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FOR VCC MOODLE USERS WHO PREFER TO LEARN BY WATCHING VIDEOS, WE HAVE A FEW YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL. (Many of the individual videos in these VCC playlists are also embedded inside specific KnowledgeBase articles elsewhere in this site.) ...
If you're manually enrolling students into your course and are unable to locate someone by name and/or student ID, it may be because he/she doesn't yet have an existing Moodle account. In November, 2011, VCC implemented a system whereby new Moodle accou...
If you're new to Moodle, here's what we recommend.  Actually, even if you've been using Moodle for a while, we _still_ recommend you review this! * Read this PDF on how to log in to Moodle [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/New_Faculty_Or...
There are multiple ways of enrolling students into courses. DL Support can help you decide which method is best for your situation. In general, there are three user roles for a course: Manager, Teacher, and Student. A Department Head, Program Coordinato...
If you need to set your course to use the COLLAPSED WEEKS or COLLAPSED TOPICS course format, here's how: 1. In "Edit Settings" (in the Administration block), open the section called "Course Format". 2. In the "Format" list, select "Collapsed Topics" (...
HERE ARE SOME SCENARIOS TO HELP YOU DECIDE HOW TO PREPARE YOUR MOODLE COURSE FOR A NEW SESSION: MY COURSE HAS ENDED, AND I WILL BE TEACHING THIS SAME COURSE NEXT SESSION. In this case, it's easiest and most practical to re-use your existing course shell...
If you want to teach yourself how to use Moodle and to create your own online courses, these self-directed tutorials from CID may be very useful: ONLINE LEARNER SUCCESS EXPRESS (OLSE) [HTTP://MOODLE.VCC.CA/COURSE/VIEW.PHP?ID=548] LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE ...
SO, WHAT IS THIS "MOODLE" PROGRAM ANYWAY, AND WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT? Good questions! Everyone starts somewhere, and so we'll try to give you some background on what Moodle is and how and why you should use it at VCC. Vancouver Community College’s LMS (L...
If you are wanting to send a Moodle message to the whole class, or multiple students in the class, here's how to do it: * go to your class participant's list. From there... * scroll to the bottom and click on [Select all] or pick and chose multiple s...
The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, similar to a dictionary. ALL ABOUT MOODLE'S GLOSSARY ACTIVITY: https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Glossary_activity [https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Glossary_activity] HOW ...
If you use the Quickmail block to send messages to your students from Moodle, your students may report that the return address shows as "noreply@moodle.vcc.ca."  This is most likely due to the email display setting in your profile.   To fix this issue, a...
Resources and Activities within a Moodle course shell may be manually individually hidden until your editing is complete and you're ready to reveal them to your students. To manually _Show_ or _Hide_ an individual Resource or Activity: * Ensure that E...
If your students are telling you that they can't see a link to their course grades, it may be due to your course settings. Try the following: * Go to your course settings (Administration/Course Administration/Edit Settings) * Scroll down to and ex...
Instructors are responsible for granting their students access to their courses. There are _several ways [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/112/0/kb1103---how-do-students-get-enrolled-into-my-course]_ for student to gain access to a c...
The "Sum of Grades" aggregation has been removed and replace with "Natural Weighting."  _Long-term_, Moodle intends to remove the other forms of aggregation, as people get used to using the new (and easier to understand)  "Natural Weighting" aggregation m...
IF ONE OR MORE OF YOUR STUDENTS HAS BEEN AUTOMATICALLY UNENROLLED FROM YOUR COURSE, HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Look under Administration >> Enrolled Users and you'll see that in the right column of some enrollees, there's may be enrollment expiry date set. (Thi...
AT VCC, AS OF MOODLE VERSION 2.8, ATTO BECAME THE DEFAULT EDITOR IN MOODLE. While much simpler and easier for new users, ATTO is a bit different than the previous editor (TinyMCE) which had been the default for years prior. Here's a very good tutorial...
As of our upgrade to Moodle 2.8, the default text editor is ATTO. To change your default back to TinyMCE, do the following: * Access your profile preferences by clicking on your profile image on the top right of the screen, hovering over Preferences a...
To delete files in your My Private Files area (this is not the same as the User Private backup area [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/143/0/kb1131---deleting-old-backup-files-from-the-user-private-backup-area]), * Click on "My Ho...
To remove old, uneeded backup files from your User Private Backup area: * Click on the 'RESTORE' link in the Administration block of ANY course for which you are the teacher or manager. * Under the User Private Backup files area, click on 'Manage ba...
HELP KEEP YOUR MOODLE CLEAN! Our Moodle server space is not infinite, and occasionally we receive system warnings when it's nearing capacity.  When this happens, we have to quickly delete courses or files to free up space.  We find courses that contain ...
When using "Switch Role to..." in order to see a student view, the [Add Submission] button will not show up if you are not ENROLLED in that course. This issue usually only arises with Managers and Administrators who are able to view courses without being ...
You can easily find (and change [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/61/0/kb1055---adding-or-changing-a-course-enrolment-key], if you want) an enrolment key for a course to which you have editing rights. * In the ADMINISTRATION bloc...
The highlighting of unread forum messages is both an individual USER profile setting, as well as a forum setting controlled by the course developer. All users can change their individual profile setting, under "Forum tracking," in your profile. This set...
The following error message appears when trying to view/edit an OU Wiki in a course using a Forced Group Mode: _"error/Sub-wikis is set to 'One wiki per group'. Please change Group mode to 'Separate groups' or 'Visible groups'."_ Here's how to fix it:...
Using the SHARING CART plugin, you can now easily copy any of your course resources or activities from one course to another, without doing a backup and restore. To do this, the Sharing Cart BLOCK must be added to both the originating (Course A) and the...
TO CHANGE YOUR COURSE DESCRIPTION IN MOODLE, you must be a Teacher with editing capability. * In the Administration block (on the left, click on "Edit Settings". * On the page that appears, you will see a section titled "Description". Inside that sec...
There are several ways for you, as an instructor, to get help with Moodle. Download and view this PDF document, called "Getting Help in Moodle (for Faculty) [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/Getting_Help_in_Moodle.pdf]."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR FACULTY AND COURSE MANAGERS For a list of frequently asked questions from faculty and course managers, look here: http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/17/moodle-faqs [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgeb...
NOTE: Not everyone has the access rights to copy a course.  Generally, this access is granted only to those in an Administrator or Manager role.  If you are an instructor, needing a copy of a course, please start here [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledg...
Only courses with a visibility setting of "Show" (under a course's settings) will show on the "My Courses" drop-down menu. To see ALL courses, including "hidden" courses, look under your "My Courses" list on the home page of Moodle, or click on "My Home" ...
ONE WAY OF AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLING YOUR STUDENTS INTO YOUR MOODLE COURSE IS USING THE BANNER AUTO-ENROLMENT FUNCTION.  ANY STUDENT REGISTERED IN YOUR COURSE IN THE BANNER SYSTEM WILL BE ENROLLED INTO THE CORRESPONDING MOODLE SHELL, VIA AN OVERNIGHT AUTOMA...
WHERE TO DISCUSS MOODLE WITH OTHER USERS AND DEVELOPERS Moodle.org maintains a huge online discussion forum, where users and developers of all levels of experience can discuss a wide variety of issues in Moodle performance, support and development. The...
USE THESE STEPS TO ADD A PRE-RECORDED MP3 AUDIO FILE TO YOUR COURSE WEB PAGE OR ASSIGNMENT: * Click "Update" next to the assignment or web page where you want your Students to be able to listen to your audio. This will put you in the Moodle editor. *...
TO SET HOW MANY QUESTIONS APPEAR ON EACH PAGE OF A QUIZ: * Go to "Edit Quiz" (so that you can see the list of questions down the left, and the Bank on the right). * Near the top right of the page, you should see a button called "Pagination". Click t...
There are several ways. both self-paced and scheduled, that can help you learn more about using Moodle at VCC. SELF-PACED METHODS * Search the DL Support Online Knowledgebase [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List] for articles and tutorials...
THIS ONLINE TEACHING SUCCESS WITH MOODLE COURSE IS FOR VCC INSTRUCTORS ONLY. IT WILL HELP INSTRUCTORS TO LEARN AND EXPLORE THE FEATURES OF MOODLE AT VCC. This course is a closed, secure environment  - only accessible to VCC instructors, staff and admini...
The ONLINE LEARNER SUCCESS EXPRESS (OLSE) TUTORIAL course is a 3 - 5 hour self-directed Moodle course, designed to offer a sample of the types of activities you may find in your online course at VCC. This course is a closed, secure environment - only acc...
CID regularly offers a hands-on Moodle Exploration workshop for faculty and staff. In these friendly, open-format workshops, any level of user can benefit from one-to-one Moodle exploration time, or help with a particular e-learning project. Learn more ...
Each Moodle course must be clearly and concisely defined for the benefit of both the students and the instructor. Expectations and accountabilities for both parties must be fully addressed, regardless whether the Moodle course will be provided as option...
This page describes how to change email notification settings and track read posts in Moodle. http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/change-email-notify.html [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/change-email-notify.html] * How to ...
With the introduction oof the File Picker in Moodle v.2., Moodle has dramatically altered the way files are uploaded and managed. This page describes how to upload files using the Moodle File Picker: http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/Guid...
The following page allows you to test your web browser and operating system to help ensure compatibility with Moodle. It runs scripts which test your browser settings and look for browser plugins like Java and Flash. http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/moodle-site-f...
All grades for each student in a course can be found in the course gradebook, or 'Grader report' in _ Course Administration > Grades_, from the front page of your course. The gradebook collects items [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Grade_items] that have ...
Instructors are responsible for granting their students access to their courses. To ensure trouble free access, follow the steps outlined on this page: http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/student-access.html [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instruc...
THIS DOCUMENT PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF ENROLMENT KEYS AND HOW TO USE THEM: http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/enrolment.html [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/enrolment.html] Every course at VCC is given a preliminary enrolmen...
This article has been replaced by KB1127 [http://dlsupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/139/0/kb1127---course-startup-checklist].
THE FORUM MODULE IS AN ACTIVITY WHERE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CAN EXCHANGE IDEAS BY POSTING COMMENTS. There are four basic forum types. Forum posts can be graded by the teacher or other students. _Please see this page for more information:_ https://doc...
_Please see this page for more information:_ http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/create-webpage.html [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle_v2/create-webpage.html]
Resources are instructional and informational items you provide to your students. They might include pages, links, files, etc. Activities are either performed by participants to attain a certain learning objective, or they are created to help particip...
Please fill out our web form [http://cid.vcc.ca/p1-dl/instructions/moodle/request-moodle-shell.html] for this so that your shell request will be recorded and handled correctly.  You can easily access the shell from the Quick Links block, found in the left...
AS AN INSTRUCTOR, YOU CAN MANUALLY ENROLL YOUR STUDENTS IN YOUR COURSE, IF THEY HAVE TROUBLE SELF-ENROLLING. Go to Administration >> Enrol Users and click the "Enrol Users" button to search for the student who cannot enroll. In the little dialog that...
TO LOGIN TO VCC MOODLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, you should login at MyVCC.ca first, and click on the "Online Courses" link in the menu. You will then have to login again to Moodle (using the same username and password as MyVCC.  IF YOU HAVE LOGGED INTO ...