Moodle is the world’s most widely used Learning Management System, or LMS. This open-source platform empowers millions of educators and learners to improve our world, in every country. An open-source platform, Moodle is supported by the nonprofit Moodle HQ, Moodle Partners like eThink, and a strong global community.


Annotating Student Submissions

Getting Started - Learning to Use Assignment

Assignment and Rubric in Moodle - Ryan Hazen, M.Ed.

i. Create Moodle Assignments

ii. Build and save rich RUBRICS and GRADING GUIDES

Carroll College Instructional Technologist, Ryan Hazen, M.Ed., presented on the CC campus and his 3-hour sessions were recorded. Both videos are of the same content but filmed on different days. Videos filmed via Yuja.

For access to the Moodle content and resources he interacts with, please contact the DLC.

MAXIMIZE VIEW-ABILITY: Clicking on the computer screen recording or on the room recording, within these videos, will make the selection larger.

FULL SCREEN: click the gear icon in the lower right corner of the YuJa player window and select “External Player.” This will open the YuJa video in a new window that will allow for full screen playback.

Offline Assignment

Offline Assignment is used when the instructor is not collecting anything, or at least anything through Moodle, from the student.

Say you want to utilize a rubric for a project your face-to-face students will bring to class. The students cannot submit that project in Moodle, but you want to give them feedback attached to their grade. Instead of manually entering an item in the Moodle Gradebook, use Offline Assignment!

Setting up Offline Assignment

If you disable both file submissions and online text options in the Edit Settings, you get an “offline assignment” type that’s used in a variety of ways.

While it does not require the students to “do” anything with an assignment configured this way – it has the following benefits:

  1. Acts as a useful placeholder to provide instruction for activities that may be happening in the classroom
  2. Provides the instructor with a better interface to submit grades and provide feedback than if they created a manual grade item

Advanced Grading

You can also enable advanced grading for offline assignments. For example, you could have a grading rubric configured within an offline assignment to evaluate an in-class presentation or weekly participation within a separate discussion forum activity

This then provides the student with a space to receive more robust feedback than just giving a total score.

If you are not already familiar with the offline activity type, we encourage you to explore how it may improve your existing course design and grading practices!

Book Activity

A great way to utilize Moodle Book activity is for a course syllabus! Simply turn the syllabus sections into Book chapters for easy navigation. See the Digital Learning General Template course in Moodle for an example.

Calendar Block

Linking Forum Due Dates

If you set the "Expect completed on" date in the Activity completion section of the Forum settings, this will trigger the forum to display in the calendar and upcoming events with a due dates.

NOTE: At this time, you cannot set reminder dates for each of the phases (such as when the original discussion prompt reply and individual replies to peers), but the teacher could certainly add a manual calendar event , as a reminder.


Course Completion Tracking

Including: Course Completion Status Block

Click Video to play. Same procedure and set-up for Moodle 3.5


Customize Block Image

The above tutorial demonstrates how to customize your Dashboard block.

File Upload

2 ways to upload a file such as a course syllabus.


Setting Up

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.

Forum type

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)
  • 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
  • Each person posts one discussion - Each person can post exactly one new discussion topic (everyone can reply to them though); 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

Gamify Your Course

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.


How to Use

Using GoReact with Moodle Training

The above document (click it!) provides a wealth of GoReact tutorials for both instructors and student. Start here if you are new to GoReact!


Extra Credit

ExtraCreditInTheMoodleGradebook PDF FOR PRINTING AND SHARING.pdf

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How-to-Use Overviews

For more Gradebook info, please go to:

Gradebook - Ryan Hazen

Ryan Hazen from Carroll College came to CC to extensively cover all Gradebook features. These 3-hour demonstrations are amazing and enlightening! Recorded via Yuja, click within the video to enlarge recorded areas.

FULL SCREEN: click the gear icon in the lower right corner of the YuJa player window and select “External Player.” This will open the YuJa video in a new window that will allow for full screen playback.

Metacourse Section Groups / Gradebook Groups

Metacourse Section Groups / Gradebook Groups
Open the above document to learn how to create groups in your metacourse so that each course section is represented independently in the Moodle gradebook.

Utilizing Single View

One of the best time-saving tools in Moodle is Single View in the Moodle grade-book. Single View allows an instructor to view all of the course grades for a single activity or all of the grades for a single student. Single View also allows instructors to bulk-enter grades in the grade-book.

Check out the video to see Single View in action!


Keep students engaged and on their toes as they watch a video! Learn how to use and create H5P interactive videos in Moodle.

Can be used for Interactive videos,presentations, quizzes, games, interactive timelines etc.

Interactive Video

• A video with interactive elements appearing on the screen, including

annotations, questions, links.

• Grab the learners attention in short span of time.

• All question types can be configured to perform adaptive behavior.

• Allow bookmarking so that learners can skip to specified sections of the

video on demand.

Creating an H5P Activity Within Moodle

The process of creating an H5P activity within Moodle is similar to other Moodle activities. To begin creating content with H5P:

  1. On your course homepage, select the gear icon in the top right corner, then “Turn editing on.”
  2. Under the Moodle section you want to add H5P content to, select “Add an activity or resource.”
  3. Select “Interactive Content” from the list, then “Add.”
  4. Enter a name and description. You can also set the description to appear on the course homepage.
  5. Select “Select content type” to open the H5P editor.
  6. Select “Create Content,” then the content type you want to use.
  7. Note: You can also select “Upload” to use an existing activity file.

Carroll College Instructional Technologist, Ryan Hazen, M.Ed., presented on the CC campus and his 3-hour session was recorded.

This is a hands-on training. For access to the Moodle content and resources he interacts with, please contact the DLC.

Images on Moodle

There are many things to keep in mind when adding images to your course:

  1. Is my image copy-righted and/or royalty free?
  2. Do I need to give credit to the artist?
  3. Am I following the accessibility compliance recommendations?

To answer one and two, an easy fix is to use the site Pixabay has a large selection of copyright free images. All of the content, on this site, can also be used without asking permission or giving credit to the artist. It is a great resource for images and will help you avoid the worry of copyright infringement.

When you use images, please remember the following:

  • It should be relevant to the content.
  • It must have an alt tag, caption or audio description.

When you upload an image to Moodle, you are asked to provide a description for someone who cannot see it. Please be sure to do this. You can also resize your image in this menu, and choose where you'd like it within the activity or resource.

Once the image is uploaded, you can also add a caption within the activity or resource.


Transferring Course Content and Materials

The above tutorial comes in handy when preparing new semester course shells! (If you want to import from a colleague's course, see the infographic, "Adding Course Participants and Assigning Roles."

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.

Mass Activity Date Change

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.

Adding YuJa to a Course.mp4


What it is and How it Works

A metacourse is a course that is "with" or linked to one or more courses for its student enrollment. Basically, if you are simultaneously teaching more than one section of the exact same course, you can ask TERESA in the DLC to link all those courses together in one metacourse. Therefore, you only have to operate and manage all the sections of the same course in that metacourse.

Metacourses are highly popular and recommended!

Adding or subtracting participants in a metacourse can only be done from the courses it is linked to. The linked courses push enrollment information to the metacourse(s) every time cron is run.

Concept note: When using a metacourse, Moodle calls the courses it is linked to child courses. Some people like to think of them as parent courses. In any case a metacourse has a kinship with one or more non-meta courses when it comes to enrollment.

Moodle Mail

Change Forum/Email Preferences

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.

Mobile App


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Adding & Assigning Roles

Want another faculty member to access your course?

No need to contact the DLC. You can easily add them as an EDITING TEACHER.

Editing Teachers will have access to the course until they are removed by the teacher of record.

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Incomplete Student

Have students that need extra time to complete a course after the semester has concluded?


Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.


Getting Started and How to Use

How to use and how it works. Presented by Kaela Bretz.

LIVE: CC Instructor Kaela Bretz shares her experiences using ProctorU in her classes and teaches the audience how to use it from the both the student and instructor perspectives. Fri. Feb. 22, 2019

ProctorU Getting Started and Use Informational Packet FOR SHARING AND PRINTING.pdf

A wealth of ProctorU info for first-time and seasoned users; both instructors and students.

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Great video for students on how to set up and what to expect from a ProctorU proctored exam.

Question Bank

Formatting for Import*

*Aiken is only one of the many file format types accepted in Moodle. If you need help determining which format works best for your document, please contact TERESA in the DLC.

Watch the above video first if you have images within your document.

Watch the above video if you do not have images within your document (or you have removed them).

Converting a WORD document to AIKEN format for Moodle Question Bank Import.docx

Above is the document referred to in the video "Part 2: Question Bank Formatting, Aiken."

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*Aiken is only one of the many file format types accepted in Moodle. If you need help determining which format works best for your document, please contact TERESA in the DLC.


Is your question bank formatted and ready for Moodle import? If so, watch the above tutorial.


Save Attempts

If you’d like to allow your students to have more than one attempt on a quiz OR, if they have an issue--like the internet going out--during a quiz, and you’d like their answers to be saved...change this simple setting in your quiz, and you can make it happen!

Click the infographic above for a quick reference guide.

Adaptive Modes

Moodle Quiz Adaptive Mode Infographic PDF.pdf

Want to give students unlimited attempts at quiz questions in pursuit of mastery?

The above document explains how to utilize the Adaptive Modes in Moodle Quiz.

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Interactive with multiple tries Mode

Moodle Quiz Interactive with multiple tries Infographic PDF.pdf

Want to give students limited attempts at and hints to quiz questions in pursuit of mastery?

The above document explains how to utilize the Interactive modes in Moodle Quiz.

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Activity Completion

Activity completion info can be viewed by managers, teachers and non-editing teachers (and any other users with the capability report/progress:view)

TO ACCESS: Click the gear icon top right and select "More> Reports>Activity completion"

Teachers can mark activities complete on behalf of students by clicking into the relevant completion boxes.

Sharing Cart

Sharing Cart - UPDATED

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Backup and Restore

Accidentally import the wrong class into your new Moodle course? Here's how get rid of the materials you mis-imported and replace them with the ones you wanted:

1) BACKUP the course you want to import FROM (the old course you want to copy).


You most likely will want to backup the entire course, so selecting "Jump to Final Step," as discussed at 0:48 in the video, is OK.

At 2:43 it discusses the "Download" option. You WILL NOT DOWNLOAD. You are done with the Backup at this point and ready for the Restore segment.


Generating Test Bank


Instructions on how to upload Test Bank using TestGen

URL Activity

Demonstrates how to insert a web link to your Moodle course. Can be used to insert a GoogleDrive link as well.

Video: Insert and Display in Courses

Linking Video

Embedding Video

Thumbnail Creating and Uploading

Modifying Existing Video's Settings

Left-Aligning an Embedded Video

Insert display video. Create Thumbnails. Left Align Videos PDF FOR SHARING.pdf

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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.

As an example, Wikipedia is the largest wiki in the world.

Best Practices and Ideas

Wiki Best Practices and Ideas

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Learn how to fully use the Moodle Workshop activity as well as understand the pedagogy and best practice capabilities.

Create Workshop Activity Guide 3.1.pdf

This is your first stop to learning Moodle Workshop!

This is a worthy document to download and print out when learning and using Workshop....

This is your second stop to learning Moodle Workshop!

This is a hands-on demonstration. It's recommended you do the activities as you watch the ENTIRE demo. This is a very complex Moodle feature, but the most powerful one, so be patient with yourself and know the DLC is here to support you. Please contact the DLC for access to the Moodle course materials and resources Ryan has participants use in the video.

Student Guide to Moodle Workshop.pdf

It's highly recommended you share this document to your students. You can download this Word document to your computer.