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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.
Accessible course formats Creating accessible content within Moodle by using accessible course formats
Add a HTML block A HTML block is a blank block used to add text, multimedia, widgets etc to a site front page or course page.
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 to Moodle Talis reading lists are created in conjunction with the library and added to Moodle spaces via URL, block or the reading list resource.
Add a block How to add 'Blocks' to the right column of Moodle spaces.
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 description A course description appears on search pages and can be added to the page via a course summary block.
Add a course header Add a course header using a template.
Add a database activity The database activity allows participants to build, display and search a database of entries about any topic.
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 file in Moodle Drag and drop a file from your computer into the topic/section where you want the file to go.
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 questionnaire The questionnaire tool allows you to construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users.
Add a workshop activity Workshop is a powerful peer assessment activity allowing students to submit their own and assess each others work.
Add an image using the editing toolbar This guide explains how to add images to any activity, resource, block or section which has a description or content box (i.e. anywhere you see the 'atto' editing toolbar).
Add audio or video files Easily add audio and video files into Moodle by dragging and dropping files.
Add, move, delete or hide a section Add and remove sections / topics in a Moodle space.
Allocate markers to specific submissions Allocate specific markers / specialists to grade specific submissions to an assignment.
Announcements in Moodle Use the 'Announcements Forum' to instantly send a notification e-mail all 'students' enrolled on a Moodle space
Assessment and Feedback Introduction to assessment in Moodle - for formative and summative assessment, assessment for learning and assessment of learning.
Blind marking The guide describes how blind marking can be enabled and how students' identity can be revealed again on the assignment grading page.
Build content with a lesson Support with 'building' your lesson - adding pages, setting up the order in which pages appear, and adding grading options.
Change course format Course format refers to the layout of your course e.g. topic, grid or weekly.
Check participants Use the participants page to show, search, filter and sort who is enrolled on a course.
Check the status of submissions Once an assignment is set up an overview of the submission can be seen by selecting the activity, either directly from the Moodle page or gradebook. This page will give you a general overview of the submission status.
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 Fail/Pass Type Scale Create a custom scale from the course page via ‘Grades’ in the left hand navigation drawer.
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 a label in Moodle A 'Label' enables text and multimedia to be inserted into the course page in between links to other resources and activities.
Create a quiz 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 an Assignment Assignments are activities that provide a place for students to submit work for markers to grade and give feedback on.
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 groupings Groupings are collections of groups that allow more options in terms of adding and restricting access to specific activities, resources and topics.
Create groups Use groups to split students into smaller or larger groups to view resources or work together on an activity.
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.
Creating a Book in Moodle The 'book' module enables a teacher to create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters.
Creating a Folder in Moodle A 'Folder' enables an editor (course leader, editing teacher etc) to display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page.
Creating a Page in Moodle A page in Moodle is essentially a web-page that allows an editor to display various content and multimedia.
Creating a URL in Moodle A URL is a link to a website or online file.
Creating accessible content Creating accessible content within Moodle
Discussion forums in Moodle Discussion Forums are an online communication medium, allowing users to exchange asynchronous conversation with course leaders and peers.
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 course How to add content, activities, resources and blocks to your Moodle space.
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.
Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment How to use the Warwick Auto enrolment method to automatically enrol groups of students based on department or type.
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.
Images: alt text and text alternatives Creating accessible content within Moodle by providing alt text and alternative options for images
Insert an eStream video Insert an eStream video into Moodle using the eStream icon on the text editor.
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.
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.
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
Make your course visible to students New course spaces created in Moodle are automatically hidden from students and need to be made visible.
Manage sections within a Moodle space Change the name of topics and sections within your Moodle course space.
Manage your participants Introduction to managing course participants and understanding how they are enrolled onto Moodle spaces.
Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
Mark activity completion manually Activity completion allows course leaders, editing teachers etc to set completion criteria to activities and resources.
Moodle accessibility quick guide A checklist of accessibility ‘dos’ and ‘avoids’ for Moodle
Move or delete a block How to move and delete blocks within a Moodle space.
Navigate your course Finding and navigating within a moodle space - search, dashboard and menus
Navigate your 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 setup 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.
Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments Understanding and choosing options for giving grades and feedback on individual assignments.
Question types for Moodle quizzes You can add a variety of different types of questions in the Quizzes ranging from multiple choice, drag and drop, image and text matching.
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.
Review results of quizzes Once attempts have been made, when you click on the link to the quiz from your Moodle course page, you will see a link to look at an overview of the attempts.
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 up Turnitin within 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.
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.
Switch role As an editor, switch roles so you can see what the course would look like to someone with that role.
Track activity completion Activity completion allows course leaders, editing teachers etc to set completion criteria to activities and resources.
Understanding Turnitin results
Upgrades & new features Information about upcoming and recent upgrades to Moodle and the new features that have been, or will be, added.
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 a marking workflow Setting up and using marking workflows to keep marks hidden from students, show marking progress and co-ordinate markers.
Using Moodle accessibility tools Creating accessible content within Moodle through the use of accessibility tools
Using Tags in Moodle Tags allow students and teachers to connect different types of content in a Moodle space.
Using clear and concise language Creating accessible content within Moodle through the use of clear and concise language.
Using group mode with activities Moodle has three Group modes available for individual activities, or as course-wide settings which are commonly used with announcements and discussion forums.
Using meaningful link text Creating accessible content within Moodle by using meaningful link text
Using sections to organise content Creating accessible content within Moodle by using sections to organise content
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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