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    Moodle tips for the Fall semester

    by Information Systems Helpdesk -

    Faculty/Staff,

    Below are some tips for semester start-up. Please make sure that if you have content posted that you have made the course visible to students (see below).

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    Moodle tips:

    • If you want to make your course visible to your students, you can do so by going under your course's Gear icon->Edit settings->General->Visible->set this to 'Show'. You will need to do this to each of your courses so that students can see them. Courses are grayed out and at the bottom of your list until you do this.
    • Students that are new to EMU will have to log-in to Moodle for the first time for them to show up. Please instruct students to do this if your roster in Moodle does not match the one in myEMU.
    • If you need to change the maximum upload size for files uploaded to your course, you will want to go to the same Gear icon for your course->Edit settings->Files and uploads->then you can change 'Maximum upload size' to the size you need. The default setting of 5 MB may prevent students from uploading PowerPoint files. We suggest 20 MB for most courses.
    • If you intend to post grades to Moodle, you will want to show the Gradebook to students when you are ready for them to see these. This is under the Gear icon->Edit settings->Appearance->Show gradebook to students->set this to 'Yes'.
    • If you want to import content from a previous course to a new course, here is a link to the instructions for how to do this:https://moodle.emu.edu/mod/wiki/view.php?pageid=2010.
    • If you want to combine two sections of your class into just one Moodle course, here is a link to the instructions for how to do this:https://moodle.emu.edu/mod/wiki/view.php?pageid=1851. Once you have merged the enrollment to the course you want to use, you do not have to use the other course at all. We would suggest keeping that course hidden to students.
    • Student access to courses is suspended four weeks after the course end-date. If you need to see students in the Gradebook after this, then you can go to the Gear icon->Gradebook setup->Preferences: Grader report->General->Show only active enrollments ->set this to ‘No’ if it is set to ‘Yes’. This setting will be used across all of your Moodle courses.
    • If you are interested in using Panopto for videos in your course, please see these instructions:
    • Check out this Open Course Checklist for a reminder of common new course tasks.
    • Any faculty interested in more detailed Moodle training can enroll in our Moodle Orientation class in Moodle.

    Please as always be in touch by emailing helpdesk@emu.edu if you have any questions regarding using Moodle. You can also visit our Moodle FAQ’s page since we keep updating these with the latest info. That is all for now…

    Best wishes as you begin the new semester!

    Moodle 3.7 Upgrade Complete

    by Information Systems Helpdesk -

    We have completed the upgrade of EMU's Moodle to version 3.7.

    For more details about Moodle 3.7 please refer to the new features tour or the version release notes. There are also a series of videos that describe new version 3.7 features.

    Please contact the Helpdesk with questions or comments: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540 432 4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus).

    Reminder: Scheduled Outage: Moodle, Monday, 15 July, 5 PM - 9 PM

    by Information Systems Helpdesk -

    We will be upgrading Moodle to version 3.7 on Monday, July 15 from 5pm-9pm. This release will bring new features and fixes. Here is a preview of the main features:

    • We are going to be making the Dashboard page the default page that shows up when you log-in. This is a great place to start since you can organize and sort all of your courses from there.

    • EMU links are now part of the navigation drawer on the left side.

    • Forums have received updates so please take a look at the new features link below if you want to find out all the details.

    For more details about Moodle 3.7 please refer to the new features tour or the version release notes. There are also a series of videos that describe new version 3.7 features. 

    Please contact the Helpdesk with questions or comments: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540 432 4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus).

     

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