Block - Course completion status
The course completion status block shows what has been done towards completing the course. The student and teacher will both see this block. The "More information" link will lead to a more detailed report. This report can have some interactive elements in the form of check boxes for the student and teacher.
Block - HTML block
Add a HTML block
To link to a document:
Blocks - Add a block
On the left, under any existing blocks, is the "Add a block" menu.
Once the block has been added it will appear on the left at the bottom. From here you can move (drag and drop) the block to a new location, and configure the block (using the cog icon).
Calendar - Add a new event
To add a new event to a calendar, navigate to the month required in the calendar block.
Click detailed instructions for step by step guidance, or follow the infographic below.
Compression PDF File
Using Online Tools: SmallPDF (http://smallpdf.com)
Once the compression is complete, the website will send you the new file.
Using Macintosh Preview
Using the Adobe Acrobat “PDF Optimizer” Command
PDF Optimizer provides finer control for reducing the size of PDF files. For most users, the default settings will provide the best reduction in file size. Optimizer saves space by removing embedded and duplicate fonts, compressing images, and removing items from the file that are no longer needed.
Click the “Audit space usage” button to see a breakdown of what is taking up space in your PDF file. This will allow you to see if your images are making the file too big, or if your embedded fonts are inflating the size. Each aspect of your PDF will be rated by bytes and percentage of total size.
Adjust your settings. Leave as default, or fine-tune your settings as needed. You can switch to different aspects of your PDF (Images, Font, Transparency, etc.) by using the menu on the left side of the window. You can choose to not optimize specific aspects by unchecking the boxes next to each menu item. This can be useful if you want to optimize the text but leave the images unaltered.
When optimizing images, you can change color images to grayscale, compress, downsample, and lower the quality. Compression of images can result in poor quality that is not suitable for printed materials. Always check the quality of your optimization before committing to saving the changes.
When optimizing fonts, unembed fonts that you know all of your readers will have. For example, if you are sending the PDF to people at your school, they most likely will all be using the same system to read it, so those fonts do not need to be embedded.
Use the “Save as” in Adobe Acrobat and in Microsoft Word
Course - Topic headings
Make sure you have editing turned on.
Under each topic heading section you'll see this icon:
Untick "Use default section name" (this is "Topic 1", "Topic 2" etc) and then you can type in your own section name.
Click "Save changes"
Course settings - Appearance
Force theme - If set to "Do not force" then the default theme (which you see on the front page of Moodle) will be used. Otherwise you can choose from a list of themes.
Force language - we recommend leaving this to "Do not force". This way students can choose their own language from the language drop-down menu in the menu bar.
News items to show - if you are using the "recent news" block, then this determines how many items it will display.
Course settings - Completion tracking
Course settings - Course format