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Fast FAQ: Adding Multiple Files at One Time

[Faculty Fast FAQ] If you have multiple file resources that you wish to add to your Moodle site at the same time (instead of one by one), you can follow the steps presented in the video below. Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): Adding Multiple Files at One Time English CC Available on Video […]

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How do I change my gradebook category’s aggregation?

You can adjust your gradebook category’s aggregation in a similar way to adjusting your entire gradebook’s aggregation. By default, the Moodle gradebook category’s aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ If you wish to use another aggregation in your gradebook category, follow the steps below to change the […]

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What is the difference between a category and a grade item in the Moodle gradebook?

On the ‘Gradebook setup’ page of the Moodle gradebook, you can set-up all of the details of your specific gradebook. Category vs. Grade Item A gradebook category is not something that will be graded on its own. It is a space used to group multiple items together where the individual items are set to be […]

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How do I change the weekly dates on my course?

All courses are created in Moodle with weekly date ranges at the top of each week/section. By default, these weeks begin with the first date of the academic session for that course. So if you are leading a course in the WEEKLY academic session and that session begins on a Tuesday, the weekly dates in […]

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What is the ‘Announcements’ forum?

Every course space in Moodle comes with a forum that is set-up already for class announcements. This is the forum activity located in the top section of the course called ‘Announcements.’ Everyone enrolled in the course, both instructors and students, are automatically subscribed to this forum. When anyone posts to this forum, the entire class […]

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How do I enter a zero for a student who didn’t take a quiz activity?

If a student does not take an online quiz activity that you have created, you will want to enter the ‘zero’ that the student earned directly into the gradebook. To manually enter a grade for a student for a quiz activity, please follow the steps below. This is also how you would enter a grade […]

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Why can’t my students see their quiz grades?

In the Quiz activity, the instructor controls when the students can see each bit of information such as whether they got a specific question correct, what the correct answer is, and how many points they earned for the quiz (i.e., their grade on the quiz). If your students cannot see their quiz grades, it is […]

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How do I create groups of students in my course?

You can place students in groups in the course and then enable the group options for various activities. Creating Groups Manually Login to Moodle and enter the course in which you wish to set-up the groups. From the main page of your course, in the left column (the one with the purple background), click on […]

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How do I track the completion of activities and resources in my course?

Moodle allows you to track the completion of the activities and resources you have created in Moodle. To do this, you would: Turn on ‘Completion tracking’ Login to your course in Moodle. In the upper right corner of your course, click on the gray “edit” gear wheel. From the drop-down menu that appears, click on […]

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How do I make an item extra credit in the gradebook?

As an instructor, you can indicate to Moodle that certain graded items are extra credit. However, extra credit items are only possible in a points-based aggregation system. The aggregation for the whole course or the category in which you are adding extra credit must be either ‘Natural’ or ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ Note: You CANNOT have […]

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