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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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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 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) that needs double time, for example, on an exam, you set up an individual user override to extend the time allowed to take the quiz. These overrides can also be used to allow a different number of quiz attempts, as well as a different open/close date/time windows. Note: if you do not alter one or more of these settings, the settings will remain at the original quiz defaults. For example, if the quiz is closed … Continue reading
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How do I add a user to a resource course?

August 26, 2013 - The administrator for a resource course should have the role of ‘Developer.’  This allows you to enroll users with ‘Teacher’-level permissions. If you have a role of ‘Teacher’ in the resource course, you can still add users, but you can only enroll them with student, guest teacher or participant, observer, or non-editing teacher permissions. [NOTE: You can make any image larger by clicking on it.] To enroll users in a resource course, follow these steps below: Login to Moodle and enter the course to which you wish to allow access. On the main page for your course, locate the “Administration” … 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 “Administration” block. It’s usually in the left column, unless it has been docked. 3. In the “Administration” 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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How do I track class attendance? [version 2.6]

January 23, 2013 - The Attendance activity in Moodle allows instructors to track course attendance and students to see a record of their course attendance. In your Moodle course, click the button to “Turn Editing On” in the upper right corner or click the “Turn Editing On” link in the “Administration” block in the left column. In the top section, click on the “+Add an activity or resource” link. In the pop-up box that appears, click on the “Attendance” option under “Activities.” Click the “Add” button at the bottom of the page. On the “Adding a new  Attendance” page, update the name field and assign the … Continue reading
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