Can’t see your course in Moodle?

If you cannot find your courses on Moodle, then first make sure you are using the correct Moodle Link:

The Moodle courses are created by default as invisible to the students, and once the semester starts, the professors can (optionally) make the courses visible. If you cannot find the course you are enrolled in and that you think has been made available, a simple change of the “Course Overview” settings might help find it! Here are some of the suggestions: Continue reading “Can’t see your course in Moodle?”

How to Backup Your Moodle Courses

There are two methods for backing up your Moodle courses: downloading instructor files and creating a Moodle archive. The download instructor files option allows you to download a .zip file with all the materials of the Moodle course in their original file formats (i.e. PDF, docx, etc), while creating a Moodle archive produces an .mbz file that you can import into another Moodle course. Continue reading “How to Backup Your Moodle Courses”

Using the Marking Workflow to Control the Release of Grades

The Marking Workflow is an easy way to control the release of grades for an assignment. You can assign grades and give feedback over a period of time but only allow students to see those grades when you are finished with the whole class. Normally students will see the grades and feedback as soon as it is entered. Continue reading “Using the Marking Workflow to Control the Release of Grades”

Using Restrictions on an Assignment

Restrictions are an extremely useful tool embedded within assignments that allow the instructor to control whether or not a student is able to attempt an assignment based on the date, the student’s grade, prior assignment completion, and much more. Restrictions can also be used for any activity or resource in Moodle, such as a quiz or file viewing. Continue reading “Using Restrictions on an Assignment”

Using Kaltura Media Assignments

  1. First, you’ll want to start by adding your media assignment to your Moodle page. Open the course you would like to have the assignment in, and select “Turn Editing On”.  From here, scroll to the section of your course that requires the media assignment, select “Add activity or Resource”, and, in the next menu select “Kaltura Media Assignment”.2. Next, continue through settings as you would any other assignment. This includes:
    1. Naming the assignment
    2. Providing a description
    3. Setting availability  and a due date
    4. Changing grading settings

3. For elaboration on any of these settings, see our posts on assignments

4. Once your settings are in place, you will be able to edit your media assignment from your course page, in the event that you need to edit your settings after publishing your assignment. Find where the assignment is listed, and with editing still turned on, locate the three dots icon and select “Edit settings”

5. With this assignment in place, students will be able to submit a video from their own devices, which can then be received, watched, and graded by you according to the criteria established in your settings.