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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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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What do the ‘Review options’ on the ‘Quiz Settings’ page mean?

April 11, 2014 - In the section of the “Quiz Settings” screen called “Review options,” you can control which information students can during one of four time periods Moodle recognizes. –”During the attempt” is while the students are taking the quiz attempt. –”Immediately after the attempt” means within two minutes of the attempt being finished (when the student hits the ‘Submit’ button). –”Later, while the quiz is still open” means after the two minutes are up, and before the quiz close date. –”After the quiz is closed” means after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, … Continue reading
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