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  • This article describes how to copy particular items, such as Assignments, Quizzes, or PDF files, from one course into another course using the Moodle Import tool. To import an entire course, see Reuse a Moodle Course Using Import. Note that copied items will include settings such as due dates and...
  • On the Groups page, Instructors and TAs can create and edit groups of students manually, or use Moodle's automated tools to create groups and assign course members to groups. To import groups already populated with students, see Upload or Download Groups from Moodle. Note: To get the most out of...
  • The Gradebook setup page in the Moodle gradebook (under Setup) is used to rearrange grade items, add columns and categories, and customize how students' grades are calculated. The page displays settings for all grade items in a single table. Add a Column (Grade Item) When you add any graded...
  • Just as a Group is a collection of users, a Grouping is a collection of groups. In order for groups to function properly within your course, those groups must belong to a grouping. In addition to Groupings, instructors can now assign activities to a group without groupings. See Assign an Activity...
  • For certain activities such as Forums, to create private spaces where you can interact with individual students, you will need to create one-person groups for each student. (Activities such as Assignments and Quizzes are "private" by default). This is most commonly used to create individual...
  • A grade formula is a calculation used to determine grades that is based on other grade items and numeric calculations. Instructors can use the Calculation tool in the Moodle Gradebook to create their own formulas as an alternative to Moodle's preset calculations. Note: Preset calculations include...
  • A Course Designer can upload materials, add activities such as assignments and quizzes, and make changes to the general design of a Moodle course. There are a few ways to use the Course Designer role: An instructor can request that departmental staff or a student assistant be added as a Course...
  • Individuals who have Teacher or Course Designer roles in a course can download all instructional files posted in the course. The Download Instructor Files tool is provided as a quick method to capture content added by an instructor to a course. Note: This tool downloads only files added by...
  • In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading. Download All Submissions...
  • Where do I find files my instructor posted in Moodle? Although instructors may organize their Moodle courses differently, most often files can be found in the central course content area in the middle of your Moodle course page. You can often find the files you need in a Section of the course page...
  • Drag and drop into text questions require students to drag and drop text options from an answer bank into the question text. For example, you can ask students to complete a sentence or definition. These questions can be configured so that possible answers can be used more than once or have extra...
  • Drag and drop markers questions require students to drag and drop a marker onto a background image to a preset location. You will have defined preset drop zones which determine whether or not a student is correct. For example, a question might ask a student to drag and drop the names of countries...
  • Drag and drop onto image questions require students to drag and drop an image or text onto a background image to a preset location. You will define Drop zones which determine whether or not a student is correct. For example, a question might ask a student to drag and drop labels onto a diagram to...
  • In Moodle, you can drag files directly from your computer desktop or an application window into your course. Known Issues This feature works with recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and with Safari 6 for Mac OS 10.7 and later. Drag-and-drop does not work with Microsoft...
  • It can be time-consuming to add Resources and Activities to a course. If you have multiple similar items in a course, you may find it helpful to use the Duplicate feature () that is available for each Resource and Activity. Duplication can be especially useful if you use the same Labels in each...
  • The Edit dates report lets an instructor review and change due dates, access dates, cut-off dates, etc., for multiple Activities or Resources at once. This feature is especially useful for instructors who are reusing a previous course. Use the 'Edit Dates' Report There are two paths to open the...
  • The Single view grading pages in the Moodle gradebook let instructors quickly edit grades for a single student or activity. Single view grading pages also let you insert a specific value for all empty items, perform bulk overrides of grades, enter feedback comments, and exclude grades from...
  • While not everyone can see your Moodle Profile page, your Profile settings affect your experience using Moodle, so you should review them carefully. Edit Your Moodle Profile Your Moodle Profile page can be viewed only by certain other individuals. For example, students cannot view each other's...
  • Moodle can send email messages in a variety of ways: through automated email notifications from activities (e.g., the News Forum), from the Quickmail block, or the Participants list. Moodle sends emails but does not have an inbox where you can receive email. What are the different ways Moodle...
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