Where are the previous courses I’ve taken in Moodle?

May 20, 2015 - All courses, aside from professional development courses offered through the Office of Continuing Education, are archived approximately one week into the next semester/term. This stores them, and student access is no longer linked through your “My Courses” block. WINTER & SPRING term courses are usually archived near the beginning of June. MAY & SUMMER courses are usually archived near the end of August or the beginning of September. FALL Courses are usually archived near the middle to end of January. When a specific date for the archiving process is determined, it is announced through the University’s email. As a student, … Continue reading
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How do I remove an override in my gradebook?

March 13, 2015 - Moodle allows you to manually override an individual grade item, a grade category total, or even your course’s total. Once an item has been overridden, the background of cell in the gradebook turns a tan-ish color: If you click in a grade box, you may add an override when you did not intend. You can remove an override in your gradebook by following the steps below: Login to Moodle and click on the course in which you wish to remove the override. In your course, scroll down until you see the “Administration” block in the left column. Click on the … Continue reading
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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/. You can watch the Fast FAQ Video here! 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 … Continue reading
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How do I add a ‘Welcome’ message to my course?

January 2, 2015 - The top section of your Moodle page allows the perfect space to add a short ‘Welcome’ message to your students. Not too long, though, as they will have to scroll past it to the rest of the page each time they visit your course. To add a ‘Welcome’ message to the top of your Moodle page, follow the steps below. Login to Moodle. Click on the course to which you wish to add the welcome message. This circled section (in the image below) is the best space for your message. Click the ‘Turn editing on’ button to turn on the … 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?

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: Require a password; Extend or adjust the window for taking the quiz; Change time limit/duration allowed for the quiz (especially useful if the student has registered accommodations through Disability Support Services); Allow an additional attempt(s). 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 to all students because the quiz’s original close date/time has passed and you do … Continue reading
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How do I increase my file upload limit?

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 drag-and-drop a file resource on to my Moodle page? [version 2.6]

May 28, 2014 - 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 editing … Continue reading
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