Faculty Moodle How-to
Adjunct Faculty Orientation Manual
This document is a series of screenshots explaining options for Moodle courses.
The screenshots explain the functions of different elements of Moodle courses.
Preview options showing how your course may be viewed and accessed by students
Create Random Questions from Question Bank
Creating User Overrides for additional time, different day, time limits
(Email, Nexus, Faculty Portal, Moodle)
Moodle Quiz Bank Video
(Authenticate Moodle Account to access Title IX training and instructor courses)
Use this anytime you want to input a grade, that is not a test/quiz or TurnItin assignment, for a student.
Remember to Turn On Your Course
At the beginning of each session go to course settings and choose to show the course so student can see your course.
Remember to Check Your Moodle Participant Roll
Verify with the Self Service roll for discrepancies and notify Distance Learning as soon as possible to resolve differences.
Look Closely at the Settings
Moodle has a lot of power hidden in that small gear button besides everything you create. Different settings can result in significantly different user experiences. For example, quiz settings can provide adaptive questions, immediate feedback, certainty based marking and so on... How do lessons appear?, What can the user see?, Can they mark an activity complete?, and When does an activity become available?- These are all options hidden in the settings. If you are new to Moodle, take the time and effort to play with it, so you learn the functions of each option on the settings page.
Choose Your Resources/Activities Wisely
Moodle comes with an impressive array of options to use. You could choose to house your content in a lesson, book, folder, or a page. Assess the learners through choice, assignments, feedback, quiz, reach out to them via News Forum, chat, or label. Need more functionality- explore the glossary or a survey. For a starter, the options can be confusing. Here are my suggestions:
If your content is multimedia or interactive, or sits well in a single screen length, consider using page. This creates a simple webpage, and is easiest to create and manage.
If you need to deliver multiple pages worth of content, consider lesson. Lesson is a multi-page activity, where you can define custom paths, embed question pages, and generally provide learner some choice as per their learning route.
Book activity makes sense if you have considerable amount of data that should be organized as an e-book. One great advantage of Book is that learners can print off the whole book in one go, unlike the lesson.
Quizzes in Moodle are easy to create. Simple multiple choice or free text assessments are good to go through the quiz.
However, if you need the students to upload something, consider assignments for greater flexibility.