Faculty Moodle How-to
(Scroll to the bottom for Tips!)
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
Use this anytime you want to input a grade, that is not a test/quiz or TurnItin assignment, for a student.
(Email, Nexus, Faculty Portal, Moodle)
(Authenticate Moodle Account to access Title IX training and instructor courses)
Add Images to Moodle Text fields
Upload Image to Forum
Upload Image to Quiz Response
Upload Image to Assignment
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)
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.