Tech Documentation

The Sharing Cart in Moodle (For Faculty)

Posted January 23, 2014

The Sharing Cart block is now in every course in Moodle for you to use. This block makes it easy for faculty to copy individual content from one course to another, or creating duplicates of an item within the same course. How to use the Sharing Cart: 1. Click on the white box to the [...]

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 [...]

Backing Up and Restoring a Course in Moodle

Posted September 20, 2011

It is essential to protect and preserve all your hard work by backing up your Moodle site and all of your course documents. If you are planning to teach your course again  (or teach a similar topic) in the future, you will want a copy of your files available for immediate access. Here are step-by-step instructions [...]

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 [...]

Working with Accessibility Concerns in Your Moodle Course

Posted September 15, 2011

As a college with a diverse and vibrant community, it is important to keep in mind accessibility issues for those with visual, auditory, and learning disabilities. As Bryn Mawr continues to transition to Moodle—the course management system replacing Blackboard—Web Accessibility needs to be a constant concern for faculty, staff, and students. Print impaired users typically [...]

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 Embed an Editable Google Document into Your Course in Moodle

Posted June 23, 2011

There are many reasons why embedding editable Google documents to your Moodle Course may be useful. For example, you may have a document you wish the entire class to contribute. Whatever your need may be, this post will give you step by step instructions detailing just exactly how to do this. There is a small [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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