Add 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:

Types of Activities

Activities that can be added to your course include:                        

Adding an Activity

  1. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview.
  2. Choose the week/topic in which you wish to add the activity.
  3. Click Add an activity or resource.  A box will appear showing you all activities and resources.

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  1. Select the activity you wish to add.
  2. Click Add.


You will be taken to the setup page for the activity that you chose. Settings vary for each activity.  For information about setting up specific activities, see the handout for the activity listed above.  

For additional guides, see ITRC Handouts.

Editing an Activity

  1. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview.
  2. From the week/topic block, Click Edit next to the activity.
  3. Select Edit settings.

Note: You can also edit the settings for an activity by Clicking on the activity and then Clicking Edit settings in the Administration block.

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The original setup page will appear with the options that were previously selected.

  1. Scroll down and alter any settings that you wish to change.

To save:

  1. Click Save and display to view the activity
  2. Click Save and return to course to be taken back to the main course page.
  3. Click Cancel to delete the changes you have made.

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For more information, see Activities.

For additional information, contact ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email

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