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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 4.1 questions.

Access Course

Course Access

You should be able to access your course via Moodle (Earlham) or Seminaries Moodle (Bethany and ESR). For faculty not listed in Banner Self-Service as the instructor), check with the Registrar to have yourself added. Moodle pulls all of its instructor information from Banner Self-Service. Also, view the Permissions and Groups page for how to add a TA or co-instructor. 

 In order to comply with copyright law, student access to Moodle course sites will end a few weeks after the completed semester's grades are due. Students are welcome to download copies of any materials they would like to keep before that date. Faculty should contact moodlehelp@earlham.edu for assistance if they have a student who has an extension and requires temporary access to complete coursework.

Rename Course

Changing your Course Name in Moodle

Cross-listed courses will not allow name changes. If your course is not cross-listed, do the following: 

  1. In the top menu of your course, click the settings.
  2. Change course full name to your new course name.
  3. Click save and display.

Course Formats

Changing Course Format

 

  1. In the top menu of your course, click the settings.  
  2. Scroll down and click course format. Choose your preferred format (Tiles or collapsed topics will avoid the "scroll of death").
  3.  Click save and display

Move Content

Moving Content

 

  1. In the top right corner of your course, click the edit mode toggle.
  2. You can either move your materials by clicking them and dragging them to your desired location or clicking the 3 dots at the right of each activity and selecting move. You will then select the section to which you would like to move the item.

Backup Content

Backing up Content

You can use this function to save course content for future use. To backup content, do the following: 

  1. In the top menu of your course, click the more, followed by course reuse.
  2. From the dropdown in the top left of the course, select backup.
  3. Unclick include enrolled users. Select next, leaving checks next to the items you wish to keep. If you wish to leave behind an item such as announcements, uncheck it. Unchecking announcements is recommended, as all courses have this section. Click next until you arrive at the last screen. 
  4. Once you arrive at the last screen, click perform backup. 
  5. Click continue. You may now download your course from the course backup area. 

Create Metacourse

Create a metacourse

A metacourse serves to combine two sections of the same course into one course. If you wish to create a metacourse, contact moodlehelp@earlham.edu with the list of courses you wish to link.

Hide and Show Courses

Hiding and Showing Courses

When you hide a course, it is only visible to participating teachers. To show or hide your course in Moodle, do the following: 

  1. In the top menu of the course, select settings
  2. Scroll to course visibility and select hide. To make the course visible, do the opposite. 
  3. Click save and display.

Hide and Show Sections

Hiding and Showing Sections

You may want to hide a section or unit to prevent students from seeing it. If you wish to do this, do the following:

  1. In the top right corner of your course, select the edit mode toggle
  2. Find the section/topic you would like to hide or show and select the 3 dots on the right.
  3. If the section is visible, you will see the hide option. If the section is hidden, you will see the show option. Select the appropriate option. 

Hiding and Showing Activities

Hiding and Showing Activities

Hiding an activity or an assignment keeps students from seeing it. If you wish to hide or reveal an activity, do the following: 

  1. In the top right corner of your course, select the edit mode toggle
  2. Find the activity you would like to hide or show and select the 3 dots on the right.
  3. If the activity is visible, you will see the hide option. If the section is hidden, you will see the show option. Select the appropriate option. You do not have to click a save button.

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