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_To insure that files you have uploaded to your Moodle course, refer to the accessibility guide for the program used to create the file:_ * WORD DOCUMENTS * Creating accessible Word documents [https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/Crea...
_It is possible (with just a few extra steps) to accommodate students who have received clearance from the CLASS office to receive additional time to complete Moodle quizzes._ * Click on the link to the (already created) quiz on the home page of the co...
_Once you have created your discussion groups [http://go.augsburg.edu/creategroups] , you can easily assign them to separate discussion forums. _ * If you have not already done so, create a forum [http://go.augsburg.edu/moodleforum]. Provide thorough d...
_The Accessibility block allows students to customise Moodle to their visual needs. It supports changing of text sizes and colour schemes. The block includes the "ATBar." This provides extra tools and customisation options, including dictionary lookup and...
_While images are not crucial to a good Moodle site, images do play a role in focusing students' attention, breaking up blocks of text, and supporting your course content. It is very easy to add images to a Moodle label [http://go.augsburg.edu/moodlelabel...
* Log in to the instructor's computer in the classroom. * Locate and open the AirServer app by clicking the shortcut on the desktop of the computer in the classroom. (If you see a warning about a firewall, click "I already have my firewall set up"). ...
_The Moodle Attendance activity can be used to assess student engagement in online Forum discussions, as well as attendance in face-to-face classes. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course and provides instructors wi...
_The Moodle Attendance activity can be used to assess repeating assignments throughout the semester (like student journals), as well as attendance in face-to-face classes. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course and ...
It has been commonly reported that Macs running Mountain Lion are struggling to connect to printers on campus. If you are struggling with this same problem, this guide could really help you! Follow the steps below, which include the normal process to c...
This article will provide you with instructions on how to connect your ChromeBook with our Augsburg wireless network. * Click the Wifi icon at the botton on the task bar, then select "No network". * In the EAP method tab, select PEAP. * For the Se...
_Quizzes are an effective learning tool to increase student engagement and gauge student participation. Especially for the online or hybrid student, frequent, low-stake quizzes provide students with a tool for self-assessment and an external motivator to ...
_Most instructors post their syllabi on Moodle as a Word doc or PDF. However, their are many benefits to copying & pasting your syllabus into a Moodle page (a web page accessible only within your course). For one thing, a page is much more accessible to s...
The course evaluation system has a "Survey Intelligence" report that allows you to see your scaled responses across multiple classes. This video explains how to use the report. I suggest having the video open in one tab and the course evaluation system ...
_A Moodle "Page" is a separate Web page that is viewable only within the course. If you have a lot of content, you may want to place this on a separate Page to streamline the appearance of your course. In addition, a Page can be edited directly in Moodle ...
Quizzes are an effective learning tool to increase student engagement and gauge student participation. Especially for the online or hybrid student, frequent, low-stake quizzes provide students with a tool for self-assessment and an external motivator to c...
_There are two advanced grading methods in Moodle--the Grading Guide (for more information on this, see Creating a Moodle Grading Guide [http://go.augsburg.edu/markingguide]) and a Rubric. A Moodle Rubric is an advanced grading method that provides consis...
HOW TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE PDFS: It is important to create accessible PDF files for anyone who needs or find it helpful to use screen reading software. Some people can only interface with a PDF by using a screen reader and others may find it helpful for co...
_The Moodle Gradebook offers the option of dropping the lowest grade out of a collection of items. In order to leverage this feature, you must first create a category [http://go.augsburg.edu/addcategory] and then move grade items into that category [http:...
_Instructors can streamline their course building by duplicating Moodle Resources and Activities._ * Create the desired activity or resource according to the following directions: * Creating a Moodle Forum [http://go.augsburg.edu/moodleforum] * Cr...
Completion tracking in Moodle enables assignments to be marked as complete either by the students or by Moodle when certain criteria is completed by participants. Items marked as complete are indicated by a check box to the right of the item. Enabling thi...
_You can do a quick check of student participation in a Moodle Forum by running a report on how many times a student posts to a specific forum._ * In the Administration block of the course, click on "Reports" and then on "Course participation." * In ...
Once your Augsburg email account has been migrated over to Augsburg Gmail, you will have to use the information on the link below to establish a forward going from your Augsburg Gmail account to an external email account. http://support.google.com/m...
The link for the GAE (Google Apps for Education) Resource list of shared group email accounts and calendars is only available on campus or remotely, via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Once IT has set up a resource for a shared group purpose, non-IT staff ...
_In the settings for Moodle forums, the term "Ratings" (rather than "Grade") is where you will indicate the maximum points possible for the assignment. The following step-by-step process is for a forum assignment that asks students to make an initial post...
The Assignment activity in this year's version of Moodle has some significant changes for grading. View this video [https://youtu.be/NCoo7OfIsrs] to learn about the new features. (keywords:legacy grade, advanced grade, PDF grading) http://go.augsburg.edu...
_Annotate video clips you already have by adding interactive elements such as quiz questions and summaries using the H5P activity. If you record a new video, consider indicating "it is time for a question" in the narration to mark the moments when you wil...
_If you hear from students that they are not able to post to one of your Moodle discussion forums, it may be due to those forums being set to use groups but you have not put students into your groups yet. Those forums won't work for students until you do....
It may be helpful to hide individual activities and resources when building a course where students have access to the course. You can also hide the entire course or a section of a course (see links at the end of this article). Here are the steps to hide ...
_Grading Guides are scoring charts that list a series of criteria for an assignment and establish a range of possible points for each. Your instructors may use a Grading Guide to provide you with feedback on your work. Here is how to access your graded Gr...
_Rubrics are scoring charts that list a range of criteria for an assignment and establish benchmarks with reasonable and appropriate expectations for varying levels of mastery. Your instructors may use Moodle Rubrics to provide you with feedback on your w...
_Regardless of whether students submit assignments online (by attaching a file or entering text directly into a text box) or offline (by handing in a hard copy of a paper or delivering a face-to-face, oral presentation), the Moodle Assignment activity off...
This guide will show you how to record a session of everything that happens on your Mac's screen. This can be a handy trick. You will use the program QUICKTIME to do this. This program comes built into the Mac. [1] [Step 1] Open Quicktime out of ...
1. Go to the Control Panel (you can do this by right-clicking on the Windows icon in the lower-left hand corner) 2. Go to the Action Center (Steps 1 & 2 can be bypassed by searching for "Action Center") 3. From here, you can turn on Windows Defender
_The attendance activity in Moodle allows you to keep track of student attendance during face-to-face class sessions. It can also be used to track participation as well as attendance [http://go.augsburg.edu/participate] and/or holistically assess engageme...
_Whether you are assigning number grades or simply tallying participation in your Moodle forums, there may be times when you want to view all of the posts (responses and replies) submitted by a specific student to a particular Moodle Forum. The following ...
There are complex processes explained in this article which are helpful for Department Chairs to be aware of in case questions arise. * AAC (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE) WEB SITE [HTTP://INSIDE.AUGSBURG.EDU/FACULTYSENATE/AAC/]: Find deadlines for cours...
_Recent changes to Moodle mean there is just ONE method for importing content from a different Moodle course (regardless of whether it is a current or previous Academic year). If you are NOT an instructor of the course you are seeking to import, you will ...
This article addresses common questions posed by faculty who are transitioning from full-time teaching to retirement. Department heads review a list of faculty associated with their department and mark any accounts which need to be deleted, usually instru...
Sometimes when troubleshooting issues on Macs with MS Office, it can help to uninstall and reinstall MS Office. Look up how to uninstall MS Office from a Mac online. You will need to show the Library folder for both the hard drive and the user's home fo...
1. Go to the start up page by clicking on the following link http://go.augsburg.edu/msoffice [http://go.augsburg.edu/msoffice] 2. Enter your Augsburg email address on the text box and click on "Sign up". Check your inbox for an email similar to the one ...
_Recent changes to the Moodle Dashboard limits instructor's ability to customize the positioning of courses in the Course Overview queue. We are making some adjustments to ensure that courses for the current semester will appear at the top of the queue, b...
* Migrate user (optional) * Connect an ethernet cable to both machines * Start Migration Assistant on both and follow instructions * Check permissions on user folder. Change if necessary * Run repair permissions from Disk Utility * If you do...
YouTube videos can be made available to the wider community for enabling volunteers to add closed-captioning. * Use media transcription standards such as those adopted by the FCC. These include: accurate spelling, sentence case, proper grammar and punct...
The Workflow setting in Moodle Assignments allows you to finish marking all students' submissions before releasing them to the gradebook. Workflow has 6 states (Not graded, In grading, Grading Completed, In review, Ready for release, and Released) to allo...
_There may be situations (e.g., in-class quizzes or writing assignments, presentations, etc.) where students are not going to submit work through Moodle, but you want to provide feedback and add the grade in the Moodle gradebook. The BEST way to do this i...
_The easiest way to import course content from a previous semester is to use the Faculty Course Archive block. Click here [http://go.augsburg.edu/courserestor] for an article about that process. However, there are some instances when it might be necessary...
_The E-Learning Team recommends that all instructors install the Moodle Course Template (a pre-formatted pattern that incorporates online course design best-practices) in their course(s). The template is intended as a time-saver for instructors, but it al...
The new academic year 2016-17 brings with it a customizable Moodle dashboard. The Course Overview block should now be expanded by default. * If the Course Overview block is collapsed, then click the plus sign in the Courses block to view your list of c...
Do you miss having a way to search for a course on Moodle or miss the course categories? This how-to article explains how to access these items. * Click the plus sign to expand the Navigation block. * Click the "Courses" link at the bottom of the bloc...
To change the Course and Category totals so that they are listed first on the SETUP tab, configure the settings as follows: For example: * From the Administration block > Gradebook Setup > Course grade settings tab > General settings section, change th...
Use the Gradebook View (Tri-)Toggle button to temporarily change what appears in the Grader report (spreadsheet view for instructors). To permanently change the order of the Course Total column, see other knowledgebase article links at the bottom of this ...
To change the way in which _only_ the Course Total displays: * From the Administration block, click "Gradebook Setup". * Click the top "Edit" link under the Actions column. * Under the "Category total" section > the "Grade display type" needs to b...
By default, grade items appear as the "Real" values in the Moodle gradebook, generally this results in the points earned being displayed. To change the format all grade items: * From the Administration block, click "Gradebook Setup". * Click the "Co...
BEGINNING FALL OF 2017, AUGSBURG CHANGED FROM A NUMERIC TO A LETTER GRADING (A-F) SYSTEM. The faculty approved the proposal [http://web.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/1-12-17FacultyMeeting/Grading%20Policy%20Proposal%20(01-12-17%20Faculty%20Meeting).pdf] at...
_It is important that ALL content on a Moodle course is accessible, including Multimedia._ * If you are providing a link to an online video in your Moodle course, check to see if the video player on the host website features a Closed Caption option. ...
_Instructors sometimes hesitate to administer quizzes online because they cannot be proctored as they are in the face-to-face classroom. They must assume the quiz will be "open book" and also cannot rule out the possibility that students might "share" inf...
_The Sharing Cart is a block for duplicating course items into a personal library and an easy way to move those Moodle resources and activities between multiple courses on your site. With just three clicks, the Sharing Cart copies and moves a single cours...
This article will help you mount your network folders in Linux: * To mount your Student drive in Linux you will first need to install the _ncpmount _application: From the terminal under Fedora flavors of Linux: sudo yum install ncpmount enter [su...
New items added to a Moodle course end up at the end of the grade book. To move items individually or as a group to a different category or chronology, follow these steps: * From the main course page under the Administration block, click "Gradebook set...
Under certain conditions, some browsers can confuse the location of sections within a moodle course after attempting drag and drop them to other locations on the page. If after trying different browsers you continue to encounter this problem, look to the ...
We would actually recommend that the instructor just take his entire VoiceThread account with him rather than trying to move the content offline. He'll need your help or ours with this, though. If you can remove him from your license, his account will be ...
Prosystem FX Engagement (Profx) is software used in Admin Accounting to manage documents for the auditors. Installers are on \tohil in the "Engagement CD Image" folder. Copy to local hard drive before running. You want the Engagement with Knowledge Co...
_Realtime quizzing in Moodle is a synchronous polling device (similar to iClickers and Poll Everywhere) that operates within your Moodle course. Instructors create multiple-choice questions, and students logged into their Moodle course respond on their ow...
Augsburg College provides its student, faculty and staff the ability to use Windows 7 and certain windows applications over the internet, via a remote session to a server. This service is known as RemoteLab. _LEARN MORE ABOUT REMOTELAB HERE!_ [1] ...
Tips for removing marks on projection screens in classrooms: Use a cloth of some sort with Goo Gone and/or Hand sanitizer. Rub the mark with cloth and one of the liquids until it is removed (Elbow Grease).
Screencasting (an audio/visual recording of everything that happens on an instructor's screen along with any verbal commentary the instructor supplies), is an exciting option for giving feedback on student work or providing just in time teaching about a c...
_The "Standard forum for general use" is the default choice in Moodle. However, the layout of the standard forum means instructors must open each thread separately, making it difficult to simultaneously assess quantity (number of posts/replies as required...
Beginning in Fall of 2017, the link for students to view their grades has moved to a dropdown menu accessed by clicking on their profile in the upper right corner of the course. * * This will take you to a page where you can see links to all of the ...
WHAT TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR MEETINGS? * LFCs would love to show a new tech tool or tip for 5 minutes at Department meetings. * Allow extra time for setup and audio/video troubleshooting if using web conferencing software. * Share presen...
_The Moodle Attendance activity can be used to assess student participation as well as attendance. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course, and provides instructors with a comprehensive record of their students' enga...
Both Word and Google Docs word processing have built-in document language settings that you can change to Spanish. For Word, "review" tab --> "language"; for Google Docs, "file" --> "language" --> "Espanol". This will provide an auto-correct function for ...
_Instructional content added to a Moodle course must be accessible. This guide will primarily cover how to make content created within the Moodle text editor accessible (compatible with assistive technologies like screenreaders). For uploaded files, refer...
BEFORE THE ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE * Zoom "Basic" accounts allow unlimited-length connections between two locations. For 3+ locations requiring connections longer than 40 minutes, please contact your LFC [http://inside.augsburg.edu/it/get-help/faculty-an...
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