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  • Moodle can send email messages in a few different of ways. Automated email notifications can be sent from certain activities such as Forums. The Quickmail block can be used by instructors (and if instructors allow, by students) to send email to course members.  Note: Moodle sends emails but does...
  • Hoonuit (previously Atomic Learning) provides short, easy-to-use web-based tutorials on more than 250 common software and operating systems, including Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter, Windows, and more! You can also go beyond the 'how-to' with workshops...
  • Audio and visual media can be very powerful tools in a Moodle course. Students can view material from the web, catch up on lectures they have missed, and see demonstrations of content discussed in class.   This page covers methods instructors and course designers can use to post media in Moodle...
  • Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that can have various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers. This format utilizes specific key words and characters which Moodle then translates into the...
  • The essay question type gives the respondent room to compose a longer essay in response to a question (that may include an image). These must be scored manually by an instructor. Example of an essay question: Question Set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question category, then...
  • With a single click, Moodle allows you to export and download an entire forum, a discussion (thread), or a single post. This feature can be especially helpful when you want to capture or print all students contributions to a Standard discussion. Export Whole Forum Follow the steps below for all...
  • If you are using Echo360 to grade student participation, you can also export engagement scores into your Moodle gradebook. To do so, you must first create a link in Moodle to your Echo360 content, and then you can export grades. This page explains how to configure the link to your Moodle course...
  •   Moodle allows you to take data from your gradebook and export it to your own computer so you can modify values or input them into your own grading system (e.g. if you use advanced formulas to compute grades and prefer to work in a program like Excel). Moodle exports grades in the following file...
  • The Respondus Quizzing & StudyMate desktop Windows applications will no longer be available for download and will no longer connect directly to Moodle (Respondus will still be available for Blackboard users). To import questions use the Import Quiz Questions to Moodle Using the Aiken Format....
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • Overview of Perusall Perusall is a collaborative reading and annotation tool. With Perusall, faculty can assign textbooks, articles, or PDFs. Students can then annotate the readings and asynchronously respond to each other's comments and questions about the readings in context. Perusall...
  • Through the Echo360 External tool activity, you can provide students with easy access to all of your recordings through a single link and/or through individual recording links. When a student clicks on an Echo360 integration link on your Moodle course page, Echo360 will automatically create an...
  • This is the fourth of five phases in a Workshop activity. The primary task during the Grading evaluation phase is to calculate the final grades for submissions and for assessments, and provide feedback for authors and reviewers. Workshop participants can no longer modify their submissions or their...
  • The View/grade all submissions page for a Moodle assignment activity allows you to do several important grading functions. Grades entered on this page will appear in the corresponding grade column of the gradebook. We recommend grading Assignments from this page, rather than manually entering ...
  • Grade calculations are configured on the Gradebook Setup page in the Moodle gradebook. We highly recommend organizing grade items before choosing aggregation methods so that items are in the correct category (see Create & Organize Items & Categories in the Moodle Gradebook). For advanced...
  • Grade categories are useful for grouping assignments together, calculating subtotals, and making special calculations such as dropping the lowest grades.  Edit Category Settings Category settings can be made while creating a new category (To add a category, see Create & Organize Items &...
  • The Forum activity in Moodle allows teachers to grade individual forum posts made by students. Grades in the Forum activity are referred to as Ratings.  When instructors and TAs assign a rating to selected posts in a specific forum, the ratings are then aggregated according to the forum's settings...
  • Grading guides, like Rubrics, are a type of Advanced Grading Method provided in Moodle. When grading with a Grading guide, the teacher designs a simple set of criteria and then, when assessing student work, is presented with a form where they can leave a comment and a score for each criterion. The...
  • Rubrics Rubrics are advanced grading forms that are useful for ensuring consistent grading practices, especially when grading as a team. Rubrics consist of a set of criteria and an evaluation scale with levels corresponding to point values. The raw rubric score is calculated as a sum of all...
  • The first time you open the Moodle gradebook in a browser session it opens to the View tab showing the Grader report, one of several views you can use to track student progress and manage gradebook functions. (Subsequently, it will open to the page you most recently viewed under the View tab.) Use...

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