At this time Moodle is not designed to host big media files like videos. They bloat course archive files sizes making restores slow and difficult and can force students to download a video and play it on their own computer. Continue reading
There are a number of ways to contact your students in and outside of Moodle, if you’re not sure which is right for you, see the matrix below!
The Kaltura Media Assignment activity is where you can have students submit a video directly to you for grading. This feature will be adding with our transition to Moodle 3.8 in June, 2020. It can be either a pre-recorded and Continue reading
Many textbook and course material publishers provide a direct integration into Moodle to limit the number of required logins. Working with External Tools/LTI in Moodle
A great place to start putting Moodle to use if you’re already familiar with LMS and just need to know what tools do what to create content. There are other tools available for you and your students, too! Check out Continue reading
Working with Enrollments in Moodle Enrollments in Moodle is a wide and varied topic that spans a couple of different tools and terminologies and is dependent on a few systems across campus.
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Forums can also be referred to as discussion forums, threads, discussions and similar. They are a way to have students post text, images, or attachments that you want other students to see and/or interact with. Working with Forums in Moodle
Workshops are a Moodle activity which is highly customizable and thus takes a comparatively high amount of setup but facilitates peer review within a class. This activity features: Two grading values: student submissions as well as peer review Multiple Phases Continue reading
The Announcements forum (previously called the News Forum) is a special forum for class announcements. This forum is automatically created for each course and for the front page of the Moodle site. By default, it is placed in the top of the Continue reading
Labels are a type of resource in Moodle that allows us to place content directly on the front course page, as opposed to creating a link to takes users to another view. Labels can be used to help us format Continue reading
The Assignment activity is essentially a file drop-box for students to send you files. Often these files are Word Documents or PDFs but you can request any file type from your students and optionally limit what types of files student Continue reading
Create a Database Activity for Sharing Images from Students that may or may not allow for comments by yourself and other students.
Gradebooks in Moodle are a very powerful tool but they can be confusing to set up or otherwise mold to your needs. The key is that whatever your Moodle gradebook does, it needs to match your syllabus.
Quizzes are one of the more unusual activities in Moodle and have some added depth of functionality which makes them seem a bit more complicated. They take a while to set up but are often very low maintenance afterwards as Continue reading
Setting up the attendance activity can be a bit of work but once done using it to take attendance can save a lot of time. It’s not perfect for all situations and needs to be setup at the start of Continue reading
Your Staging Area is a place for you in Moodle, on request it is created by the Moodle Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and is a great place to keep copies of courses, personal or shared DEV courses and sandboxes to experiment in.
A page resource creates a link to a screen that displays the content created by the teacher. The robust Text editor allows the page to display many different kinds of content such as plain text, images, audio, video, embedded code or a Continue reading