Instructors can use Group modes to control how groups of students interact with an activity and what students can see from other groups.
Group Mode Options
Moodle has three Group modes available for individual activities,or as course-wide settings. The chart below illustrates how each mode works...
The instructor of a Moodle course can configure the course settings to allow Guest access, then share the course URL and a custom password with those they would like to be able to view the course.
Guests have minimal privileges in Moodle courses. Guests cannot participate in activities, view...
This page explains how to take test data from the Opscan office and import scores into the Moodle gradebook.
Note: Teaching assistants do not have permission to use this function by default. See TA - manage gradebook for instructions on how to allow TAs to import grades into Moodle.
Moodle allows you to import a calendar using the .ics file format, or subscribe to a public online calendar. Any Moodle user, including students, can import events to show only to themselves. Instructors can import events to display for a Course or a Group within a course.
In the Calendar block...
Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes that allows the bulk import of multiple choice, true-false, paragraph, short answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file. You can also import images and HTML text with your...
The Aiken format lets you create multiple-choice or true-false questions using a simple, human-readable format that you can save as a plain text file and import into a Moodle.
To bulk import paragraph, short answer, matching, or multiple response questions, or questions that include images, you...
Using a spreadsheet, instructors can import student grades directly to the Moodle gradebook. This data can be imported into existing grade columns for Moodle activities, or into new grade items created during the import process. You cannot import directly into category totals or the Course total...
The Quick Settings block provides easy access to the most frequently used course settings. More detailed settings for your course are found on the Edit course settings page.
The Quick Settings Block
The Quick Settings block is added by default to new courses, but you can also add the block to any...
Moodle offers you a few different ways to follow the events in your Moodle courses. This article contains recommendations for the best ways to keep track of the activities and deadlines for your Moodle courses.
News Forum Announcements
Many Moodle courses use a built-in announcement tool called...
Moodle only supports inputting letter grades into manual grade items that have been set to the Letter grade type. However, it is also possible to enter numerical scores and set them to display as letter grades.
This page explains how to adjust the numerical values that correspond to the letters in...
The OWL Link in Moodle enables your students to access course activities in OWL directly from Moodle. Students who use this Link automatically receive an OWL account and are added to the roster of your OWL section.
Grades are not synced between OWL and Moodle, but instructors who use the Moodle...
Students and instructors can create hypertext links anywhere they see an HTML Editor in Moodle. Instructors can also add a URL resource to a Moodle course page. This page explains how to create both kinds of links.
A note about tracking use of resources: Instructors can track whether URL resources...
The instructor for a Moodle course can set the course to allow Guest access, then share the course URL and a custom password with those they would like to be able to view the course.
Guests have minimal privileges in Moodle courses. Guests cannot participate in activities, view students’...
This page explains how to log in to Moodle and find your courses, with troubleshooting tips for students, instructors, and TAs.
Log in to Moodle
To log in to Moodle, visit http://moodle.umass.edu.
In the Login block, click Log in with NetID. (The login button will show at the top-left of on a...
When first requested, Moodle courses are hidden from students.
If requested in advance of the semester, Moodle courses are automatically released to students one business day prior to the first day of classes.
If requested after the release date at the beginning of the semester, Moodle courses...
Moodle makes it easy to keep track of discussions with email notifications when you are "subscribed" to a forum. This page shows you how to control notifications and keep your inbox uncluttered.
There are two places where you need to keep track of your settings. Your individual user Preferences...
Moodle makes it easy to keep track of online discussions in your courses using email notifications when you are "subscribed" to a forum. This page shows you how to control these notifications and prevent your inbox from being flooded with too many messages.
There are two places where you need to...
This page describes how to enter grades directly in the Grader report, how editing grades in this manner causes overrides, and how to enable or disable grade overrides and locks.
To edit all grades for a single student, or all grades for a single grade item, you can also work from the gradebook's...
Matching questions provide a list of sub-questions along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.
Example of a matching question:
Create a New Matching Question
In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create...
Moodle Backup Files FAQ
What is a .mbz file?
A Moodle Backup FIle (.mbz) is a compressed archive of a Moodle course that can be used to restore a course within Moodle. The file preserves course contents, structure and settings, but does not include student work or grades.
The contents of the ....