Resources - File
Adding a file:
Choose "File" from the "Add an activity or resource" menu.
Give it a name.
Description is optional.
Displays the type of the file, such as 'Word document', beside links to the file. If there are multiple files in this resource, the start file type is displayed. If the file type is not known to the system, it will not display.
Resources - File - Linking to Office365 documents for students
This may be in the form of Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Powerpoint or Excel.
Traditionally a teacher might upload these documents as File resources, either as the original file type (eg. doc, ppt, xls) or exported to PDF first. This method works fine, but these resources need to be carefully maintained should the content of the file need changes in future.
An alternative solution may be to create read-only links for students to view live documents directly in their browser, while also allowing the teacher to edit the content without any need to update or otherwise maintain links in Moodle.
Step 1: Get a link for your office document
This requires your document to be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint and the document open in your web browser.
This will bring up the sharing popup, click on Get a link on the left hand side, then click on the drop down list to select appropriate security options.
If you wish to restrict access to Unitec students only; select View link - account in your organization required, otherwise if you want anyone to be able to view the document; select View link - no sign in required.
Warning: Do not leave the drop down list in the default Edit link - no sign in required state; this will mean anyone will be able to edit your document! Select one of the View link - options instead.
Once you have selected the appropriate View link - option you are ready to select and copy the URL link provided.
You are now ready to move onto the next step.
Step 2: Create a URL resource in moodle and link to your document
Give your link a meaningful name, and an optional description if you wish.
Paste your URL into the External URL box
It's a good idea to check that your URL resource is setup to open in a new window so that students don't lose their place in Moodle by following your link. This is done under appearance.
Finally, click Save and Return to Course and you are done.
Tidy up your course
This entry contains suggestions for how to tidy up your moodle course.
1. If you’re not using it, delete it, or drag it to a hidden section
3. Put files e.g PDF, Word or PPT into Folders (or Glossary) or do 5. below
4. Videos and images
6. Contact Te Puna Ako staff for help with how to do any of these steps (or search in the Guide to Moodle for the relevant word e.g. page/glossary)
enjoy your tidy course!!
Why am I not getting emails from Moodle?
If you are a student, our Moodle updates your profile every day according to your Unitec Student Portal data. you should NOT change your email in Moodle, because of the change will be overwritten by PeopleSoft overnight. So please change your email here:
If it is the right email but you didn’t get any email from Moodle, they might land into your Junk mails or Spam folder. Follow the link below to the guide of how to tame Gmail. Hotmail and other Email Apps should be similar.https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=595
Another possibility (unlikely) is that you had turned off the Moodle notification at some stage. Follow the link below to the guide of how to turn it back on:
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.
Activities - Feedback
The feedback activity module enables a teacher to create a custom survey for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types including multiple choice, yes/no or text input.
Feedback responses may be anonymous if desired, and results may be shown to all participants or restricted to teachers only. Any feedback activities on the site front page may also be completed by non-logged-in users.
Feedback activities may be used
Activities - Database - Fields
In order to collect data, you need to add fields to your database.
It is best to plan out in advance exactly what information you wish to collect.
Things that are automatically collected (don't need fields added):
Adding a field: