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* WHAT IS A URL? URL stands for uniform resource locator and is commonly referred to as a web address. This address can refer to a web page, a directory or a single file to access or download. Usually a web address will consist of a method of connection...
The content editor tool set in moodle is available in most locations where adding text or images is expected (i.e. forum posts, online text, labels, assignment description fields, page resources, and more.) [NOTE: You may need to click on the square in th...
_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...
_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...
Adding a web page (URL) resource in moodle can be done two ways: * Drag and Drop method * Activity Chooser method USING DRAG AND DROP Note not all web browsers fully support moodle drag and drop features. This example was tested in Google Chrome (...
Topic sections are the large content zones on the main page of each moodle course. You can accommodate the amount of content in your course by reducing or increasing the number of the sections that are shown (14 or 15 by default). * In the 'SETTING...
_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...
FEATURE LIMITATIONS: * Supported by certain web browsers such as more recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari 6 available on Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) * Does not support dragging and dropping of folders - only files. * In your course sele...
_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...
To change the name of the topics in your moodle course perform the following: * Turn editing on from the and click the gear icon below the topic section summary to edit the summary. * Uncheck the box next to "Use default section name" and enter the ne...
For times when you want all students to contribute files to a common location within a course, you can use the Folder resource with a modified setting to allow students to add content to your course for others to see. * To create a folder resource, tur...
_One way to limit the amount of scrolling required to locate content and assignments on your course homepage is to 'collapse" the topic blocks. This turns your homepage into a "hyper-table-of-contents" that enables students to quickly access information a...
_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...
A forum in Moodle allows faculty and students to participate in an online asynchronous discussion. Faculty can create the forum and add text which may include the topic to consider, length of response and deadlines. Each post to the forum is stamped with ...
In addition to creating links to individual files, you can create a folder in moodle that holds a collection of files. This can be useful for students to access several files that are accessed throughout the length of the course. This saves time by creati...
_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 ...
\N\NCREATING A WIKI IN MOODLE\N\N A wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki [1]) is a website that allows multiple authors to edit the content using a web browser. The Moodle Wiki module enables participants to work together on web pages to add, expand...
CREATE AN ASSIGNMENT ACTIVITY (For offline assignments, note well Step 6 of this article) * In your course select the 'TURN EDITING ON' button in the upper right hand corner or the 'TURN EDITING ON' link in the Administration block under Course admini...
_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...
_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...
THIS TUTORIAL WILL EXPLAIN HOW TO CREATE AND SHARE A VOICETHREAD WITH OTHERS. HAVE A POWERPOINT READY TO CONVERT INTO A VOICETHREAD BEFORE STARTING THIS TUTORIAL. WHAT IS A VOICETHREAD? HTTPS://VOICETHREAD.COM/HOWTO/ [HTTPS://VOICETHREAD.COM/HOWTO/]  ...
_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 option for each item. However, you may want to hide ENTIRE topic sections from students wh...
_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 ...
IMPORT CONTENT FROM ANOTHER MOODLE COURSE (FACULTY/STAFF) NOTE: The information in this article is still valid, however, as of 2015-16 there is an easier, faster method to import course content from previous academic years. See http://go.augsburg.edu/co...
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_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...
_A Moodle Label can be used to add text, images, or multimedia to the main page of a course. A label is a very versatile resource and can help to improve the appearance of a course if used thoughtfully. Labels can be used to distinguish between, and highl...
_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...
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 ...
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...
SHARING GOOGLE DRIVE FILES FOR A CLASS ASSIGNMENT For some assignments instructors may recommend providing a link to a file for your class instead of uploading into moodle directly. This may be because the file size upload limit in moodle at Augsburg is...
_Many courses use personal journaling as way for students to reflect upon their experiences and learning throughout the semester. Google Docs provides a very effective method for sharing journals between student and instructor. Using their Augsburg email ...
You can save time when uploading files to your course by moving multiple files at once. The secret is to compress (or zip) all the files you want to upload into a single zip archive file. This way we only need to upload 1 file to moodle instead of seve...
If you accidentally delete an activity (assignment, forum, quiz, etc), or resource (PowerPoint, Word document, PDF), you may use the Recycle Bin in Moodle to restore the deleted item. Deleted items are stored for 30 days. Click the Recycling Bin icon at...
The Collapsed topics format in Moodle gives the option to automatically list the date range for each week in your course based on the start date of your course. This can eliminate the need to modify each section header when migrating content from a previo...
_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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