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? [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 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 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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How do I add random questions to a quiz?

March 27, 2014 - If you have questions in your course’s question bank, you can have Moodle randomly select questions to add to your quiz. This is best if you have your questions sorted by categories to allow Moodle to only select from the pool you set up. Adding Random Questions to a Quiz in Moodle Once you have created a quiz and determined all of the settings, go to the ‘Edit Quiz’ screen. This is the screen where the quiz you are creating is on the left half of the screen and your ‘Question bank contents’ are on the right half: Before you … Continue reading
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How do I view my grade for an assignment I submitted through Moodle?

March 10, 2014 - You can view the grade and feedback for a specific upload assignment activity through that actual assignment. To view your grade and feedback for assignment where you uploaded your file or files: Login to Moodle. Click on your course in your “My Courses” block. Locate the assignment on the main page of the course. Click on the name of the assignment. On the assignment page, scroll down beneath the instructions/description for the assignment. Your instructor’s grade and any feedback information will be there: Note: your original assignment will also be listed there. Continue reading
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How do I allow a single student a different amount of time to take a quiz?

September 12, 2013 - Moodle allows for individual user overrides and group overrides for quizzes. In the case of a student with a disability (verified by Disability Support Services) that needs double time, for example, on an exam, you set up an individual user override to extend the time allowed to take the quiz. These overrides can also be used to allow a different number of quiz attempts, as well as a different open/close date/time windows. 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 … Continue reading
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How do I view my grades throughout the course? [version 2.6]

September 4, 2013 - Your instructor may assign homework activities, quizzes, online discussions, or various other graded assignments through Moodle. If your instructor is maintaining the Moodle gradebook, you can view your progress, grades, and feedback for all your assignments in the course this way: Login to Moodle. Click on your course in your “My Courses” block. Locate your “Administration” block for that course. This block is usually in the left column, under the “Navigation” block. Note: if you do not see your “Administration” block there, it is possible that you ‘docked’ your “Administration” block at some point to get it out of the … Continue reading
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