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  • In Moodle you can create assignments where students submit work together in groups. For example, students in a group can submit one file that represents their joint work. Note: This is distinct from the "Separate Groups" or "Visible Groups" options that control how students see other groups'...
  • Calculated questions require the student to calculate and provide a numeric answer for a specified formula using data that Moodle changes randomly for each student. The purpose of the Calculated question type is to create multiple versions of the question with different numbers used for each...
  • Edit an Existing Page The Edit tab at the top of the wiki page or Edit in the Navigation block allows users to edit an existing Moodle wiki page. While multiple users can view the same wiki page at once, Moodle only allows one editor at a time. The Edit function allows users to add text, insert...
  • Instructors can control access to resources and activities based on dates and times, on grades earned on previous activities, or they can simply hide items from students until they are ready to be used. Instructors can also release activities and resources exclusively to specific groups of students...
  • A wiki is used for creating content as a group. Wikis are a hugely popular format on the Web for creating documents collaboratively. For an introduction to using a wiki in your course, see Moodle Wiki Activity Overview. Create a wiki activity On your course page, click Turn editing on (top...
  • In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading.   On your course page,...
  • The Edit dates report lets an instructor review and change due dates, access dates, cut-off dates, etc., for multiple Activities or Resources at once. This feature is especially useful for instructors who are reusing a previous course. Use the 'Edit Dates' Report There are two paths to open...
  • On your main course page, click Turn editing on.  Editing links and icons will appear. In the section you want to add the video(s), click Add an activity or resource.  The Activity chooser pop-up window will open. Select External Tool and click Add.  The Adding a New External Tool page...
  • Embedded answers (Cloze) questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that can have various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers. This format utilizes specific key words and characters which Moodle then translates into the...
  • The essay question type gives the respondent room to compose a longer essay in response to a question (that may include an image). These must be scored manually by an instructor. Example of an essay question: Question Set-up In the Question Bank, select the desired question category, then...
  • With a single click, Moodle allows you to export and download an entire Forum, a discussion (thread), or a single post. This feature can be helpful when you want to print a single simple discussion in particular. Forum On your course home page, click the name of the forum (not the update icon...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • The Submissions page for Moodle assignment activities allows you to do several important grading functions. Grades entered on this page will appear in the corresponding grade column of the gradebook. We recommend using this method instead of manually editing grades in the Grader report, especially...
  • The Forum activity in Moodle allows teachers to grade individual forum posts made by students. When instructors and TAs assign a rating to selected posts in a specific forum, the ratings are then aggregated according to the forum's settings and displayed in the Moodle gradebook as a single grade...
  • Student interaction is a key strength of Moodle.  While instructors can easily use activities in Moodle to deliver content and assess learning, Moodle also supports student-led activities and collaboration, especially in combination with using groups.  This document discusses some strategies and...
  • Respondus is a Windows desktop application for creating and managing quizzes that allows the bulk import of multiple choice, true-false, paragraph, short answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file. You can also import images and HTML text with your...
  • The Aiken format lets you create multiple-choice or true-false questions using a simple, human-readable format that you can save as a plain text file and import into a Moodle. To bulk import paragraph, short answer, matching, or multiple response questions, or questions that include images, you can...
  • The OWL Link in Moodle enables your students to access course activities in OWL directly from Moodle. Students who use this Link automatically receive an OWL account and are added to the roster of your OWL section. Grades are not synced between OWL and Moodle, but instructors who use the Moodle...
  • Matching questions provide a list of sub-questions along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.  Example of a matching question: Create a New Matching Question In the ?Question Bank, ?select the desired question category, then click ?Create...

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