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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 [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 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 ...
The blocks (left margin) in your Moodle course can be customized (moved up and down in the queue as well as added or subtracted). If you discover a block is missing (e.g., the Quickmail, Accessibility, or Calendar block), you can easily add it to your cou...
Students can view and purchase required course materials directly from the Moodle course site. * Select the desired course from your Moodle dashboard. * Click the "Turn editing on" button at the top right-hand corner of your course page. * Select E...
_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...
* 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 ...
BEFORE THE ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE * Zoom "Basic" accounts allow unlimited time connections between two locations. Everyone on campus can have a Basic account connected to their Augsburg account. For 3 or more locations requiring connections longer than 4...
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...
This article will provide you with instructions on how to connect your ChromeBook with our Augsburg wireless network. * Click the Wifi icon at the botton on the task bar, then select "No network". * In the EAP method tab, select PEAP. * For the Se...
_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 ...
Once you have your ArcGIS Online account set up (see link at the bottom of this article for info on requesting an account), you can begin creating maps and apps. The first step is to create a map in ArcGIS. The map, along with multi-media (e.g., audio, vi...
_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...
ADD INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT OFFICE STAFF TO SPECIFIC SECTIONS ON THEIR CONTACT PAGE This only applies to the Institutional Advancement office. IA has a contact page that separates its staff into 4 sections: Leadership, Philanthropy & Support, Engage...
_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 thi...
_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...
The link for the GAE (Google Apps for Education) Resource list of shared group email accounts and calendars is only available on campus or remotely, via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Once IT has set up a resource for a shared group purpose, non-IT staff ...
_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 ...
_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...
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 ...
HOW TO SETUP FOR CHAPEL & RUN THE LIVESTREAM   _Pay Attention to the Service!_ -SETUP-   Get to chapel at least 15 minutes early. Set up the mics or any other equipment that needs to be tested. Ask Pastor Justin what mics are needed. Handheld or...
Try the following troubleshooting steps if you receive either of the following error messages when attempting to open a word document e-mail attachment: “THE DOCUMENT NAME OR PATH IS INVALID.” “THE DOCUMENT MAY APPEAR TO BE DAMAGED AND MAY BE UNRECOVE...
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...
_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 ...
A number of processes explained in this article are beneficial for the work of Department Chairs. Establishing regular communication with your LFC (Liaison for Computing) will enable IT to best support the needs of your department. AAC (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS...
_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 ...
This article addresses common questions posed by faculty who are transitioning from full-time teaching to retirement. Department heads review a list of faculty associated with their department and mark any accounts which need to be deleted, usually instru...
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 ...
E-Prime is used in our Psychology Labs, primarily by Professor Ben Denkinger. Professors Evren Guler and Nancy Steblay may also use E-Prime. Windows 10 comes with .NET 4.0, so .NET 3.5 will need to be installed for E-Prime 2.0 to work. E-Prime 3.0 has bee...
Recent changes to the Moodle Dashboard limits your ability to customize the positioning of courses in the Course Overview queue. The directions that follow make it possible to revert to the legacy version of the Course Overview block on your Moodle Dashbo...
An Index page is located in each faculty's www folder who has a professionally designed page created by Marketing on http://www.augsburg.edu/faculty [http://www.augsburg.edu/faculty]. The index page contains redirect code to send the user who clicks the d...
* 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...
This article will explain the basics of how to create a map using ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. * Log into ArcGIS Online: https://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html [https://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html] * Select "Map" from the horizont...
YouTube videos can be made available to the wider community for enabling volunteers to add closed-captioning. * Use media transcription standards such as those adopted by the FCC. These include: accurate spelling, sentence case, proper grammar and punct...
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...
_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...
Customize your Moodle dashboard to see all courses (instead of them appearing on Future / In Progress / Past tabs). The Course Overview block should now be expanded by default. * If the Course Overview block is collapsed, then click the plus sign in th...
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...
To change the Course and Category totals so that they are listed first on the SETUP tab, configure the settings as follows: For example: * From the Administration block > Gradebook Setup > Course grade settings tab > General settings section, change th...
Use the Gradebook View (Tri-)Toggle button to temporarily change what appears in the Grader report (spreadsheet view for instructors). To permanently change the order of the Course Total column, see other knowledgebase article links at the bottom of this ...
To change the way in which _only_ the Course Total displays: * From the Administration block, click "Gradebook Setup". * Click the top "Edit" link under the Actions column. * Under the "Category total" section > the "Grade display type" needs to b...
By default, grade items appear as the "Real" values in the Moodle gradebook, generally this results in the points earned being displayed. To change the format all grade items: * From the Administration block, click "Gradebook Setup". * Click the "Co...
BEGINNING FALL OF 2017, AUGSBURG CHANGED FROM A NUMERIC TO A LETTER GRADING (A-F) SYSTEM. The faculty approved the proposal [http://web.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/1-12-17FacultyMeeting/Grading%20Policy%20Proposal%20(01-12-17%20Faculty%20Meeting).pdf] at...
Students are always on the go. The Moodle Mobile App helps students have access to course material, upload assignments, and participate in forums without the use of a computer. * Go to the app store on your SMART phone. Search for "Moodle", and download...
_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 under the Administration block, click "Gradebook set...
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 ...
We would actually recommend that the instructor just take his entire VoiceThread account with him rather than trying to move the content offline. He'll need your help or ours with this, though. If you can remove him from your license, his account will be ...
OUTLET POWER NOT WORKING ON THE WEEKENDS  There is one outlet in every office that is a controlled receptacle. The controlled receptacles turn off at 12:00 AM and back on at 6:00 AM. This is required by current building codes. These receptacles are supp...
There is a new way to print at Augsburg! Instead of installing individual printers, you will install one print queue which will hold your print job. Then you will go to any printer set up to work with the queue and scan your fob. Tap your print job on the...
_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!_ [http://go...
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). Magic erasers may also remove some marks.
WHAT IS ARCGIS ONLINE? GIS stands for Graphic Information System. The Online version of ArcGIS allows one to use, create, and share maps, layers, analytics, and data. Arc mapping software is created by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute). Ba...
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...
Nancy Steblay has requested a manual local account be created, however this has been deemed unnecessary and students can use their own logins. Expected to change in Fall 2018. The current account is Psystudies and has a password which Nancy knows and sh...
Participants who are joining a Zoom meeting (not hosting) can access the meeting in the following way. Note: The very first time you join a Zoom meeting from a particular computer, you will be prompted to download and install the program. Follow the promp...
The Otter.ai mobile app works on iPhone as well as Android devices. This app is useful for recording interviews which it translates from speech to text using artificial intelligence. The transcription is completely automated. Although it does not promise ...
Beginning in Fall of 2017, the link for students to view their grades has moved to a dropdown menu accessed by clicking on their profile in the upper right corner of the course. * * This will take you to a page where you can see links to all of the ...
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 "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...
EDTPA programs often require students to upload videos to TK20; the submissions are usually restricted by a maximum allowable file size, and so the clips must be trimmed and compressed to meet this requirement. The following steps will guide you through t...
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 ...
CHANGES KEEP ORIGINAL UID? IMANAGER MOODLE Student to Faculty _(student ID is used as faculty ID number, so keep UIDs the same)_ Yes* Create Sysnet ticket to move context * Rq TechDesk manager change to faculty flag * LFC updates Departm...
_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...
Zoom's Waiting Room feature can be turned on when the identity of those invited to meet via video conferencing needs to remain confidential while keeping the ease of using the same Zoom personal meeting URL. The host will use the "Participants pane" to se...
This knowledgebase article covers the following topics: set up your Augsburg Zoom account, connecting to meetings, and commonly used features of Zoom. The first time you connect to Zoom from a computer, you will be prompted to download and install the pro...
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