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The '''Specialized Topics FAQ''' contains information for those who have finished their initial semester of working with Moodle, and are interested in exploring ways of refining their use of Moodle and other technologies to best support a particular pedagogical goal or teaching context. Examples include: embedding online videos, etc.  
 
The '''Specialized Topics FAQ''' contains information for those who have finished their initial semester of working with Moodle, and are interested in exploring ways of refining their use of Moodle and other technologies to best support a particular pedagogical goal or teaching context. Examples include: embedding online videos, etc.  
 
Back to the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Moodle_e-Learning_Community_Wiki Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki] home page
 
 
 
 
== UNDER CONSTRUCTION ==
 
  
 
:*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]].   
 
:*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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:*[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/79/Student_Moodle_QUick_Reference_Guide.pdf New Student 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) 
 
:*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
 
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 attach feedback forms to a graded assignment? ==
 
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3d/How_do_I_attach_feedback_forms_to_a_graded_assignment.pdf Detailed instructions]
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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== How can students comment on other students' blog? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3e/Can_students_comment_on_other_students%27_blogs.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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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== How do I access archived Moodle courses? ==
 
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3e/How_do_I_access_archived_Moodle_courses.pdf Detailed instructions]  
== 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? ==
 
== How do I attach files to assignments? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/d/de/How_do_I_attach_files_to_assignments.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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 can students stop emails from Moodle forums? ==
 
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/7c/How_can_students_stop_emails_from_Moodle_forums.pdf Detailed instructions]
== How do I update a course description? ==
 
 
 
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]
 
 
 
== 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? ==
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== How do I backup a course and save it to my computer? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/b/bc/How_do_I_backup_a_course_and_save_it_to_my_computer.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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 create a Wiki on Moodle? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/5/57/How_do_I_create_a_Wiki_on_Moodle.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== How do I add another teacher? ==
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== How do I flag new posts as new? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/1/1b/How_do_I_flag_new_posts_as_new.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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]  
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== How do I import contents from an old Moodle course? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/e/ec/How_do_I_import_contents_from_an_old_Moodle_course.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== How do I give outsiders/guests access to my Moodle? ==
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== How do I make an announcement? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/b/bc/How_do_I_make_an_Announcement.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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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== How do I type accents on Moodle? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/7/79/How_do_I_type_accents_in_Moodle.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== How can students upload their Powerpoints or other files to Moodle? ==
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== How do I use the message system on Moodle? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/d/dd/How_to_use_the_message_system_in_Moodle.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
Students can attach files to their discussion forum threads. Download detailed instructions.
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== How can I create a folder and display it on the main page? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/1/1d/How_to_create_a_folder_and_display_it_on_the_main_page.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== What to do about non-compatible docx or pptx files? ==
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== How do I embed a Google map? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/c/c3/How_to_embed_a_Google_Map.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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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== How do I embed a video? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/5/5e/How_to_embed_a_video.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== How do I insert an image? ==
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== How do I overwrite an existing resource? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/6/67/How_to_overwrite_an_existing_resource.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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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== How can students publish blog posts and how to keep them private? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/39/How_to_publish_blog_posts_and_how_to_keep_them_private.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== What to do if my picture is not posting properly? ==
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== What do to if the message system does not seem to function ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/6/6c/What_to_do_if_the_message_function_in_Moodle_does_not_seem_to_work.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
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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== What to do if your students are being kicked out of your course ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/5/5d/What_to_do_if_your_students_are_being_kicked_out_of_your_course.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
== Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle? ==
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== What to do if your students cannot view a videoclip properly ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/3/3c/What_to_do_if_your_students_cannot_view_a_video_clip_on_your_Moodle.pdf Detailed instructions]
  
For a variety of additional print and online resources visit the [[Non-MIIS_Moodle_Resources]] page.
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== How do I insert a label for an audio file? ==
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/MIIS/images/f/f8/How_to_insert_a_label_for_an_audiofile.pdf Detailed instructions]

Latest revision as of 22:36, 28 November 2009

The Specialized Topics FAQ contains information for those who have finished their initial semester of working with Moodle, and are interested in exploring ways of refining their use of Moodle and other technologies to best support a particular pedagogical goal or teaching context. Examples include: embedding online videos, etc.

Back to the Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki home page

How do I attach feedback forms to a graded assignment?

Detailed instructions

How can students comment on other students' blog?

Detailed instructions

How do I access archived Moodle courses?

Detailed instructions

How do I attach files to assignments?

Detailed instructions

How can students stop emails from Moodle forums?

Detailed instructions

How do I backup a course and save it to my computer?

Detailed instructions

How do I create a Wiki on Moodle?

Detailed instructions

How do I flag new posts as new?

Detailed instructions

How do I import contents from an old Moodle course?

Detailed instructions

How do I make an announcement?

Detailed instructions

How do I type accents on Moodle?

Detailed instructions

How do I use the message system on Moodle?

Detailed instructions

How can I create a folder and display it on the main page?

Detailed instructions

How do I embed a Google map?

Detailed instructions

How do I embed a video?

Detailed instructions

How do I overwrite an existing resource?

Detailed instructions

How can students publish blog posts and how to keep them private?

Detailed instructions

What do to if the message system does not seem to function

Detailed instructions

What to do if your students are being kicked out of your course

Detailed instructions

What to do if your students cannot view a videoclip properly

Detailed instructions

How do I insert a label for an audio file?

Detailed instructions