How do I add a weblink (URL) to my course page?

January 2, 2015 - Often, you may find a resource on the internet to which you wish to link your students. URLs or Uniform Resource Locators are the website addresses that you provide to your students like http://www.trinitydc.edu/ or https://moodle.org/. To add the URL to your course: 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 syllabus. Turn on the course editing functionality by either: Clicking the “Turn editing on” button in the upper right corner on your course page. —or— Clicking the “Turn editing … Continue reading
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How do I add a Welcome message to my course?

January 2, 2015 - Each week or topic, including the top or “general” area, has a summary. This is where information like your topic title or week’s goals could go. When you turn on the editing, you should see a solo editing icon (the gray cog wheel) in each week or topic: To add a Welcome message, simply click on the gray cog wheel in the top section of the page. By clicking on this gray cog wheel, you will be brought to a screen where you can edit that week’s/topic’s summary. This gray area with the buttons that are similar to Microsoft Word … Continue reading
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Why aren’t my category totals displaying on the Grader Report?

December 3, 2014 - The ‘Grader Report’ is the spreadsheet-like view with all the students listed down the left side of the screen, and all the graded activities listed across the top. There are actually three possible views that you can choose for the ‘Grader Report’ in the gradebook in Moodle. ‘Full view’ – everything in the gradebook is displayed. ‘Aggregates only’ – only the course/category total is displayed, no individual grade items in the course/category. ‘Grades only’ – only the grade items are displayed, no course/category total. NOTE: You can also apply these views to categories within the gradebook. BE AWARE – when … Continue reading
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How do I add an override to a quiz? [version 2.6]

November 17, 2014 - Moodle allows for individual user overrides and group overrides for quizzes. You can add an override for an individual user or group to: Extend or adjust the window for taking the quiz; Change time limit/duration allowed for the quiz (especially useful if the student has DSS accommodations); Allow an additional attempt(s). 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 … Continue reading
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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 access my course files in Moodle (current version)?

July 23, 2014 - Moodle has two main types of files: your current files and legacy files. Legacy files are those files that were in Moodle 1.9 before the upgrade to version 2.2 in August 2012. To reach your files (current and legacy) or to add new files, you will go through the “+Add an activity or resource” interface. When you import your course next semester, the only files that will “move forward” would be the ones that are linked as resources in the course. You will not lose any files, as they will be accessible in the pre-upgrade Moodle course. To add a new file or … 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 is my course grade percentage incorrect?

April 30, 2014 - Moodle has many different ways of calculating grades. One common method is what Moodle calls a ‘Sum of Grades’ aggregation. This means that Moodle adds up all the points you’ve earned (186, in the example below) and divides that by all the possible points (200) to get your course percentage/grade (93%): This is great when all of your assignments have been graded and are in the system. However, when the instructor adds an assignment to Moodle, but doesn’t enter a grade for you for it yet, that can falsely (negatively) impact your course total. This is because your total number … Continue reading
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