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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...
_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 ...
BENEFITS OF DUE DATES IN MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS: FOR STUDENTS * The due date (and the time remaining) is clearly displayed in the Assignment description. * Lists the assignments in the "Upcoming Events" block. * Includes due dates in the Moodle calend...
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...
_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 ...
A moodle chat room is an activity where participants can send messages in real-time (instant messaging or IM) to the entire group. A chat is a synchronous activity, however transcripts of the chat can be archived for review after the session is finishe...
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 ...
_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...
_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...
\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...
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...
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...
Discussion forums are the most accessible tool we have in Moodle to create collaborative learning activities. However, many instructors limit their use of the discussion board to a simple "discussion question" where students are asked to respond or share ...
_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...
In most cases, content imported from a previous course can have due dates assigned that require updating in order to be relevant for the new term. A new feature we've added to Moodle 2015-16 is the ability to view and change the date settings for your cou...
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...
_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 ...
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_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...
_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...
_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 ...
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...
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...
_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...
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...
_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...
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 ...
UPLOAD MULTIPLE FEEDBACK FILES USING A ZIP FILE If you like to make comments on files (such as using Track Changes in a Word document, or adding comments to a PDF), you can return annotated feedback files to students through a Moodle Assignment. Addition...
_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...
_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...
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