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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 3.11 questions.

H5P Interactive Content

To add H5P Content, do the following: 

Know that H5P allows you to easily create HTML5 interactive web content like quizzes, flash cards, fill in the blanks, timelines, and more. See ideas and examples at h5p.org. Before adding an activity to the course, create it at H5P.org.You will need to create a free account to create the content. Follow the directions on the website. Once you have created the content, click on reuse and download the .h5p file.

If you wish to add the new content you created, instead click Use the content bank to manage your H5P files. This will open the content bankClick upload to select the file. Choose to add a new content type (e.g. Accordion; Audio Recorder; etc). We recommend browsing content examples at h5p.org. Complete required content fields, and click save. After completing these steps, return to Moodle and 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 H5P.
  3. On the adding a new H5P page, add a name (required).
  4. If you have previously created H5P content in Moodle, click the add icon under package file section (small paper icon). The image below shows you where to click. 

Add item from package library

 

5. If you have not created content, click on Use Content Bank (opens in new window) to create new content via the add button

Create Blogs/Wikis

To create a blog or a wiki, do the following:

Understand that blogs and wikis are activities that serve to engage students in an online learning environment. After understanding this, note that most use 3rd party tools to create blogs and wikis. You can read below to learn more:

  1. Blog - Instead of using blogs in Moodle, most use a third party blogging tool (e.g. Weebly, Wix, Tumblr, etc.). OUBlog activity is an option for blogging within Moodle.
  2. Wiki - Instead of using wikis in Moodle, use a third party wiki tool such as Nuclino or MediaWiki. 

Add a Glossary

To add a glossary, do the following: 

Note that the Glossary activity allows users to create a collection of terms and definitions, as in a dictionary. Teachers can restrict access to a Glossary so that only they can create entries, or they can allow students to add new entries as well. After understanding 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 select glossary.
  3. From this page, add the name of the glossary. In addition, you can choose various features, such as entries, appearance, grade, etc. 
  4. After you have edited the glossary activity, click save and display.

Scheduler

To use the scheduler tool, understand the following:

Note that the scheduler module helps you to schedule one-on-one appointments with all your students. You specify the periods during which you are available to see the students and the length of each appointment. The students then book themselves into one of the available timeslots. The module also lets you record the attendance and grade the appointment. After understanding this, do the following: 

  1. Click the turn editing on button.
  2. Click add an activity or resource
  3. In the box that appears, choose scheduler and click the add button.
    Scheduler logo
  4. A web page will appear called "Adding a new Scheduler." Type in the name of the scheduler, which can be changed later.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click the save and display button.
  6. A webpage will appear with the name of your scheduler at the top. Click the add slots link.
    Add slots to scheduler
  7. A drop-down menu will appear that allows you to add repeated slots or a single slot. Click the link to add repeated slots.
  8. If you have multiple teachers in a course, they will appear in the dropdown. You can create multiple appointment block, one for each teacher.
  9. Options will appear to add time slots.  All time slots must occur in the future, and the start time must be before the end time. The simplest option is to:
    1. Click the start time menu and choose a time that is one hour from now.
    2. Click the end time menu and choose a time that is one hour after the start time.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click save changes

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