only award 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. You may find yourself wanting to provide partial points/credit, for instance 4.5 out of 5 for an assignment. To give your students a grade that includes partial points, you must manually enter the grade in the gradebook. NOTE: 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 … Continue reading
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How do I adjust my pop-up blocker settings?

July 25, 2013 -  For Moodle to function properly, you need to make sure that your browser currently allows pop-ups (and javascript). To check and adjust your pop-up blockers, follow the instructions for your browser: Internet Explorer 9 (IE) Click the IE menu on the browser toolbar: Click on the “Internet options” choice from the menu that appears. In the “Internet Options” window, click on the “Privacy” tab. In the “Pop-up Blocker” section, you can either turn of the pop-up blocker entirely by unchecking the box next to “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” or add an exception by clicking on the “Settings” button. If you … Continue reading
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How do I find my course in Moodle as a Faculty member?

July 22, 2013 - There are various ways to locate your course in Moodle. “My courses” block “My courses” section “Find a course” link & “Search courses” box “My courses” block Once you have logged into Moodle, all* the courses to which you have access will be listed in your “My Courses” block. *If you are an administrator with greater access than simply to the courses you are teaching, this will not be the case. All courses are loaded into Moodle as unavailable to students. This means that when new courses appear in your “My Courses” block, they will be gray, and listed in … Continue reading
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