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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist Earlham faculty with Moodle questions. Moodle 3.4 is Earlham's learning management system that assists with teaching and learning.

Add Assignment

Use Assignments so students can submit files, text, or video/audio recordings within Moodle. Students will see due dates associated with each Assignment, and Grading/Feedback can be completed within Moodle. The assigned due dates will appear in the calendar to help students keep track of deadlines. 
  1. Under the Administration section of your course, click Turn editing on.
  2. From the drop-down option, Add an activity, click on Assignment.
  3. On the Adding a new Assignment page, add an Assignment name (required).
  4. You can add a description, additional files, dates the assignment is available and/or due, and submission types. In addition, you may select more options like grades (ex. points).
  5. Select all of the options for your assignment, and then click Save and display.  

Note: Moodle limits file sizes. Larger files may need to be posted in Earlham Box and shared as a link in Moodle.

Set up a Workshop

Workshop allows peers to review and/or grade other students' assignments.

Note: There are many stages and steps to Workshop. It's a good idea to make sure you are familiar with each before using this activity with your students. The Workshop documentation on the moodle.org site has an excellent overview.

  1. In the Top Right corner of your course, click the gear symbol to access administrative settings. Select Turn editing on.
  2. From the drop-down option, Add an activity, click on Workshop.
  3. On the Adding a new Workshop page, add a Workshop name (required). 
  4. Other options are provided, including description, submission settings, etc. Click on the question mark next to the option for more information. 
  5. Select options, and click Save and display.

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