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  • Set up a Group self-selection activity to allow students to join a group in the course. Instructors must specify which groups are available for the activity, and can place a limit on the number of members in each group. Create Groups for Your Students to Choose From, and Add the Groups to a...
  • The Questionnaire activity allows you to survey your students using a wide range of question types. For example, you can collect informal/ungraded student feedback on your course or on a particular topic. You can view all responses or individual student's responses (and control whether or not...
  • Turnitin assignments differ from regular Assignments in Moodle. Turnitin helps instructors evaluate the originality of students’ work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database. The software returns an Originality Report which rates submitted assignments and...
  • A Workshop in Moodle is a peer assessment activity with many options. Students submit their work via an online text tool and attachments. There are two grades for each student: a grade for their submitted work, and a grade for their peer assessments of other students' work. For a summary of the...
  • The Assignment activity lets instructors communicate tasks, collect work, set due dates, and provide feedback and grades. Students may submit digital files (such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, or audio and video clips), or type text directly into a text submission box....
  • Many Web-based teaching and learning tools can be integrated with Moodle via a method called Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). You can connect these tools to your Moodle course with the External tool activity. If you are a Teacher or Course Designer, you can configure External tools in Moodle...
  • An HTML block is a standard block used to add text or images in the sidebar of  your course page. An HTML block can incorporate a variety of functions and uses. It provides the standard Moodle Editor for formatting text, adding images or creating links, and switching to HTML view which allows any...
  • A Page resource allows students to see a single, Web page within a Moodle course. Instructors can format text, add links, insert images and videos, and modify a page's HTML code with Moodle's robust text editor. Add a Page On your course page, click Turn editing on (top right). Editing icons and...
  • A Quiz in Moodle is a powerful and adaptive activity that instructors can customize in numerous ways. This page explains how to add a Quiz activity to your course and reviews the many options you can set for delivering a quiz and providing feedback, for example, how many times it may be attempted,...
  • In Moodle, you can add an image anywhere you see the a Text editor toolbar. Instructors can use images in activity descriptions (such as the description for an Assignment), Quiz questions, a post to a Forum, or in a Page resource. Students can add images when posting in a forum, submitting a text...
  • Instructors may ask students to create media files (audio or video) and submit them to an activity in Moodle. Because of the large size of some media files, we do not recommend submitting such files directly to Moodle. Instead, students should  upload media files to a sharing platform, then submit ...
  • This article explains how to add questions to a Moodle Quiz that has already been added to your course.  To learn how to create a Quiz activity see Add and Configure a Quiz Activity in Moodle. Add a New Question to a Quiz On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open...
  • As an instructor, you can control the number of Sections students see in different ways. You can add or remove sections using buttons at the bottom of the course page, set the number of sections from the Settings page for the course, or hide particular sections from students. Add or Remove...
  • As of November 2, 2017 a new method for connecting Moodle courses to the UMass Amherst Libraries Course Materials (Library Reserves) replaces the Moodle block. Instructors now create the link using an External tool activity. For instructions, see Give Students access to Library Course Materials...
  • Learn how to adjusting quiz scoring, override quiz access settings for particular students or groups of students, and review and grade student attempts on quizzes. Configure Quiz Scoring When a student attempts a quiz activity in Moodle, the student's responses are scored automatically by Moodle...
  • From the Gradebook setup page, you can control advanced options for all grade items including whether grades are displayed as numeric, percentage or letter grades. This page describes how to view and edit these options for grade items (activities and  manually created columns) and category totals...
  • UMass Amherst considers the course content you have created to be your intellectual property. If you wish to to authorize UMass Amherst IT to grant access to your Moodle course content, please use the Give Permission for Other Instructors to Copy Your Moodle Course form. Once this permission has...
  • Assignments in Moodle allow you to collect and evaluate student work. Managing student work using an Assignment activity gives you these benefits: Paperless management of student work: The Assignment activity provides a convenient database of student submissions that you can organize and manage...
  • Moodle provides many communications tools. This overview will help you learn about the strengths and limitations of each tool and when you might choose to use it. The Announcements Forum Announcements (previously called News Forum) is a unique forum that acts as an announcements tool for your...
  • The groups feature allows an instructor to assign students (and TAs or co-instructors) to one or more groups for the entire course or for individual activities. Because students can be in multiple groups at once, instructors can set up different group memberships for different activities (e.g.,...

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