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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 (tutorial here: http://go.augsburg.edu/creategroups [http://go.augsburg.edu/creategroups] ), you can easily assign them to separate discussion forums. [Note: If you have already built the forum and simply want...
_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...
* 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...
_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 ...
_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...
_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...
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...
_As an instructor, you have the ability to manage what course content is viewable by students. For most content, the availability can be managed using the show/hide icon next to each individual item. However, you may want to hide ENTIRE topic sections fro...
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...
There are complex processes explained in this article which are helpful for Department Chairs to be aware of in case questions arise. * IT Department Structure The Information Technology Department is composed of three areas: User Support [http://insid...
_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 ...
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 ...
* 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...
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...
_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 first thing you will want to do is to expand the Courses block in order to view courses in which you are enrolled. * Click the plus sign in the Courses block to view your...
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...
_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, in the Administration block, click "Grades" and sel...
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 ...
The view of the gradebook can be changed by clicking the View toggle button, which has three different functions. * The View toggle in the gradebook can display various combinations of items and the course total. When the symbol displays as a minus sig...
_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...
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 ...
LifeSize Video Conferencing Setup and Troubleshooting LifeSize videoconferencing is found in Old Main 107 and Sverdrup Hall 102. This document is to serve as a basic troubleshooting guide for users of that space as well as TechDesk and Events staff. Au...
_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...
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