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Course Administration

Moodle edit settings

In the 'General' section, use the dropdown menu next to 'Course Visibility' and select 'Show'

Course visibility dropdown

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Save changes'

Select Profile from the drop down menu beside your name in the upper right corner of the window.

Edit profile

Choose Edit Profile under the User Details section.

Determine profile preferences.

Scroll the page down, and click "Update profile" to save preferences.

Send an email to including the sequence numbers of the courses to be combined.

First make sure the courses are the same format. You can go to the Settings block under Course Administration and change this semester’s course to have the same format as the previous course, then follow these steps to import content.

Enter the course into which content will be copied.

  1. Select the Import option from the Administration block.

  2. Select the course you wish to import from and click Continue. If the course is not visible type in the semester (e.g. Fall 2019) in the search box and then select the appropriate course.

  3. Select the backup settings you want to import, then click Next.  By default, all elements of the class are checked to be included in the import. If you wish to make changes uncheck the appropriate boxes then click Next. Note: The current course will already have an Announcement Forum so you do not have to import that from the previous course.

  4. Review and confirm your selections, then click Perform Import.

  5. Click Continue to return to the course.


If you need to move items to new locations click and drag the 4 directional arrow to the left of the item and drop in the new location.

Henderson student accounts for Moodle will be created prior to the beginning of a semester and an automated email sent to their Henderson email addresses. The email will provide a username and password to log into Moodle. To add the student to your course follow the steps below.

  1. Go to User>Enrolled users under the Administration block
  2. Click Enrol Users button
  3. Type in the student’s name in the search box
  4. Select the student’s name from the drop down menu
  5. Click the Enrol users button

If the student does not appear in the list, contact and provide student name, email address as well as the course in which to enroll.

  1. Go to User>Enrolled users under the Administration block
  2. Click Enrol Users button
  3. Select the role of non-editing teacher (teaching assistant) from the drop down
  4. Type in the user’s name in the search box
  5. Select the user’s name from the drop down list
  6. Click the Enrol users button

Students can use a sign-up sheet for activities such as selecting times for office hour meetings. See how to use the Choice activity in Moodle to create a sign-up sheet.

Course Management

Choose "Compose New Email" in the QuickMail block

Quickmail block

1. Select recipients in the right-hand column, then select add to move them to the Selected Recipients column on the left. Notice that if groups are created, individual or multiple groups can be selected. (If sending to all students, select the Add all button to add all students to the selected recipients list)

2. Enter a subject for the message (required)

3. Enter in a message for the body of the email

4. Choose Send E-mail at the bottom of the page.

 To create an attendance activity in your course:

  1. Turn editing on
  2. Click the Add an activity or resource link.
  3. Select Attendance then Add
  4. Enter the name “Attendance”
  5. Select a grade if needed (grade is optional) **set the grade to none if you do not want it to appear in the gradebook
  6. Click Save and display
  7. Click the Add session tab
  8.  Enter the session start date and time.
  9. Under the Multiple sessions section select the “Repeat the session above as follows” checkbox and select the days of the week the class meets
  10. Select the last day of class for the “Repeat Until” date
  11. Click Add

To take attendance:

  1. Click the attendance activity from the main page of the course
  2. Click the green button to take attendance for a particular day. You can click the column heading for P to mark everyone as present then select other options for exceptions.



 Drag and drop method

The easiest method for adding a file is to drag and drop the file directly into the course. See a demonstration of the drag and drop method.

Add an activity or resource method

An alternative method is to upload a file using the ‘add an activity or resource’ link. See a demonstration of uploading a file.

Moodle has a limit of 100 MB per file upload. If you have a file larger than that, upload it to OneDrive and then share it and include the share link in Moodle.

If you or students have files to upload that are larger than 100 MB they will need to be uploaded to OneDrive, shared, then a link created for Moodle.

See Getting Started with OneDrive.




For other options to create quiz questions in Word
then import see Creating Quiz Questions

  1. Open the quiz from the front page of the course
  2. Select “Attempts:x” (x represents the number of students who have submitted the quiz)
  3. Check the box to the left of the student’s name
  4. Select the “Delete selected attempts” button toward the bottom of the page

quiz results table

 See the video, Manually grading quiz questions for a demonstration.

  1. Open the quiz from the main page of the course
  2. Select “User overrides” from the Administration block on the left
  3. Choose “Add user override”
  4. Select the name of the student, enter a time limit and then save

Assignments and Discussions

From the Administration block 'Turn editing on.'

turn editing on

Select the ‘Edit’ drop down to the right of an assignment and select ‘Edit settings.’

edit settings for assignment

In the Availability section select the appropriate options for the assignment.

assignment availability settings

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Save and return to course.'

  1. Navigate to a Forum within the course and click on its title.
  2. Click the “Add a new discussion” button.
  3. Enter a subject for the post.
  4. Type in a Post (message) for the forum.
  5. Choose a file to upload as an attachment (optional).
  6. Click the “Submit” button to complete.

OptionalUse the advanced editor and additional options for other options for the forum.





When a user is subscribed to a Forum it means that they will be sent email copies of every post in that Forum (posts are sent about 30 minutes after the post was first written). Users can usually choose whether or not they want to be subscribed to each Forum. However, if a teacher forces subscription on a particular Forum then this choice is taken away and everyone in the class will get email copies. This is especially useful in the Announcement forum and in Forums towards the beginning of the course.


One method you may want to use to grade assignments, especially discussion forums, is the Open Grader. Rather than going to the assignment first and grading from there you go directly to Open Grader from the Administration block on the main page of the course.  This allows you to grade using a rubric (if one has been attached to an assignment) as well as add optional feedback.  It also provides a summary of the total number of posts and responses each student has made in a discussion forum.

  1. From the Administration block, choose Open grader.
  2. Select the name of the discussion from the dropdown at the top
  3. Click Grade with Rubric
  4. Once the grading is complete click Save or Save grade and next at the bottom of the rubric

Locate the Navigation block and choose "Grades" under the name of your course.


To see the gradebook configuration for the course choose Gradebook setup from the Administration block.

gradebook setup

To view grades from a student perspective select the User Report tab.
Select all or one student from the drop down menu at the top right of the window.

user report

Click on Gradebook setup under the Administration block on the left.

 Choose the drop down menu at the top of the Actions column (to the right of the course name) and choose Edit Settings.

grade aggregation

Select an aggregation from the drop down menu.

Grade aggregation

Click the Save changes button.

*Note: Click the question mark beside Aggregation to see examples of each aggregation method.

Mobile App

To continue using an app for Moodle please install the Open LMS app. You can download the app from Google Play or the App store

To log in enter when prompted for your site.

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