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You've [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Getting_Started_-_Course_Editors_FAQ learned how to create your course] in Moodle, and have opened it up for your students. Here and there, unexpected things may occasionally happen ... ''Some students aren't getting copies of important forum posts in their email ... I asked the students to post to the forum, and they can't! ... Students don't want to go into every forum to check and see if there's something new - how can they track that?''
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You've [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Getting_Started_-_Course_Editors_FAQ learned how to create your course] in Moodle, and have opened it up for your students. Here and there, unexpected things may occasionally happen ... ''Some students aren't getting copies of important forum posts in their email ... I asked the students to post to the forum, and they can't! ... Students don't want to go into every forum to check and see if there's something new - how can they track that?''  
  
The ''First Semester with Moodle FAQ'' is a place for collecting information about '''puzzles that are frequently encountered''' during the first semester of using Moodle.
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The ''First Semester with Moodle FAQ'' is a place for collecting information about '''puzzles that are frequently encountered''' during the first semester of using Moodle.  
 
  
'''New to using Moodle?'''
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<br> '''New to using Moodle?'''  
  
:*For a quick review of the basics, download the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3c/Moodle_Basics_v4_Nov._2009.pdf Moodle Basics Nov. 2009 version PDF], or re-visit the [[Getting_Started_-_Course_Editors_FAQ]].
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:*For a quick review of the basics, download the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3c/Moodle_Basics_v4_Nov._2009.pdf Moodle Basics Nov. 2009 version PDF], or re-visit the [[Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ]].  
 
:*[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/79/Student_Moodle_QUick_Reference_Guide.pdf New Student Moodle Quick Reference Guide] (pdf)  
 
:*[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/79/Student_Moodle_QUick_Reference_Guide.pdf New Student Moodle Quick Reference Guide] (pdf)  
:*[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/0/08/Faculty_Moodle.pdf New Faculty Moodle Quick Reference Guide] (pdf)
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:*[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/0/08/Faculty_Moodle.pdf New Faculty Moodle Quick Reference Guide] (pdf)<br>
:*View list of [http://elearning.miis.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=15970 Moodle Intro Workshop & Open Lab Dates].
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:*[http://elearning.miis.edu/course/view.php?id=481 Experience Moodle as a participant] ''(log-in required)''  
:*[http://elearning.miis.edu/course/view.php?id=481 Experience Moodle as a participant] ''(log-in required)''
 
 
:*Can't find what you're looking for? [http://elearning.miis.edu/mod/forum/view.php?id=21386 Visit the Moodle Help Forum] ''(log-in required)''
 
:*Can't find what you're looking for? [http://elearning.miis.edu/mod/forum/view.php?id=21386 Visit the Moodle Help Forum] ''(log-in required)''
  
Back to the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Moodle_e-Learning_Community_Wiki Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki] home page
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Back to the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Moodle_e-Learning_Community_Wiki Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki] home page  
  
== How do I make sure that my students receive an email with each updated forum post? ==
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== How do I make sure that my students receive an email with each updated forum post? ==
  
Make sure that all participants have completed their Moodle profiles with an email address. Without an email address, they will not receive a forum post even though the forum is set at "Force everyone to be subscribed." Click here for [[More about e-mail subscriptions]]
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Make sure that all participants have completed their Moodle profiles with an email address. Without an email address, they will not receive a forum post even though the forum is set at "Force everyone to be subscribed." Click here for [[More about e-mail subscriptions]]  
  
== My students can't post to the forum! ==
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== My students can't post to the forum! ==
  
You may be using the News Forum, which can only be used by Faculty. To involve students, turn on editing, click add an activity, and select Forum. [[More about adding interactive forums]]
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You may be using the News Forum, which can only be used by Faculty. To involve students, turn on editing, click add an activity, and select Forum. [[More about adding interactive forums]]  
  
== I've noticed that there are different kinds of Forums available. What kind of Forum best fits my course needs? ==
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== I've noticed that there are different kinds of Forums available. What kind of Forum best fits my course needs? ==
 
[[Click here for a comparison chart]]
 
  
== I forgot the enrollment key for my course. ==
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[[Click here for a comparison chart]]
  
Your enrollment key is listed in the Administration block under Settings. Click for [[Detailed Instructions]]
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== I forgot the enrollment key for my course. ==
  
== How do I unenrol students? ==
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Your enrollment key is listed in the Administration block under Settings. Click for [[Detailed Instructions]]
  
Go to the ADMINISTRATION Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN Roles. Choose STUDENT and remove student name from existing users. Click here for [[more about unenrolling students]].
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== How do I unenrol students?  ==
  
== How do I create an assignment? ==
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Go to the ADMINISTRATION Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN Roles. Choose STUDENT and remove student name from existing users. Click here for [[More about unenrolling students]].
  
Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY and choose one of four assignment types. Click here for [[More about creating assignments]]
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== How do I create an assignment?  ==
  
== How do I attach files to assignments? ==
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Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY and choose one of four assignment types. Click here for [[More about creating assignments]]
  
Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY, choose one of four assignment types, highlight words in your assignment description and insert link to attach your files. [[More about attaching files to assignments]]
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== How do I attach files to assignments?  ==
  
== How do I update a course description? ==
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Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY, choose one of four assignment types, highlight words in your assignment description and insert link to attach your files. [[More about attaching files to assignments]]
  
Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/e/ee/How_to_update_course_description.pdf More about updating course description]
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== How do I update a course description?  ==
  
== How do I display all weeks? ==
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Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/e/ee/How_to_update_course_description.pdf More about updating course description]
  
Click on the two little square boxes in the week sections on the main moodle page. [[More about Displaying All Weeks]]
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== How do I display all weeks?  ==
  
== How do I hide items or sections? ==
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Click on the two little square boxes in the week sections on the main moodle page. [[More about Displaying All Weeks]]
  
Click on the HIDE icon (an eye) next to the item or section that you want to hide/unhide. [[More about Hiding Items]].
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== How do I hide items or sections?  ==
  
== How do I delete resources? ==
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Click on the HIDE icon (an eye) next to the item or section that you want to hide/unhide. [[More about Hiding Items]].
  
Go to the main page of your Moodle course, turn editing on and click on X next to the resource you want to delete. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/4/45/How_do_I_delete_resources.pdf More about deleting resources]
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== How do I delete resources?  ==
  
== How do I add another teacher? ==
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Go to the main page of your Moodle course, turn editing on and click on X next to the resource you want to delete. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/4/45/How_do_I_delete_resources.pdf More about deleting resources]
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== How do I add another teacher? ==
  
 
Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN ROLES. Choose TEACHER and select from list of POTENTIAL USERS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/7e/How_to_add_another_teacher.pdf More about adding another teacher]  
 
Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN ROLES. Choose TEACHER and select from list of POTENTIAL USERS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/7e/How_to_add_another_teacher.pdf More about adding another teacher]  
  
== How do I give outsiders/guests access to my Moodle? ==
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== How do I give outsiders/guests access to my Moodle? ==
  
Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/a/aa/Access_for_Outsiders_Guests.pdf More about giving outsiders/guests access to your Moodle]
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Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/a/aa/Access_for_Outsiders_Guests.pdf More about giving outsiders/guests access to your Moodle]  
  
== How can students upload their Powerpoints or other files to Moodle? ==
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== How can students upload their Powerpoints or other files to Moodle? ==
  
Students can attach files to their discussion forum threads. Download detailed instructions.
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Students can attach files to their discussion forum threads. Download detailed instructions.  
  
== What to do about non-compatible docx or pptx files? ==
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== What to do about non-compatible docx or pptx files? ==
  
Download a compatibility package from Microsoft. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/e/ed/What_to_do_about_non-compatible_docx_or_pptx_files.pdf More about non-compatible files]
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Download a compatibility package from Microsoft. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/e/ed/What_to_do_about_non-compatible_docx_or_pptx_files.pdf More about non-compatible files]  
  
== How do I insert an image? ==
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== How do I insert an image? ==
  
Go to the ADMIN panel (on the left) and click on FILES to upload your image. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/5/58/How_do_I_insert_an_image.pdf More about inserting an image]
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Go to the ADMIN panel (on the left) and click on FILES to upload your image. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/5/58/How_do_I_insert_an_image.pdf More about inserting an image]  
  
== What to do if my picture is not posting properly? ==
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== What to do if my picture is not posting properly? ==
  
Make sure that the picture size does not exceed 25 MB (maximum default size) and that the width and height measurements are 100 pixels each. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/4/42/What_to_do_if_your_picture_is_not_posting_properly.pdf More about posting and cropping pictures]
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Make sure that the picture size does not exceed 25 MB (maximum default size) and that the width and height measurements are 100 pixels each. [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/4/42/What_to_do_if_your_picture_is_not_posting_properly.pdf More about posting and cropping pictures]  
  
== Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle? ==
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== Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle? ==
  
For a variety of additional print and online resources visit the [[Non-MIIS_Moodle_Resources]] page.
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For a variety of additional print and online resources visit the [[Non-MIIS Moodle Resources]] page.

Latest revision as of 12:59, 2 December 2009

You've learned how to create your course in Moodle, and have opened it up for your students. Here and there, unexpected things may occasionally happen ... Some students aren't getting copies of important forum posts in their email ... I asked the students to post to the forum, and they can't! ... Students don't want to go into every forum to check and see if there's something new - how can they track that?

The First Semester with Moodle FAQ is a place for collecting information about puzzles that are frequently encountered during the first semester of using Moodle.


New to using Moodle?

Back to the Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki home page

How do I make sure that my students receive an email with each updated forum post?

Make sure that all participants have completed their Moodle profiles with an email address. Without an email address, they will not receive a forum post even though the forum is set at "Force everyone to be subscribed." Click here for More about e-mail subscriptions

My students can't post to the forum!

You may be using the News Forum, which can only be used by Faculty. To involve students, turn on editing, click add an activity, and select Forum. More about adding interactive forums

I've noticed that there are different kinds of Forums available. What kind of Forum best fits my course needs?

Click here for a comparison chart

I forgot the enrollment key for my course.

Your enrollment key is listed in the Administration block under Settings. Click for Detailed Instructions

How do I unenrol students?

Go to the ADMINISTRATION Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN Roles. Choose STUDENT and remove student name from existing users. Click here for More about unenrolling students.

How do I create an assignment?

Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY and choose one of four assignment types. Click here for More about creating assignments

How do I attach files to assignments?

Go to ADD AN ACTIVITY, choose one of four assignment types, highlight words in your assignment description and insert link to attach your files. More about attaching files to assignments

How do I update a course description?

Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. More about updating course description

How do I display all weeks?

Click on the two little square boxes in the week sections on the main moodle page. More about Displaying All Weeks

How do I hide items or sections?

Click on the HIDE icon (an eye) next to the item or section that you want to hide/unhide. More about Hiding Items.

How do I delete resources?

Go to the main page of your Moodle course, turn editing on and click on X next to the resource you want to delete. More about deleting resources

How do I add another teacher?

Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on ASSIGN ROLES. Choose TEACHER and select from list of POTENTIAL USERS. More about adding another teacher

How do I give outsiders/guests access to my Moodle?

Go to ADMIN Panel (on the left) and click on SETTINGS. More about giving outsiders/guests access to your Moodle

How can students upload their Powerpoints or other files to Moodle?

Students can attach files to their discussion forum threads. Download detailed instructions.

What to do about non-compatible docx or pptx files?

Download a compatibility package from Microsoft. More about non-compatible files

How do I insert an image?

Go to the ADMIN panel (on the left) and click on FILES to upload your image. More about inserting an image

What to do if my picture is not posting properly?

Make sure that the picture size does not exceed 25 MB (maximum default size) and that the width and height measurements are 100 pixels each. More about posting and cropping pictures

Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle?

For a variety of additional print and online resources visit the Non-MIIS Moodle Resources page.