Logging out of Moodle is as easy as clicking the logout link at the bottom of the Moodle page. After logging out, you must close your browser and Web Login session. It is necessary because, after an hour, anyone using the same browser can access UMass services that use Web Login authentication. You can also log out from another computer or a mobile device.
Courses not released to students before the beginning of a semester
Whether an instructor or a student, you may need to be prepared to deal with hidden courses. Some Moodle courses are not released to students before the beginning of upcoming semesters. Depending on the instructor’s preferences, you can hide them so that students will not see them.
Generally, courses that aren’t released to students before the start of a semester must be released by the instructor. Instructors who want to release courses after the start of a semester should contact the Instructional Media Lab or SPIRE. They should also confirm their teaching assistant status or contact their Academic Scheduling Representative.
Instructors who want to release a course before the start of the semester should release it to students ahead of time. They can do this by either individually hiding elements of the course or waiting until the automatic release of the course. The course will not automatically be released to students if requested after the start of Preview Week.
It will help if you read the syllabus once before the start of the semester. However, it should be considered a working document and may change as new topics or emergencies arise. When you make changes to the syllabus, update it on the Moodle site to reflect these changes.
Moodle provides a convenient way to send one-way announcements to students in a course. This feature is called Announcements and is located in the course forums. Whenever a new announcement is made, students receive an automatic email notification. They can also subscribe to receive the announcements in a daily digest.
Announcements can be posted on a single page, or You can distribute them to the entire class. Each post is held for 30 minutes before being sent out. You can edit announcement posts before sending them out. You can also hide them by removing the Latest News block. Once posted, you can review them whenever you log into Moodle. You can extend permission to other class members if you wish by editing the announcement’s permissions. You can also hide or turn off comments on announcements.
The Announcements forum contains the latest announcements in Moodle courses. You can change the name of this forum to make it easier to find. It is in the top section of a course by default, but you can move it to a different location if needed.
Group self-selection activity
A Group self-selection activity on Moodle Umass allows students to form groups and work together on a course. It is essential to explain to students that the teacher does not create these groups. Leaving this task to the students could confuse them, and allowing them to work in groups without teacher approval could lead to a jumbled mess. Instead, It should name the groupings according to the assignment.
The first step in using Group self-selection is adding groups to your Moodle course. You can do this by editing the activities settings. Then, open the group self-selection activity. You can customize the settings of this activity by clicking on the ‘Group self-selection’ icon or the corresponding link.
The Group self-selection activity on Moodle is a great way to let students choose who they want to work with. Once students choose their group, they can work on their assignments. The course administrator can create assignments and materials according to the group’s settings.
Another feature of Group self-selection activity on Moodle is the ability to assign different types of groups. Depending on the assignment, different groups will need different sizes. For instance, a forum requires larger groups, while a wiki requires more minor groups. Groupings also make it easier to assign different activities.
Uploading attachments to a course
Adding files to a Moodle course can be done in various ways. Drag and drop is an option that can be handy if you have many files. You can also add labels to course sections, which can help students find what they’re looking for. Labels can also help you sort course content and add interest to course pages.
Next, select the file you want to upload. It will open a new window that contains the file’s name and extension. Click the Name field to edit the file’s name. When done, click the Update button to add it to the course.
You can also set an assignment’s due date in your Moodle course. You can either make it visible to students or hide it completely. The completion tracking will show a progress bar. If the setting is 0, the Latest news block will not appear on the course.
After you’ve finished creating an assignment or uploading files to your course, you can select one or more files from your computer and upload them in Moodle. You can also create folders in Moodle to store and upload multiple files simultaneously. In addition to folders, you can also create sub-folders for your files.
Duplicate resources and activities in a course
Duplicating resources and activities in a Moodle course is a valuable feature that can save you time. The duplicated resources and activities appear below the original; you can move, rename, and edit them. Duplicated course content includes group overrides but not user overrides.
To edit an activity, click its title and click Edit. Once this is done, click Save. It will then add the activity at the bottom of a section. To move it, click the Move icon. You can then drag it to a different location on the page.
You can also use the Import function to copy resources and activities. It will copy most of the content and settings of the resource and activity. It will also copy the layout and organization of the resource and activity. However, the Import function allows you to duplicate a resource or activity only if it matches the same category.
It can be tedious to add Resources and activities to a course manually. Duplicating them can be a great way to save time by not having to re-enter them. Besides editing, duplicating items can make rearranging your course page easy. You can also use the Turn editing on the menu at the top of the course page.
Duplicate assignments in a course
If you’ve ever tried to complete an assignment only to discover that it already exists in the course, you can avoid the problem by copying the same content. Duplicate assignments appear below the original item and have “(copy)” appended to their names. To move the duplicated item to a new location, you can drag and drop it into the appropriate location in Moodle. Note that you cannot move the duplicated assignment to a section that has been closed.
If you need to remove a duplicate assignment, you can use the Macmillan Missing Content Tool. It identifies the content that’s missing in Moodle. It can also help you remove the old assignment while adding new ones. Make sure you perform a content refresh in both Moodle and Achieve courses.
If the course is not yet fully converted into Moodle, you can restore it to an earlier version by granting IT access to the Moodle course. However, the original course does not include the students’ contributions and enrollment information.
Accessing grades in a course
If you are a Moodle user, you’ll want to know how to access grades in a course. There are three basic ways to do this: clicking on the “Grades” button, downloading all submissions, or choosing individual submissions. You can also save feedback after reviewing submissions by clicking the “Save” button.
Accessing grades in a course on moodle is easy. Grades are available in your Moodle Gradebook; you can export them to an Excel spreadsheet. Before you do this, however, you must have a unique identifier for each student. It may be their UMass email address or an 8-digit ID number.
Once you’ve selected a grade item, you can view the details. Click on the pencil icon next to the grade item column heading. It opens the Gradebook page. Here, you can view all the grade items for a particular student or grade item. You might find this feature particularly useful if you have a large class. You may also want to use the single view tab if you have a comprehensive course. It will give you two drop-down menus for quick access to your grade book.
If you have hidden a graded activity from students, you can access it through the Gradebook. To edit your course page, click on the pencil icon, which You can find in the top-right section. You will see editing links here. Once you’ve located the graded activity, click on the edit link next to it. Then you can see the graded activity’s details.
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