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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 3.11 questions.

Add Assignment

To add an assignment, do the following:

Keep in mind that assignments are used to allow students to  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. After considering this information, do the following: 

  1. In the top right corner of your course, click turn editing on.
  2. Click add an activity or resource, and choose  assignment. On the adding a new assignment page, add an assignment name (required).
  3. 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).
  4. Select all of the options for your assignment, such as availability. Availability options include the following: 
    • Allow Submissions From: This stops students from submitting before the shown date but it doesn't hide the assignment and any included instructions or materials.
    • Due Date: Submissions are still allowed after this date but will be marked as late. Disable it by unticking the checkbox. Assignments without a due date will appear on the dashboard with 'No Due Date' displayed.
    • Cut-Off Date: After this date, the submit button will be hidden, and students will not be able to submit.
  5. Finally, 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

To set up a workshop, do the following: 

Understand that the Workshop activity allows students to peer review and/or grade other students' assignments.  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. has an excellent overview of the Workshop activity.
  1. In the top Right corner of your course, click 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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