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How to create a Moodle course

How to create a Moodle course

  • Teachers are course owners. You can create/delete course, generate VTC reports, etc.
  • VTC courses and Personal course can be created.

Step 1

  • In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “Management utilities” menu, click the “Create course” link.

Step 2

  • Select course type, VTC course or Personal course. The steps below show how to create a VTC course. Select “VTC course” and click on the “Next” button.

Step 3

  • Select “Discipline/Category”, “Programme board/Sub-category” and the “Module”. Then click on the “Next” button.

Step 4

  • Click on the “Confirm” button.

Step 5

  • You receive a confirmation message. Click on the “Enroll now” button to enroll student OR
  • “Back to course” button to finish.

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How to delete a Moodle course

How to delete a Moodle course

Step 1

  • In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “Management utilities” menu, click the “Delete course” link.

Step 2

  • Select the course you want to delete and click on the “Next” button.

  • Note that you can only delete the courses created by yourself.

  Step 3

  • Click on the “Confirm delete course” button to confirm.

Step 4

  • The course has been completely deleted.
  • Click on the “Continue” button.

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How to transfer a Moodle course ownership

How to transfer a Moodle course ownership

Transfer course ownership

  • This function allows you to transfer the ownership of your Moodle course to your VTC colleague.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “Management Utilities” menu, click the “Transfer course ownership” link.

Step 3

  • Select the course(s) you want to transfer and click on the “Next” button.
  • Note that you can select more than one course at one time.

Step 4

  • Enter the CNA of the new owner and click on the “Next” button.

Step 5

  • A confirmation page is displayed. Click on the “Confirm” button.

Step 6

  • Click on the “Continue” button to complete the process.
  • Note that the shortname and fullname of the course have been changed instantly showing that the ownership of the Moodle course has been transferred to your colleague.

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How to make a Moodle course available or unavailable to students

How to make a Moodle course available or unavailable to students

Course Availability

  • You may wish to make a Moodle course unavailable to students while you are working on it. Apart from teachers and administrators, students are not allowed to enter the course.
  • When a Moodle course is available to students, it will appear in orange.
  • When a Moodle course is hidden from students, the course title will be dimmed, in light grey colour.


Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Edit settings” link.


Step 3

  • At the “General” session, under “Course visibility”, you can select “Hide” or “Show”. If you do not want your student to access your course, select “Hide” from the pull-down menu.

Step 4

  • Click on the “Save and display” button at the page bottom.

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How to batch enroll students into a Moodle course

How to batch enroll students into a Moodle course

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, click the “Batch enroll student” link.

Step 3

  • In the fields such as Academic year, select a correct option. Click on the “Add filter” button.

Remarks:

  • By default, your CNA and module code are provided as filters.
  • You can add more filters (e.g. Programme code, Class/Module Study Group, Activity, Room number) to short-list a group of students to serve your purpose.

Step 4

  • A list of student data will be shown. By default, all student records in the course have been selected. If correct, scroll down the page and then click on the “Next” button.

Step 5

  • A confirmation page is displayed. Click on the “Confirm” button.

Step 6

  • Batch enrollment process all completed. Click on the “Continue” button.


Step 7

In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “My courses”, click the “Participants” link under respective Moodle course. You should be able to see the group of students you have just enrolled into your course.

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How to batch enroll students in Moodle via Excel (CSV file)

How to batch enroll students in Moodle via Excel (CSV file)

How to batch enroll students in Moodle via Excel (CSV file)

CSV enroll user

  • You can upload a CSV file to batch enroll students with CNA.
  • A CSV template is provided by ITSD.

Step 1:

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2:

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, click the “CSV enroll user” link.

Step 3:

  • Click the “Download CSV template for student enrollment” link.

Step 4:

  • Open the CSV file.
    • A. Under the username column, enter the student’s CNA which is the 9-digital student number. N.B. Only users with valid CNA will be enrolled.
    • B. Under the groupname column, enter the group name (optional).

Step 5:

  • Save the file in “CSV” format. Click on the “Yes” button to confirm.

Step 6:

  • Drag the CSV file to the dotted area.

Step 7:

  • Click on the “Next” button.

Step 8:

  • You can see the student list. Select “Student” as the role to be enrolled and click on the “Enroll user” button.

Step 9:

  • Students have been enrolled on your Moodle course successfully.

  • Click on the “Continue” button.

Step 10:

  • In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “My courses”, click the “Participants” link under the respective Moodle course.
  • You can see the students have been enrolled on your course.

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How to batch un-enroll students from my module in Moodle

How to batch un-enroll students from my module in Moodle

How to batch un-enroll students from my module in Moodle

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, click the “Batch un-enroll student” link.

Step 3

  • A list of student data is displayed. By default, all student records in the course have been selected. Scroll down the page and click on the “Next” button.

Step 4

  • A verification page appears. Click on the “Next” button.

Step 5

  • Click on the “Continue” button. Batch unenrollment process all completed.

 

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How to add an individual student into a Moodle course

How to add an individual student into a Moodle course

  • Teachers are course owners. You can create/delete course, generate VTC reports, etc.
  • VTC courses and Personal course can be created.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, click the “Batch enroll student” link.

  

Step 3

  • A. Input Student ID number (i.e. a 9-digit number) into the textbox.
  • B. Click on the “Add filter” button.

Step 4

  • Check the student information and then click on the “Next” button.

Step 5

  • Click on the “Confirm” button.

Step 6

  • Click on the “Continue” button. You should be able to find the student’s record in the list of “Participants”.

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How to batch enroll teachers or non-editing teachers via Excel (CSV file) into a Moodle course

How to batch enroll teachers or non-editing teachers via Excel (CSV file) into a Moodle course

CSV enroll user

  • You can upload a CSV file to batch enroll teachers or non-editing teachers with CNA.
  • A CSV template is provided by ITSD.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, click the “CSV enroll user” link.

Step 3

  • Click the “Download CSV template for staff enrollment” link.

Step 4

  • Open the CSV file.
    • A. Under the username column, enter the staff’s CNA.
      • Only users with valid CNA will be enrolled.
    • B. Under the groupname column, enter the group name (optional).

Step 5

  • Save the file in “CSV” format. Click on the “Yes” button to confirm.

Step 6

  • Drag the CSV file to the dotted area.

Step 7

  • Click on the “Next” button.

Step 8

  • You can see the staff list. Select “Teacher” (or “Non-editing teacher”) as the role to be enrolled and click on the “Enroll user” button.

Step 9

  • Staff have been enrolled on your Moodle course successfully.

Click on the “Continue” button. 

Step 10

  • In the “NAVIGATION” block, under “My courses”, click the “Participants” link under respective Moodle course.

You can see the staff have been enrolled on your course. 

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How to add an individual user (Teacher only) into a Moodle course

How to add an individual user (Teacher only) into a Moodle course

Step 1

  • Login to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, under “Course administration”, click to expand the “Users” menu. Then click the “Enrolled users” link.

Step 3

  • Click on the “Enrol users” button.

Step 4

  • A. Select a Assign role. (Teacher/Non-editing teacher).
  • B. Enter the user CNA in the Select users box.
    • Staff (e.g. 2002)
  • C. Click on the correct user email.
    • e.g. 2002@vtc.edu.hk
  • D. To enrol more users, repeat steps (B & C).
  • E. Click on the “Enrol users” button.

  • The user(s) has/have been enrolled on your course.

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How to switch my role to a student in Moodle

How to switch my role to a student in Moodle

Switch Role to Student

  • Teacher may wish to play the role of student and see how the Moodle course runs.
  • You may also like to take part in the activities designed.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • Click your username and “Switch role to…” at the top right corner.

 

  Step 3

  • Click the “Student”.

Step 4

  • To switch back to the “Teacher” role, click your username and “Return to my normal role” at the top right corner.

 

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How to add a week or topic summary in a Moodle course

How to add a week or topic summary in a Moodle course

Weekly/topic summary

  • It refers to the header in each topic section of a Moodle course.
  • In the summary of the top section (commonly known as Section 0), you can add a banner/image and some important course information (e.g. syllabus, scheme of work, assessment summary).

The steps below show you how to add a banner and module learning outcomes.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • Go to a section and click on the “Edit” link. Then click “Edit section” (for General).

  • Or “Edit topic” (for Topic) icon ( ).

Step 3

  • To add a banner/image:
    • A. Expand the HTML editor toolbars by clicking the Toolbar Toggle button.
    • B. Click the icon in the HTML editor to insert the banner image.

    • C. Enter text of module learning outcomes. You can make use of the editing tools in the HTML editor to provide special formatting (e.g. colour, font type, etc.)
    • D. Click on the “Save changes” button.

 

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How to reorganize contents in a Moodle course

How to reorganize contents in a Moodle course

  • With the Move icon , you can drag-and-drop items in the Moodle course page.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • For Activities and Resources:
    • A. Mouse-over the Move icon .
    • B. Drag the item to the new location and then release it.

Step 3 For Topic Sections:

  • A. Mouse-over the Move icon.
  • B. Drag the entire topic section up or down to the new location and then release it.

  • Note that the topic no. will be changed automatically according to the new location.
  • e.g. Topic 1 renamed to Topic 2 if you move the section downwards.

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How to change the course icon in Moodle

How to change the course icon in Moodle

Step 1

  • Login to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • Select the “Edit course settings” on the top of the page.

Step 3

  • Scroll down to the “Description” section, click the link to expand. At “Course image”, you can drag your photo to the dotted area. The photo should be in GIFJPG or PNG format (e.g. picture.jpg).

Step 4

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Save and display” button to save your changes. The new photo will become your icon.

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How to set language display in Moodle

How to set language display in Moodle

Language Setting

In the THEi Moodle platform, users (including teachers and students) can generally change the interface language to English, or Traditional Chinese (繁體中文).


Step 1

  • After logging in, you can see a pull-down menu at the top right-hand corner.

Step 2

  • Click on the arrow to expand and select a language you prefer.

Force Language

As a teacher, you are able to force or designate the language for your Moodle Course.


Step 1

  • Go to a Moodle course. In the “Administration” block, click the “Edit settings” link.


Step 2

  • Click to expand “Appearance” session, select a language from the drop-down menu.


Step 3

  • Click on the “Save and display” button at the bottom.

Note:

  • If you select the option “English (en)”, students will not able to change to Chinese interface throughout the course.
  • If the option “Do not force” (default settings) is selected, students will be able to swap to any one of the languages.

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How to upload my personal photo in Moodle

How to upload my personal photo in Moodle

Step 1

  • Each Moodle teacher has his/her own personal profile known as “Profile”. Click your username and “Profile” in the middle to check yours.

 

Step 2

  • In the “Profile”, click “Edit profile”.

Step 3

  • Scroll down to the “User picture” section, click the link to expand. At “New picture”, you can drag your photo to the dotted area. The photo should be your real photo and in JPG or PNG format (e.g. picture.jpg). It will be automatically compressed into a photo with a dimension of 100x100 pixels.

Step 4

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Update Profile” button to save your changes. The new photo will become your icon.

  • Only VTC staff can edit the profile settings. Please use your real photo.
  • Students cannot edit their profile settings. The student photo is obtained from the Student Records System (SRS).
  • If you cannot see the new photo just uploaded, press “CTRL + F5” to refresh the cache of your browser.
  • Students can see your photo in some of the activities such as “Forum”.

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How to access to the reports of my Moodle courses

How to access to the reports of my Moodle courses

Moodle Reports

  • Moodle reports allow teachers to look at course logs and user activity reports for tracking purpose or formative/summative assessment of the course.
  • A total of six different reports are provided.
  1. Logs
  2. Live logs
  3. Activity report
  4. Course participation
  5. Activity completion
  6. Statistics

Accessing Moodle Reports

Go to a course. In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, click to expand “Reports”. 

  • 1. “Logs” report allows you to filter course actions by user, date, activity and action. You can use this tool to see what a particular student has been doing and when they last accessed the course, or a particular resource or activity. Click on the “Get these logs” button.

  • 2. “Live logs” shows activity on your course within the past hour within a pop-up window. This page automatically updates every minute.

  • 3. The “Activity report” shows all activities in the course on a single page, sorted by topic/week number. Each item is shown with its type, name, number of times it has been viewed, and the date and time it was last accessed.

  • 4. “Course participation” report shows all actions for particular activities and resources in your course. You can filter by role, so you can see how teachers, course administrators or students collectively have been doing. Click on the “Go” button.

  • 5. The “Activity completion” report shows the name of participants and the activities in which completion tracking has been enabled.

  • You must enable the “Completion tracking” function via “Edit Settings”.

  • 6. The “Statistics” graphs and tables show the number of hits there have been on various parts of your site during various time frames.

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How to backup a course and download the backup file in Moodle

How to backup a course and download the backup file in Moodle

A FULL backup

  • It is always a good practice for teachers to create and download a course backup regularly for safe keeping.
  • The backup file is in *.mbz format.
  • FULL backup includes all course content, activities, course logs, grade history and enrolled user data. It can be fully restored into your course.
  • There are a lot of backup options, please follow the following procedure exactly; otherwise your backup file may not restore your course completely.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, click the “Backup” link.

Step 3

  • Under “Initial settings”, these are selected by default:
    • "Include activities and resources",
    • "Include blocks",
    • "Include files",
    • "Include question bank" and
    • "Include custom fields"
  • Others are optional. Then click on the “Next” button.

Remark:

  • Please DO NOT select “Anonymize user information”.
  • If you want to restore the backup to THEi Moodle system for AY2122, please DO NOT select “Include enrolled users”.

Step 4

  • Under “Schema settings”, make sure all items were selected.
  • Then scroll down to the page bottom and click on the “Next” button to continue.

Step 5

  • Under “Confirmation and review”, specify the backup file name and check to make sure all items including user data were selected.

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Perform backup” button. Use the “Previous” button if necessary to go back a previous page.
    • By default, the filename contains the backup type, course name and backup time (e.g. backup-moodle2-course-xxxxx_x-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.mbz).
    • If you would like to change the filename, keep the default filename as part of the filename (e.g. YYYYYYY_ backup-moodle2-course-xxxxx_x-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.mbz).

  Step 6

  • The backup file is successfully created. Click on the “Continue” button.

Step 7

  • The backup file (with distinctive .mbz file extension) is then saved in the “Course backup area” or “User private backup area”. You may find the time and size of the backup file in the following table.
  • Click the “Download” link and save the file to your computer and other safe media.

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How to fully restore a course in Moodle

How to fully restore a course in Moodle

A FULL restore

  • You can restore a FULL backup from the backup file which has selected all course content.
  • There are a lot of restore options, please follow the following procedure exactly; otherwise your restored course may not be the same as the backup course.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, click the “Restore” link.


Step 3

  • Under “Import a backup file”,
    • A. Drag a Moodle FULL backup file from your PC to the dotted area; or
    • B. Click on the “Choose a file” button to upload the file.

Step 4

  • Click on the “Restore” button.

Step 5

  • At the “Confirm” stage, check the “Backup details” and “Backup settings” to make sure this is the backup file you want to restore.

 

  • If everything is correct, scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Continue” button.

  Step 6

  • At the “Destination” stage, under the “Restore into this course” section, choose the option “Delete the contents of this course and then restore” and click on the “Continue” button.

Step 7

  • At the “Settings” stage, click on the “Next” button at the bottom.

Step 8

  • At the “Schema” stage, click on the “Next” button at the bottom.

Step 9

  • At the “Review” stage, click on the “Perform restore” button at the bottom.

Step 10

  • Restoration completed. Click on the “Continue” button to view the course you restored.

 

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How to import the content from Moodle course A to B

How to import the content from Moodle course A to B

Points to note:

  • You must have a Teacher role of two Moodle Courses A and B.
  • Make sure that both courses have the same course settings (e.g. topic format and no. of topics).
  • Selected content (resources/activities) will be imported to corresponding sections.
  • User data (such as the quiz scores, forum postings, etc.) will NOT be imported.
  • You can select all or part of the course content to import.
  • If your course B is not blank, then the contents of two courses will be merged together.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password.

Go to a Moodle course that receives resources/ activities from another Moodle course. Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, click the “Import” link.

  Step 3

  • A. Choose the Moodle Course containing resources/ activities for importing.
  • B. Click on the “Continue” button.


Step 4

  • Select all activities, blocks, filters etc. at the “Import settings” page (by default).
  • Then click on the “Next” button.


  Step 5

  • Select resources/ activities you want to import and click on the “Next” button.
  • To select particular resources/ activities:
    • A. Click on the “None” button.
    • B. Select the Topics containing those resources/ activities.
    • C. Select the resources/ activities.

  • If you want to make any changes, click on the “Previous” button at the bottom left corner and back to the previous pages.

  Step 6

  • Green checks ( ) are placed next to the resources/ activities you have selected.
  • Click on the “Perform import” button at the bottom right corner.

 

Step 7

  • The resources/ activities are imported successfully. Click on the “Continue” button.

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How to add a file in Moodle

How to add a file in Moodle

A file resource can be of any file type:

  • doc, docx
  • ppt, pptx
  • xls, xlsx
  • pdf
  • mp3
  • html
  • jpg, gif
  • zip, etc

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “File”.


Step 4

  • On the Adding a new File page, enter a Name and a Description for the folder.
  • Name is required field to be filled in.
  • If you enable Display description on course page, the description will be displayed on the course homepage.


Step 5

  • On Select files field, you can
  • A. Drag the file from your PC to the dotted area; or
  • B. Click on the icon to upload the file.

  • The file has been uploaded.

Remarks:

  • By default, the file will be forced to download for display.
  • There are several sections in this form. If you wish to specify more settings, click to expand the other sections (e.g. Appearance, Restrict access)

Step 6

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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How to add a folder or files in a Moodle course

How to add a folder or files in a Moodle course

A file resource can be of any file type:

  • A folder allows a teacher to present a group of files (e.g. ppt, doc, pdf ) to your students in a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Folder”.

Step 4

  • On the Adding a new Folder page, enter a Name and a Description for the folder.
    • Name is required field to be filled in.
    • If you enable Display description on course page, the description will be displayed on the course homepage.

Step 5

  • On Files field, you can
    • A. Drag the file from your PC to the dotted area; or
    • B. Click on the icon to upload the file.

  • The files have been uploaded.

Step 6

  • Keep other settings as default. Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.
  • Students can see all the files in the folder.

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How to link to a website in a Moodle course

How to link to a website in a Moodle course

Using URL

  • URL stands for Uniform or Universal Resource Locator. It is a global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.
  • With the URL resource tool in Moodle, teachers can provide students with web links for extended learning or research purpose.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “URL” then click on the “Add” button.

Step 4

  • On the Adding a new URL page, enter a Name, an External URL

(e.g. https://www.thei.edu.hk) and a Description for the folder.

    • Name and External URL are required fields to be filled in.

Remarks:

  • By default, a pop-up window will be displayed.
  • There are several sections in this form. If you wish to specify more settings, click to expand the other sections (e.g. Appearance, Restrict access)

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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How to embed a YouTube video in a Moodle course

How to embed a YouTube video in a Moodle course

Copying the embed code from YouTube (https://www.youtube.com)

Step 1

  • After you find a good YouTube video to enhance learning and teaching, click the “Share” link located under the YouTube video.

Step 2

  • Click on the “Embed” link.

 

  • Press “Ctrl + C” to copy the code provided in the expanded box.
  • (or Press “Copy” button in the lower right corner.)

Step 3

  • Paste the code into your Moodle course (by using add “Label” function).

Adding a label (webpage) to display the external videos

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle

course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner. Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Label”.

Step 4

  • On the Adding a new Label page, enter a Label text for the folder.
    • 1. Click the Show/hide advanced buttons to expand the HTML editor.
    • 2. Click the icon in the HTML source editor to insert the embed code.
    • 3. Press “Ctrl-V” to paste your embed code into the HTML source editor.

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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How to add the ZIP file of Articulate Storyline 360 in a Moodle course

How to add the ZIP file of Articulate Storyline 360 in a Moodle course

Articulate Storyline 360 creates multimedia and interactive courseware for students' self-learning.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3 In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “SCORM package”. 

Step 4

  • On the Adding a new SCORM package page, enter a Name and a Description for the folder.
  • Name is required field to be filled in.

Step 5

  • On Select files field, you can
    • A. Drag the (ZIP) file from your PC to the dotted area; or
    • B. Click on the icon to upload the (ZIP) file.

  • The file has been uploaded.

Remarks:

*There are several sections in this form. If you wish to specify more settings, click to expand the other sections (e.g. Appearance, Restrict access)

Step 6

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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How to add an event in the Moodle Calendar

How to add an event in the Moodle Calendar

Calendar

  • The calendar can display sitecategorycoursegroup and or user events in addition to assignment and quiz deadlineschat times and other course events.
  • Step 1: Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password.
  • Step 2: Click the “Calendar” button at the top of the course.

  • Step 3: Click on the “New event” button near the top of the screen.

  • Step 4: Specify which type of event you are creating, e.g. select “Course” event.

  • If select the “Course” type of the event, press the down arrow ( ) in the "Search" field to select a course or enter the course name in the "Search" field to find a course.

  • Step 5: Click on the “Show more” near the bottom of the screen.

  • Step 6: Fill out the Event title and Description, choose the Date, Duration, Repeat this event and Repeat weekly, creating altogether for your event then click on the “Save” button.

Note.

  • There are five types of calendar events:
    • Site events
    • Category events
    • Course events
    • Group events
    • User events
  • In the Events Key area, the different types of events can be visually filtered. You are able to temporarily hide certain types of events by clicking the related eye icon.

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How to send messages to students in Moodle

How to send messages to students in Moodle

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Navigation” block, under your course name, click “Participants”.

  Step 3

  • A list of students is displayed.
    • 1. Click the top box to select all users.
    • 2. Select “Send a message”.

Step 4

  • 1. Enter a message.
  • 2. Click on the “Send message to XX people” button to send.

 

Students' View

When students log in to the Moodle platform, they will receive a notification message popped up at the top right corner.

  • A. Click the “Toggle messaging drawer” to read the message.

 

  • B. The message is shown.

  • C. Students can click on the message and send a reply to the teacher.

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How to add a Choice activity (quick poll) in Moodle

How to add a Choice activity (quick poll) in Moodle

Add a Choice activity

  • A “Choice” activity allows you to put a question to your students where they can submit a response from a selection of multiple-choice responses.
  • It can be useful as a quick poll to specific questions or topics.

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Choice” then click on the “Add” button.


Step 4 On the Adding a new Choice page, enter a Choice name and a Description for the folder.

  • Name is required field to be filled in.
  • If you enable Display description on course page, the description will be displayed on the course homepage.

  • Display mode for the options. You can choose horizontally or vertically.

  • Under “Options” section, select the items.
    • Allow choice to be updated: Yes / No (The default setting is “No”)
    • Allow more than one choice to be selected: Yes / No (The default setting is “No”)
    • Limit the number of responses allowed: Yes / No (The default setting is “No”)

  • Add the choice options

  • Under “Availability” section, you can set a time period that allows students to respond

  • Under “Results” section, you can select to publish the result and set the privacy of results.

 

 

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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How to add a discussion forum in Moodle

How to add a discussion forum in Moodle

Forum

  • The Forum tool is an activity that is based on student contributions to the ongoing dialogue of knowledge.
  • Teacher can set up a forum to deliver a discussion topic and encourage peer responses.
  • Postings can be graded by teachers or peers.

There are five forum types to choose from:

  • A single simple discussion - A single topic discussion developed on one page, which is useful for short focused discussions (cannot be used with separate groups).
  • Each person posts one discussion - Each person can post exactly one new discussion topic; this is useful when you want each student to start a discussion about, say, their reflections on the week's topic, and everyone else responds to these.
  • Q and A Forum - Instead of initiating discussions participants pose a question in the initial post of a discussion. Students may reply with an answer, but they will not see the replies of other Students to the question in that discussion until they have themselves replied to the same discussion.
  • Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format – Postings are displayed like blog posts.
  • Standard forum for general use - An open forum where anyone can start a new topic at any time; this is the best general-purpose forum.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a file, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Forum” then click on the “Add” button.

Step 4 In the General section,

  • A. Provide a forum name (i.e. A discussion).
  • B. Provide a description.
  • C. Select a forum type. (The default setting is “Standard forum for general use”.)

Step 5 In the Attachments and word count section,

  • D. Specify maximum attachment size (e.g. 1MB).
  • E. Specify maximum number of attachments (e.g. 1).
  • F. Specify display word count (Yes/No)

Step 6

  • Forum postings can be graded.
  • Activity period can be set. In the Ratings section,
    • G. Select the aggregate type.
    • H. Specify scale.
    • I. Specify rating period.

Aggregate type

  • It defines how ratings are combined to form the final grade in the gradebook.
    • Average of ratings - The mean of all ratings.
    • Count of ratings - The number of rated items becomes the final grade. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.
    • Maximum - The highest rating becomes the final grade.
    • Minimum - The smallest rating becomes the final grade.
    • Sum - All ratings are added together. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.
    • If “No ratings” is selected, then the activity will not appear in the gradebook.

Step 7

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

The steps of creating other forum types are the same.

  • As a facilitator, you are highly recommended to post a new discussion forum as an example and provide a clear instruction in the forum.
  • For students, their postings can be edited within 30 minutes.

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How to form groups in Moodle

How to form groups in Moodle

An Overview

  • The Groups feature allows a teacher to organise students into groups in a Moodle course.
  • Students can then undertake Moodle activities (e.g. forum, wiki, etc.) within these groups, allowing them to work together more closely and encouraging more participation from each member.

An Overview

There are three types of modes, each identified by a unique icon.

  • No groups (The default)
    • There are no sub groups. Everyone is a member of the course community.
  • Separate groups
    • Each group member can only see their own group while others are invisible.
    • Students can neither view nor participate in other groups’ activities.
  • Visible groups
    • Each group works in their own group, but can also see other groups.
    • In other words, students can view other groups’ activities but cannot participate (read-only).

Create a Group (Manually select the group members)

Step 1

  • Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click to expand the “Users” menu. Then click the “Groups” link.


Step 3

  • You will see a screen with two columns: “Groups” & “Members of”. If no groups have been set up, both columns will be empty. Click on the “Create Group” button.

Step 4

  • A. Type a name into the Group name field (e.g. Group A)
  • B. Provide description (optional)
  • C. Click on the “Save changes” button.

 

 

  • The new group then appears in the left-hand column.

Add Users to a Group

Step 1

  • Highlight the Group name (e.g. Group A).
  • Then, click on the “Add/remove users” button.

Step 2

  • You will see a list of “Potential members”. Select the users you want to add to the group.
  • Then click on the “Add” button to add them to the group.

  • Tips: Hold down the “Ctrl” button to select multiple members.

  • Selected group members will appear in the left column. Click on the “Back to groups” button to return to the Groups page.

Step 3

  • To edit the group members, click on the “Add/remove users” button.
  • You can also
    • Edit group setting
    • Delete selected group
    • Create more groups, etc.

  • Tips: You need to add teachers too (including yourself) if you want teachers to participate as a member in the group.

Auto-create Groups

Step 1

  • Click on the “Auto-create groups” button. You will see a list of existing members in the course.

Step 2 Under “General”,

  • A. Create a naming scheme
  • B. Select the auto create based on “Number of groups” or “Members per group”
  • C. Enter the Group/member count

Under “Group members”,

  • D. Select members with role
  • E. Allocate members

Finally, click the “Submit” Button

  

 

  • Groups are then automatically created as specified.


Points to Note:

  • You can specify if you would like to create
    • x number of Groups, or
    • each group contain x number of students.
  • A naming scheme can be created automatically. “@” is replaced by letters, and “#” by sequential numbers. For example:
    • Group @ will create group with a naming scheme Group A, Group B, Group C...
    • Group # will create group with a naming scheme Group 1, Group 2, Group 3…
  • When selecting “Members per group”, the “Prevent last small group” will allocate additional members to an existing group rather than create a new group with fewer members than x.

Enable Groups for the Activity

Step 1

  • Go back to the Course homepage and “Turn editing on”.

Step 2

  • Find the “Groups” icon for the activity and click it until you reach your preferred mode (separate or visible).

 

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How to form groupings in Moodle

How to form groupings in Moodle

An Overview

  • Basically, a grouping is a group of groups, that is, two or more groups joined together for the purpose of doing an activity.
  • To use “Groupings” you must first have created at least one group.
  • When you specify a grouping for a specific activity or resource, only the group(s) in that grouping can access the activity or resource. It will be invisible to other groups or groupings.
  • Note:
    • With groupsall groups can see all tasks even if you don't want a certain group to do a task.
    • With groupingsyou can decide which grouping can see which activity.

Create a Group (Manually select the group members)

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click to expand the “Users” menu. Then click the “Groups” link.

  Step 3

  • Click on the “Groupings” tab at the top of the Groups page and then click on the “Create Grouping” button.

Step 4

  • Enter a “Grouping name” and click on the “Save changes” button.

 

Add Groups to a Grouping

Step 1

  • Click on the “Show groups in grouping” icon ( ) for the grouping you wish to edit.

Step 2

  • A. Select the group(s) you would like to add to the grouping from the list on the right.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.
  • C. Click on the “Back to groupings” button.

  • D. Check the grouping which should display the correct groups you have added.

 

Enable Grouping for the Activity

Step 1

  • Go back to the Course homepage and “Turn editing on”.

Step 2

  • Add the activity you will assign to groups or if the activity has already been added to the course, click the “Edit” link and click “Edit settings”

Step 3

  • A. Under the “Common module settings” link to adjust the settings.
  • B. In the Group mode drop-down menu, select either “Separate groups” or “Visible groups”.
    • Separate groups allows only group members to see work within the group
    • Visible groups allows non-group members to see the work of other groups
  • C. In the Grouping drop-down menu, select the name of the grouping you wish to use.
  • D. Click on the “Add group/grouping access restriction” button.

 

 

  • E. Then it will show as below, click on the “Save and return to course” button.

 

 

  • Only Group 1 students can access the Choice 1 activity.

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How to create a quiz in Moodle

How to create a quiz in Moodle

 


  • Click, "Turn Editing On"

  • Got to the Topic/Week that you want to add the quiz
  • Click, "Add an activity or resource"

  • Click, "Quiz" and "Add"

  • Fill out the "Name" e.g., "Mid-term Test" and "Description"
  • Check the box, "Display description on course page"

  • Click, "Timing" to expand the setting
  • Check, "Enable" for the "Open the quiz" and "Close the quiz"
  • Adjust the Date and Time for "Open the quiz" and "Close the quiz"
  • Check, "Enable" for "Time limit" and fill out the time if you need
  • In "When time expires," select "Open attempts are submitted automatically"

  • Click "Question behaviour"
  • In "Shuffle within questions" select "Yes" to shuffle choices in each question
  • In "How questions behave" select "Deferred feedback" in a normal test; you can also choose "Adaptive mode" to provide feedback immediately for practising questions to provide instant feedback to students
  • In "Each attempt builds on the last" select "No" for a normal test; for practising questions, you can select "Yes"

  • Click, "Review options" remember to uncheck all options in "Immediately after the attempt" and "Later while the quiz is still open"
  • Check options in "After the quiz is closed" only if you need in a normal test; for practising, you can provide feedback and students can review immediately after the attempt to receive instant feedback

  • Check if any other options you want to modify
  • When it is done, click "Save and display"

  • Quiz cover page appears, click "Edit quiz"
  • On "Editing quiz" page, fill out the "Maximum grade", e.g., 100 and "Save"
  • Check "Shuffle" to shuffle questions in the quiz
  • Click "Add" and choose "a new question"

  • Select from the question type to add, e.g., select "Multiple choice" and click "Add"

  • In the "Adding a Multiple choice question" page, select the corresponding "Category" e.g., "Mid-term Test
  • Type in the "Question name" as a short reminder of the question type, e.g., "Find a journal"
  • Type in the "Question text" for the question, e.g., "Where should I go to find a journal?"
  • Give the score in the "Default mark"
  • Type in the "General feedback to show to the students for this question, if you need
  • Add "ID number" if you need
  • In "One or multiple answers" Select "One answer only" for MC questions
  • Check "Shuffle the choices?" to shuffle the choices in a question for each student seeing different choice order
  • Adjust "Number the choices?" if you need

  • In "Answers", "Choice 1" always type in the correct answer, e.g., "Go to the library website"
  • In "Grade" select 100%
  • In "Feedback" type in feedback that helps students to better understand the question and this choice

  • Provide some incorrect choices, 3, 4, or 5 as you wish, in "Grade" select "None"

  • After all the choices, click "Save changes"

  • It goes back to the "Editing quiz" page and 1 question is added
  • Click "Add" a new question" to repeat the process until all questions, choices and feedback are added.

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How to import MC questions from a Word document to the quiz bank in Moodle

How to import MC questions from a Word document to the quiz bank in Moodle

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Create a Quiz in the topic/week

Prepare an MS Word document with the list of MC questions:

  • Leave only the question, the choices, and the answer
  • The choices are arranged with a capital letter A, B, C
  • The answer is indicated at the last row. with all capital letter, e.g., "ANSWER: A"

Save the MS Word document in "plain text.txt" format

  • In Moodle, "Administration" click "Question bank"

  • In "Category" select the corresponding quiz, e.g., Mid-term Test

  • In "Import" select "Aiken format", drag the ".txt" file to the Import box, click "Import"

  • In Moodle, "Administration" click "Edit quiz"

  • In "Editing quiz" select from "Add" "from question bank"

  • In the "Add from the question bank at the end" page, check the box for the questions you want to add
  • Click "Add selected questions to the quiz"

 

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How to create a multiple choice quiz in Moodle

How to create a multiple choice quiz in Moodle

An Overview of the Moodle Quiz Tool

  • The Quiz activity allows the teacher to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types. These questions are kept in the Question bank and can be re-used to form different quizzes.
  • Five steps to create a quiz
    • A. Create a category
    • B. Create questions
    • C. Add a quiz activity
    • D. Add questions from category
    • E. Preview the quiz

A. Creating a new question category

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Categories” link.

Step 2

  • Enter “Name” & “Category info” (optional). Then click on the “Add category” button.

 

B. Creating a multiple choice question

(This part is the same as How to create a multiple choice question in Moodle Quiz)

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Questions” link.


Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “Multiple choice” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

Step 4 Complete the MC question form.

  • In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Specify One or multiple answers.
    • G. Shuffle the choices to randomize the answer options.
    • H. Specify choice label (e.g. a, b, c…; A, B, C…; 1, 2, 3…, etc.).
  • In “Answers” section
    • I. Provide choice options for selection.
    • J. Specify grade

­***100% for the correct answer ­***None for incorrect answer 

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

Step 6

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit question / Duplicate / Manage tags / Preview / Delete / Export as Moodle XML after pressing “Edit”.

Step 7

  • Click on the “Preview” to try out the question.

Step 8

  • Repeat step (2-7) to create more MC questions.

C. Add a quiz activity

Step 1

  • Go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • In the Section where you want to add a Turnitin assignment, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

Step 3

  • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Quiz”.

Step 4

  • In the “General” section
    • A. Provide quiz name
    • B. Provide description (optional)

Step 5

  • Click the “Expand all” link (at the top right corner) to view all settings and specify where required.
  • Or, you can just click to expand a section by section and specify the respective settings.

 

  • A. Click “Timing”.
    • 1. Enable and specify the quiz release period.
    • 2. Enable and specify the time limit
    • 3. Select option
      • Open attempts are submitted automatically (recommended)
      • There is a grace period when open attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered
      • Attempts must be submitted before time expires, or they are not counted

  • B. Click “Grade”
    • 1. Specify the no. of attempts (Unlimited, 1, 2, …10). The default setting is “Unlimited”.
    • 2. Select grading method. The default setting is “Highest grade”.
      • Highest grade
      • Average grade
      • First attempt
      • Last attempt

 

  • C. Click “Layout” and click the “Show more” link.
    • 1. Specify no. of questions on a page. The default setting is “Every question”.
      • Never, all questions on one page
      • Every question, Every 2 questions, etc.
    • 2. Specify navigation method. The default setting is “Free”
      • Free
      • Sequential

 

  • D. Click “Question behaviour” and click the “Show more” link.
    • 1. Shuffle within questions. The default setting is “Yes”.
      • Yes (random answers)
      • No
    • 2. How questions behave
      • Deferred feedback (recommended)
    • 3. Each attempt builds on the last. The default setting is “No”
      • Yes
      • No

 

  • E. Click “Review options”
    • These options (e.g. release of attempt, marks, correct answers, feedback, etc.) control what information students can see when they review a quiz attempt or look at the quiz reports.
    • During the attempt settings are only relevant for some behaviours, like 'interactive with multiple tries', which may display feedback during the attempt.
    • Immediately after the attempt settings apply for the first two minutes after 'Submit all and finish' is clicked.
    • Later, while the quiz is still open settings apply after this, and before the quiz close date.
    • After the quiz is closed settings apply after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, this state is never reached.

  • F. Click “Restrict access”
    • You can specify access time and provide more conditions for the quiz release.

Step 6

  • Scroll down to the page bottom and click on the “Save and display” button.

 

D. Add questions

Step 1

  • Go into your Quiz. Click on the “Edit quiz” button.

Step 2

  • Click the “Add” link

  • Then click the “from question bank” link


Step 3

  • A. Select a question category (e.g. Question sample).
  • B. Select questions.
  • C. Click on the “Add selected questions to quiz” button.

Step 4

  • Questions appear on Page 1 if the option of “Never, all questions on one page” is chosen.
  • With the editing tools on the right of each question, you can
    • A. move the question order up/down
    • B. delete a question

Step 5

  • A. Check the grade of each question and click on the edit icon next to each question if you have edited the grade.
  • B. Check / edit the maximum grade & click the “Save” button.
  • C. You can also:
    • add a new question
    • add a random question

E. Preview & attempt the quiz

Step 1

  • At the course homepage, click the quiz title (e.g. Quiz 1).

Step 2

  • Click on the “Attempt quiz now” button.

Step 3

  • Click on the “Start attempt” button.

Step 4

  • Try out the quiz as a student.


Under “Quiz administration”, there are some useful functions:

  • Edit settings – edit quiz settings
  • Edit quiz – add/delete questions
  • Preview – to preview the quiz formed
  • Results – to check quiz results
  • Backup – to make an activity backup including quizzes together & questions (with images).
  • Restore – to restore a quiz backup in another Moodle course

 

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How to create a multiple choice question in Moodle Quiz

How to create a multiple choice question in Moodle Quiz

Multiple Choice Question

  • There are two types of MC questions, namely,
    • Single-answer questions
    • Multiple-answer questions
  • Teacher can select allocate different scores for each answer options and can randomize the answer options.
  • With the HTML editor, you can enhance the question format, add an image, etc.

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Questions” link.

Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “Multiple choice” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

Step 4 Complete the MC question form.

  • In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Specify One or multiple answers.
    • G. Shuffle the choices to randomize the answer options.
    • H. Specify choice label (e.g. a, b, c…; A, B, C…; 1, 2, 3…, etc.).
  • In “Answers” section
    • I. Provide choice options for selection.
    • J. Specify grade

­***100% for the correct answer ­***None for incorrect answer 

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

Step 6

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit question / Duplicate / Manage tags / Preview / Delete / Export as Moodle XML after pressing “Edit”.

Step 7

  • Click on the “Preview” to try out the question.

Step 8

  • Repeat step (2-7) to create more MC questions.

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How to edit the Quiz content in Moodle

How to edit the Quiz content in Moodle

Editing quiz content

  • Sometimes a teacher may need to make changes to an existing quiz (e.g. add/delete a question, etc.). This can be done within the “Quiz administration” environment.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • To edit the quiz content, click the quiz title (e.g. Quiz 1).

Step 3

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Quiz administration”, click on the “Edit quiz” link.

 


Step 4 Make changes to the quiz content.

  • A. Add a question (Click “Add” link, then click “a new question” link)
  • B. Delete a question
  • C. Move a question up/down
  • D. Add a random question (Click “Add” link, then click “a random question” link)
  • E. Change the score and save
  • F. Change the maximum grade


Under “Quiz administration”, there are other useful functions:

  • Edit settings – edit quiz settings
  • Preview - to preview the quiz formed
  • Results - to check quiz results
  • Backup - to make an activity backup including quizzes together & questions (with images).
  • Restore - to restore a quiz backup in another Moodle course

 

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How to create a drag and drop question in Moodle Quiz

How to create a drag and drop question in Moodle Quiz

Drag and Drop Questions

There are three types of drag and drop questions, namely,

  • Drag and drop into text
  • Drag and drop markers
  • Drag and drop onto image

With the HTML editor, you can enhance the question format, add an image, etc.

Step 1

  • In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Question” link.

Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “Drag and drop into text” or “Drag and drop markers” or “Drag and drop onto image” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

Step 4

  • Complete the Drag and Drop question form.
  • In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question, including the Choice, like 1.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Specify One ID.
  • In “Choices” section
    • G. Click Shuffle (optional).
    • H. Input the answer choice.
    • I. Check the Group.

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

Step 6

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit/Duplicate/Preview/Delete the question, when checking the edit.

Step 7

  • Click on the preview icon to try out the question.

Step 8

  • Repeat steps (2-7) to create more Drag and Drop questions.

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How to create a matching question in Moodle Quiz

How to create a matching question in Moodle Quiz

Matching Question

  • It has a content area and a list of names or statements which must be correctly matched against another list of names or statements.
  • In the Quiz Module, each match is equally weighted to contribute towards the grade for the total question.
  • You must provide at least two questions and three answers.

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Questions” link.

  

Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “Matching” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

Step 4

  • Complete the form. In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Shuffle - If enabled, the order of the answers is randomly shuffled for each attempt, provided that "Shuffle within questions" in the activity settings is also enabled.

Step 5

  • In the “Question” section, provide at least two questions and three answers.

Step 6

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

  Step 7

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit question / Duplicate / Manage tags / Preview / Delete / Export as Moodle XML after pressing “Edit”.

Step 8

  • Click on the “Preview” to try out the question.

Step 9

  • Repeat step (2-7) to create more MC questions.
  • Note. You can provide extra wrong answers (distractors) by giving an answer with a blank question. Entries, where both the question and the answer are blank, will be ignored.

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How to create a short answer question in Moodle Quiz

How to create a short answer question in Moodle Quiz

Short Answer Question

  • In a short answer question, the student types in a word or phrase in response to a question.
  • You can provide more than 1 acceptable answers.
  • Answers may or may not be case sensitive.
  • The answer could be a word or a phrase, but it must match one of your acceptable answers exactly.
  • Keep the required answer as short as possible to avoid missing a correct answer that's phrased differently.

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Questions” link.


Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “Short Answer” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

Step 4 Complete the form.

  • In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Specify case sensitivity (The default setting is “No, case is unimportant”)
      • No, case is unimportant
      • Yes, case must match
    • G. Provide possible answer(s).
    • H. Specify the grade for each answer.
    • I. Provide feedback for each answer (optional).

 

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

Step 6

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit question / Duplicate / Manage tags / Preview / Delete / Export as Moodle XML after pressing “Edit”.

Step 7

  • Click on the “Preview” to try out the question.

Step 8

  • Repeat step (2-7) to create more MC questions.
  • Note. You must provide at least one possible answer. Answers left blank will not be used.
  • ‘*’ can be used as a wildcard to match any characters (e.g.*eijing).

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How to create a true or false question in Moodle Quiz

How to create a true or false question in Moodle Quiz

True / False Question

  • A student is given only two choices for an answer in this kind of question: True or False.
  • The question content can include an image or html code.
  • When feedback is enabled, the appropriate feedback message is shown to the student after the answer.
  • For example, if the correct answer is “False”, but they answer “True” (getting it wrong) then the “True” feedback is shown.

Step 1

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Questions” link.


Step 2

  • A. From the Category drop-down menu, select a category you want to add a question.
  • B. Click on the “Create a new question” button.

Step 3

  • A. Select “True/False” question type.
  • B. Click on the “Add” button.

 

Step 4 Complete the true/false question form.

  • In “General” section
    • A. Check the category.
    • B. Name the question title.
    • C. Input the question.
    • D. Specify the mark/score.
    • E. Provide general feedback (optional).
    • F. Specify answer (True/False).
    • G. Provide Feedback for the response “True”.
    • H. Provide Feedback for the response “False”.

  

Step 5

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save changes” button.

Step 6

  • With the editing tools, you can Edit question / Duplicate / Manage tags / Preview / Delete / Export as Moodle XML after pressing “Edit”.

Step 7

  • Click on the “Preview” to try out the question.

Step 8

  • Repeat step (2-7) to create more MC questions.

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How to check the quiz results in Moodle

How to check the quiz results in Moodle

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • Click the quiz title (e.g. Quiz 1).

Step 3

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Quiz administration”, click the “Results” link to expand.

  • You can check out a number of quiz results, namely:

  • Grades” report – it shows all the students' quiz attempts, with the overall grade, and the grade for each question.
  • You can select and resetstudents’ attempts here.

  • Responses” report – it shows the responses the students gave.
  • Statistics” report – it gives a statistical analysis of the quiz (e.g. mean, median, standard deviation, etc.)
  • Manual grading” – it makes it easy to manually grade questions in the quiz.

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How to reset student attempts in a Moodle Quiz

How to reset student attempts in a Moodle Quiz

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.

Step 2

  • Click the quiz title (e.g. Quiz 1).

Step 3

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Quiz administration”, click the “Results” link to expand.


Step 4

  • Click the “Grades” link.

 

  • The Grades report shows all the students' quiz attempts, with the overall grade, and the grade for each question.
    • A. Select student(s).
    • B. Scroll down the page. Under the report table, click on the “Delete selected attempts” button.

 

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How to export or import Quiz questions from file (Moodle XML format) to a Moodle Course

How to export or import Quiz questions from file (Moodle XML format) to a Moodle Course

Moodle XML Format

  • It is a Moodle-specific format for importing and exporting questions to be used with the Quiz module.

Step 1

  • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your question(s) category of page or course.

Step 2

  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Export” link.


Step 3

  • A. Select “Moodle XML format”.
  • B. Select category.
  • C. Click “Export questions to file”.

Step 4

  • Click on the “Continue” button.

Step 5

  • If you have a Moodle XML file in hand, then you can go into your page or course and import the questions.
  • In the “Administration” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Question bank” link to expand and click the “Import” link.

  

Step 6

  • A. Select “Moodle XML format”.
  • B. Drag the Moodle XML file to the “Import” box.
  • C. Click on the “Import” button.
  • Question with categories are then imported to your course.

 

Step 7

  • Click on the “Continue” button.

 

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How to add an Assignment in Moodle

How to add an Assignment in Moodle

Online marking is important in digitalization initiatives.

Online Marking

  1. Every instructor can create a personal course in Moodle for testing.
  2. You can add an assignment activity.
    1. Assignment in Moodle
  3. You can upload any pdf for testing the submission.
  4. You can create a rubric.
    1. How to build rubric in Turnitin
  5. You can mark online using Turnitin in Moodle.
    1. Marking assignment in Turnitin
  6. You can give comments to students’ work by drag and drop of pre-set comments.
    1. Quickmarks: How to use Quickmarks on Turnitin

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How to create a Turnitin Assignment 2 in Moodle

How to create a Turnitin Assignment 2 in Moodle

How to create a Turnitin Assignment 2 in Moodle

Turnitin

  • Turnitin Assignment different from Assignment in Moodle. Turnitin helps instructors evaluate the originality of student work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database.
  • Step 1
    • Log in the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.
  • Step 2
    • In the Section where you want to add a Turnitin assignment, click “+Add an activity or resource” (at lower-right of a section).

  • Step 3
    • In the Add an activity or resource chooser, select “Turnitin Assignment 2”.

  • Step 4
    • To configure basic and other settings for the Turnitin assignment, please see Configure Settings in Moodle details below.
  • Step 5
    • At the bottom of the page, click “Save and return to course”, or “Save and display” to open the assignment in Turnitin.

Configure Settings in Moodle

  • When you add a Turnitin assignment activity to a Moodle course, you are required to set the Turnitin Assignment Name, and the Submission Type. The remaining settings are optional.

General

  • Turnitin Assignment Name (required)
    • This is used as the assignment link on your course page.
  • Summary
    • Enter a summary of the assignment and instructions. The Summary will be visible to students when they click the assignment link.
  • Display description on course page
    • If enabled, the description above will be displayed on the course page just below the link to the activity or resource.
  • Submission Type (required)
    • The default is “Any Submission Type”. There are two submission options allowed students to choose to submit: “File Upload” and “Text Submission”
    • File Upload will require students to upload a file containing their article. Acceptable formats include PDF, Microsoft Word
    • Text Submission will require students to copy and paste their article in a text box to submit their article
  • Number of Parts
    • Allows for the creation of a multi-part assignment, students may submit one piece of work to each part, for example if they are uploading separate sections of an assignment independently. This can be used for submitting multiple drafts of an article. By default, Moodle will create a one part assignment.
  • Maximum File Size
    • This setting determines the maximum file size for student submissions to each assignment part. This value is further capped to a maximum file size of 100MB.
  • Allow submission of any file type?
    • This setting will allow any file type to be submitted.
    • By selecting “Yes”, submissions will be checked for originality where possible, submissions will be available for download and GradeMark feedback tools will be available where possible.
    • By selecting “No”, only file types that allow originality reports to be generated will be accepted.
    • The default setting is “No”.
  • Display Similarity Reports to Students
    • The option to Display Originality Reports to Students provides instructors with the ability to control whether students are allowed to view Originality Reports within each created assignment. Select “Yes” to allow students to see the Originality Report for the assignment. The default setting is “No”.
  • Grade Display
    • This option sets the display mode for grades the options are display as a percentage or display as a fraction ie 45/60.
  • Auto Refresh Grades / Scores
    • By default is “Yes, automatically refresh originality scores and grades”, after each call to Turnitin the Moodle integration plugin will attempt to automatically pull down changes made while in within Turnitin.
    • Alternatively, select “No, I will refresh originality scores and grades manually”.
  • Set these values as assignment defaults
    • If enabled, the current settings default for future Turnitin Assignment 2.

Grade

  • Grade
    • Type
      • Select the type of grading used for this activity. The default setting is “Point”.
    • Scale
      • If “Scale” is chosen, you can then choose the scale from the Scale dropdown. Click here for guidance on setting up a Moodle grading scale
    • Maximum grade
      • If using “Point” grading, you can then enter the maximum points for this assignment. The default maximum points is “100”
  • Grade category
    • If available, enter a grade category; this setting controls the category in which this assignment's grades are placed in the grade book.
  • Grade to pass
    • This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. The value is used in activity and course completion, and in the gradebook, where pass grades are highlighted in green and fail grades in red.

Assignment Parts

  • Name (required)
    • A name for the assignment part. The default is “Part 1”.
  • Start Date
    • This defaults to the precise date and time the Turnitin assignment was created. Modify this if you want students to be able to start submitting their work at a later date and time.
  • Due Date
    • This defaults to 7 days after the precise date and time at which you created the Turnitin assignment. Modify this with the actual due date you want for your assignment.
    • Note: Students may still be able to submit their work after the Due Date when you set the Allow Submissions after the Due Date as “Yes” (under Similarity Report Options, below).
  • Post Date
    • This is the date at which your grades and feedback are made available for students to view. The default is 7 days after the precise date and time at which you created the Turnitin assignment. Modify this if you want your grades to be posted at or after your actual due date.
    • Note: To have Turnitin and Moodle sync grades correctly. Please BE SURE the grades entered into Grademark BEFORE the Post Date. Any grades entered AFTER the Post Date must be synced individually.
  • Max Marks
    • The maximum marks available for this assignment part. The default maximum point is “100”.

Similarity Report Options

  • Allow Submissions after the Due Date
    • Set this to Yes if you want to allow students to submit beyond the due date. The default is “No”.
  • Report Generation Speed
    • By default is “Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit)”, select one of the following three options for Similarity Report Generation Speed:
    • Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit):
      • Similarity Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately.
      • Students cannot resubmit papers.
      • Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.
    • Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until due date): After 3 resubmissions, reports generate after 24 hours:
      • Similarity Reports will be generated immediately for each student's initial submission to the assignment. Similarity Reports for the second or subsequent submission will require a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report begins processing.
      • Students may resubmit as often as they wish until the assignment due date. However, only the latest submission is available to both the instructor or student. Previous versions are removed.
      • Student submissions will compare against one another within the assignment on only the due date and time, which may result in a change in the similarity score and results at the due date and time.

This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions.

      • Resubmissions after the due date and time of the assignment are not permitted.
    • Generate reports on due date (students can resubmit until due date):
      • Similarity Reports will not be generated for any submission until the due date and time of the assignment.
      • Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports.
      • Resubmissions after the due date and time of the assignment are not permitted.
    • Warning: Similarity Report generation for resubmissions is subject to a 24-hour delay.
  • Store Student Papers
    • This setting provides instructors with the ability to select whether papers are stored in a Turnitin student paper repository. The benefit of submitting papers to the student paper repository (Standard Repository) is that student papers submitted to the assignment are checked against other students' submissions within your current and previous classes. If you select “No repository”, your students' papers will not be stored in the Turnitin student paper repository. The default is “Standard Repository”.
  • Check against stored student papers
    • Select “Yes” to check submissions' originality against those stored in the Turnitin repository. Originally reports will provide details for matches within your current and previous classes, and general information for other matches found. The similarity index percentage may decrease if select “No”. The default is “Yes”.
  • Check against internet
    • Check against the Turnitin internet repository when processing Originality Reports for papers. The similarity index percentage may decrease if select “No”. The default is “Yes”.
  • Check against journals, periodicals and publications
    • Check against the Turnitin journals, periodicals and publications repository when processing Originality Reports for papers. The similarity index percentage may decrease if select “No”. The default is “Yes”.
  • Exclude Bibliography
    • Select “Yes” if you would like to exclude the bibliography section of student submissions from originality checking. The default is “No”.
  • Exclude Quoted Material
    • Select “Yes” if you would like Turnitin to skip over any quotes used in the student submission, as these are more likely to match works submitted elsewhere. The default is “No”.
  • Exclude Small Matches
    • Enter the minimum number of words (or the percentage of the essay) that need to match in order to flag a section of the student submission. This can cut down on commonly used phrases being flagged for similarity. The default is empty.

GradeMark Options

  • Attach a rubric to this assignment
    • Attach a rubric to the assignment by selecting a rubric from the dropdown list.
    • Alternatively, click Launch Rubric Manager to edit or create a rubric.

Common module settings

  • Availability
    • If the availability is set to “Show on course page”, the activity or resource is available to students (subject to any access restrictions which may be set).
    • If the availability is set to “Hide from students”, the activity or resource is only available to users with permission to view hidden activities (by default, users with the role of teacher or non-editing teacher).
    • The default is “Show on course page”.

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How to build the rubrics in Turnitin Assignment 2 in Moodle

How to build the rubrics in Turnitin Assignment 2 in Moodle

Step 1

  • Login to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.

Step 2

  • Click the “Edit” link to expand the sub-menu. Then select “Edit settings

Step 3

  • In the GradeMark Options, click “Launch Rubric Manager”

Step 4

  • Click the icon and select “Import”.

Step 5

  • Click the “Download Example Template” link to download.
  • (Please go to Step 6 when you have a Template)
    • Save the file on the computer and start editing.
    • You can edit descriptors and scales and add new ones. Please remember that criteria titles must be shorter than 13 characters
  • Save the updated file in .xls or .xlsx format

Step 6

  • 1. Click “Select File” or drag and drop the created rubric.
  • 2. Click “View” to check the rubric.
  • 3. Close the Import Rubrics window.

Step 7

  • In the GradeMark Options:
  • Select the Rubric under the Attach a rubric to this assignment.
  • (e.g. RA 11th 12th Grade Narrative)

Step 8

  • Scroll to the page bottom and click on the “Save and return to course” button.

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Step by step guide on how to create rubrics, marking using Turnitin, drag-and-drop pre-set comments for assignments

Step by step guide on how to create rubrics, marking using Turnitin, drag-and-drop pre-set comments for assignments

Create Rubrics

  1. Add a "Turnitin Assignment 2" for your course
  2. Add "Title" and information for the assignment
  3. After adding all the essential information, then click "Launch Rubric Manager" in "GradeMark Options"
  4. You can find the default Rubric by clicking the top left-hand conner pull-down menu, select "Create new rubric"
  5. You can enter a name for your rubric, criterion and scale for your rubric, then save it
  6. You can choose your rubrics
  7. Please remember to save your setting


Marking using Turnitin

  1. After the student submits an assignment, you will find it in the 'Submission Inbox'. Click the pencil icon to start your marking
  2. You can use 'QuickaMarks' or 'Feedback Summary' to add your comments to the student's assignment
     
  3. Click 'Rubric/Form' and choose the grade for different rubrics and then click 'Apply to Grade'
  4. Click 'Similarity' for the report, and after you finished the marking, the grade is shown in the record
     
     
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To Create a Rubric in Moodle

To Create a Rubric in Moodle

  • Turn Editing On
  • Add an Activity or Resource
  • Add a Turnitin Assignment 2: Creates a Turnitin Moodle Direct assignment which links an activity in Moodle to an assignment / assignments on Turnitin. Once linked, the activity allows instructors to assess and provide feedback for student's written work using the assessment tools available within Turnitin's Document Viewer.
  • Grade Mark Option
  • Launch Rubric Manager
  • View available rubrics and rubric options (Top left-hand corner)
  • example_rubric_en_us
  • view import/export options
  • export
  • save a new name, e.g., "research paper" in RBC format
  • Import Rubrics
  • Importing from Excel files
  • Download example template (in excel)
  • Modify content in excel
  • Drag file to import
  • close Import Rubrics
  • In GradeMark Options, Attach a rubric to this assignment, select "Research paper"

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To create a rubric in Turnitin in Moodle

To create a rubric in Turnitin in Moodle

Online marking is important in digitalization initiatives.

Online Marking

  1. Every instructor can create a personal course in Moodle for testing.
  2. You can add an assignment activity.
    1. Assignment in Moodle
  3. You can upload any pdf for testing the submission.
  4. You can create a rubric.
    1. How to build rubric in Turnitin
  5. You can mark online using Turnitin in Moodle.
    1. Marking assignment in Turnitin
  6. You can give comments to students’ work by drag and drop of pre-set comments.
    1. Quickmarks: How to use Quickmarks on Turnitin

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To mark assignment in Turnitin in Moodle

To mark assignment in Turnitin in Moodle

Online marking is important in digitalization initiatives.

Online Marking

  1. Every instructor can create a personal course in Moodle for testing.
  2. You can add an assignment activity.
    1. Assignment in Moodle
  3. You can upload any pdf for testing the submission.
  4. You can create a rubric.
    1. How to build rubric in Turnitin
  5. You can mark online using Turnitin in Moodle.
    1. Marking assignment in Turnitin
  6. You can give comments to students’ work by drag and drop of pre-set comments.
    1. Quickmarks: How to use Quickmarks on Turnitin

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Tracking Learning - Moodle Analytics

How to enable completion tracking in Moodle

How to enable completion tracking in Moodle

Completion Tracking

  • This function must be enabled for Activity completion which allows the teacher to set completion criteria in a specific activity's settings.
  • A checkbox appears when this function is enabled. When the criterion of activity is met, a tick appears in the checkbox.
  • Students are able to track their own progress in a course.
  • Teacher can also track the student progress from the “Activity completion report”.

Enabling “Completion Tracking” in the “Course settings”

  • Step 1: Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.
  • Step 2: In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, under “Course administration”, click the “Edit settings” link.

  • Step 3: Scroll down the page.
    • A. Click to expand the “Completion tracking” section.
    • B. Select “Yes” from the Enable completion tracking drop-down menu.
    • C. Click on the “Save and display” button.

Enabling “Activity Completion” in each resource/activity

  • Step 1: Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course. Click the “Turn editing on” tab at the top right corner.
  • Step 2: Locate one of the activities or resources, e.g. Assignment. Click the “Edit” link and select “Edit settings”.

  • Step 3: Scroll down the page. Click to expand the “Activity completion” section. Select the completion tracking method from the drop down menu. There are three options:
    • Do not indicate activity completion – no tracking is done.
    • Students can manually mark the activity as completed - students can tick the checkbox to change the status.
    • Show activity as complete when conditions are met – when the criteria are met, the box is automatically checked.

If you select “Show activity as complete when conditions are met”, you need to set the conditions, e.g. check “Require view”.

  • Step 4: Click on the “Save and return to course” button.

 

Checking “Activity completion” report

  • Step 1: Log in to the Moodle platform with your CNA username and password and go into your Moodle course.
  • Step 2: In the “ADMINISTRATION” block, under “Course administration”, click to expand the “Reports” menu. Then click the “Activity completion” link.

  • Step 3: You are able to view the “Activity completion report”.

 

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MS Teams

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Communication tools with students:

  • Email function in Moodle is prohibited: The email function is not available on THEi Moodle. Therefore, THEi Moodle cannot send emails automatically.
  • Calendar: However, THEi Moodle has a calendar function. For example, due dates for assignments are automatically marked on a student's calendar to remind them if the course has assignments.
  • Message: Teaching staff can also use the message function to send messages to students (Guidelines enclosed). Whenever students log in to Moodle, they will be alerted to the message. If students install the mobile app of Moodle, there will also be a notification indicator.
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