Thursday, 29 February 2024, 2:32 PM
Site: Unitec Online
Course: Guide to Moodle (Guide to Moodle)
Glossary: Guide to Moodle

Groups - Restricting Access to Specific Groups

1. Click Turn editing on at the top right of your course page:


2. Click Edit settings to the right of the activity you want to restrict access to:


or

 Click Edit topic to the right of the section you want to restrict access to:


3. Under the Restrict access heading, click Add restriction.


4. Then click on the Group button.


5. Select the group that you want to restrict from accessing the assignment/section from the drop down menu.


6. You can shut off the eye if you want other students who are not in this group to see the warning: "Not available unless..."


7. Save changes.


How to copy a Quickmarks

  1. open your Turnitin assignment link,
  2. then click on the QM icon which is a tick symbol, near top right corner of your screen
  3. select the QM set you want to share
  4. click on the arrow near top right corner
  5. choose export. (it will download as a .qms file). Don’t open it
  6. go to your email and compose an email to the person you want to share it with
  7. go to your downloads so you can attach the .qms file to your email
  8. send your email and then the recipient needs to import it (using the import arrow inside Turnitin)

If I change a question in the Question Bank, will it be changed in all the quizzes it appears in?

Yes, If you changed a question in the Question Bank, it will change in all the quizzes it appears in.

Questions really live in the Question Bank. When you add a question to the quiz, you are just making a link from the quiz to the question in the Question Bank.

So, you can add one question to many quizzes, and then if you edit it, it will change in all quizzes.

If you want to change any question, you have to:

  1. Duplicate the question in the Question Bank
  2. Edit the duplicated question in the Question Bank
  3. In Quiz, add the modified question from the Question Bank and remove the old question.
  4. The old question will stay in the Question Bank untouched and may exist in some other existing Quizzes, so you can leave it there if there’s nothing wrong with it. 
  5. If you do want to remove the old question from the Question Bank, you can. But it will only be removed from the list - actually, it will stay forever in the system under the checkbox ‘Also show old questions’.

What happens if you change the correct answer, but the Quiz has closed and the students have already been graded?

  • The changes will show in the Question Bank.
  • The past quiz result will remain untouched, even though the correct answer has been changed.
  • The ongoing quiz will be marked with the new correct answer.
  • You can also duplicate the question in the Question Bank, change the answer and add the new one in. This way, you leave everything in the past quiz as it was.

Turnitin file formats

To submit a paper to Turnitin, your paper must meet our requirements.  

Turnitin will currently accept the following file types to generate Originality Reports: 

  • Microsoft Word® (.doc / .docx)1
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)2
  • Google Docs via Google Drive™ (.gdoc files are NOT acceptable)3
  • WordPerfect®  (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps/.eps)
  • Adobe® PDF4
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)5
  • Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)6
  • HTML 
  • Rich text format (.rtf) 
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)

The paper being submitted must contain more than 20 words, must be under 20MB (or approximately one million characters), must not exceed 200 pages in length, and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e  t h i s). 

Please note that we do not support:

  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) file types.
  • Apple Pages file types.
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods).
  • GDOC files (.gdoc) which are just links to online Google Document files, but don't actually contain text or the document's content. Google Drive must be used to upload Google Docs.
  • Prezi Presentations
  • M-Files (.m format)

Therefore, if an unsupported word processor is being used, you may need to save the file as a TXT or RTF file in order to upload to Turnitin.

If a file format issue is occurring, please re-open the file in a word processor, and save the file again using the "save as" function and choosing a different format from the file type pull down menu (try RTF or TXT as they are the most "safe"). Occasionally content in document headers and footers can prevent a file from being accepted by the Turnitin service. If you encounter issues uploading a document that contains headers and footers, editing or removing the content may resolve the issue.

Footnotes: 

  1. Microsoft Word: We do not accept Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled (.docm) files (we do accept the standard .docx files). Whatever macro is encoded in the file is stripped away when submitted to Turnitin. For example, when using a "letter replacement macro," we strip the macro from the Wordfile, and whatever characters the student originally had in the file will appear (i.e. "a~"). Also, we do NOT accept password protected files.
  2. Open Office Text: Turnitin will not accept .odt files created and downloaded from Google Docs online. Turnitin will not accept ".doc" files created using OpenOffice since OpenOffice ".doc" files are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent.
  3. Google Docs: GDOC files (*.gdoc) which are just links to online Google Document files, but don't actually contain text or the document's content are not supported. Google Drive must be used to upload Google Docs.
  4. Adobe® PDF: Turnitin will not accept PDF image files, forms, or portfolios. PDF files which do not contain highlightable text (e.g., a "scanned" file, which is often simply a picture of text) are unacceptable. PDF portfolio documents containing multiple files are not supported. 
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint: It is possible to submit PowerPoint files. Turnitin converts the PowerPoint slide deck into a static PDF, leaving all text and images in their original format but leaving out features such as presenter notes, embedded video, and animations. Text with visual effects is not supported, and it is recommended that any visual effects such as shadows and 3-D be removed prior to submitting to Turnitin
  6. Microsoft Excel: The version of the file that can be viewed in the Document Viewer will look the same as it would if the Excel file had been saved as a PDF and submitted to Turnitin. We highly recommend that users pay attention to the image preview provided in the single file submission to verify that the file is presented in an acceptable manner.  Users can adjust the way the file looks by editing the page setup and print area settings for the file prior to saving it and submitting it to Turnitin.  

Hide my email from other students

If you don't want other students in Moodle to see your email address, you can hide it:

1. Click on your profile photo at the top-right corner, then, click the "Profile" option from the drop-down menu.  



2. Click the "Edit profile" link.


3. Select the "Hide my email address from non-privileged users" option from the "Email display" drop-down menu. (non-privileged users means students, guests, visitors. Privileged users, such as teachers and managers, will always be able to see your email address.)


4. Save your changes by scrolling down the page and clicking the "Update profile" button.


Download/Backing up Quiz and grades

It is important to note that student submissions/responses/results will disappear from Moodle 16 days after the enrolment end date.

You should ensure you have downloaded and saved them before that deadline.

If you should need to retrieve a student's data, you can manually re-enrol the student into the Moodle coursePlease remember to un-enrol this student when you have downloaded what you need. If you need to download for the whole class, you will need to manually re-enrol every student in the cohort. And then, click the "Regrade all" button.


1. In the ‘Quiz administration’ block, click the ‘Results’ dropdown menu, then click the ‘Responses’ link


2. Tick the ‘Show the’ options, then click the ‘Show report’ button: 


3. From the ‘Download table data as’ dropdown menu, select ‘Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)’, then click the ‘Download’ button and save the file.


Download/Backing up Moodle Assignments and grades

It is important to note that student assignments will disappear from Moodle 16 days after the enrolment end date.
You should ensure you have downloaded and saved all marked assignments before that deadline.

If you should need to retrieve a student's data, you can manually re-enrol the student into the Moodle course and download their assignment(s). Please remember to un-enrol this student when you have downloaded what you need. If you need assignments from a whole class, you will need to manually re-enrol every student in the cohort.

To download the original student submissions:
In the ‘Assignment administration’ block, click the 'Download all submissions' link and save the file.



To download the original student submissions and grades, include teachers' annotated PDFs, feedback files and feedback comments:

1. Find the "Assignment submission report" under the "Report" dropdown menu in the Course administration block



2. Click on the "Download" button to download a zip file and save it to your computer.



Download/Backing up Moodle Gradebook

It is important to note that student submissions/responses/results/grades will disappear from Moodle 16 days after the enrolment end date.

You should ensure you have downloaded and saved them before that deadline.

If you should need to retrieve a student's data/grades, you can manually re-enrol the student into the Moodle coursePlease remember to un-enrol this student when you have downloaded what you need. If you need to download grades for the whole class, you will need to manually re-enrol every student in the cohort. After that, please go to each Quiz and click the "Regrade all" button.

1. In the ‘Course administration’ block, click the ‘Gradebook setup’ link

2. In the ‘Export’ dropdown menu, click the ‘Excel spreadsheet’ link

3. Tick all options, then click the ‘Download’ button and save the file.

Download/Archive/Backing up students' submissions and grades

It is important to note that student assignments will disappear from Moodle 16 days after the enrolment end date.
You should ensure you have downloaded and saved all marked assignments before that deadline.

If you should need to retrieve a student's data, you can manually re-enrol the student into the Moodle course and download their assignment(s). Please remember to un-enrol this student when you have downloaded what you need. If you need assignments from a whole class, you will need to manually re-enrol every student in the cohort.

Reference:

Retention of Assessment Materials

Download/Backing up Quiz and grades
https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=635

Download/Backing up Turnitin Assignment and grades
https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=603

Download/Backing up Moodle Assignment     
https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=636

Download/Backing up Moodle Gradebook        
https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=637


Activities

These are the interactive parts of your course, and allow students (and teachers) to do things.

To add a new activity to your course you must first turn editing on

Turn editing on

Note: There are now two methods for adding activities and resources to course pages, you may either use the traditional Add activity or resource link or the new Activity chooser

Check the Administration block to see if you have the Activity chooser turned on or off. You may turn the chooser on or off by clicking on the entry within the Administration block.

Activity chooser off



Add an activity using the Add activity or resource link

Note: To use this method the Activity chooser must be turned offActivity chooser off

Scroll 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 or resource (link)

The Add an activity or resource window will appear. Select the type of activity you wish to add and click the Add button, otherwise click Cancel to return to your course page.

Add an activity or resource (window)


Add an activity using the Activity chooser

Note: To use this method the Activity chooser must be turned onActivity chooser on

When enabled the Activity chooser replaces the Add activity or resource link described above with two drop down boxes one for resources and one for activities.

Activity chooser

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.

Activity chooser menu

This page describes the process of adding activities to your course page, however, the process of adding resources is essentially the same.