Moodle for Faculty
Tips and instructions for instructors using Moodle in online and face-to-face courses at MLC.
Beginning Course Tasks
Courses need to be activated before they appear in Moodle. You may activate any course that you a...
Import Course Content
Course content from previous offerings can be imported for reuse. The entire course can be import...
Adding a TA
A Teachers' Assistant (TA) can be added to courses to assist with various instructional duties. ...
View Course as Student
This feature allows instructors to see the course home page and activities as if they were a stud...
Set Course to View
By default, all courses are initially hidden from student view. Instructors need to make courses ...
View Class Roster
Class rosters are available to view prior to the semester via Portal or during the semester via P...
Initial Communication with Students
The blue List link will bring you to a sortable list view of your students. E-mail All (MLC)...
Moodle Enrollment Process
Information on how students are enrolled in Moodle courses. When students enroll in an MLC cou...
Fixing Orphaned Activities
After importing and opening up a course, sometimes activities appear as orphaned. Please follow t...
Using a Meta-Course
Some MLC courses have several sections of the same course. These can be combined into a single co...
Add Course Sections to a Meta-Site
Meta-courses can be reused from one semester or year to the next by removing the sections that ar...
Rubrics in Moodle
How to Use Rubrics in Moodle
Set Up Rubric in Moodle
This screencast shows the user how to set up a rubric in Moodle.
Grading a Moodle Assignment Using a Rubric
This screencast shows how to grade an assignment onecethe rubric has been established.
Re-Using a Rubric in Moodle
This screencast shows how to use a rubric established for one assignment in another without retyp...
Course Layout and Design
Layout and Navigation Basics
Turning Editing On 1. Enter the course site you want to edit. 2. Click on the settings gear in ...
MLC courses use collapsed topics by default. These topics can be used to organize course content,...
Instructor Information Block
Design Tips and Style Guide
Fixing Orphaned Content
Orphaned content can appear when the number of sections in a current course does not match the nu...
A brief explanation of the available activity types you can add to your Moodle course. Assignm...
Organizing Course Content
Course resources and activities typically appear on the course page in the order that they are en...
Adding Course Content and Resources
Importing Content from Previous Course
Adding a File Resource
PDFs, Word Documents, Images, Spreadsheets, and more can be added to the course page for students...
Uploading a File from Google Drive
Adding a Link to a Webpage
Creating a Course Subpage
Adding Content to Course Sidebar
Adding Library Resources
Embedding Audio and Video
Hiding or Restricting Course Content
How Students Can Contribute Files or Links
If you wish to have students contribute to your Moodle site, it is possible, but not very intuiti...
Showing Hidden Content
Hidden content cannot be seen by students. Content needs to be made visible before students can s...
Deleting Activities or Resources
When an activity or resource is outdated or will no longer be used for the course, it can be dele...
Adding Moodle Assignments
File Submission Types
Grading Moodle Assignments
Using Feedback Files When this option is enabled in an assignment, instructors can upload a comp...
Upload Google Doc to Moodle Assignment
A very useful feature in Moodle Assignments is the ability for students to upload a Google Doc di...
Recording Video in Moodle
Anywhere that instructors or students have a textbox to enter text, they can also record audio or...
Moodle Assignment Settings
When adding a new assignment activity to a Moodle course, there are a variety of settings that im...
Other Moodle Activities
Initial Gradebook Setup
Categories Weights Moving Items Grade Scale Aggregations: Moodle allows you to aggregate you...
Student View of Grades
Grading Moodle Assignments
Grading Moodle Quizzes
Grading Moodle Discussion Forums
Grading Other Activities/Manual Grade Items
Detailed View Quick Grading Feedback audio/video feedback Grading Guides Rubrics Feedback F...
Overriding Existing Grades
Excluding Individual Grade
Reordering Gradebook Items
When viewing the gradebook, items are listed in chronological order, based on when the assignment...
Using Grading Guides
Where Groups Can be Used
No Groups Groups will not be used for this activity. This is the default setting. Separate Grou...
Setting Up a Group
How Groups Behave
In assignments In discussion forums In wikis In workshops
Using Groups in a Discussion Forum
Groups can be used in a Discussion Forum to limit the number of posts an individual student inter...