Adding an Activity to Your Course Moodle ISU
A number of different types of activities can be added to your Moodle ISU course. Activities generally require an action from the student, such as submitting an assignment, completing a survey or taking a quiz. Most activities also have grading functionality.
This guide will help you to:
Identify Types of Activities
Activities that can be added to your course include:
- Assignments- Allows instructors to communicate tasks, collect work, and provide grades and feedback.
- For information about the different settings of assignments and instructions on how to set them up, see Assignment
- Attendance- Allows instructors to track students who are present, late, absent, excused, or any other attendance criteria.
- Blackboard Collaborate- Enables teachers and students to meet in a virtual classroom by using Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing.
- Chat- Allows participants to have a real-time discussion via the web.
- Choice- A simple survey can be conducted by the faculty for the students.
- Collaborate Ultra- Collaborate Ultra is an updated version of Blackboard Collaborate that allows students and teachers to meet synchronously in an online virtual classroom.
- Curriculum Builder- Allows you to easily create custom reading lists for your Moodle courses by simply searching for the journal articles that you would like and adding them to a list.
- Database- Allows faculty and/or students to build, display and search a bank of record entries.
- External Tools- Allows users to interact with LTI-compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites.
- Feedback- Allows faculty to survey student responses to a set of questions.
- Forum- Allows students and faculty to exchange ideas by having an asynchronous discussion.
- For more information, see Forums
- Glossary- Allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions.
- Lesson- Can be used to create a learning module with a linear or branched path through the content. Questions can be added along the way to assess student understanding.
- Quiz- Allows faculty to create online tests using a large variety of question types.
- SCORM Package- Allows faculty to upload any SCORM or AICC package to include in the course.
- For more information, see SCORM
- Survey- Provides a number of verified survey instruments which can be used to collect student responses.
- For more information, see Survey
- Wiki- This is a web page (or series of webpages) that can be created individually or collaboratively.
- For more information, see Wiki for more information.
- Workshop- A peer assessment activity with many options. There are two grade options for a student: their own work and their peer assessments of other students' work.
- Zoom Meeting- Allows teachers and students to engage in a live synchronous online environment using a variety of tools.
Add an Activity
- Open the Settings Gear Menu, Click Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
- Locate the week/topic block in which you wish to add the activity.
- Click Add an activity or resource.
- Select the activity you wish to add.
- Click Add.
You will be taken to the setup page for the activity that you choose. Settings vary for each activity.
For information about setting up specific activities, see the guide for the activity. To access these guides, either click on the link next to each activity (in the previous section) or see ITRC Handouts
Edit an Activity
- Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
- From the Edit dropdown menu next to the activity, Select Edit settings.
Note: You can also edit the settings for an activity by clicking on the activity and clicking Edit settings in the Admin Gear Menu.
The original setup page will appear with the options that were previously selected. Scroll down and alter any settings that you wish to change.
- Click Save and display to be taken to the activity.
- Click Save and return to course to be taken to the course homepage.
- Click Cancel to the delete any changes.
For more information, see Activities
For additional information, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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