Moodle Training Modules

Instructions For Entering Midterm and Final Grades in Moodle

Instructions for Midterm and Final Grade Entry

Click on this simple instruction set for entering Midterm and Final Grades in the Moodle ILP Intergration Block


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Connect Course with Moodle Course using MH-Campus

This link shows an instructor how to pair a Connect Course with a Moodle Course.

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User Guides for McGraw-Hill Connect

Here is an easy instructional on how an Instructor performs a grade sync with MH Campus Classic Integration

How does an instructor perform a grade sync (MH Campus – Classic Integration)

Click on the link to open up simple instructions.

Moodle Training Modules

Moodle Gradebook Set Up

Grade book set up is an important part of building a course in Moodle.  On the right side of the Moodle course shell, underneath the administration block, is where we will get started.

The most common type of grading is in the ‘Aggregation’ category and the best practice mode for this set up is the ‘Natural’ category name.  It looks like this within the settings of the Moodle shell.


— How Moodle Calculates grades

— Natural

— Sum of all grade values scaled by weight

— Select in both the course category and each grade category

— Select “edit” and then “edit settings”


— Weights

— Select check box to change weight


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Moodle Integration with TurnItIn Feedback Studio

This video is a live demo of TurnItIn Feedback Studio with Moodle Integration. It is a good reference for best practices and steps to using this tool.

Moodle TLC Student

Quiz and Test Attempts in Moodle Courses Part 2

Remember the sample quiz in the last post is an outlier example, simply because most instructors won’t give you two days to finish a simple quiz, however the concept is still the same as far as the ability to review your work and attempt the quiz multiple times. When you’re done with the attempt, simply click on finish attempt on the bottom right hand side, and then if their is more time allotted, then the student can go back and review. It is up to the instructor to allow more than one attempt, so be sure to read and review all instructions given on how to take quiz.

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Quiz and Test Attempts in Moodle Courses

When taking a quiz or test in your Moodle course, it is important to know exactly how much time the student has to attempt the quiz.  Instructors are able to set time limits on quizzes and tests, and the student should most definitely know exactly when the attempts are allowed, not only so they can prepare for the quiz/test, but not miss it entirely and get no credit for taking the quiz/test. In this sample the instructor has laid out a two day time period to take the quiz, and also gives the student just 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the quiz/test.

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Moodle Assignments and Grades


Assignments and Grades

–Why is my course average so low?
Don’t panic! The Moodle gradebook takes into account unmarked and unsubmitted work. In other words,
you start with zero and as you progress through the course and complete graded activities the percentage
will steadily rise.

–Why is there no upload box?
This is either because:
• The assignment has now closed
• The assignment is not yet open
• You already uploaded something and the settings prevent resubmissions

–How can I see my recent assignment feedback?
There are many ways you can access their feedback. The most common method is by simply going to the
same place where you uploaded the work. One more common method is to follow the link in the recent
activity block (if the teacher has included it on the course). Another method would be to access the grade
book and then follow the link for the required assignment. Depending upon how the assignment was
setup, you may receive an email when it has been marked with a direct link to the feedback.


–Which button do I press when I have finished a quiz?
That depends upon what you want to do….
• Save without Submitting: Saves your answers in case something happens with your session.
• Submit All and Finish: Submits the Assessment for Grading.

–Why did I get a zero grade on my quiz?
You might have exceeded the quiz time limit.

Technical Support

Who can I contact if I am in need of Moodle technical assistance?
Please email or call (708) 225-5825.

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Moodle Email for Students

Moodle courses offer a separate E-mail option that is completely outside of the regular SSC student email.  This allows the course instructor to keep only materials and excerpts just for that course only.  Its the best way for students and instructors alike to keep the class completely organized in one common area. Remember that this email is for just the participants in the course, so no other outside persons can send or receive messages.  Students can access the email in the navigation block of the course on the right hand side of the page. 

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Assignments and Homework

Recently it has come to my attention that students need help in turning in assignments and homework within the respective Moodle course. Let’s say the instructor assigns the student a simple question and answer format for homework. You read the passage assigned, feel comfortable in answering the questions related to the read, just like reading comprehension homework that has happened throughout the educational process. So now inside Moodle, the homework is ready to be turned in.

Most instructors offer one of two ways the work can be turned in.

Sample assignment in week of class

Lets say the student is asked to take a look at a few photos of some plants cells in biology. Then the student has to write a few facts about each cell, creating somewhat of a self study guide.

The first way to turn in the assignment is too click on the assignment, in this case a sample photo assignment, and a box will appear with instructions. Click on ADD Submission, and an Online Text box will appear. The Student then can just type their answers in the box and save the changes, turn in the assignment and then await grading.

The second way is the familiar drag and drop files option, or file submission. Maybe the instructor wants you to use more advanced answers, and has asked you to write a couple pages on the pictures of your plant cells. So the student opens a word document, has done all the research and has saved their work to a file folder on their desktop, or a flash drive. The student will see a box that looks similar to this:

Sample File upload box

Simply drag and drop your file into the box by clicking on the file where you have it saved, or use the add feature in the right hand corner of the drop box, and search for your file, select upload, then submit your assignment. It works very similar to attaching files in an ordinary e-mail account.