How do I add a user to a resource course? [version 2.6]

August 26, 2013 - As a Teacher or Instructor for a resource course (e.g., Nursing Faculty Resources, Counseling Resources for Students, Educational ADMN Resources), you can now enroll any Moodle user as with student access to this course. Note: to enroll a user so that they can add activities or resources, follow these steps to add a user as a Guest Teacher. 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, under your … 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 find my course in Moodle as a student?

July 22, 2013 - All courses are loaded into Moodle as unavailable to students. Once the instructor has added resources, s/he will make it available to students. (Instructors – can’t remember how? Follow these instructions on making your course available to students.) For students: Verify that you are registered for the course. You can view your registration information in Self-Service, https://selfservice.trinitydc.edu/. Login to Moodle: http://moodle.trinitydc.edu/. Check your ‘My Courses’ block in the upper right corner of the Moodle homepage: You can also find your courses listed in the center section of the Moodle homepage, near the bottom, under the “Search courses” box: If you … Continue reading
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My assignment upload looks different. How do I upload when I’m allowed to submit multiple files?

March 28, 2013 - How to upload to a multiple-file assignment* on Moodle: Login to Moodle (http://moodle.trinitydc.edu/) with the same username and password you use for your Trinity email account. Once you are logged in, click on the course for which you wish to submit your assignment. Once in the course, click on the assignment. If the assignment is open for submission and a multiple-files-allowed assignment, you will see a screen that contains an “Upload files” button: *Note: if it’s a single-file-allowed assignment, the button will read “Upload a file…” In that case, use these single-file instructions instead. On the next screen, click the … 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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I’ve received an “Invalid JSON string” error. What do I do?

January 22, 2013 - An invalid JSON error can occur for many reasons. The most common issue is usually associated with a file upload attempt, and can occur when: Attempting to upload a file with the same name as another already-uploaded file; Attempting to upload a file that is too large for the system (Sitewide the limit is 64MB; however, individual classes may vary—you can check your course settings); Attempting to upload a file type that the system doesn’t recognize; or Attempting to upload a file with a period or special characters in the file name. Another common cause of this issue is the … Continue reading
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How do I take a screenshot?

January 3, 2013 - If you encounter any problems or issues in Moodle, especially any errors messages, please let the Moodle Help Desk know by sending a screenshot of the message, along with your Moodle support ticket. On Windows-based computers with a standard keyboard, simply click the “Print Scrn/SysRq” button, found in the upper right area of your keyboard (see image below). This will copy your entire screen to your computer’s clipboard. To paste the captured image in an email, place your cursor in the body of the email and press the “Ctrl” and “V” keys together. This will paste the clipboard contents (your … Continue reading
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