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Moving on with Moodle

1. Set up your Moodle course .................................................................... 3
2. Groups ............................................................................................... 5
3. Use your blocks ................................................................................... 7
4. Make your home page more usable ...................................................... 10
5. Improve your image(s)....................................................................... 12
6. Media magic ...................................................................................... 14
7. Student assignments (drop box) .......................................................... 15
8. Moodle Books .................................................................................... 17
9. Moodle Wiki ...................................................................................... 18
10. Glossary ......................................................................................... 20
Appendix – grading assignments ............................................................. 22
Online Moodle resources ......................................................................... 24

Version 2.3 October 2011

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1. Set up your Moodle course

Access the Administration block
Setting up your course for release to your students is
mainly done through the Administration block.

   If the Administration block is missing in your course, go
    to the Blocks block and from the drop-down list select

Change the number of topics displayed on the course home page
   In the Administration block, click on Settings.
   Select the Number of
    Weeks/topics. You
    can choose any
    number, though 10 or 20 is most common. Note you can use this area of the
    Settings menu to change from Topics to Weekly format if you wish. In Weekly
    format the topic numbers are replaced by dates, and you can alter the start date
    in the options immediately below. While this format is attractive, you cannot then
    add general topics (such as Resources) as this area will also show a date range.
   Scroll down and click on Save changes to see the effect.

Add a summary course description
       In the Administration block, click on Settings.
       Type or paste your course description into the Summary text area, again scroll
        down and click on Save changes. The description will appear to students or
        other members of the community browsing Moodle.

Remember to make your course available to students!
       In the Administration block, click on Settings.
       Scroll down to Availability.
       From the drop down
        menu choose This
        course is available
        to students.

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      The Enrolment key is an alphanumeric password of your choice you can
       distribute to students to allow them to enroll on (enter) your course. Unmask
       will reveal the password. Remember you can allow Guest access if you wish,
       with or without the enrolment key. We will use the enrolment key later to put
       students in groups. Guest access will allow anyone in the world (even without a
       UCL login) into your course, although guests cannot interact i.e. take quizzes or
       send messages to forums. The Enrolment key can also be used to place
       students in groups (see next section).
      Scroll down and click on Save changes.

TIP: If you want to link to a course, for example in an e-mail, use the web address of
your course home page e.g.
Users will still have to log in unless you have given Guest access.

Enrol students and tutors manually
      Click on Assign roles in the Administration
      Choose the role you wish to assign someone to.
       There are a wide range of roles available in
       Moodle, but the ones we use at UCL are mostly
       Student, Tutor (has editing rights) and
       Administrator (the same editing rights as Tutor).

      Click on the role e.g. Student. You can
       Search (use first name, last name or
       UCL email address) to find the person
       then click Add. The individual is then
       enrolled in your course in the role you
       have chosen. If you make a mistake,
       select the user and click Remove.
       TIP: Use % between firstname and
       lastname to find users who may have a middle initial.
      This person will now have access to your course and will appear in the
       Participants list (if you use this block).

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2. Groups
Moodle Groups allow a tutor to assign tutors and students to one or more groups
within a course. Groups are defined at course level and you then set the group mode
(no groups, visible groups, separate groups) for each activity. For some activities,
such as Forums and Wikis, setting the group will restrict interaction within the
activity. For other activities, such as assignments and quizzes, setting the group
allows tutors to filter results so they only see their own students’ work. To hide
resources or activities from all those not in particular groups of students, you can
use Groupings, which are based on groups.

      To add a group to your course, in the Administration
       block click on Groups.
      No groups should be displayed
       yet so click Create group.
      Add the Group name and optionally a Group
      If you want you can enter an Enrolment key. A group
       enrolment key will let the user into the whole course,
       and it will automatically make them a member of this
      Click Save changes.
      Your group should now appear on the Groups page.
      Make sure the group is highlighted then click
       Add/remove users.
      Use Search (name or email) to find the student, select and click  Add.
      Once you have finished adding people to the group, click Back to groups.
       There is no need to save.
To set the group mode for an individual activity
      Click on the Update icon (     ) next to the item.
      Scroll to the
       bottom of the page
       of settings and
       under Common
       module settings choose the appropriate group mode from the drop-down list.
       The options are No groups ( ), everyone is part of one big community,
       Separate groups ( ), each group can only see their own group and Visible
       groups ( ) where students can see other groups, but not participate.
      Click Save and return to course. Notice the group icon after the item will
       display the type of group mode selected ( | | ).
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Groupings allow you to hide resources and activities from everyone not in a
particular grouping of groups.

      To add a grouping to your course, in the Administration block click on
      Click on the Groupings tab.
      Click on Create grouping.
      Add the Grouping name
       and optionally add a
       Grouping description.
      Click on the Show groups

       in grouping icon (     ) for
       the grouping you wish to
      Select the group/s you would like to add to the grouping.
      Click Add.  Add.
      Click Back to groupings.
      Check the grouping
       contains the correct groups
       by reviewing changes in the
       Overview tab.
      To restrict a resource or
       activity to a grouping, click
       on the Update icon (     )
       next to the item. Scroll to
       the bottom of the page of
       settings. Under Common
       module settings click the
       Show Advanced button
       (on the right).
      Check Available for group members only.
      Choose Grouping from the drop-down list.
      Click Save and return to course. Notice the grouping name appears in
       brackets after the activity / resource name. Students will not see this, only

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3. Use your blocks
Most Moodle course home pages are arranged in the default three-column format. The
two outside columns are made up small boxes Moodle calls blocks. These contain
information you want your students to see wherever they are in your course. They
display information such as navigation menus, calendar information, latest news, who
else is online and so on. There are many types of blocks available within Moodle and
they can be moved and arranged very flexibly.

Organising blocks
      Make sure you click the Turn editing on button in the top-right of your page.
                                             Each block will have a set of icons below its
                                             title. You can ignore the left hand icon (for
                                             setting roles for students) at the moment.
       Clicking on the eye will hide the block from students (click on the eye; it ‘closes’
          ), the X is to remove the block - only the Blocks block described below
       cannot be removed. The left and right arrows make the block jump to the
       bottom of the left or right column. The up and down arrows move the block one
       step within the column. There is no drag-and-drop unfortunately. Note the
          which minimises the block.
      If you want to add new blocks, go to the Blocks
       block and select them from the drop-down list.

                            Moodle lets you place blocks anywhere in the columns, on
                            either side, but we recommend you follow web design
                            conventions and place navigation blocks on the left and
                            news or dynamic items such as the calendar on the
                            right. We also suggest you remove any unused blocks to
                            keep your page uncluttered.

Recommended blocks
      Go to the Blocks block and from the drop-down
       list select Course Menu. Course Menu provides a
       visual and clickable menu of the course and should
       be placed on the top left of your page.
      It is a good idea to add the Activities block, which
       provide a quick way of linking to resources.
      The People block allow users to see who else is
       enrolled in the course and the Administration block we saw above.

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The Calendar block
On the top of the right hand column designers often put
the Calendar. The Calendar block displays course and
group events and also allows users to add their own
       To add events in the Calendar block click on the
        month and year link to view the calendar tool.
       Click the New Event button in the
        top right of the page.
       Choose whether the event is a User event (can
        only be seen by you) or a Course event (can be
        seen by all course members).
       Enter the name for the link that will appear on your course page.
       Enter the (optional) description, choose the date and time and add a duration
        (also optional) then Save changes.
       Click on your course title in the breadcrumb trail to return to your main course
        page. Note that some activity dates (such as assignment due dates) will appear
        automatically in the calendar.

UCL Library blocks
   The Library Resources block allows tutors to
    display the following links (tutors decide which links
    to include): the UCL Library Online Reading List (if
    you use the Library’s Course readings service), Past
    UCL Exam Papers, UCL Library Catalogue, Metalib (a
    gateway to electronic resources), UCL Subject
    Librarians (A-Z List), the Library Homepage and
    WISE Information Skills with faculty-specific information. You can find out how to
    set up an electronic reading list here:
   The Library Search block allows you to search the
    UCL library catalogue, Metalib (General search for
    electronic resources) or Google Scholar from within
    a Moodle course. Tutors can choose which of these
    services to include.

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Events blocks
   Recent posts made in the News forum (if you use it) will display as a listed item
    in the Latest News block, along with a link to older archived news. By default,
    the Latest News block displays three news items.
    This may be changed in the Administration block.
    Select Settings then News items to show.
   The Upcoming Events block displays future events
    in a summarised list. Events are generated directly
    from the Calendar block and/or activity deadlines,
    providing a link to full details or directly to the
    activity. There are also links to Go to calendar...
    and add a New Event.... If you click on a date, you
    will go to the day-view calendar for that day. If the
    title of the event is a link, and you click on it, you will be taken to that event.
   The Recent Activity block lists course activity, such as updated resources and
    activities, forum posts and assignment submissions, since the user last accessed
    the course. This helps the user find new items, messages etc.

The Quickmail block allow tutors to email course
participants by linking to a page that has a checkbox list of
all participants in the course, a mail composition text area
and a field for attaching a file from the course files area. After selecting each
participant, an individual email will be sent to their UCL email inbox. The QuickMail
block can also be configured to use Moodle groups.

HTML block
The HTML block is very useful as it allows you to put any
text, links and graphics, even videos inside a block.
       Go to the Blocks block and from the drop-down list select HTML.
       In your block, click on the hand icon and the familiar editing page appears. You
        can enter a Block Title or leave this blank to hide the title, for example if you
        simply want an untitled graphic. In the content section you can add text,
        graphics, links etc as we have seen before. Note the block is a fixed width, so
        graphics shouldn’t be more than about 180 pixels wide.

LTSS provides a useful descriptive list of UCL Moodle blocks at

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4. Make your home page more usable
Moodle courses are simply web pages and we have an obligation to make them as
usable (user-friendly) and accessible (usable by people with vision and other
impairments such as dyslexia) as possible. Well designed Moodle courses are also
much easier to update and maintain. The essentials of usability are to:
    Keep information up-to-date including links etc.
    Use a consistent navigation and layout with logical structure.
    Keep key information and instructions at the top of the page.
    Have clear topic headings. No empty folders or topics. Keep them
       hidden until they are populated.
    Label links, documents, files and folders meaningfully.

Add labels and rearrange links

Topics are often presented as long lists of resources. You can
use Moodle’s Label resource and indenting to make
presentation more usable and visually interesting.
          To start modifying your course click the Turn
           editing on button in the top-right of your page.
          To add a label use Add a resource… one of the
           drop-down menus that appear when you turn
           editing on. Choose Insert a label. The familiar Edit box appears. Type
           some text and Save changes.
          The label appears at the bottom of the resource
           list. If you are still in editing mode some icons

           (            ) appear next to the label. The first
           arrow lets you indent the label, the second icon
           lets you move the label up and down, the familiar
           hand icon is for editing, the X is to delete the label.
          Note that Moodle is not drag-and-
           drop. When you click on the
           icon Moodle indicates where you can move the
           item to by arrow-and-box icons on the right. Just
           click on any of these icons to place it.
      You can now use the label, move and indent functions to arrange your resource

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Put resources onto web pages

In Getting Started with Moodle you saw how to create new web pages. These are
also useful for structuring information, so that the entire course content does not
appear on the course home page.
       Go to Add a resource… then from the
        drop down list Compose a web page.
       Enter a Name. This will be the label the student clicks on so should be clear.
       The Summary is optional as it does not appear on the main resource page (it
        is only displayed in the list of resources available from the Activities block).
       The content of the web page goes into the Full text box.
       To add a link,
        type in the link
        name in normal
        text, highlight it
        then click on the
        (   ) link icon in
        the Editor, type or
        paste the web
        address in URL:,
        change Target to
        New window (if
        you are linking anywhere outside of Moodle, otherwise leave this blank).
       To add a file, go through the same process but click on Browse… The File
        Browser pops up showing your folders and files, and there is also the option to
        browse and upload files from your desktop. Again set the target as New

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5. Improve your image(s)

In Getting Started with Moodle you saw how to add an image. We recommend you
use images wherever you can in Moodle to make your online material more visually
Where can I get images from? You cannot simply copy images from the web, as
these may have copyright. Some good copyright-free sources are not ‘Premium Results’ (in the top row) which you have to pay for search for images you can use royalty free images for Office users

Adding and aligning images
      Ensure editing is turned on and click on the small hand icon (   ) in a topic or
      The Edit window appears. Decide where you want to place your
       image (roughly) and click on the picture icon in the toolbar.
      The Insert Image window appears. Ignore everything for the moment and go
       to the very bottom line.
       Most likely you will have
       an image you want to
       use on your own
       computer or network
       drive (this has to be in
       .gif, .jpg or .png
      Before looking for your
       image we recommend
       you create a folder for
       your images to keep
       them organised.
      Type in Images (or any other name meaningful to you) in the field next to the
       Create folder button, then click on the button itself.
      Click on your new ‘Images’ folder in the File Browser window.
      Now we are inside the Images folder, click the Browse… button. The usual
       Windows (or Mac) file manager appears. Find and click on the file you want
       then click on Open.
      Click on Upload back on the Moodle window, the file should now appear in the
       File Browser window.

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      The file has now been copied into Moodle, but we still need to link to it. Click on
       the filename in the File Browser window. The image previews to the right and
       its Moodle address appears in Image URL at the top of the window.
      The last thing to do is to type in some Alternative text. This is for students
       who are using a screen reader, a type of browser that reads out your text, so
       make your text useful and descriptive (i.e not just A picture!).
      Click OK in the Insert Image window and the image should appear in the text
      To resize your image click on it and eight little boxes
       (handles) appear round the edge. Use the corner handles
       to resize the image, not the side ones which will only
       distort your image.
      There are some other options on the Insert Image window so while your

       image is selected, click on the picture icon     again.
      You can now set the Layout (try Alignment then Right). Border is a bit ugly
       (so usually best avoided) but Spacing is very useful to add some white space
       around your image if you have text flowing around it. The units are pixels, try
       10. Note you can also set the exact Size in pixels of the images using the fields
       provided, however, it is better to upload a picture that is the about the correct
       size in the first place.
      Click Save changes to see how your image appears on the page.

   NOTE: You may have noticed above you can also add an image as a hyperlink using
   the Image URL field. This links directly to an image on another site which works,
   but if the other site changes the location or removes the image, this link will be

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6. Media magic

YouTube and other video
Video can be used to add visual interest and dynamic
content to your courses. YouTube (
and similar ‘streaming’ sites make this easy by providing
‘cut and paste code’.
      To add a video to your course, Turn editing on,
       and then decide where to place (technically ‘embed’) it. In Moodle you will need
       a web page, topic label, or HTML block which can be edited using the text
      Locate your video in YouTube (usually via
       the Search box at the top).
      On the right of the video is an information
       box, containing the URL for the video.
       This can be added to Moodle as an
       external link but it is neater to embed it in your page, label, block etc.
      Carefully select the text in the Embed box. You will have to scroll right to get it
       all then use Control-C (or right mouse click, Copy) to copy it.
      Click on the Edit (   ) icon next to your page or label where you want to place
       your video.

      In the text editor, click on the HTML button      to see the underlying code.
      Decide where you
       want the video to go
       (maybe after a title or
       some text for
       example) then
       Control-V (or right mouse click, Paste) to paste it.
      Click Save and return to course and you will see the video is embedded and
       ready to play.
      SOME ADVANCED YOUTUBE TRICKS: If you want to start a YouTube video
       at a specific point for example to skip the introduction, add &start=20 or any
       a number of seconds to the very end of the URL. To make the video play
       automatically add &autoplay=1 to the url part of the embed code.

   You can of course add video by uploading a file and linking to it, but video
   files are large and if you are planning to use a lot, contact the LTSS.

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Moodle will play the popular MP3 audio format directly.
      You can place a link to the MP3 file in the same way you would link to a Word
       document and Moodle. Clicking the link will launch Moodle’s player in a new
           1. A neater option is to link to
               the MP3 file inside a
               label. This will display a small MP3 player next to it. Click the player to
               hear the file.

7. Student assignments (drop box)

In Moodle you can to create a ‘digital drop box’ for student assignments, then collect,
grade and return students’ files.

      Click the Turn editing on
       button in the top-right of your
      In the topic where you want the assignment to appear, click on the Add an
       activity… drop down menu and under Assignments select Advanced
       uploading of files. This enables the usual two way file exchange process;

       students submit work and tutors can respond with another file. Note the other
       options; Online Text (the student types or pastes their submission directly in
       Moodle, Upload a single file (a simple file upload) and Offline Activity where
       the assignment is actually done outside Moodle but a ‘blank’ assignment is
       created to store the grade/feedback.
      In the Adding a new Assignment window give a meaningful and
       unambiguous Assignment name.
      In the Description explain clearly what the students have to do. Note you can
       use the Editor to add links to assignment documents.
      Again there are several options available:
       o   Starting with Grade options, you can choose No grade if you don’t want to
           store the marks in Moodle.
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       o   Available from and Due date are both optional (switch off by clicking
       o   If you leave Prevent late submissions as No, students can still upload
           files, but they will be flagged as late. This is the setting we recommend to
           allow students with legitimate reasons for submitting late to do so.
       o   The Maximum size of 20MB is usually sufficient, but can be increased.
       o   Allow deleting lets students delete files not yet submitted for grading.
       o   The Maximum number of uploaded files may be useful for multi-part
       o   Allow notes gives the student the option of adding a covering note to the
       o   Hide description before available means the students can’t see the
           assignment in advance.
       o   Email alerts to teachers - tutors are alerted with a short email whenever
           students add or update an assignment submission. Most tutors turn this off
           until the assignment is submitted and then activate it so they are alerted of
           any late submissions.
       o   Enable Send for marking allows students to indicate to graders that they
           have finished working on an assignment and it is ready to be graded.
      Click on Save and return to course. The assignment is displayed as shown.
       Note how the student can upload a
       file. Once a file is uploaded a
       student may delete it again by
       clicking on the black X, next to the
       file name. Once the file has been
       sent for marking, the submission is
       final, although a tutor is able to
       override this. Submission draft
       changes to Submission.

   See Appendix 1 for how to retrieve and mark assignments.

   NOTE: Many UCL programmes also use TurnitinUK to help deter plagiarism.
   Access to this service is now via a Moodle plug-in on the Add an activity… drop
   down menu. The use of Turnitin is a little more complex than the Moodle
   Assignments drop-box and we strongly recommend attending the LTSS course on
   Turnitin before using it with students.

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8. Moodle Books
Moodle ‘books’ display collections of web pages in a sequential, easy-to-navigate and
printable format.

      To add a book to your course, Turn
       editing on, then click the Add a
       resource… drop-down menu of the topic
       where you want the Book to go.
      Choose Book to go to the Book page.
      Enter a Name (this will also be the link
       name to your book) and Summary.
      Note there are options for Chapter Numbering, though this can also be left as
       None. You probably don’t want to Disable Printing, so leave it unchecked.
       Custom Titles allow you to have a different page header and index entry
       (chapter title). Again leave it unchecked for now.
      Click Save and display.
      To add chapters (i.e. web pages) to your book, click on the name of your book.
      Click on the red cross next to any
       existing chapters to add a new chapter
       below it.
      Enter a Title (best keep it short) and
       Content using the text editor. You can
       include images and multimedia this way.
      If you want the page to appear as a Subchapter check this box. Note that sub-
       chapters cannot have their own sub-chapters i.e. there are only ever two levels.
      Click Save changes.
      You can also
       import web (HTML)
       files directly into
       your book, to do
       this click on the
       name of the book
       you want to add chapters to.
      Click on the red cross next to any existing chapters to add a new chapter
       (which appears below it).
      Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Import link.
      Choose the html file or zipped folder of multiple html files you want to import
       into the book. If you want the page/s to appear as a Subchapter check this
       box. Note that chapters are sorted alphabetically using file names (you can

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       change the order later) and you can label imported files with the sub_ prefix if
       you want them to come in automatically as sub chapters.
      Click Import.
      To edit the main properties of the book e.g. its title, click on the small hand
       icon next to the title where it appears on your home page. To add chapters etc,
       click on the title itself. The arrow icons next to the chapter title can be used to
       change the order of the pages and click on the chapter title to edit the content.
      In the book itself, chapters and sub chapters can be navigated easily by clicking
       on the chapter name on the left hand side table of contents. Students can also
       move through the book using the arrows located to the top-left and bottom-left
       of the content. Users can also print out the whole book or
       individual chapters using the icons at the top left of the content.

9. Moodle Wiki

A wiki is a collection of
collaboratively authored web pages
and can be a powerful tool for
collaborative and group work.
Students in the entire course can
edit a document or you can create
group wikis that are only editable by
group members. A wiki starts with a
simple front page. Students can edit
the page and add more pages and
edit them. Old versions of each page
can always be viewed (and restored
if required) using the page History.
Wikis can be used for example to allow students to collaboratively gather evidence for
a presentation or to support students in the creation of collaborative 'model answers'
to specific questions.

      To create a wiki, click the Turn editing on button.
      Decide where you want to locate the wiki then select Wiki from the Add an
       activity drop-down menu.
      The Adding a new wiki page appears. Give the wiki a descriptive Name and
      Click on the Show Advanced button (top right).
      Select the wiki type: groups, student or teacher.

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      Click Save changes and you will
       then be taken to the editing view
       of the wiki page you just created.
      Editing a wiki is straightforward; click on the Edit tab to open the Moodle text
       editor. You can use the usual editing features, including adding images and
       external links.
      To add more pages to your wiki, however, simply type a word enclosed in
       square brackets e.g. [Wiki].
      Moodle will look to see if a page with the name Wiki has already been created.
       If it hasn’t, when you view the page you’ll see the word in bold
       with a question mark after it:
      If you click on the question mark, you’ll be taken to the editing view of a new
       page entitled Wiki. Once you add some content and save the page, it becomes
       active. Whenever you type the same word in square brackets, Moodle will
       automatically create a link to that page.
      The Links tab shows what pages link to the page you are on.
      The History tab shows the
       version history of the page (a
       new ‘version’ is saved every
       time Save is clicked). Use
       Browse to view every version
       of a page, Fetch-back to restore an old version of the page for editing (once
       you save your changes, it becomes the newest version of the page) and Diff to
       highlight the differences between two consecutive versions of a page.
      As your wiki grows, you may want to carry out
       some maintenance, such as remove ‘orphan’
       (unlinked) pages, reset page properties, tidy the
       history and so on. The Administration menu along
       the top of the menu (and its Help pages) will assist

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10. Glossary
Using glossaries, students and tutors can
create and maintain a course dictionary.
Glossary entries can be searched or browsed
or set to appear as pop-up definitions
whenever the term appears in the course.
Student entries can be set to be approved by
a tutor before being made available and
students can also comment on entries.
      To add a glossary to your course, Turn editing on, then click the Add an
       activity… drop-down menu and select Glossary.
      Enter a Name and Description, leave all the
       option settings as they are, including
       Automatically link glossary entries. What this
       means is when the term appears in your course,
       it is highlighted with the option to click for a
       definition to pop-up in a new window.
      Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and display.
      To add glossary entries to your new glossary, click on the name of the

      Click Add a new entry.
      Enter the Concept and Definition.
      If you would like to categorise the entry, choose the category.
      Enter any Keywords (aliases) that should also link to this entry.
      Select whether or not This entry should be automatically linked, this refers
       to this specific entry (remember we have also enabled this at the glossary level,
       too). Note you can:
           o   Select whether the automatic linking is case sensitive.
           o   Select whether the automatic linking should only match whole words.
      Click on Save changes.
      To edit a whole glossary, for example to change its name or description, turn
       editing on and click on the Edit (     ) icon next to its name.
      To edit a glossary item click on the glossary name, navigate to the glossary
       entry you want, then click on the Edit (      ) icon, to the bottom-right of the
       glossary item. You can also delete the item entirely by clicking (X).
      If you are using the glossary you might want to
       add the Random Glossary Entry block (see
       Miniguide M07 to find out how to do this). This

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       block can be used to display random entries from your glossary. This block can
       be adapted to provide a 'Quote of the Day' or a random picture gallery that
       changes each time the page is refreshed. Before using the Random Glossary
       Entry block you have to configure it using the Edit (   ) icon.
      If switched on, automatic linking will occur whenever the concept words and
       phrases appear throughout the rest of the same course within Moodle. This
       includes anywhere the text editor is used to enter text such as forum postings,
       labels, web pages, books and so on. Files and external websites will not be

      If you do not want particular text to be linked (in a page title, say) then you
       should add <nolink> and </nolink> tags around the text.
      This is done when you use using the Edit (    ) icon to edit the text as normal.
       In the text editor select the text you don’t want linked and click the prevent

       automatic linking button

      In the text editor click on the HTML button     to see the underlying code and
       type in <nolink> and </nolink> tags around your text.

      The link should no longer appear for all instances of the word that appears
       within these tags.

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Appendix – Grading assignments

      To grade an assignment, go to the assignment and click See all course
       grades in the top right corner. The overview shows all students on the course,
       their submissions and an opportunity for the tutor to download, grade and
       leave feedback for each person.

      To view the assignment submissions for an individual student, click on each
       filename to download / open the file. Depending on your computer settings
       different things may happen.
      To grade a student’s submissions click Grade (the yellow buttons on the far
       right of each row) to bring up the grading window.

      The assignment grading tool
       in Moodle contains several
       tools to respond to a
       student’s submission,
       including a drop-down Grade
       choice covering the range of
       grades available. (This range
       can be changed in the
       Assignments setting screen).
      Feedback is written in
       Moodle’s usual editor and
       therefore can include images,
       links and so on. Just below
       the text box is an option to
       send a notification email to the student once the grading has been saved.

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      Note you can now Save changes and add the entry to the list, Cancel to lose
       all changes and return to the list. Save and show next (entry in the list - for
       quicker grading) or lose all changes and move to the Next entry. This is for
       quick viewing of feedback.
      You can click Browse to find any files you wish to send back to the student for
       their submission, for example a Word version of their submission with Track
       Changes and comments.
      Lastly the files submitted for the assignment are displayed, and the tutor can
       control draft copies and simple file management from here. Be careful not to
       delete student submissions though!
      When a student returns to the assignment they will be able to see the grade,
       feedback and response files the tutor has left for the submission.

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Online Moodle resources
If you want to find out more about Moodle have a look at these online resources.



          Moodle Features Demo course within UCL Moodle

          UCL Moodle Users Group within UCL Moodle

                           Learning Technologies Support Service

                                   Cruciform Building
                                 Gower Street WC1E 6BT


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