Assignment - An activity used to submit files for marking. Can be integrated with Turnitin for plagiarism detection.
Chat - An asynchonous chat tool activity that can be used for group work.
Choice - An activity that works like a poll. Can be used to allow students to select a project or group.
Database - An activity which allows students and editors to input and store searchable data.
Feedback - An activity that enables the creation of surveys to collect feedback.
Forum - An asynchonous activity that can be used for moderated and unmoderated group discussion.
Glossary - A list of definitions that can be added to by student or editor.
Group Choice - Allows students to select one or more groups they wish to be a member of in a course.
Lesson - An activity for creating flexible learning paths using a series of HTML pages and choices.
Questionnaire - a plugin module which allows you to gather data by surveying Moodle course participants.
Quiz - An online quiz activity that can automatically provide marks and feedback to students.
Survey - An activity that can use COLLES and ATTLS survey instruments to assess and stimulate learning.
Wiki - A series of web pages that can be edited by participants and automatically links entries.
Workshop - An activity that allows uploading of assignments and facilitates peer and self-assessment.
Book - A multi-page resource with a book-like format that you can page through or navigate using a table of contents.
External Tool - A resource that links to an external source of data such as Echo360 (lecture capture).
File - A resource where you can upload a file to your Moodle space.
Folder - A resource which can display multiple files of the same or different formats.
IMS content package - allows uploading of a standard package of (predominantly static) content.
Label - A versatile 'spacer' that can be used with images, text and multimedia within sections.
Page - A link to a cross-platform accessible page which can contain text, images, audio and video.
SCORM package - allows uploading of a standard package of interactive content.
URL - Link to an external website
Editing and Navigation
Use the pencil icon to turn on editing for the space, titles and descriptions.
Use this to drag and drop topics, activities, resources and blocks.
Update or edit content and settings.
/ Hide / Show i.e. toggle the visibility of activities, resources or topics.
/ Move an activity or resource to the right or left i.e. indent.
Copy an activity or resource.
Assign roles to an activity to allow non-ediors to make changes to a specific item.
Delete an activity, resource or topic.
Highlight a topic in a different colour to draw attention to important topics / sections.
Click this for more information aka contextual help.
Activities and resources
NB The block Edit menu is specific to each type of block but has the same options 'Configure, Hide, Permissions, Check permissions, and Delete.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using activities with groups and groupings
- Activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges