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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How do I upload to an assignment my professor created in Moodle?

December 20, 2012 - How to upload to a single-file assignment* on Moodle: Login to Moodle ( 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, you will see a screen that contains an “Upload a file” button: *NOTE: If the button reads “Upload files” instead, please follow these instructions for submitting to an assignment when multiple files are allowed/expected. On the next screen, click the “Choose a … Continue reading
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How do I view my final (or mid-term) grade for a course?

December 17, 2012 - Final grades can be found in Self-Service not in Moodle. These grades are the letter grades submitted to Enrollment Services and the final letter grades listed on your transcript. To view your final grade for a course: Login to Self-Service. Self-Service is the shopping cart icon at the top of the main Trinity webpages: You can also reach Self-Service directly at Once on the Self-Service main page, login using your normal Trinity account information: Once you have logged in, you will see a number of tabs with different account options. Click on the “Grades” tab: Once in the “Grades” … Continue reading
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How do I view my course evaluations?

November 29, 2012 - You can view the course evaluations for semesters/terms after the final grades for all schools have been submitted and posted. To access your previous evaluations, follow the steps below. Login to Moodle. You can find your previous courses either by searching for them or viewing them listed in the “My Courses” block in the right column. Click on the grayed out name of your course. NOTE: You will always be able to access courses in which you were the instructor even when they have been archived. Then on the course’s homepage, click on one of the Course Evaluation report options. There are 4 reports … Continue reading
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How do I send an email in Moodle?

October 29, 2012 - Download this “How To” as a PDF. How do I send my students/faculty member/classmates/instructor an email in Moodle? Quickmail is Moodle’s version of email. To send an email to all of your students or classmates/faculty members, you would use Quickmail. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, click on the course in which you wish to send a Quickmail. In your course, you will find the “Quickmail” block in the right column.  Click on the “Compose New Email” link.NOTE: If you do not see your “Quickmail” block, it is possible that … Continue reading
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How do I add a resource to my Moodle page? [version 2.6]

October 29, 2012 - 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. Click here for the step-by-step ‘How To’ for the drag-and-drop process of adding files. However, if you prefer the previous version, below are the steps for adding files in Moodle 2.6 (this is 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 … Continue reading
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How do I create an online discussion forum?

October 29, 2012 - Download this “How To” as a PDF. Login to Moodle and, in the “My Courses” block at the top of the right column, click on the course to which you wish to add the activity. In your course, 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 on” link in the “Settings” block in the left column of your course. Once editing is on, click the “Add an Activity…” drop-down menu in the week/topic to which you wish to add the … Continue reading
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How do I copy text from a label in one course to a label in another course?

October 25, 2012 - If you wish to simply cut and past the content from one label area to another label, you can follow the steps below. NOTE: If you wish to move activities, resources, assignments,, or text from more than one label, follow the instructions for moving content between courses. Login to Moodle. Click on the class FROM which you wish to take the content in the label. Once in the your course, click on the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right area. Find the label/week that contains the content in it that you wish to duplicate. Directly under the content, … Continue reading
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