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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. 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’ page. From the ‘Grader report’ page, click on the ‘Categories and items’ option under the … 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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How do I add a block in the left column of my courses?

September 25, 2015 - You can add a custom HTML block in the left column of your course. To do that, 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 in Moodle, click the button in the upper right corner to “Turn Editing On” or click the “Turn Editing On” link in the “Administration” block in the left column. Next scroll all the way down until you see the last block in the left column. Beneath that now is a block labelled, “Add a block.” Click on … Continue reading
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How do I set up a gradebook that simply adds up all my points?

September 9, 2015 - By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ In a ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades’ aggregation, the course total in the gradebook is calculated (for all intents and purposes) by adding up the number of points earned and dividing that by the number of points possible. The gradebook displays the course total out of 100. If you wish your gradebook to display the exact number of points earned to date, then you want your gradebook aggregation to be ‘Natural.’ In a ‘Natural’ aggregation, the course total is also determined … Continue reading
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How do I change my gradebook aggregation to ‘Weighted Mean of Grades’?

September 8, 2015 - 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. If your syllabus is set up with various categories (e.g., Quizzes, Homework, Papers, etc.) or grade items (e.g., Mid-term Exam, Final Presentation, etc.) carrying different weights (e.g, Quizzes – 20%,  Papers 40%, Final Presentation 20%), then you want your gradebook aggregation to be ‘Weighted Mean of Grades.’ To change the aggregation of your gradebook, follow these steps. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger … Continue reading
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How do I add text to the weekly sections of my course?

September 2, 2015 - Each week or topic, including the top or “general” area, has a summary. This is where information like your topic title or weekly goals could go. By default, the weekly topics display the date range for that week. To add text to a weekly or topic section summary, follow the steps below. Login to Moodle. Click on the course to which you wish to add the welcome message. Click the ‘Turn editing on’ button to turn on the editing for your course. When you turn on the editing, you will see gray editing icons (the gray cog wheel) in each … Continue reading
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