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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 4.1 questions.

Create Blogs/Wikis

Creating a Wiki

Wikis are activities that serve to engage students in an online learning environment, and can be used collaboratively or independently. To add a wiki in Moodle, do the following: 

  1. Toggle on edit mode. 
  2. Click Add an activity or resource and select Wiki.
  3. Give the Wiki a name. Click save and display or save and return to course when you are satisfied with your Wiki. 

Add a Glossary

Adding a Glossary

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. To add a glossary, do the following: 

  1. In the top right corner of your course, toggle on editing.
  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.


Using the Scheduler Tool

The scheduler tool helps you to schedule one-on-one appointments with 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 activity also lets you record the attendance and grade the appointment. Do the following to utilize the scheduler tool: 

  1. Toggle on editing.
  2. Click add an activity or resource
  3. Choose the scheduler activity.
  4. On the next page, type in the name of the scheduler.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click the save and display button.
  6. Select add slots on the top left corner of the activity. Select the option that allows you to add multiple slots.
  7. If you have multiple teachers in a course, they will appear in the dropdown. You can create one appointment block per teacher. 
  8. 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. Add the appropriate number of slots, changing settings for length of slot, etc.
  9. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click save changes

H5P Interactive Content

Adding H5P Content

 H5P allows you to create HTML5 interactive web content like quizzes, flash cards, fill in the blanks, and timelines. See ideas and examples at Keep reading to learn how to bring H5P content from Moodle 3.11 to 4.1 or how to create content from scratch.

To bring an activity from Moodle 3.11 to Moodle 4.1, do the following: 

  1. Return to Moodle 3.11 by clicking the following: EC Moodle 2018-Spring 2023
  2. Go to your course and find the appropriate activity. Edit  the activity  by clicking the gear and selecting edit settings. Scroll to H5P options and click the box by allow download. Select save and display.
  3. There is now an area that says reuse. Click reuse, followed by download as a .h5p file. After doing this, return to your course in Moodle 4.1.
  4. Toggle on edit mode and select add an activity or resource, followed by the blue H5P icon.
  5. Give the activity a name and scroll down to package file. Drag in the previously downloaded file. Be sure to click save and display to save your work and ensure the activity came over properly.

To create a H5P activity within Moodle 4.1, do the following:

  1. Select more, followed by content bank within the top menu of your course.
  2. Go to the add dropdown menu and select the H5P activity of your choosing. Give the activity a name and follow all prompts.
  3. When satisfied with the activity you've created and saved, hit exit.
  4. Make the activity visible by clicking it and selecting make public from the more dropdown menu. You will need to download the activity as well by clicking download from the more dropdown menu.
  5. Return to the main page of your course and toggle on editing.
  6. Click add an activity or resource. Select the .blue h5p icon. Scroll down to package file and drag in the file you downloaded in step 4.
  7. Click save and display to make sure everything looks okay.

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