Module Name Description
URL Moodle 3.8 Overview
URL LinkedIn Learning Course: Learning Moodle 3.8
Course Basics File Navigating the My Moodle Dashboard
URL Finding your Way Around Moodle
URL Moodle Dashboard

Upon logging in the user is sent to the page which displays a list of courses.

Book Course Basics
Restructuring Course Content URL Adding Activities to a Moodle Course
URL Uploading Files
URL Course Layout
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 URL An Overview of the Moodle Gradebook
URL Create & Organize Items & Categories in the Moodle Gradebook
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.

File Adding a Zero to a Gradebook Item
Quizzes URL Administer, Review, and Grade a Moodle Quiz
URL Add or Edit Questions in a Moodle Quiz
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.

WHY SHOULD I USE A QUIZ?

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.


URL Quiz Question Types in Moodle
URL Importing quizzes using Respondus 4.0
File Quickstart Guide to Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0® is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Moodle, and . Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved between different learning systems. (Does not work with MACs)

File Printing a Quiz in Moodle
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.


Assignments Overview URL Moodle 3.8 Assignments
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.