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How do I create a place in Moodle to accept homework assignments (i.e., an Assignment Activity)?

January 11, 2016 - Students can turn in files to you through Moodle. You can then provide a grade, comments, and even upload a corrected file for them. An Assignment Activity is the best choice to accept files online. To set up an Assignment Activity, follow these steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle and click on the course in which you wish to create the Assignment Activity. On the main page of your course, click the ‘Turn editing on’ button. When the editing is on, locate the week/topic to which … Continue reading
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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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How do I add random questions to a quiz?

December 1, 2015 - 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. To learn how to add categories in your question bank, explore this FAQ, “How do I add categories to my question bank?” Once you have created a quiz and determined all of the settings, you will need to add questions to the quiz. To add random questions to the course, follow the steps below. Note: you … Continue reading
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How do I drop the lowest grade or grades?

November 30, 2015 - There are times when you may want to drop the lowest grade in a set of activities. Be it assignments, quizzes, manual grade items, or any other grade activities, you can have Moodle automatically drop the lowest grade or grades in any category in the gradebook. You can also enable this ‘drop the lowest grade(s)’ feature for the entire gradebook. To set up your gradebook to drop the lowest grade or grades, follow these steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. From the main page of your course, click on … Continue reading
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How do I import all of the activities and resources from a previous course into this new semester’s course?

November 24, 2015 - You can import all of the activities and resources from a previous course into your new blank course. If you have not made any changes to the new course shell, and you use the ‘Jump to final step’ option as shown below, your gradebook set-up, including manual gradebook items, should also transfer. Please note: for all activities and date restricted items that you import, you will need to update the dates & times to reflect the current course/section. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle. Click on your new blank … Continue reading
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How do I view the current completion rate for my course evaluations during the open evaluations period?

November 24, 2015 - As a faculty member at Trinity, you can view the details from your completed course evaluations for any of your courses approximately one week after the last grade due date for the last academic session (e.g., DAY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, SEM, etc.) in the that academic term (e.g., FALL, SPRING, MAY, etc.). While the submission window for course evaluations is open for your current courses, you CANNOT view the content from evaluations for your current courses, but you CAN view your course evaluations completion rate for those current courses. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. The course evaluations … Continue reading
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How do I create a wiki in Moodle?

November 12, 2015 - Wikis allow for a collaborative space to build content together. To create a wiki in your Moodle course, follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Add a Wiki Login to Moodle and click on the course to which you wish to add the wiki. Turn on the editing in your course by clicking the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right or the ‘Turn editing on’ link in the ‘Administration’ block. In the week to which you wish to add the wiki, click the ‘+Add an activity or … Continue reading
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How do I move items around in my gradebook?

October 6, 2015 - By default, new grade items (manual or from an activity) appear at the bottom of your gradebook on the ‘Categories and items’ page. You do not have to leave them in that default order; you can move these items to where you want them to be in your gradebook. There are two ways you can move items in the gradebook: between categories or changing the placement by choice. If you do not have at least one gradebook category, you will not be able to use the bulk, between categories option. To move items around your gradebook, one at a time, … Continue reading
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How do I add a category to my gradebook?

October 6, 2015 - If you wish to group your assignments or other activities in your gradebook, one helpful way to do that is to create a category for these items. Here are the steps for creating a category in your Moodle gradebook. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. 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 the ‘Administration’ block. Click on the ‘Grades’ link in the ‘Administration’ block: This will bring you to the ‘Grader report’ … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Creating a Zipped or Compressed File

September 29, 2015 - [Fast FAQ] 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. Click on the icon with the four arrows … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.