Faculty Help

GENERAL RESOURCES

What's New in Moodle (As of May 2, 2017)

Moodle 3.2 focuses on improving the user experience and on accessibility.  Please familiarize yourself with these important changes and new features that will be implemented on May 2, 2017.

NEED TO KNOW

  1. How to navigate in Moodle - New User Interface Watch Screencast
  2. Notifications and Messaging Watch Screencast
  3. Grading Assignments (convert feature not available yet) Watch Screencast

NICE TO KNOW

  1. Recycle Bin for inadvertently deleted content Watch Screencast
  2. Discussion Forum Locking Watch Screencast
  3. New Assignment Overrides Watch Screencast
  4. Improved Graphs Watch Screencast
  5. Media Player Improvements Watch Screencast
  6. New Course Format - Collapsible Topics

OTHER HAND-PICKED HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. Overview of New Features for version 3.1 at moodle.org
  2. Overview of New Features for version 3.2 at moodle.org
  3. A collection of short and concise help videos designed by Moodle HQ


FAQs

Import (Copy) Content from one Moodle Course to Another

  1. Click on the Gear Icon on the top right of the course page
  2. Select Import from the list of menu options
  3. Select the Course you want to copy
  4. Click Continue
  5. Scroll down and click Next
  6. If you want to copy the entire course scroll down and click Next again otherwise choose items to copy and then click Next
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Perform Import

UnHide Course (Make Available to Students)

  1. Click on the Gear Icon on the top right of the course page
  2. Select Edit Settings from the list of menu options
  3. Change the Visibility setting from Hide to Show (4th option from the top)
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save and Display

Add Users Manually to Course

  1. Open your Nav Drawer
  2. Click on Participants
  3. Then click on the Gear Icon to the right
  4. Click on Enrolled users from the drop down. Once there you will see an Enrol users button at the top right
  5. Click on that and you will be able to search and add students

Allow Guest Access

  1. Click on the Gear Icon on the top right of the course page
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the list of menu options
  3. Select More to access all Course Administration options
  4. Select the Users tab
  5. Select Enrolment Methods
  6. Choose Guest access from the list of Enrolment Methods
  7. Enter a Guest password
  8. Click the button AddMethod


How Can I use Moodle to Email my Students?

  1. Add a Quickmail Block to your course
  2. Turn editing on - click on the Gear Icon on the top right of the course page and select Turn Editing On from the list of menu options
  3. Select the Add a Block option from the bottom of the Nav Drawer
  4. Select Quickmail from the list of menu options - if you do not see Quickmail as an option that means it likely already exists in your course site.  Look for it on the right where all the blocks appear.



Please check back soon - more information to come!!

Official page at moodle.org outlining new features for version 3.2