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The links discussed in this article are not the same as auto-links where Moodle automatically links text typed in a Details/Description/Page field to an activity or resource on your course page. For example, auto-linking works in that you add a file name...
Note: This article is for TinyMCE. The ATTO content editor is an available option, supported and designed to aid accessibility of content. More info: http://go.augsburg.edu/matto [http://go.augsburg.edu/matto] The content editor tool set in Moodle is ...
_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: * Activity Chooser method * Drag and Drop method   USING THE ACTIVITY CHOOSER * Select 'TURN EDITING ON' button in the upper right hand corner or the 'TURN EDITING ON' link in the ...
_The Accessibility block allows students to customize Moodle to their visual needs. It supports changing of text sizes and color schemes. The block includes the "ATBar." This provides extra tools and customization options, including dictionary lookup and ...
* In your course select the 'TURN EDITING ON' button in the upper right-hand corner. This will enable "drag and drop" within your Moodle course. * Scroll down (if needed) to view the bottom of the topic section you wish to add a resource to. New r...
_While images are not crucial to a good Moodle site, they 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...
_The Content Editor (toolbar) in Moodle forums has templates so you can quickly create robust directions that clearly communicate your expectations. _ * Create a forum [http://go.augsburg.edu/createforum] (or if you already have created the forum, click...
_Annotate web-based videos (YouTubes) or video files (WebM or mp4) by adding interactive elements such as quiz questions. Scores are automatically integrated into the Moodle gradebook. This is an asynchronous activity that will enable you to make a passiv...
_AS AN INSTRUCTOR, YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO MANAGE WHAT COURSE CONTENT IS VIEWABLE BY STUDENTS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO: _ _          1. HIDE INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES_ _          2. HIDE SPECIFIC TOPIC SECTIONS_ _          3. HIDE THE ENTIRE COURSE_ ...
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 if you are either an INSTRUCTO...
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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...
Level up the Moodle Dashboard for students and make courses stand out so they are easier to find by adding customized photos for each course. By default, Moodle course images show up as a monochrome colored geometric pattern. For example: Instructors c...
_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...
ATTO is a newer Moodle content editor. In comparison to the current editor, TinyMCE, Atto is streamlined in order to help increase the accessibility of Moodle sites. This article explains the toolbar buttons on the new content editor which appear in all f...
The TinyMCE content editor is no longer supported by Moodle. Consider switching to the ATTO content editor as its elements help with the accessibility of one's course design and allows the embedding of video and audio posts in forums or in online text ass...
When creating or editing the settings for most Moodle activities (e.g., Assignment, Label/textbox, Page, Forum) the content editor appears. One of the buttons includes a list predefined templates which you can select to pull pre-formatted content into you...
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...
The Lindell Library subscribes to Films on Demand, a database with thousands of educational and documentary videos including films from _Films for the Humanities & Sciences_, _Cambridge Educational_, _Meridian Educatio_n, and _Films Media Group_. Instruct...
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 ...
NOTE: This article explains how Activity completion works and the settings for various Moodle activities and resources. If you have already created Activities and Resources in your course and want to quickly update them to include Activity Completion crit...
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...
THIS SERIES OF SCREENSHOTS WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO INSERT IMAGES IN YOUR MOODLE COURSE TEXT EDITOR USING THE FREE IMAGE SEARCH TOOL CALLED PIXABAY. IMAGES ARE FREE TO USE AND AVAILABLE UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING. 1. Select the "Insert/Edit image" tool...
_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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