Moodle 4.0 was released in April 2022 and is focused improving the user experience, making it easier for instructors and students to navigate the site. Because it is such a large change, Swarthmore will likely wait to upgrade until the … Continue reading What’s Coming in Moodle 4.0
Faculty are frequently asked for extra time on quizes, exams and written assignments. In some cases, these requests are to accommodate a disability that impacts a student’s speed in completing such work. Fortunately, it’s easy to manage extra time with … Continue reading How to allow extra time on exams, quizzes and assigments in Moodle (Moodle Accessibility – Part 1)
As we prepare for the 2022 Spring semester, here are answers to questions we are frequently asked by both new faculty and more senior folks alike. And please note that the answers to these questions, and many more, can be … Continue reading Common Moodle Questions at the Start of the Semester
As we are wrapping up the end of the semester, below is a checklist of items to consider as we near the end of the course term. Check your Moodle gradebook visibility By default, students cannot see the Moodle gradebook. … Continue reading End of the Year Moodle Checklist
At this point in the semester, your Moodle course may packed with content which can lead to “Moodle sprawl” — an endless scroll of PDF files and links. Here are a few ways to reduce the clutter. Put Files into … Continue reading Simplifying your Moodle course
Ed Discussion (https://edtech.org) is a relatively new addition to the set of tools provided to Swarthmore faculty for their course discussions through Moodle (https://blogs.swarthmore.edu/its/2021/08/13/new-software-for-grading-and-online-discussions-coming-for-fall-2021/). It’s an exciting tool for us, first because it enables near-real-time interactivity with its exceptionally responsive … Continue reading Tired of old forum tools? Try Ed Discussion!