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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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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. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. 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 … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Importing Content into Your Course

August 20, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 2.9 process of adding URL resources to your course! Fast FAQ Video Transcript Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Importing Content into Your Course from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Adding URL Resources

August 18, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 2.9 process of adding URL resources to your course! Fast FAQ Video Transcript – Adding URL Resources Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Adding URL Resources from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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What am I required to do in Moodle?

August 14, 2015 - As a University, Trinity requires that all faculty do the following in Moodle: Post your syllabus as a file resource on the main page of your course with the word ‘Syllabus’ in the name. If you have posted it elsewhere, such as in a forum discussion thread or as a link to an external site like Google Drive, you must also post the syllabus as a file resource to the main page your course, ideally in the top section or first week. Text with screenshots – How do I upload my syllabus to Moodle? Short video – Fast FAQ: Uploading Your Syllabus Submit Enrollment Verification … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Adding a Welcome Message

August 12, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 2.9 process of adding a welcome message to your course! You can also explore: Fast FAQ Video Transcript – Adding a Welcome Message Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Adding a Welcome Message from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Tracking Class Attendance

July 27, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here are two quick videos on the Moodle 2.9 process of setting up class attendance and taking class attendance. Fast FAQ Video Transcript Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Setting Up Class Attendance Taking Class Attendance Automatic Grading of Attendance Sessions Moodle allots each attendance session two points, broken down as such: Present – 2 points out of 2 points possible Late – 1 point out of 2 Excused – 1 out of 2 Absent – 0 out of 2 For example: … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.