Category Archives: Activities

Create an Assignment

First, make sure editing has been turned on in the course, as described in the “Editing a Course” post.  Go to the course section (week or topic) where you want to create an assignment.  From the “+Add an activity or resource” link, choose Assignment under Activities.  Then click the “Add” button at the bottom of… More

Adding a Forum/Discussion Board to your course

To create a forum, make sure editing is turned on, and click the “+Add an activity or resource” button located at the bottom right of each week/topic. You can select a forum type by expanding the “Forum Type” drop down menu in the General section. The default is “Standard Forum for General Use,” and that works for… More

Assignment Submission

The Moodle Assignments tool is a great way to have students submit their work to you. It will free up space in your email inbox, store all student submissions in a consistent location, and allow you to give students feedback online. It can also help mitigate issues where large files get “stuck” in student’s email… More

Editing a course

Editing a course

To add or alter the contents of a course, including adding activities or resources, a teacher must turn editing on.  To do this, use the “Turn editing on” button located either at the top right of any course page when you’re logged in, or within the Administration block on the left, directly beneath Course Administration… More

Uploading a file to your site

To add a file, such as a Word document (.doc), pdf document, audio, or video file, enter your course and “Turn editing on” using the button in the right-hand corner of the page.  Choose the section that you are interested in, and then click on “+Add an activity or resource” in the bottom right corner… More

Adding an Activity

Adding an Activity

There are numerous interactive activity modules that you can add to a course section using the “+Add an activity or resource” button, located in the bottom left of each week or topic section.  Some of these activities can be linked directly to the Gradebook for scoring and assessment. The different types of available activities are… More

Adding a Resource

A resource is a digital item, such as a file or a link, that a teacher can use to support learning and assessment.  A wide range of resource types are supported in Moodle, and are shown in the figure to the right.  Resources are added to a course section during an editing session using the”+Add… More

Using the Moodle Scheduler

If your class uses Moodle regularly, the Scheduler plugin is very useful for setting up appointments with students in your class, either individually or in groups. (Outside of Moodle, a handy way to schedule appointments is with the WASS scheduler.) Start by turning on editing in Moodle, and then click on ‘Add an activity or… More