Faculty Moodle How-to
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General Recommendations:

Moodle Course Template Set-up Instructions

This document is a series of screenshots explaining options for Moodle courses.

The screenshots explain the functions of different elements of Moodle courses.

Course Format Options:

Preview options showing how your course may be viewed and accessed by students

Course Screenshots:


Moodle Quiz:


Moodle How-To's:

New Employee Moodle

(Authenticate Moodle Account to access Title IX training and instructor courses)

Add Images to Moodle Text fields

How to Upload an Image into Moodle Dialogue/Text Fields using Atto Editor

Upload Image to Forum

Upload Image to Quiz Response

Upload Image to Assignment

Moodle Notifications:

Moodle Quiz Bank Video



Turn On Your Course

At the beginning of each session:

Go to course settings

Choose show the course (or students won't be able to see the course)


Take Roll

Verify your class roster for discrepancies and notify Distance Learning as soon as possible to resolve differences.



Double Check Your Course Settings

The small gear button is very powerful!

  • Different settings can result in significantly different user experiences.

    • Example: quiz settings = adaptive questions, immediate feedback, certainty based marking, etc.

  • Think about: How lessons appear; what the user sees; how is an activity marked complete; and when an activity is available 

  • These are all options hidden in the settings. If you are new to Moodle, explore and get training to learn the functions of options available.

Choose Your Resources/Activities Effectively

Moodle comes with an impressive array of options to use. You could house your content in a lesson, book, folder, or a page. Learners can be assessed through choice, assignments, feedback, and quiz. For a new Moodle user, the options can be confusing. Here are some suggestions:


    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.

    Delivering 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 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.