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This guide is designed as a reference as you create and edit in your Moodle courses and sites.

NOTE: Session Timeout

Moodle is set to automatically sign out a user after two hour of no activity. At that point, all of your unsaved changes and content will be lost. Please make sure to keep this in mind as you grade student materials and customized your Moodle course or site.

Adding Activities and Resources to Moodle

Activities VS. Resources

Activities are items that may be graded in Moodle. Resources, on the other hand, are items that people read, view or listen to.

Add an Activity [video 4:24]

Add a Resource [video 4:22]

File Picker [video 2:41]

Helpful Videos

Moodle 2.6 Overview [video 1:54]

Annotate a PDF (Go Paperless!) [video 1:04]

Adding Documents and Files - Drag-and-Drop and File Picker [video 5:06]

Course editing improvements [video 1:12]

Improved Content [Text] Editor [video 1:05]

Marking workflow and Allocated markers [video 1:34]

Single Activity course format [video 1:13]

Helpful Websites

What’s new In Moodle for Students and those viewing content - the “big” things

What’s new in Moodle 2.6 for those creating and editing content - the “big” things

Anonymous Peer Review

Google Apps Integration

Google Drive Repository

Log In [Sign In]

Course Format

Help!

Resource Guide

Activity Guide

Features, Plugins and Tips

Attendance

Diacritical Marks and Special Character

DragMath

Gradebook

Moving Content from Legacy Moodle to New Moodle

Course Backup

Restore a Course

Download Course Materials

Adding Students and Others to Your Moodle Sites

None of Southwestern University Moodle sites are open or have guest access. Thus, for anyone to see and use your Moodle site they must be added to Role. Typically this is the Student role for consumers of your Moodle site.

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Other Moodle Resources!

Moodle.org

Moodle Documentation

Moodle on YouTube

This Guide is a work in progress … content will be added and changed, and items in gray text are incomplete. Please send suggestions and comments to hoagm@southwestern.edu - thank you!

Questions or problems? Please contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@southwestern.edu or 512-819-7333.

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