Moodle

  • Adding Files to Your Course

    Files To add a file (such as your syllabus), click the "+ Add an activity or resource" link in the section of your choosing and select "File" under the heading "RESOURCES." Files can be uploaded from your computer, Google Drive, or from your Private Files already in Moodle. Once the resource is ...
  • Adding Text and Images to Your Course

    Labels To add introductory or other descriptive text to any part of your course, add a Label. You can also display images on your course with Labels. Click "+ Add an activity or resource" link in the section of your choosing and select "Label" under the heading "RESOURCES." In the "Label text" ...
  • Creating Your Course

    Course Sections In Moodle, the basic building blocks of courses are called sections. Each section is a horizontal block of content on your course page that can be customized in a variety of ways. If your course is organized in the Weekly Format (http://it.vcfa.edu/kb/moodle/moodle-course-formats...
  • Dashboard - Course Overview

    The Course overview block is visible on a user's Dashboard and shows a list of all courses in which a user is enrolled/has an assigned role. By default this block appears in the central content block on the Dashboard but can be moved to the left or right column. Activities with due dates and un...
  • Dashboard - Navigation Bar Overview

    The Navigation bar (or “breadcrumb links”) on the top left begins with a link to the entry page for all of Moodle. Further links to the right show your current location. Click the course name to return to the your course page from a sub page. lms1 http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/lms%2...
  • Dashboard - Navigation Block Overview

    The Navigation block is a reliable way to find your way around Moodle. Site Home is the entry page for all of Moodle. Dashboard lists the courses in which you are currently enrolled and links to activities requiring attention such as ungraded assignment submissions. You can customize their Dash...
  • Faculty to Student Messaging

    Messaging Students As a professor of a course in Moodle, you have multiple options for messaging students. If you would like to send a simple message to just one student at a time, you can follow the instructions in this article (http://it.vcfa.edu/kb/moodle/private-messages). If you would like...
  • Hot linking in Moodle

    To hot link a word or words in a forum post do the following: Click on the icon on the top left that looks like boxes stacked on top of boxes (1). This will load more options to pick from. lmshyperlink1 https://vcfapublicimgs.s3.amazonaws.com/web/lmshyperlink1.png Highlight the text that you w...
  • Manage Email Notifications in Moodle for Instructors

    Manage Notifications Through Your Profile Settings Every Moodle user has the ability to control how they receive email notifications from Moodle. To customize these settings: A. Click your name or user icon (at top right of your course page) and from the User menu drop-down, select Preferences....
  • Manage Email Notifications in Moodle for Students

    Manage Notifications through Your User Preferences Every Moodle user has the ability to control how they receive email notifications from Moodle. To customize these settings: A. Click your name or user icon (at top right of your course page) and from the User menu drop-down, select Preferences....
  • Moodle Course Activities

    An activity is a general name for a group of features in a Moodle course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher. There are 14 different types of activities in the standard Moodle that can be found when the editing is turned ...
  • Moodle Course Formats

    Weekly Format The course is organized week by week, with a clear start date and a finish date. Moodle will create a section for each week of your course. You can add content, forums, quizzes, and so on in the section for each week. TIP: If you want all your students to work on the same material...
  • Moodle Course Getting started on your course

    A blank course looks typically something like the following screenshot, but it may vary according to the theme and default settings of your establishment's Moodle. Down the left and right sides are blocks which can be added to and removed, and in the middle is the "work area": lms1 http://vcfapu...
  • Moodle Course Resources

    A resource is an item that a teacher can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which teachers can add to their courses. In edit mode, a teacher can add resources via a the link 'Add an activity or resource'. Resources appear as a single link wi...
  • Moodle Forum Preferences

    Users can set their forum preferences via Preferences in the user menu top right. (Defaults for each of these settings can be set by an administrator in Administration > Site administration > Accounts > User default preferences.) Track read and unread forum posts Access the Preferences...
  • Moodle Forums - Display Options

    A discussion thread may be displayed in four ways. Use the pull down menu at the top of each forum discussion to select a display type. Display replies flat, with oldest first Display replies flat, with newest first - The discussion will be displayed in one line and the chronological order from ...
  • Moodle Forums Types

    Forums The forum activity allows students and teachers to exchange ideas by posting comments as part of a 'thread'. Files such as images and media may be included in forum posts. The teacher can choose to rate forum posts and it is also possible to give students permission to rate each others' p...
  • Notifications

    Notifications alert teachers, students and other users about events in Moodle such as new forum posts, assignments needing grading or badges awarded. New notifications are highlighted with a number in the notifications menu at the top of the screen: notifications1 https://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amaz...
  • Private Files - Creating an alias/shortcut

    When an uploaded file - or a file from the Private files or Google Drive - is re-used elsewhere on Moodle, the teacher has the option to make a copy (a new, unconnected version) or to create a shortcut or alias. lms1 http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/private_file_make_alias.png If an a...
  • Private Files - Deleting

    Each user has a private files area for uploading and managing a set of files. The private files area can be accessed via the dashboard or the My private files block. The private files repository can be used as a source within the filepicker when selecting files to use in a course. Deleting a Pri...
  • Private Files - Downloading

    Each user has a private files area for uploading and managing a set of files. The private files area can be accessed via the dashboard or the My private files block. The private files repository can be used as a source within the filepicker when selecting files to use in a course. Downloading a ...
  • Private Files - Uploading and Updating

    Each user has a private files area for uploading and managing a set of files. The private files area can be accessed via the dashboard or the My private files block. The private files repository can be used as a source within the filepicker when selecting files to use in a course. Private files ...
  • Private Messages

    Messages To send and receive messages in Moodle, click the envelope button in the top-right corner of every page next to your name. messages-button http://vcfa.s3.amazonaws.com/images/messages-button.png To send a message, click the "New message" button in the dropdown menu that appears. sen...
  • Rubrics

    Enable a rubric in your assignment There are two ways. The first is at the point of setting of setting up the Assignment. From your course page click on 'Turn editing on'. Scroll to the assignment that you want to set up a Rubrics on and click on Edit (A) and then Edit Settings (B). moodlerubr...
  • Students - Uploading Assignments

    Click on the assignment activity. studentassignmentupload1 http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/moodle_assignment_upload1.png Click on the submissions button. studentassignmentupload2 http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/moodle_assignment_student1.png You can either drag and drop ...
  • Teachers - Viewing and grading submitted assignments

    When students have submitted their assignments, they can be accessed by clicking on the assignment activity. assignmentupload1 http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/moodle_assignment_upload1.png This will bring up the Grading Summary page. To view the students uploaded assignments click o...
  • Using the Assignment Activity

    Assignments To add an Assignment to your course, click the "+ Add an activity or resource" link in the section of your choosing and select "Assignment" under the heading "ACTIVITIES." add-an-assignment http://vcfa.s3.amazonaws.com/images/add-an-assignment.png You can give your assignment a des...
  • Using the Folder Resource

    Folders If you need to add a number of files to a single topic in your course, consider using a Folder. Click "+ Add an activity or resource" link in the section of your choosing and select "Folder" under the heading "RESOURCES." add-folder http://vcfapublicdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/LMS/add-folder....
  • Using the Page Resource

    Pages Pages can display text, images, sound, video, web links, and embedded code (such as Google maps, calendars, etc.) or any combination of these. Compared to uploading the same content in separate files using the File (http://it.vcfa.edu/kb/moodle/adding-a-file-to-your-course) and/or Folder ...
  • Using the URL Resource

    Adding Links to Your Course If you would rather create links to your course readings and other files (instead of uploading them directly to Moodle), click the "+ Add an activity or resource" link in the section of your choosing and select "URL" under the heading "RESOURCES." add-url http://vcfa...