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Upload a File in Moodle

Posted September 10, 2013

Moodle now has an easy way of uploading individual files to your Moodle course! Whether it’s your Syllabus or course readings for the week, you can upload your files in just a few short steps: 1) Go to your course page and click “Turn editing on” (upper right-hand corner of the page). 2) You will [...]

Having Trouble Logging in to Moodle?

Posted November 28, 2011

Heard about Moodle, but not sure how to get in? Not a problem! Here is the URL to Moodle: https://moodle.brynmawr.edu Bryn Mawr Students: Use your email username and password to log in. There is no “bmc.” in the front and no “@brynmawr.edu” at the end. Your username is just the first part of your email [...]

Why are we moving to Moodle?

Posted September 15, 2011

Moodle Transition Information As you may be aware, last year the Tri-Colleges conducted a major product review comparing Blackboard with a popular alternative called Moodle. Blackboard is the dominant commercial software company in higher education. Moodle is free, open source software that has been adopted by many institutions of higher education, including many liberal arts [...]

Moodle FAQ

Posted September 15, 2011

Occasionally things just go wrong. When they do, you can always come to us and we will do our best to find a solution as quickly as possible. That being said, however, there are some questions that are asked more often than others. These questions have simple solutions that can be explained briefly here. If [...]

Making your course available/unavailable to students

Posted August 30, 2011

Moodle gives faculty the option of deciding when to make their courses available to their students. By default, all academic courses are made available to students, meaning any student who has preregistered for the course can access it on Moodle. However, there is the option to make it unavailable until it is ready. This is [...]

How to Hide and Unhide Items in Your Moodle Course

Posted June 13, 2011

Want to start working on your course, but don’t want your students to see an unfinished product? Want to post things ahead of time? Moodle lets you hide things that you upload or create, making it invisible to the students, but always available to you. Open and closed eye The key to hiding in Moodle [...]

The Best Browser for Moodle

Posted June 10, 2011

You know that some sites are better viewed in one browser over another. So which browser should you use for Moodle? Moodle should be fully supported in any browser that you use. However, when using Campus Pack activities, it is highly recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox. That includes: Internet Explorer Safari Mozilla Firefox Google [...]

How to Add and Change Your Photo in Moodle

Posted June 10, 2011

Don’t like your picture in Moodle? It’s easy to change! To do this, first look for your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. (You should be able to see this from any page on the Moodle site.) If you are on the home page, you can click on “Update Profile” and skip the [...]

How to Allow Guest Access to a Class/Organization in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2011

Occasionally you may wish to offer access to users that are not enrolled in your class. You can do this easily in Moodle simply by creating an enrollment key and giving it to the users that you wish to allow access to Moodle. (Note: This is recommended for guest access only. All students must go [...]

Assigning Roles (How to Add/Remove Users From Your Courses) in Moodle

Posted June 8, 2011

Have a TA or a colleague that you wish to add to your course? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add/remove people from your courses.

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