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Hidden features in Moodle that teachers should know

Relevant guides or videos on our version of UMMoodle can be hard to find. So, we invite colleagues to join us for a brief training on how to prepare a course site on UMMoodle. Experienced teachers will share tips on how to make use of commonly used features, including reusing existing course content, an attendance tool, engaging polls, and the gradebook.

4 January 2023
2:00 – 3:15 pm
Online via Zoom
Miguel Costa, Chris Fulton, Alice Lee

Topics covered:
1. Quickly organize course content
2. Two ways to reuse courses
3. Zoom in Moodle
4. Getting started with the gradebook
5. Take attendance with a QR code
6. Launch a simple poll to engage students in class

‎We encourage colleagues to preview the videos and resources below to make the most of the online training session.

📄Slides Moodle: a refresher
📺 Zoom recording [log in with UMPASS]

Course organization
📺 Video: Organizing course content in UMMoodle  [log in with UMPASS]

Reusing course materials
📺 Video:Reusing course content
ℹICTO FAQ: How to reuse UMMoodle course using “Import”?

Zoom in UMMoodle
ℹICTO FAQ: Create a Zoom meeting in UMMoodle

📝 CTLE T&L Blog: Three tools to help take attendance in an online class
ℹICTO FAQ: How to take attendance in a large class using dynamic QR code

📺 Video: Gradebook general setup 2023 [log in with UMPASS]
📝 CTLE T&L Blog: Gradebook setup basics

Polls / Mid-Term Student Feedback

📺 Video: Quick polls in UMMoodle with the feedback activity [log in with UMPASS]
📝 CTLE T&L Blog: 3 Tips on Polls in UMMoodle
📝 CTLE T&L Blog: Mid-term student feedback survey template

In addition, the ICTO Helpdesk is here to help. A collection of basic guides on UMMoodle is worth a look.

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