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How do I increase my file upload limit? [version 2.6]

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 enter grades for a manual grade item? [version 2.6]

September 26, 2014 - As an instructor, you can create grade items that exist only in your Moodle gradebook. (The FAQ on creating this items can be found here: “How do I create a manual or off-line gradebook item?”) Once you have created the item, here are the instructions on how to enter grades for that manual grade item. From the main page of your course, locate the ‘Administration’ block and click on the ‘Grades’ link. On the ‘Grader report’ screen, turn on the editing capabilities by clicking the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right corner: You will know the editing is … Continue reading
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How do I create a manual or off-line gradebook item? [version 2.6]

September 26, 2014 - Sometimes you will have activities that do not have a Moodle component, like an in-class quiz or an extra-credit visit to a museum. In these cases, what you might want to do is create a manual or off-line gradebook items that only appears in the Moodle gradebook (not on the main page of the course as an activity or resource). Here are the steps for creating a manual grade item in your Moodle gradebook. Login to Moodle and click on the course, to which you wish to add the manual grade item. From the main page of your course, locate … Continue reading
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How do I drag-and-drop a file resource on to my Moodle page? [version 2.6]

May 28, 2014 - NOTE: 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 … 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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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. 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 pop-up another login window. (This is because course evaluations are located on a different server than Moodle.) To … Continue reading
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How do I allow a single student a different amount of time to take a quiz? (version 2.6)

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 “Administration” 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? [version 2.6]

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 “Administration” block. It’s usually in the left column, under your … Continue reading
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