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Using Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin, instructors can now design quiz questions so students can respond verbally using their microphones. This feature certainly adds a new twist to the quiz-taking process. STEPS * Login to myPlymouth [http://my.plymouth.ed...
When you add a gradable activity to your course, whether its an assignment, quiz, graded forum, etc., Moodle automatically creates a grading column in your Gradebook area. Once you grade those activities, Moodle will update your Gradebook with the appropr...
There are two main steps to add a Twitter timeline to Moodle: * Create a Twitter Widget in Twitter Widget Configurator which produces some HTML code. * Add an HTML block containing the Widget HTML code to your Moodle module. TWITTER TIMELINES Ther...
If you are interested in adding PSU users to your class, you have the ability to enroll them into one of the following roles: * TEACHER - the Teacher has complete access to a course. * LIBRARIAN - the Librarian role is a modified teacher role, excep...
* Visit your _Edit header_ area of the appropriate Topic or Week, again you do so by clicking on the GEAR icon. * Inside the _Summary_ text box, locate and CLICK ON THE _INSERT/EDIT IMAGE_ ICON in the formatting toolbar (looks like a tree within a pic...
Now that you've created an assignment for your course, it's time to review how to grade your student's work. In addition to providing a numerical grade, Moodle allows the instructor to provide text feedback as well as attaching files back to students. For...
In Moodle's Assignment activity, as soon as a student attaches a file, it is considered to be submitted. Students will receive an email receipt confirming the submission and instructors will be able to access the file(s) in the grading area. However, stud...
Always a staple in the Moodle classroom, the _Assignment_ activity allows students to upload files to the instructor for grading. As the instructor, you'll have the entire student roster and their respective submissions all in one centralized area. Instea...
The Quiz feature is a tool that allows for automatic grading, assuming you create questions that have definitive answers. There are a number of various question types for a wide range of possibilities for your assessment. Follow the steps below to add a q...
When a Moodle course is created, it is set up in a TOPIC format. By default, there are 17 topics shown in your course. These topics are where you'll be placing your content. To change the number of topics, please follow the steps at the following page: Ad...
The online Chat feature gives Professors the opportunity of increasing their availability to students outside of a face to face class. Professors can also conduct their office hours in this manner, which is especially helpful in the case of distance learn...
The _Choice_ feature allows the Professor to ask a single multiple choice question to their students. Professors can get a quick read on the opinion of the group on any topic at all, and they have the option of showing the results for all students to see....
In Moodle, instructors have the ability to add in enrollments from any class they teach. For example, let's say I want to combine two of my classes together; Section 01 and Section 02. Rather than work with two separate Moodle classes, I want all student ...
The IMPORT feature is used to copy content from a previous course into a new Moodle shell. The course you are importing _from_ is left unaffected. The IMPORT feature can also be used to move over entire courses as well, making this the quickest way to "ro...
Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin offers instructors the ability to incorporate audio into their courses. When creating an assignment, the instructor just has to enable the _PoodLL_ checkbox and students will be able to record their assignment using a working micr...
Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin offers instructors the ability to incorporate audio into their courses. When creating an assignment, the instructor just has to enable the _PoodLL_ checkbox and students will be able to record their assignment using a working micr...
IF YOU ARE TEACHING A CROSS-LISTED WINTER OR SPRING COURSE (WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT) YOU WILL SEE TWO “BASE” SECTIONS OF THE COURSE AND AN “M-” SECTION IN MYPLYMOUTH. THE M- SECTION IS THE CROSS-LISTED SECTION. PLEASE ONLY “OPEN” AND USE THE M- SECTION...
Since Moodle's Gradebook only calculates numeric grades, it cannot quantify letter grades that are manually entered. However, you can alter a setting that will _display_ a letter grade that corresponds to your course total value (see figure below). Note...
One of Moodle's more clever Gradebook features is the ability to remove an item from being calculated into a category total or course score. The _Drop the lowest_ feature can only be found in the _Full View_ area and is primarily used in categories. For e...
Your Moodle profile is not specific to any course, meaning the settings associated with it stay with you from course to course, semester to semester. There are a number of settings and options within your profile that enhance your participation in forums,...
By default, Moodle subscribes you to any new forum that you post to. This means, you'll get an email notification each time someone posts to that forum. You may change that default option in your profile area if you wish to stop receiving these notificati...
While Moodle is powerful enough to calculate grades automatically, some users will enjoy the ability to export grades to Microsoft Excel. This feature gives you the opportunity to save a hard copy of your grades for record keeping purposes. Exporting grad...
The _Glossary_ feature is just what it sounds like, a listing of words and terms that are specific to your course's area of study. This is a great place to build on terminology week to week whether your course pertains to Meteorology or Language and Lingu...
Setting up your Moodle Gradebook may seem like a daunting task, but it is well worth the effort. A fully functional Gradebook acts as the grade hub for your course, where scores and feedback are shown to students whenever they access it. The Gradebook is ...
SETTING AN ITEM AS "EXTRA CREDIT" Extra credit replaces grade item weight if the aggregation method is "Mean of grades (with extra credits)", "Natural", or "Simple weighted mean of grades". The effect of extra credit is different in each case, hence some...
The best feature of Moodle's Gradebook is the ability to automatically calculate a course score for each of your students. However, there are times when a course score does not seem correct and the math just doesn't add up. If you are experiencing trouble...
On occasion, it is necessary for an instructor to rearrange how items are displayed in the Gradebook. Whether it's relocating an item (or several) to a new category or simply moving an item to a different location, the instructor controls this arrangement...
When using graded forums in your course, it is best to include clear expectations and a description of forum grading practices in your syllabus. Please read through the following steps to learn more about grading your students' posts. Tip: If you set fi...
H5P allows you to easily and quickly create rich interactive content on a web page. Contents types include presentations with interactive elements, videos with embedded quizzes, multimedia timelines, and more! Please check out the tutorials below, and con...
* Enter the Grades area of your course and select the _Full View_ from the drop down menu at the top of the page. * Locate the _Course total_ row (at the very bottom) and SCROLL TO THE FAR RIGHT of the screen. * CLICK ON THE EYEBALL ICON and the _Fu...
_PoodLL Anywhere_ is Moodle's audio recorder, whiteboard, and webcam snapshot feature, all integrated into the formatting toolbar. This toolbar is found in most Moodle resources and activities, such as a Label, Page, description area, forum posting, etc. ...
_PoodLL Anywhere_ is Moodle's audio recorder, whiteboard, and webcam snapshot feature, all integrated into the formatting toolbar. This toolbar is found in most Moodle resources and activities, such as a Label, Page, description area, forum posting, etc. ...
_PoodLL Anywhere_ is Moodle's audio recorder, whiteboard, and webcam snapshot feature, all integrated into the formatting toolbar. This toolbar is found in most Moodle resources and activities, such as a Label, Page, description area, forum posting, etc. ...
The Journal features is similar to a Forum with one key difference - it is a PRIVATE forum between the Professor and the Student. The Journal is used when feedback is required of the student, but the content is private or not appropriate for other student...
The Kaltura system offers instructors the ability to create and grade video assignments through Moodle. To set up a traditional Moodle assignment, click here to learn more [https://support.plymouth.edu/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/Article/View/178/0/s...
The following is a list of commonly asked Kaltura questions. For other inquiries not found on this list, please contact the ITS HELP DESK at (603) 535-2929, via email at HELPDESK@PLYMOUTH.EDU, or visit them at the Lamson Library front desk. SCREEN RECOR...
All Moodle users will have access to their own personal video library area. By accessing this library, you will be able to watch any of your uploaded videos as well as share them with people within or outside of Plymouth State. In this area you will also ...
The term _screen capture_ refers to the recording of your computer screen with or without an audio track. Students and instructors can record their computer screens as video files and can use them in their Moodle courses. Students can post to discussion f...
With its integration into the Moodle system, instructors can choose to add a video file to their course page. Use the following instructions to insert a Kaltura video to your course (process may be repeated for multiple videos). STEPS * Login to myPl...
INSTRUCTORS - ADDING A WEBCAM VIDEO TO YOUR COURSE PAGE * Login to myPlymouth [http://my.plymouth.edu/] * Select the MYCOURSES tab. * In the center column, select your class title from the appropriate semester category in the myCourses channel. You...
Mind mapping is a visual brainstorming process that represents ideas and concepts in a unique diagram. Using a main idea or word as a starting point, a user can then build branches, called _nodes_, off of that central point. A mindmap could use countless ...
Moodle utilizes a traditional letter grade scale as shown below. If you'd like to modify this scale, please review the following instructions. [https://www.plymouth.edu/webapp/help/wiki/File:LetterGradeScale.png] INSTRUCTIONS * Log into myPlymouth...
The following is a list of commonly asked Moodle questions. For other inquiries not found on this list, please contact the ITS HELP DESK at (603) 535-2929, via email at HELPDESK@PLYMOUTH.EDU, or visit them at the Lamson Library front desk. * Why did t...
In Moodle, "Sesskey" errors tend to happen when more than one Moodle page of a course is open at the same time. To avoid Sesskey errors, make sure you're only opening the course once from your course list. Every time you open the course, a session key is ...
On August 21, 2016, PSU will upgrade the Moodle Learning Management System to take advantage of visual and interface improvements, new features, and bug fixes. The appearance of Moodle will change slightly, but you will also see new functionality in some ...
On occasion, it is necessary for an instructor to rearrange how items are displayed in the Gradebook. Whether it's relocating an item (or several) to a new category or simply moving an item to a different location, the instructor controls this arrangement...
Moodle Philosophy [https://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Philosophy] Moodle Pedagogy [https://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Pedagogy] Teaching with Moodle [https://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Teaching_with_Moodle_for_total_beginners] Moodle Documentation [https://docs.mo...
_PoodLL_ allows users to incorporate audio, whiteboard drawings, and webcam snapshots into their courses. PoodLL can be used anywhere you see Moodle's formatting toolbar (Labels, Pages, descriptions, etc.) It can also be used to create audio quiz question...
Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin offers instructors the ability to incorporate audio into their courses. When creating an assignment, the instructor just has to enable the _PoodLL_ checkbox and students will be able to record their assignment using a working micr...
The Questionnaire feature is commonly used as an anonymous survey tool. Instructors can set up Questionnaire surveys with as many types of questions as they'd like (multiple choice, essay, etc.). If desired, Questionnaires can be graded. When a student co...
Moodle's _User Report_ is a grade breakdown for each student. When a student clicks on the _Grades_ link, they are taken to their _User Report_, which displays all of the assignments (and grades) for the course. Depending on the course grading structure, ...
Always a staple in the Moodle classroom, the _Assignment_ activity allows students to upload files to the instructor for grading. As the instructor, you'll have the entire student roster and their respective submissions all in one centralized area. Instea...
If you are interested in saving a copy of a Moodle 2 course to your own computer, please refer to the instructions listed below. For more information on copying a Moodle 2 course over to another Moodle 2 course, please refer to our _Import_ instructions l...
The _News Forum_ is an instructor discussion board in which students are automatically subscribed to. This means, with any message you post, an email will be sent to your students' myPlymouth account within a few minutes. Students are unable to post direc...
Always a staple in the Moodle classroom, the _Assignment_ activity allows students to upload files to the instructor for grading. As the instructor, you'll have the entire student roster and their respective submissions all in one centralized area. Instea...
Activity Reports within Moodle provides an instructor the ability to view the click paths of a particular student (or the entire class) as they peruse throughout your course. The reports area can be used in a variety of ways, most commonly to verify the p...
Moodle uses a unique set of characters to individually identify each course in the system. To help understand these course codes, please review the following. MOODLE COURSE CODES * Login to myPlymouth [http://my.plymouth.edu/] * Select the MYCOURSE...
Moodle's Restrict Access feature is used to limit access to an activity or resource by time or grade on a particular assignment. This popular feature is commonly used to automatically release resources to students at designated times, as opposed to manual...
Moodle has built interactive rubric forms directly into our assignments. You can now build your own rubric form to help with grading assignments with various criteria. If you will be using a particular rubric form frequently, you can also publish a rubric...
Instructors can use the Attendance Activity to keep track of their students' presence in a face to face class or online classroom. When using this feature, instructors create class sessions, where you can mark students as being Present, Absent, Excused, L...
Welcome to Kaltura, Plymouth State's video repository solution. The Kaltura system is a PSU protected video library, where students, faculty, and staff can upload videos quickly and securely. Submit a video to help further a discussion in Moodle or sha...
When an instructor clicks on the _Grades_ link in their Moodle course they are brought to the _Grader Report_ area. This page shows a list of all gradable items in the course as well as your student roster and their respective scores. However, when a stud...