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”
You have a number of options if you want to be able to provide feedback and/or grades on draft submissions before accepting and grading a final version. Continue reading “Options for Working With Draft Assignments”
Creating a randomized glossary block can allow you to do many things, including a “Joke of the Day” or “Quote of the Day” section on the main page of your Moodle course. Continue reading “How to create a randomized glossary block”
One of the great features that Moodle allows for is blind grading, where the name of the student submitting the assignment is not known to the instructor. Continue reading “Using the Blind Grading Feature”
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”
The Workshop activity in Moodle allows the collection, review, and peer assessment of students’ work.
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 on the assignment icon and you will then be working within the Adding a new Assignment window. Continue reading “Create an Assignment”
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 outboxes and arrive in your inbox late (Moodle records detailed submission time information, and usually uploads files faster than they can be emailed). You can give the students ‘template’ files, and also accept short text submissions (rather than full files) or audio/video recordings. There’s also a variety of feedback types you can provide, including annotated PDFs and audio responses. Continue reading “Assignment Submission”
There are many advantages to using a scoring guide to grade assignments (Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation):
- Assess assignments consistently
- Save time in grading
- Give timely, effective feedback and promote student learning
- Clarify expectations and components of an assignment
- Refine teaching methods by evaluating rubric results
- Students understand expectations and components of an assignment
- Students become more aware of their learning process
- Students improve work through timely and detailed feedback
Moodle offers two different scoring guides: Rubrics and Grading Guides.
If you want to use Zoom with your class you may want to use the Zoom tool in Moodle to make it easier for your students to join the meetings.
When you create a meeting in Moodle the students will see those meeting links right in Moodle. If you create the meeting using the Zoom webpage or App you will have to share the meeting information separately using email or a calendar invite. Using the Zoom tool saves you that extra step and makes finding the link easier for students so they don’t have to dig through emails. Continue reading “Using Zoom in Moodle”