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									Berkshire Community College
   Moodle Faculty Guide
Getting started
Hello and welcome to the Introduction to BCC Moodle Faculty Guide! This document is intended as a brief
introduction to setting up a course in Moodle. In this Guide, you will find
    • A brief overview of the instructional Resources and Activities available to you in Moodle
    • Tools to customize the look and feel of your Moodle course
    • Instructions on how to upload files (such as Word documents or PDFs) to Moodle
    • Instructions for using key Moodle Activities to make your course more interactive
    • Steps to make those files available to your students

This manual consists of three parts:

   •   Moodle Design and Navigation
   •   Adding Resources to your course
   •   Adding Activities to your course

This Faculty Guide is intended for the beginning course designer, and so the focus is on the basic "need to
know" elements of creating a Moodle course.

About This Guide

This faculty guide is intended for the new instructor, and so does not include more advanced and intricate
aspects of Moodle. Examples of what is not here are:

   •   Configuring the Gradebook
   •   Adding publishers' test banks to Moodle
   •   Using Advanced quiz features
   •   Setting up and configuring Groups
   •   Learning the ins and outs of Discussion forum formats
   •   Using the full range of Activities in Moodle, such as Choices, Lessons, Surveys, etc.

We encourage you to explore these topics in workshops offered at BCC, in online resources (see "For More
Guidance" at the end of this document), and from your fellow faculty.

About Moodle
The basic tenet of the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) is that courses consist of a combination of
Resources and Activities. Students access Resources -- such as textbooks, lessons, website links, videos, and
so on -- and are directed to interact with those materials, and each other, through Activities -- Discussion
forums, Quizzes, Assignments, etc. The main power of Moodle's activity-based model comes in combining the
activities into sequences and groups, which the instructor uses to guide students through learning paths. Each
activity can thus build on the outcomes of previous ones.

Printing this Manual
If you are reading this manual in PDF format It is recommended that you print this manual and
keep it as a handy reference as you are using Moodle. If you want to print this manual, choose

the printer icon at the top left of the Adobe Acrobat page, choose your printer and settings, and then click
the print button.

For Reference: Online Learning @ BCC
BCC Academic Technology has created a rich web resource to assist both faculty and student in their use of
online learning tools, including Moodle. To access the site, go to the BCC website at
http://www.berkshirecc.edu, and click "Online Learning" in the dark blue navigation bar. Resources for Faculty
are located under the "For Faculty" link.

Moodle Design and Navigation
First Step: Set Up Your Computer for Moodle

Before you start designing your course in Moodle, go the Online Learning resources on the BCC website at
http://www.berkshirecc.edu. From the website, click on "Online Learning" in the dark blue horizontal
navigation bar. Click on the "For Faculty" link, and select "Downloads." Make sure that you have downloaded
and configured each of the items in the download list.

Next, follow these steps to configure the Firefox browser:

   •   Enable JavaScript (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/javascript-settings-for-interactive-web-
   •   Enable Cookies (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences)
   •   Turn off the Pop-up blocker (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-

Then, begin by logging into MyBCC.

Log In to Moodle through "MyBCC"

MyBCC is BCC's portal. One advantage of this portal is that you will now have a single login and password that will
give you access to email, Moodle, WebAdvisor, and other online resources. NOTE: Your MyBCC password expires
every six months. The system will warn you to change your password as the deadline approaches.

1. Open your Internet browser (Moodleroom recommends Firefox browser)
2. Go to the BCC website at http://www.berkshirecc.edu, and click on the MyBCC logo
3. Log in with your BCC username and WebAdvisor password
4. If you have issues with logging in, contact the IT help desk at x3004 (413-236-3004)
5. You will see your Moodle courses listed in the central area of the portal home page

The Moodle Front Page

The Moodle front page is the main area where course elements are placed and design, management, and
instruction take place. See the following sections for explanations of the major elements shown below.

The Magic Button: "Turn Editing On"

At the top right of the Moodle front page, you will see
the "Turn editing on" button. Once that button is clicked,
all the designer's editing tools become available to you,
and course components can be added, deleted, moved, and hidden/revealed.

Course Formats
The course format that you choose will decide the basic layout of your course, like a template. The Topics
format is made up of numbered units that can represent either Topics or Weeks. The weekly and topics
formats are very similar in structure. The main difference is that each box in the weekly format covers
exactly one week, whereas in the topic format, each box can cover whatever you like. Your BCC Moodle
course shell is pre-formatted using the Topics Format, set to 16 topics to reflect the typical weeks in a
semester. We recommend the Topic format for the beginning online instructor.

An example of the topic format:

Note that the instructor has changed the default Topics Labels with the Unit's dates in the topic areas in
this example.

Using the Navigation Bar
The navigation bar is located below the BCC logo at the top right of your course front page. The bar will remind
you of where you are and guide you through your course.

The Navigation bar links are also called the Breadcrumb links. They will let you navigate back to your Home
page from within an activity or a resource. In the example above, left to right, the home page will be the first
link (BCCMoodle), the Semester (2012SP), your course title (BUS 107), the type of activity you are currently in
(Forums), and then the specific page you are on (Open Forum). Click any link in the series to go to that area of

Using Blocks on your front page

The course front page consists of a central panel where course materials are
displayed, and then a series of "blocks" on the right and left side of the page. After
you have clicked "Turn Editing On," you will see a list of Blocks you can add to your
course page. Many Blocks are included in the Moodle package, but some require
specific plug-ins with an extra cost.

Any block that has a red "X" showing can be deleted. BCC has three blocks that are
included in every course and cannot be deleted:

   •   My Courses -- showing all the courses and resources a faculty member can
   •   Moodle Help
   •   Email List -- for email communication within the Moodle course

The Calendar Block
Moodle provides a Calendar block, which will automatically show students the due dates you place on
Assignments and Quizzes that have defined start and end dates. Students will see those Calendar due dates in
Moodle, on their MyBCC portal calendar, and also see them as entries in their "My To Do" list in the Portal.
NOTE: Only Assignments and Quizzes with due dates will show in the Calendar automatically; other due dates
or Calendar items must be added manually.

To add an event to the Moodle Calendar,

   1. Click month on Calendar to get an expanded month view
   2. In Calendar view click the New Event button
   3. On a New Event page select the type of event
          o A User Event will only be visible by the user currently logged in (i.e. the one creating the event)
          o A Group Event will be visible to a particular Group on the course (chosen from a drop-down list)
          o A Course Event will be visible to participants on the course in question. Only users with the
              capability to manage calendar entries at the course level can add course events.
          o A Site Event is a "global" event - visible in every course and on the calendar on the home page.
              Only users with the capability to manage calendar entries at the system level can add site
   4. Set the event properties
   5. Click Save changes

Hiding/showing modules

When browsing a course, it's possible to click on the "Show only" icon (e.g. Show only topic 1) to display one
module at a time.

(Or toggle back to "show all"   ) This is simply a user preference, and does not affect the way other users see
the course.

There is also a "jump box" option, with a drop down menu of all the course sections:

Adding elements to your front page

   •   Turn editing on by clicking the button top right
   •   For Resources and Activities, dropdown menus will appear in each section. Click the appropriate
       dropdown menu to add your item.

Editing elements on your front page

Click Turn Editing On and you will see that each item on your course front page and each section/block will
have icons next to it that perform different functions such as edit/move/copy/delete/hide. Note: your theme
may have icons different from these below:

8. Click on the icon to hide an item or the icon to show an item.

            - the edit icon allows you to change the wording or settings of the item.
            - the open-eye icon means an item is visible to students. It will close when you click on it
            - the closed-eye icon means an item is hidden from students. It will open when you click on it
          - the right icon is used to indent course elements (there is also a left icon)
             - the "crosshairs" move icon allows you to move items or sections by dragging and dropping.
          - the delete icon will permanently delete something from the course
              - the groups icon allows you to change between no groups or separate/visible groups
             - the roles icon allows you to assign roles locally in the item.

The following icons are visible when editing is both on and off

           - This icon is used to show only the selected section
           - This icon is used to show all sections in a course

Moving Sections or Blocks on your front page

To move a Block

Blocks appear at the side(s) of your course area. To move one,

    1. Click and hold the Block's title bar.
    2. Drag the block to its new position (you can move Blocks from one side to the other, but not into the
    3. The block should now appear in the location you chose.

To move a Section
Click and drag the crosshairs icon to move the section. (Note: in the Topics format, whichever section is first
will have a default number 1 on the right. This is not editable, so it is advised to clearly label and date each
section if you are using the Topics format and moving the current section to the top of the course each week).

Adding Resources to Your Moodle Course
Setting Up Your Moodle Profile

One of the first steps a user should take after entering BCC is to edit the user profile. Every user has a profile
which contains your name and email contact information. This is where you can upload an image of yourself
as well as manage several important settings for using the system.

The instructions below take you through how to:
   • Access and edit your profile
   • Choose a primary language for menus and buttons to display
   • Add an image to your BCC profile
   • Choose settings for receiving email notifications ("Email digest type", "Email activated", "Email format",
       "Forum auto-subscribe")
   • Choose settings for viewing discussion forum read/unread messages ("Forum Tracking")
   • Choose settings such as AJAX for editing courses ("AJAX and Javascript")

To edit your profile, click your name in the upper right of Moodle course, which will link you directly to your
Profile. Click the "Edit Profile" tab.

The general settings allow you to make some choices about how Moodle should act. You may find over time
that you will want to alter your settings to suit your teaching style. One example of settings is shown below,
with some important options highlighted.

   •   Forum auto-subscribe: If you select yes for this it will mean that when you post a message to a forum,
       you will be subscribed to that forum and receive email copies of all messages for that forum.
   •   Forum tracking: This is a useful option to enable. If enabled it will highlight unread forum messages so
       you can easily see what is new.
   •   Screen reader: This option causes a different interface to be used with some Moodle features. The
       new interface is easier to use with screen readers.
   •   Preferred language: Moodle supports displaying Moodle text is languages other than English. This does
       not affect text entered by the instructor or the students. Instructors can override this for a particular
       course. At the moment only a small number of languages are provided but new ones can be added
       upon request.

The second section allows you to include a picture. This is a nice touch for personalizing your Forum posts in
Moodle. You will need a digital photo in .jpg or .png format.

The third and fourth sections are for optional information, and allow you to list interests and additional
contact information.

Adding a Label, Text or Web Page

One of the main methods of adding Resources directly into your Moodle course is through the use of Labels,
text pages, and web pages. The difference between Labels and Text or Web Pages (there isn't much difference
between these two) is that:
    • Labels are visible directly on the course page
    • Text or web pages appear on the course page as links to the Resource

Labels are very useful for displaying embedded videos, displaying banners or images, and for instructions or
wording that you want students to pay close attention to. Be mindful of overusing labels, as they can clutter
up your course page. Linking to course Resources by using text and web pages is considered good practice in

The HTML Editor
Most Resources and many Activities in the Moodle LMS allow you to input formatted text, images, videos, and
links, and use a standard input box called the HTML editor. The HTML editor works just like the editor toolbar
in MS Word, Yahoo mail, Gmail, etc.).

You will probably recognize many of the icons from using Microsoft Word, Yahoo, Gmail or other programs
that use these somewhat standardized icons. You can also change text color and background color. Of course,
you always have to select the text first, then click the icon.
The HTML editor can be used to add links, images, tables, emoticons, special characters, horizontal rules, and
mathematical equations, or even edit the raw HTML (used to include embedded scripts such as online videos
from YouTube).

Adding a Label

1. Click on the Turn editing on button

2. Decide which section you want to insert the label in, and then click on the
Add a Resource… drop down menu at the bottom of that section and select
Insert a label.

3. Type what you wish to have in the text box. Choose the size, font and
style desired. Labels can include embedded video, links, text, and images.
Whatever you put in the label will be visible in full on the course page.

4. From the Visible to students drop down menu select Hide if you do not want to show the label or keep it as
Show if you wish to show it.

5. Click Save changes.

To modify a Label
1. Click the Turn editing on button.
2. Click the edit button beside the Label.

3. Do your changes, and don't forget to save!

To remove a Label
1. Click the Turn editing on button.
2. Click the right next to the Label.
3. A new page will open asking you "Are you absolutely sure you want to completely
                 delete 'Name of label'?", click Yes if you wish to permanently delete the label.

To move a Label to another section
1. Click the Turn editing on button.
2. Click the move button and drag your label to the new location

To hide a Label
You can also hide Labels from your students in order to use them at another time. To do that:

1. Click the Turn editing on button.
2. Click the next to the Label. (Note: If the eye is open,      that means the Label is now shown to students.
If the eye is closed, then the label is hidden.)

Adding a Text or Web Page

   1. Click the Turn Editing On button.
   2. Click on the Add a Resource drop-down menu for the specific week/topic and select Compose a Web
   3. Type in a Name for the page (required).
   4. Type in the information in the Summary box (optional).
   5. Type in the information in the Full Text box (required).
   6. Scroll down and select "Save and return to course" or "Save and display"
   7. The web page will appear as a link at the bottom of the Topic you created it in.
   8. Move the new Web Page link into the position you prefer.

Adding Files to a Course

There are basically two ways to add files to your course in Moodle:

   •   Go to the topic/unit on your course page, and select "Link to a File or Website"
       o Browse and upload your file into Moodle
       o "Choose" the file you just uploaded
       o Save and display, or save and return to course


   •   Upload one or several files, or directories of files to Moodle under the "Files" function in Settings
          o Go to the topic/unit on your course page, and select "Link to a File or Website"
          o "Choose" the file you just uploaded
          o Save and display, or save and return to course

   Which of these methods you use depends on how many external files you have and how you want to
   manage them, as well as how you want your students to access them (e.g., a folder of readings with
   several Word or pdf files contained in it). Once you have uploaded a file once into Moodle, it will be
   available for linking anywhere in your course.

Adding files/websites as a link on your course page

To add a file as a link, turn editing on, go to the topic or week where you would like the file to appear, and then
choose Link to a file or web site from the Add a resource drop down menu.

This will open the screen to the right:
Type in a title in the Name field, this will
be the name of the link the students will
click on to access the file. You can
optionally type a summary for this link in
the Summary text box.

If you are linking to a file, click the Choose or upload a file … button. This will open a standard
browse/choose window (see next section for a full description about choosing files). If you would like to
link to a web site, then paste the website URL in the Location text box. You can also click the Search for a web
page... button to open up a search window. When you find a page in the search window, you may drag and
drop its link to the Location text box, or simply copy and paste the address of the page.

Choosing a file

Choosing Choose or upload a file … in the previous section will open up the file browser. Now that you are
choosing to link a file, you will see Choose listed next to file that you can choose from your Files storage area.
Simply click Choose to load this file. Moodle will return you to the Adding a new Resource screen, and here
you just need to click Save Changes at the bottom of the page to make the file available for your students.

Once you have chosen files, students will see links to
these files on your Moodle course site. For instance, in
the screen shot below, a Word file, a PowerP oint file,
an mp3 file, an Acrobat PDF file, and an HTML file are
added to the Moodle course. The HTML file is hidden
from student. Notice the difference in the eye icon
between a shown      and a hidden    file.

Note: Turning editing off when you are done. Students
can never see the editing icons, whether you have
editing turned on or off. Below is a view of the course
with editing turned off.

The student view of the same screen (see below). Note that the hidden file is not visible to students also.

Using Moodle to display files is not only convenient, it is also secure. You can be assured that your files
are only visible for the students enrolled in your course, and only when you want them to be visible.
Moodle handles the code for displaying audio and video files automatically and provides a handy built in
player for controlling audio and video files. Moodle also uses external players such as Windows Media
Player and Real One Player.

Files storage area
You may have existing content that you want to add to your course, such as web pages, audio files, video files,
Word, PPT, PDF, or Flash animations. Any type of file that exists can be uploaded into your course and stored
on the server. While your files are on the server you can move, rename, edit or delete them.
All of this is achieved through the Files link in the Administration block. This is only available to instructors - it
is not accessible by students. Individual files are made available to students when you add files (see next

The Files storage area is shown below. Folders are listed first, then files. You can create as many folders as you
want to organize your files. You may also move your files from one folder to another. Files and folders can be
renamed by clicking the Rename link. Some types of files (html, text) may be edited online and you will see the
Edit link next to them. Other files will need to be edited on your local computer and uploaded again. If you
upload a file with the same name as an existing file it will automatically be overwritten. To preview any file you
have uploaded, just click on its name.

Adding a folder in your Files storage area

1. First click the Files link in the Administration block: In the files area, click on the Make a folder button.

2. Give the new folder a name and then click Create. This will create a new empty folder in your Files storage

Uploading files into Folders
To upload files into the folder you have just created, in the Files storage area first click on the folder's name to
open this it. It’s an empty folder because you haven’t added anything yet. To add files click Upload a file.

Browse for the file on your local computer, select it and click Open, then click on Upload this file. This will put
the file in the folder.

Uploading more than one file at a time

If you want to upload a number of files at once, put all the files in one folder and then by using an
archive/compression program (i.e. WinZIP, WinRAR,..) you can compress this folder to get one single .zip file.
Upload the zip file and then unzip them again inside the files area (you will see an Unzip link next to zipped
A final note: if your content resides on an internet site then you don't need to upload the files at all - you can
create links from your course directly to them by selecting the Link to a file or web site from the Add a
resource drop down menu.

Adding a directory to the course front page
Turn editing on and then go to the Add resources drop down menu in the topic or week that
you would like to place the directory.

Then choose Display a directory.

A new page will open. Type in a title for the directory in the Name text box. You can add a summary for this
directory in the Summary text box. Choose the name of the folder from the Display a directory drop down
menu. You can choose any folder found in your Files storage area.

Click the Save Changes button.

Now students can see the directory in the course page and access the files inside by clicking on its name.
As you add files to this folder in the Files storage area, they
will be available automatically to students in this directory.
NOTE: Students cannot access any file in the Files storage area if it is not placed in the directory/folder you
selected to be displayed.

Adding Activities to the Course
There are many Activities available to use in a BCC Moodle course. They can be found on the "Add an Activity"
drop down menu.

In this guide, we will describe the most commonly used Activities: Assignments, Forum, Quiz, and TurnItIn
Assignment. Look for workshops and tutorials on other Moodle Activities.

       Enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line

       Allows participants to have asynchronous discussions

       Allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback
       and/or to correct answers shown

Turnitin Assignment
       For setting up assignments where student papers will be submitted to the TII database for an
       originality check.

Creating an Assignment

The assignment activity module allows instructors to collect work from students, review it and provide
feedback including grades. Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word
processed documents, spreadsheets, images, and audio and video clips.

First, choose the type of assignment you want to create. To decide you'll need to know how you'd like to
receive the submission.

  •    Upload a single file - not recommended, instead use the Advanced upload assignment type.
  •    Advanced uploading of files - Use if you require the student's work to be in the form of a file or
       document. Options include: multiple file submission, allowing students to type a message alongside
       their submission & returning a file as feedback. This method is the most common one used, but is also
       a little slow to grade since you have to open each student's file.
  •    Online text - If the response is relatively short (say a couple of paragraphs or less) and does not require
       specific formatting, it is recommended that you use the Online Text assignment. This assignment is
       quicker and easier for both the instructor and the student. Students type directly into Moodle and
       teachers can comment directly in the student's response. There is no need to open a file prior to
  •    Offline Activity - Used when you need a place to record the grade and describe an assignment that is
       not submitted via Moodle. This option is commonly used in hybrid or web-enhanced classes when the
       assignment is handed in on paper.

Advanced uploading of files

  1. Type in a name for the assignment.
  2. Type in a Description in the text box.
  3. Use the dropdown box to set the number of points the assignment is worth.
  4. In the Available From field, select the earliest date the students may begin submitting their
     assignment. (frequently disabled)
  5. In the Due date field, select the last date you want students to submit work.
  6. Select Yes or No in the Prevent late submissions field.

   7. In the Advanced uploading of files
       section, you can customize the
       assignment to your needs.
   8. The Maximum size setting will help
       you and your students by narrowing
       the size of file that can be attached
       and thereby improving download
   9. Set the Allow deleting Yes or No. This
       will allow the student to remove an
       accidental or incorrect submission up
       until the time of the Due date, or the
       assignment is graded.
   10. In the Maximum number of
       uploaded files field, set the total number of files student should submit with the assignment.
   11. In the Allow notes field, select if you wish to allow students to leave you a note when submitting the
   12. In the Hide description before available date field, select Yes or No. This will typically be set to No.
   13. If you want Moodle to email you when students submit the assignment, set the email alerts to Yes.
   14. If you are using groups in your course, you can set the assignment to a group in the Commonmodule
       setting section and select show or hide the assignment from students.
   15. Lastly, Click the Save Changes button.

Online text
   1. In an Online text assignment, students can type
      directly into Moodle and teachers can type feedback
      into the body of the student's work.
   2. To do this, set the Comment inline selection to "Yes."
      The student's submission will be copied into the
      feedback comment field during grading, making it
      easier to comment (using a different color, perhaps)
      or to edit the original text.

Offline Activity
This is useful when the assignment is performed outside of Moodle. It could be something elsewhere on the
web or face-to-face. Students can see a description of the assignment, but can't upload files. Grading works
normally, and students will get notifications of their grades. There are no settings.

Discussion Forums
An entire book can be written on the use of discussion forums in online course -- and in fact they have been.
Forums are an essential interactive component of the online course, and there is some subtlety to their

formatting, use, grading, and cultivating. For this section, the basic setup of the Forum is given. Faculty new to
online learning are strongly encouraged to take a workshop, or visit the tutorials on Forum use and grading.

Setting up a Discussion Forum

    1. Scroll down to the Topic/Week to which you intend to add the Forum.
    2. Click the Add an Activity dropdown list box.
    3. Select Forum from the list.
    4. Type in a name for your forum. Moodle requires a name and an introduction for the Forum.
    5. Choose the type of forum. Click the blue question mark button for more information about the other
       types of forums.
    6. Type in an introduction to your forum.
    7. Set your force subscription choice.
         A subscription sends an email of every message posted to the forum to students and instructors.
         With the exception of the News forum (which is used for important announcements & updates) forcing
         subscription is NOT recommended.
         Forcing subscriptions can generate a lot of email - be choiceful!
    8. Set the Read Tracking option. Read Tracking allows users to track their read and unread messages.
    9. Set the Maximum attachment size option. Generally, the default value is fine.
    10. Set the Ratings option. Ratings allow you to grade the student’s messages.

    11. Choose the desired grade scale from the drop down.

12. Set date ranges for rating, if desired.

13. Set your blocking preferences. Blocking prevents students from posting more than one response in a certain period of

14. Click the "Save and Return to Course" button. Your forum has now been created.

Creating a Quiz

Using the Question Bank

Quizzes are another area of Moodle that are considered "intermediate/advanced." Moodle itself has a
powerful quiz engine. Many textbook publishers have test banks that can be uploaded into Moodle as well.
What follows is a very basic guide to using the Moodle Quiz tool. Faculty new to online learning are
encouraged to take advantage of workshops offered on Moodle quizzes. The following shows the very basic
information about creating multiple choice quiz questions, and then setting up a Quiz using those questions.

Questions used in quizzes are entered into the Question Bank. This is the suggested method for creating a
quiz: create the questions first, then add them to your quiz.

Create a Multiple Choice Question
1. Click on Questions in the Administration block on the left. This will take you to the Question bank.

2. In the "Create new question" dropdown, choose "Multiple Choice."

3. Now, enter your question text and correct and incorrect answers. The example below assumes a single
correct answer, with a point value of 100%.

4. When you are finished adding any additional question feedback, click "Save Changes."

Creating the Quiz

Now that you have your questions in Moodle, you will need to create a quiz to place them in. What follows are
instructions for the simplest possible quiz you could create in Moodle. As mentioned above, it is
recommended that faculty new to online learning attend a workshop focused exclusively on quiz construction.

   1. Scroll down to the section
      in which you want to
      create a quiz. From the
      Activities menu, select

   2. Give your quiz a name.
      This name will become a
      link to the quiz on the
      Moodle course page.
      Specific, descriptive
      resource and activity
      names help your students
      navigate your course.
   3. Add an introduction to your quiz. Include instructions, links to other resources, images, etc, to help
      your students understand what you want them to do.

  4. For the Timing section, uncheck the disable checkboxes and add your availability dates. If your deadline
      is 12 midnight, Moodle only allows "23:55" as a time setting; otherwise your quiz will close before you
      intend it to. Accept the defaults for the rest of this section.
  5. For the Display, the most secure options are one question per page, and yes to both Shuffle options.
      Note that if you shuffle the quiz questions and students challenge "number 4," you will have to ask
      them for the complete text of the question, as their question number 4 is randomly assigned.
  6. For Attempts, decide your options. First attempt means that this quiz's first score is the final score.
      Click the blue question marks if you wish to use a different mastery model for your quiz.
  7. For Review Options, Security, Common module settings, and Overall feedback, just accept the defaults.
      You can learn in a workshop or by experimentation what these various features provide.
  8. Click "Save and display" to now select your quiz questions.
  9. You will be taken to the Question database. If you have created questions, you will be able to select
      them through the pull down menu.
  10. Add questions to the quiz by selected the double blue caret icon to move them to the left.
  11. Once you have added all the questions, select "Save changes"
  12. Move the quiz to the Topic/location you like on the course page.

Creating a Turn It In Assignment

  1. Open your Moodle course page.
  2. With editing on, click on the “Add an activity…” pull-down menu in the Module where you want to
     add the TurnItIn assignment.
  3. Scroll down to near the bottom of the list and select “Turnitin Assignment.”
  4. A window will appear. Enter information into all the required fields. You will need to type in an
     assignment name and a summary. Note: Typing an assignment summary directly in Moodle seems to
     work better than copying and pasting it from a word processing program.
  5. Review all the options in this window. This is where you can decide whether you will allow late
     submissions, allow students to view the Originality Report, whether you want to exclude quotes and
     bibliographies from the Originality Report, etc.
  6. Click “Save and display.”

7. You will now see a window with the “Summary” tab already selected. A table shows the associated
   dates and “marks” number. The default due and post dates are one week from the current date and
   time. To edit the due and post dates, click on the pencil icon.

8. A new screen will open.
9.   Set the correct “Start date,” “Due date,” “Post date,” and “Marks,” using the drop down arrows.
10. When you are finished, click “Submit.”

11. Now check to see that your assignment link is visible and available to students with the correct settings
    in place.

When Your Course Design is Complete
Open the "Eyes" in Your Sections

Click "Turn Editing On," and make sure that the Topics/Sections and elements that you want to have visible to
students show the eye icon as open. You can check the visibility of items by switching your role to student to
see that all items you intend to be visible are available.

Switching role to “Student”
   1. After adding content to your course, and making sure your content is visible, you can test how your
      students will view the designed course.
   2. Beside the Turn editing on button there is a menu called Switch role to…
   3. Choose Student
   4. The Turn editing on button will disappear from the student role since students cannot add, modify or
      delete course content.
   5. To go back to your initial role, click on Return to my normal role.

Making Your Course Available to Students
Setting course visibility lets you reduce your courses list to just the ones you are using, while letting you
access the hidden courses to add content to them before showing them to your students.

   1. Go to the Administration block and select "Settings"
   2. Scroll down to the "Availability" section and choose either "This course is available…" or "This course is
      not available…"
   3. Scroll down and click "Save changes"

For Further Guidance

       BCC Online Learning web pages

       The official "Moodle Core" website. Search for your question on this site, and you will find both official
       Moodle documentation, and answers that other Moodle Users have provided. Some of these will be
       quite technical, but some are user-oriented and helpful.

       Moodlerooms Joule 1.9 Teachers Manual

If you have any problems with your course, please contact online learning help at


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