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”
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”
When you click the little downward-facing triangle, the first choice is “Edit settings”:
Click on that, and then scroll down until you see “Course visibility.” It will be set to “Hide,” change it to “Show”:
Then, at the bottom of the page, click Save—and the course will be visible to students.
Students registered in a course are automatically added by Moodle, but teaching assistants and mentors need to be added manually to the course. Continue reading “Add Participants (including TAs & Auditors)”
It is very easy to import materials, including course section descriptions, files, quizzes and assignments, from a previous course rather than reloading them. During this import, you do not have to include student submissions and grades, which would be the most commonly-used option.
First, go to the course site that you want to import materials to. Continue reading “Copy materials from another course”
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 the pop-up window. You will then be working within the Adding a new Assignment window. Continue reading “Create an Assignment”