Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty
View our Frequently Asked Questions page. Here you will find information on how to add/remove students, make a course available to students, add a picture to your profile and more.
- Moodle Faculty Quick Guide (pdf)
- Faculty Quick Guide: Part 1 (10:09 video - covers page 1 of the faculty guide)
- Faculty Quick Guide: Part 2 (15:25 video - covers page 2 of the faculty guide)
- Moodle Course Design Check List (pdf)
- Moodle Tool Guide for Faculty (pdf)
- Communicating with Students in Moodle (pdf)
Easy How-TosWorking with the Moodle Layout:
- News Forum Announcements (2:14 video)
- Post Your Syllabus (1:49 video)
- Adding Course Content (1:57 video)
- Adding a Discussion Forum (2:34 video)
- Adding an Assignment (2:48 video)
- See the handouts below for details on Moodle's four assignment types:
- Offline Assignment Activity(pdf) How to create an assignment, but not collect work through Moodle.
- Online Text Assignment Activity(pdf) How to create an assignment that allows students to respond directly inside Moodle.
- Upload a Single File Assignment Activity(pdf) How to create an assignment to collect a single digital file.
- Advanced Uploading of Files Assignment Activity(pdf) How to create an assignment to collect multiple digital files.
- Adding a Glossary Activity (pdf)
- Basics of Setting Up the Gradebook (5:27 video)
- Gradebook Tips (pdf)
- Moodle Gradebook Aggregation Methods - Explained (Web link)
- How to Set Up a Sum of Grades Moodle Gradebook (pdf)
- Sum of Grades: Extra Credit (3:50 video)
- How to Set Up a Weighted Gradebook (pdf)
- Simple Weighted Mean of Grades: Extra Credit (5:45 video)
- How to Export/Import Grades in Moodle (pdf)
The Quiz activity allows the instructor to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of graded question types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions.
- Build a Simple Quiz (13:30 video)
- Build a Quiz Using Categories (pdf)
- How to Regrade an Existing Quiz (Web link)
The Feedback activity allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect non-graded feedback.
- How to Create a Feedback Activity (Web link)
- How to Add Survey Questions to a Feedback Activity (Web link)
Add a block to your course that directs your students to the research guide for your subject area and to the appropriate Armacost Librarian.
- Build a Library Block (pdf)
Build a Jump Menu:
Turn a Label into a menu that "jumps" to different sections of the course.
- Create Student Activity Groups (pdf)
- Upload a Folder of Files to Moodle (pdf)
- Drag and Drop Files to Moodle (Firefox and Chrome only) (1:20 video)
- Generate Reports to Track Student Activity (pdf)
- View Individual Student Forum Posts (pdf)
- View Individual Student Forum Posts (2:04 video)
Working with Courses - Importing Course Content from One Course to AnotherThese steps are used primarily when a faculty member teaches two sections of the same course and wants to make content available in one course also available in the another course site.
Working with Courses - Creating a Course Back-up, Creating a Back-up of Grades, and How to Restore a Course (using the back-up file)These steps are used primarily at the end of the term, however we do recommend for faculty to make periodic back-ups of their grades. Faculty members would back up their own courses and then restore that content into a new, empty Moodle shell the next time they teach the same course.
- How to Backup a Moodle Course (pdf)
- How Export/Import Grades in Moodle (exporting is for backing up your gradebook while importing is for those who want to work on their grades using Excel and then re-upload grade columns to Moodle (pdf)
- How to Restore a Moodle Backup File Into a Moodle Course (pdf)
View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Students page. On the FAQ, you find information on how to access MyRedlands, your Moodle courses, and more.
- Introduction to myRedlands (4:13 video)
- Moodle Student Quick Guide (pdf)
- Moodle Student Quick Guide Video (8:32 video - covers the features of Moodle discusssed in the Student Quick Guide)
- Editing Your Profile (2:42 video)
- Accessing and Submitting Assignments (8:52 video)
- Participating in a Course Discussion Forum (4:41 video)
- Checking Your Grades (1:35 video)
- Sending Messages (5:38 video)
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