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Moodle Help Guides

Name Description
Academic year rollover The academic year rollover tool allows a nominated individual to enter rollover decisions for each module in a department.
Accessibility in Moodle Guidance on how to create accessible content in Moodle with links to further resources.
Add a checklist activity Use Checklist to create a list of tasks for students to complete.
Add a choice activity The Choice activity allows you to ask a question and set up radio buttons which learners can click to make a selection from a number of possible responses.
Add a course header and other visual elements Add a course header and other visual elements using a snippet, a reusable HTML template. This process will help to delimit sections of the Moodle space.
Add a database activity The database activity allows participants to build, display and search a database of entries about any topic.
Add a discussion forum Discussion forums are an online communication medium, allowing users to exchange asynchronous conversation with course leaders and peers.
Add a feedback template The feedback activity module enables creation of a custom survey for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types.
Add a group choice activity Group choice allows students to select one or more groups they wish to be a member of in a course.
Add a Hot Question activity Hot Question allows students to submit questions and 'upvote' others' questions.
Add a label A Label enables text and multimedia to be inserted into the course page in between links to other resources and activities.
Add a link (URL) A URL is a link to a website or online file.
Add an assignment activity Assignments are activities that provide a place for students to submit work for markers to grade and give feedback on.
Add an HTML block An HTML block is a blank block used to add text, multimedia, widgets etc to a site front page or course page.
Add a questionnaire activity The questionnaire tool allows you to construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users.
Add a scheduler Scheduler enables teachers to set up slots for students to make appointments.
Add a SCORM activity A SCORM activity (or package) is a collection of online training material that is put together to an agreed standard for learning objects.
Add a Talis reading list Talis reading lists are created in conjunction with the library and added to Moodle spaces via URL, block or the reading list resource.
Add audio and video to Moodle Add audio and video files into Moodle via a hosting platform or add or record to Moodle directly.
Add a workshop activity Workshop is a powerful peer assessment activity allowing students to submit their own and assess each others work.
Add content blocks How to add, move, delete and hide 'Blocks' on the dashboard and Moodle course page.
Add files and folders Add course materials in the form of files and folders to Moodle as individual resources or embedded into the course content.
Allocate markers to specific submissions Allocate specific markers / specialists to grade specific submissions to an assignment.
Assessment and Feedback Introduction to assessment in Moodle - for formative and summative assessment, assessment for learning and assessment of learning.
Blackboard Ally for Instructors Blackboard Ally is a tool that helps you assess the accessibility of your Moodle content. It provides tips on how to improve the accessibility of your materials and allows students to download them in alternative formats.
Blind marking The guide describes how blind marking can be enabled and how students' identity can be revealed again on the assignment grading page.
Choose a course format Course format refers to the layout of your course e.g. topic, grid or weekly.
Communicating and Collaborating Introduction to commonly used tools in Moodle for communication and collaboration.
Course completion Course completion allows you to set completion criteria for a course. When students meet the requirements, the course is marked complete.
Course participation The participation report shows which users have participated in a chosen activity.
Create a Book resource The 'book' module enables a teacher to create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters.
Create a custom certificate The custom certificate module allows the generation of dynamic PDF certificates to reward your learners. The custom certificate activity allows course editors to design their own certificate and setup pre-requisites for students to receive the certificate.
Create a glossary activity The glossary activity module enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or to collect and organise resources or information.
Create an assignment for group submission Set up an assignment to allow groups of students to work collaboratively on a single assignment.
Create and grade a submission using a rubric All undergraduate modules are marked using one overall system, which runs from 0-100. Marks fall into different classes of performance and this scale is referred to as a rubric.
Create and manage badges Badges are a way of celebrating achievement, showing progress and encouraging student participation and engagement.
Create and use a wiki A wiki is collection of individually or collaboratively authored web pages that are used for creating content as individuals or as a group.
Create a Page resource A page in Moodle is essentially a web-page that allows an editor to display various content and multimedia.
Create a quiz activity The Quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of Question types, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer and gap-fill, including a number of numerical varieties.
Create narrated PowerPoints and add to Moodle PowerPoint includes a simple mechanism for converting a PowerPoint presentation into a video. This can include, among other options, voiceover narration. Narrated PowerPoints can be added to Moodle as an alternative to Echo360 lecture recordings or in-class presentions.
Edit a Moodle space How to add content, activities, resources and blocks to your Moodle space.
Edit content boxes using the editing toolbar You will see the text editor when editing section headings, the description of an activity, writing an answer to a quiz question or editing the content of many blocks.
Edit your profile The profile page contains links to further pages allowing the user to edit their profile information and preferences, view their forum/blog posts, and check any reports they have access to.
Enable activity completion Activity completion allows editors to set completion criteria to activities and resources.
Enrolment methods and managing access permissions Understand and setup different enrolment methods to add participants to a Moodle space.
Grant extensions for assessments in Moodle The Grant extension feature in the Assignment activity and the user override option in Quizzes allows tutors to grant an extension to individual students.
Hide or show grades and feedback It may be important to keep the grading and feedback process hidden until it is complete for all students, or you may want to keep all grades and feedback hidden until a certain point that they have been verified etc.
Import and populate groups Upload students into Moodle groups.
Import (copy) content from one Moodle space to another Copy content from one Moodle space to another
Introduction to adding content Introduction to the activities and resources that can be added to create a well organised and rich learning environment for students.
Introduction to managing course participants Introduction to managing course participants and understanding how they are enrolled onto Moodle spaces.
Introduction to Moodle Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); a web platform designed specifically to support the delivery of teaching and learning materials and activities.
Known issues Current known issues affecting Moodle
Login to Moodle You can access Moodle via or through a link in an email or on a web page
Moodle accessibility quick guide A checklist of accessibility ‘dos’ and ‘avoids’ for Moodle
Moodle - Teams Synchronisation Moodle - Teams Synchronisation
Navigate a Moodle space Finding and navigating within a moodle space - search, dashboard and menus
Navigate the Moodle dashboard The Moodle Dashboard is a customisable homepage containing links to your Moodle courses, a central information area with a course overview, and a right hand column where 'blocks' can be added.
Overview of the gradebook Overview for the course gradebook, or 'Grader report', accessed from the Grades link in the nav drawer. All the grades for each student in a course can be found in this location.
Plan and set up a lesson A Lesson enables you to present to your students a series of HTML pages of either lesson content or questions, which can be graded or not.
Reports, logs and completion data in Moodle This guide provides an overview of the data available in Moodle and links to advice on accessing and using it.
Restore deleted content Restore deleted content from your Moodle space using the recycle bin.
Restrict access to sections and activities Restrict the availability of any activity, resource or course section according to conditions such as date, grade obtained, group or other activity completion.
Roles and their functions in Moodle Roles are the collection of permissions that are assigned to specific users in specific contexts. The combination of roles and context define a specific user's ability to do something on any Moodle space.
Set reminders for activities and events Reminders allow you to send automated emails to let students know when activities are due for completion or to remind them of other calendar events.
Share Stream videos in Moodle This guide describes how to share Microsoft Stream videos in Moodle by link or embed code.
STACK and CodeRunner on MoodleX A guide describing how to request and use a course space on MoodleX to use STACK and CodeRunner with the Quiz activity.
Structure your course Introduction to how to structure and format your course; how to add blocks and information on blocks that appear by default (Echo360, TalisAspire), how to add activities, resources, and how to change course details.
Use groups and groupings Use groups to organise students into collaborative groups to work together on an activity, or to restrict access to resources or activities
Use H5P to create (interactive) content H5P makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications enabling the creation of rich and interactive we / learning experiences.
Use Turnitin for an assignment Turnitin is a plagiarism detection service which can be used in a number of ways either to assist educators in identifying similarities to existing sources or to help students learning how to avoid plagiarism and improve their written work.
Using Tags in Moodle Tags allow students and teachers to connect different types of content in a Moodle space.
Visitor access to Moodle Create accounts for people who are not in SITS or HR systems so that they can access Moodle resources
Visual guide to icons in Moodle A page showing the icons for activities, resources and other content and giving an overview of the edit menus.


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