Module Name Description
Course Basics Book Course Basics
Restructuring Course Content Book Restructuring Course Content

The ease of use makes Moodle user friendly.  You can change section titles on the fly, drag and drop items on your course front page, add additional features, and do so much more. This guide will provide instructions on how easy it is to accomplish these tasks.

Gradebook Overview Book Gradebook Overview

The Gradebook function on Moodle allows professors to manage class course grades online. Here are a few benefits of using the Moodle Gradebook:

  • Students can track their progress and have access to their grades over the course.
  • Gradebook automatically creates grade items that correspond to assignments, quizzes, or other graded activities that you have created for your Moodle class.
  • Gradebook allows you to hide grades if they are not ready to display.
  • Gradebook allows you to give personalized feedback to your students.


gradebook setup link in gear menu

File Adding a Zero to Gradebook Items
Quizzes Book Quizzes Overview

The Quiz activity in Moodle provides multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions that can be assembled into a quiz or an exam administered through the computer.


We do not recommend using the Quiz activity for high stakes mid-term and final exams. However, the use of the Quiz activity for low stakes and more frequently administered quizzes is recommended as a formative assessment technique helping students and instructors measure learning progress.

Importing Course Content Book Importing Course Content Overview

One of the best things about using Moodle is that previous courses can be reused.  This will save you time and energy.  Setting up your future course has never been this easy.

This section will provide instructions on how to copy content between Moodle courses.

New Tutorials Spring 2019 File How to Organize Your List of Courses
Assignments Overview Book Overview

The assignment module allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades. The work a student submits is visible only to the teacher and not to other students.

An assignment can require a student to:

  • Submit a digital file (e.g., word docs, video clips, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Submit an answer into a text field
  • Submit both a file and a text field response
  • Neither – this will allow an “offline” assignment to be placed in the Calendar and Gradebook

When reviewing and grading assignments, instructors can provide feedback comments or upload files such as marked-up student submissions or annotated pdfs. Grades will be recorded in the course Gradebook.

Assignments are beneficial Moodle placeholders for in-class activities. For example, if students are giving presentations in class, creating an assignment activity allows you to include assignment instructions, a due date, and a point value.  The due date will appear in the Moodle calendar, and a grade item for this assignment will appear in the Moodle Gradebook.