Add an activity using the Add activity or resource link
Note: To use this method the Activity chooser must be turned offScroll to the bottom of the section where you wish to add the activity and click the Add activity or resource link near the bottom.
Add an activity using the Activity chooser
Note: To use this method the Activity chooser must be turned on
Scroll to the bottom of the section where you wish to add the activity and click the Add and activity drop down menu. Click on the activity type you wish to add from the list that appears.
Activities - Assignment - Grading assignments
Students who have submitted will have a green "Submitted for grading" box under "Status".
From here you can download the file, or click the "+" button above the online text to view the full online text submission. If the student has added submission comments to their assignment, they will also show here where it says "Comments (0)".
Further down you can grade the assignment using the drop down menu (if you have chosen a custom grading scale) or if you have chosen a number grade then you will get a small box to type the grade into.
There is also a box for putting your feedback into.
If you enabled the ability to add feedback files, you will see an upload box underneath the comments section for you to upload the feedback file to the student. This can be their own assignment, sent back to them with comments all over it.
Activities - Assignment - Setting up an assignment
From the "Add an activity or resource" menu, choose "Assignment"
Display description on course page - checking this will display the assignment description directly below the assignment name on the course page. Otherwise students will see the description when they click on the assignment name to view the assignment.
Due date - This is when the assignment is due. Submissions will still be allowed after this date but any assignments submitted after this date are marked as late. To prevent submissions after a certain date - set the assignment cut off date.
Feedback files - If enabled, the teacher will be able to upload files with feedback when marking the assignments. These files may be, but are not limited to marked up student submissions, documents with comments or spoken audio feedback.
Require students click submit button - If enabled, students will have to click a Submit button to declare their submission as final. This allows students to keep a draft version of the submission on the system. If this setting is changed from "No" to "Yes" after students have already submitted those submissions will be regarded as final.
Maximum number of attempts - The maximum number of submissions attempts that can be made by a student. After this number of attempts has been made the student's submission will not be able to be reopened.
Students submit in groups - If enabled students will be divided into groups based on the default set of groups or a custom grouping. A group submission will be shared among group members and all members of the group will see each others changes to the submission.
Require all group members submit - If enabled, all members of the student group must click the submit button for this assignment before the group submission will be considered as submitted. If disabled, the group submission will be considered as submitted as soon as any member of the student group clicks the submit button.
Choose the advanced grading method that should be used for calculating grades in the given context.
To disable advanced grading and switch back to the default grading mechanism, choose 'Simple direct grading'. Other options are 'Marking guide' and 'Rubric'.
Activities - Assignment - Submitting assignments
And/or write some text directly into Moodle:
When they are done they click "Save changes".
And feedback appears underneath:
Activities - Chat
The chat activity module enables participants to have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions.
The chat may be a one-time activity or it may be repeated at the same time each day or each week. Chat sessions are saved and can be made available for everyone to view or restricted to users with the capability to view chat session logs.
Chats are especially useful when the group chatting is not able to meet face-to-face, such as
Activities - Chat - Setting up a chat room
Choose "Chat" from the "Add an activity or resource" menu.
Give your chat room a name.
If you want students to be made aware of times that you will be in the chat room, choose a session time.
NOTE - the chat room remains open at all times even outside of the published session times. If you don't want students to use the chat room outside of the published session times, please use the eye to hide the chat room from students.
Save past sessions - this determines how long Moodle keeps a record/transcript of chat sessions.
Everyone can view past sessions - If set to No, only users have mod/chat:readlog capability are able to see the chat logs (teachers, non-editing teachers). If set to Yes, students can also view past chat sessions.
Activities - Chat - Using a chat room
This will show you:
Click to enter the chat room.
This is a simple three-panel chat interface.
Top left you see any messages users have posted. Note you will only see messages from the time you enter the room until the time you leave the room. To see messages posted when you're not in the room, view the chat logs.
The right panel is the list of users in the room. It shows you how long the user has been idle, and gives you a link to "beep" the user (this will make a beeping sound on their computer if they have sound turned on).
To leave the room, simply close the chat room window.
Activities - Choice
The choice activity module enables a teacher to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses.
A choice activity may be used
Activities - Choice - Setting up a choice
Select "Choice" from the "Add an activity or resource" menu.
Description - This is a good place to put the question you are asking the students to answer.
Display mode for the options
Allow choice to be updated - Allows the student to change their mind/choice even after they have answered.
Limit the number of responses allowed - This lets you put a limit on each option. For example, you can get students to arrange themselves into groups of 4 using the choice activity, so you would limit each option to 4 users. Once 4 users have chosen that option, no more can choose it, they must choose another. If this is left on No, then the "Limit" fields remain disabled.
Options - At least one option must be given. Any fields left blank will not be included.
Restrict answering to this time period - By checking this box, you can select a time during which students can use the activity and make their choices. After the time is closed, students can still view the activity and choices they made, but can no longer make changes or new choices.
Privacy of results
Activities - Choice - Using a choice
Once you have a choice activity set up it is simple to use.
Students visit the choice activity, select the option they wish to answer, and click "Save my choice".
If they see anonymous results, they may see a bar graph like this:
You as the teacher would also see this bar graph, but you also have a link near the top right that says "View X responses" where X is the number of users/students who have answered the choice activity.