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_For many Moodle forum discussion assignments, it is advantageous to limit the number of participants by creating groups of 5-6 students. This will reduce the chance of eliciting repetitive responses and overwhelming students with too many posts to read. ...
_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...
Increase a Moodle site's usability by adding activity completion check boxes. Allow site visitors to check off activities as they are completed or for the activity to dynamically mark itself as completed after certain requirements are met. This feature se...
This article describes the steps to add people to your Moodle course using a manual enrollment method. You must be assigned an "Instructor" role to add other Co-instructors or students to your course. Students are automatically added to your course based ...
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...
http://go.augsburg.edu/moodleaddmov [1] This tutorial video will show you first, how to add additional sections to your course, if you need more than the 15 provided by default, then second, how to rearrange sections, if you need to move one section...
_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...
Your moodle profile picture is the image people see associated with your name in course participant lists, forum discussions and other activities within moodle. * Identify the location of the image file you wish to upload; will be doing so shortly. *...
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...
_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...
_There are two types of advanced grading methods in Moodle--the Rubric (please see Creating a Moodle Rubric [http://go.augsburg.edu/rubric] for information on that), and a Grading Guide. A Grading Guide is an advanced grading method that provides consiste...
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...
The SCHEDULER helps you to schedule one-on-one appointments with all your students. You specify the periods during which you are available to see the students and the length of each appointment. The students then book themselves into one of the availab...
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...
This article shows how to define exclusive access to any activity or resource in moodle to a group of students. This can be used to managing content in courses with merged enrolments between lower-division and upper-division students or multiple sections ...
_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 ...
_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...
_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....
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. You can also hide the entire course from students as you...
_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...
_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 ...
_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...
Forum subscriptions enable a particpant to receive email messages when there is activity in a moodle forum. This article details how to: * modify the forum subscription and digest settings for your individual profile * modify forum settings for your...
_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...
REPORTS - OVERVIEW Course reporting tools in moodle are available to all instructors. Reports can be used to gather data about how activities and resources in your course are being used and provide a measure of student interaction in the course. Some rep...
_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...
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...
You may occasionally have reason to slightly rename your moodle course, such as when: * You are sharing your courses with other instructors, for cooperative course development and want to clearly identify which course is yours as more and more cours...
_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...
_Whether you are assigning number grades or simply tallying participation in your Moodle forums, there may be times when you want to efficiently track how often students post to forums. Below is a method for viewing all of the postings only ONE student ha...
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...
As an instructor in moodle you have access to reporting tools that collect information about your course activity. This data is very useful when determining which students are and are not active in different activities of the course. You also can pull dat...
At times it is helpful to see how the design of your moodle course is viewed by someone in a student role. As an instructor, you have the ability to change to a student role and view the course as a student would. Note: The 'Switch role to...' featu...
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