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Payden Academic Center 122C
10AM – 7PM, Monday-Friday, with some flexibility
202-884-9713

How do I add images to my course page?

Each week or topic, including the top or “general” area, has a summary area. This is where information like your topic title or weekly goals could go. By default, the weekly topics display the date range for that week. To add an image to a weekly or topic section summary, follow the steps below. Login […]

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How do I provide access to my course for note-takers and other Trinity students?

As a Teacher for a course, you can provide any Moodle user access to your course as a ‘Guest participant,’ which is similar to the ‘Student’ role. (If you wish to provide another faculty member access, please read this FAQ, “How do I provide access to my course for other professors?“) To enroll the Trinity […]

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How do I add weights to my gradebook?

By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ This is points-based, and does not allow you to weight categories or items. If your syllabus is set up with various categories (e.g., Quizzes, Homework, Papers, etc.) or grade items (e.g., Mid-term Exam, Final Presentation, etc.) […]

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How do I provide access to a course in my department as a program chair, dean, or administrator?

If you are a Program Chair, a Dean, or an administrator with greater access to courses than simply to the courses in which you are enrolled as a student or instructor, you will need to use either the “Search courses” box or the “All courses” link to locate your courses. You must be assigned as […]

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How do I provide access to my course for an incomplete student?

As a Teacher, Program Chair, Dean, or Administrator for a course, you can add the role of ‘Incomplete student’ to the account of the student in question through your ‘Participants’ page. Follow these steps below. From the main page of your course, look in your left column with the purple background. (If you do not […]

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How do I restore an item deleted from the main page of the course?

From Moodle version 3.2  and forward, the Moodle system offers a ‘Recycle bin’ where you can locate items deleted from the main page of your course. The deleted content is usually available in the Recycle Bin about 5-10 minutes after you initially delete it, and it stays there for 7 days. This does not apply to […]

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What does ‘Suspended’ mean on the ‘Participants’ page?

From Moodle 3.4 forward, all of your course’s enrollment information is on the “Participants” page. The link to the “Participants” page can be found in the left column with the purple background. If you do not see the left column, click the three line menu icon in the upper left corner of the header to […]

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How do I import a test bank from Cengage into Moodle?

Each publisher has different methods. These steps below are for Cengage to Trinity’s Moodle 3.2, as of January 2018. Login to your existing account on Cengage.com. Select the textbook in question. Scroll down to the “Access Instructor Resources” section and click on the link for the “Instructor Companion Site.” NOTE: In theory, you should be […]

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How do I view my Moodle pages as if I were a student?

As a faculty member, you have the ability to temporarily switch your ‘role’ so that your view of your course is that of a student’s view. This is especially helpful, if you want to verify if certain items are hidden or visible to students. To switch your role to that of students, follow these steps […]

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How do I access courses as a Program Chair or Dean?

If you are a Program Chair, a Dean, or an administrator with greater access to courses than simply to the courses in which you are enrolled as a student or instructor, you will need to use either the “Search courses” box or the “All courses” link to locate your courses. You must be assigned as […]

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