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Moodle 101 for Faculty

Alverno College

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Link to Procedures


Add Someone to Your Class

Adding a colleague, TA or student to your class (video) 

Adding Someone to Your Class (print)

Adding Words and Pictures to Moodle

See Labels


Advanced Forums 

Forums (Discussion Groups) in Moodle (video)

Advanced Forums Graded (print)

Advanced Forums Ungraded(print)


Announcements in Moodle  (video) 

Announcements in Moodle (print)

Assignments and Feedback

Creating Assignments in Moodle  (video)

Creating Assignments in Moodle(print)

Assignment Feedback (video)

Downloading Assignment Submissions (video)

Re-opening an Assignment for a Student (video)

Receiving Email When Student Submits Work to Assignment (print)

Selecting Specific Co-Instructors to Give Feedback to Students at Various Steps of the Assessment Process (video)

Creating and Sharing a Google Doc (print)

Uploading Google Docs to Moodle (video)

Uploading Files From Dropbox to Moodle (video)


Attendance in Moodle (video)

Backing Up a Course

Backing Up a Moodle Course (video)‌

Backing up Moodle Courses (print)

Cloning courses selectively for faculty ‌(print)

Restoring a Moodle Course (video)‌

Restoring Courses You Backed Up (print)


Creating Badges (video)

Uploading Badges to Moodle (video)

Awarding Badges in Moodle (video)



Blocks Overview (video)

Docking and Undocking Blocks (video)

Adding, Hiding, Moving, Configuring and Deleting blocks  (video)

Adding an HTML Block to Moodle  (print)


Blogger Instructions for Faculty - Creating Class Blogs (print)

Blogger Instructions for Your Students (video)

Blogger Instructions for Your Students (print)



Books in Moodle (video) 

Books in Moodle (print)



Chat Rooms in Moodle (video)


Cloning (Copying) Your Course

See Importing Material into a Course


Completion Tracking (Checklists)

Completion Tracking using Checklists (video)

Completion Tracking using Checklists (print)


Copying and Pasting in Moodle's Text Editor

Pasting Text from Microsoft Word (video)

Pasting from Word (print)



Click here to access Moodle's copyright resources


Crosslisted Classes Explained

x-listed Classes Explained  (print)


Customizing your Moodle Homepage

Customizing your Moodle Homepage (print)


Download Student Work from Moodle

Download Student Work from Moodle (print)

Download Student Work from Moodle (video)

Duplicating/Copying Labels and Assignments

Using the Duplicating Tool to Copy Course Elements (video)

Duplicating Labels and Assignments in Moodle 2.6 (print)


Email in Moodle (video)


Evaluation Kit

Evaluation Kit - Adding Questions (print)


Faculty Quick Start Guide

Moodle Quick Start Guide for Faculty (print)


Formats in Moodle

Single Activity Format (video)


Files and Folders

Adding, Renaming and Deleting files in Moodle 2.6 (video)

Creating or Uploading Folders (video)

Moving a File in Moodle(print)

Moving deleting renaming subfolders and their contents  (video)‌

Deleting a File in Moodle 2.6 (print)

Renaming a File in Moodle (print)



See Advanced Forums.




Gradebook - Navigating URL (video)

Gradebook - Categories URL (video)

Gradebook - Quick Grading URL (video)

Gradebook - Custom Scales (video)


Setting Up Groups in Moodle  (video)

Setting Up Group Assignments and Giving Group Feedback (Video)

Setting Up Advanced Forums for Groups (Video)

Restricting Labels, Topics, Files, and Folders by Group (Video) 



See Look and feel of your course 


Help with Moodle

If you encounter a problem while using Moodle, submit a helpdesk ticket explaining the problem or call 414-382-6700.

Student workers in the computer lab (RC 109B) are also available to help you.

Getting Help in Moodle (video)


Hiding a Course 

Hiding a Course in Moodle (video)

Hybrid Course Design

Best Practices for Teaching Hybrid Classes

Recommended Tools for Hybrid Teaching

Usability/Accessibility Checklist

Curriculum Map Template

Class Expectations Template 

Icons in Moodle

Icons in Moodle (video)


Importing Content into Moodle

Importing Content into your Moodle Course (print)

Importing Content into your Moodle Course (video)


Labels for adding Text and Pictures

Adding Text and Pictures using Labels (video)

Adding Text and Pictures in Moodle 2.6(print)

Applying standard styles to your Moodle headings (video)

Changing custom headings back to the standard format (video)


Library Resources

Library Resources for Moodle A-Z (link)

Library Resources for Moodle by Department (link)

Adding a Library Block to Your Moodle Class (video)


Linking to Websites

Adding Links to Websites (video)

Adding Links to Websites in Moodle 2.6 (print)


Linking to Videos

See Videos


Look and Feel of Your Class

Changing the Number of of Topics and Theme (video)

Increase or Decrease the Number of Topics in your Moodle Course (video)

Applying standard styles to your Moodle headings (video)

Changing custom headings back to the standard format (video)

Changing headings from standard colors to custom colors


Lync Online for Web Meetings

See Skype for Business


Moving Elements in Moodle

Moving Elements in Moodle (video)

Moving a File in Moodle (print)


Moodle Home Page

Rearranging Classes on Moodle's Home Page  (video)

Rearranging the Front Page of Moodle  (print)


Navigating in Moodle

Navigating/Getting Around in Moodle 2.3 - Video (video)


OneDrive for Business

Using OneDrive for Business (print)


Online Course Design

Moodle Accessibility Part 1 - Designing for a Screen Reader (video)

Accessibility Part 2 (video)


Orphaned Activities

Orphaned Activities Explained (video)



Pages in Moodle (video)



Updating Your Moodle Profile (video)

Updating Your Moodle Profile  (print)



 See email (video)



Quizzes - Part 1 Creating the Quiz (video)

Quizzes - Part 2 Multiple Choice Questions (video)

Quizzes - Part 3 True False Questions (video)

Quizzes - Part 4 Essay Questions (video)

Quizzes - 5 Deleting Student Quiz Attempts (video)

Manually Grading Quizzes in Moodle (print)


Video coming soon.



Instructions for Creating Screencasts (print)


Skype for Business

Using Lync Online for Hosting Web Meetings‌ (print)

Skype for Business (Lync) for Students (print)


Student Resources

Student Quick Start Guide


Student View

See Viewing Your Moodle Class as a Student



Uploading Your Syllabus (video)

Uploading Your Syllabus (Print)


Templates for Moodle

Moodle Hybrid Template (file download)

Importing the hybrid template into Moodle (video)


Text Editor 

Using Moodle's Text Editor (video)



Moving and Hiding Topics (video) Coming soon


Ungraded Assignments

Finding Ungraded Assignments on Moodle's Home Page (Video)

Running an Ungraded Assignments Report in Your Moodle Class (Video)




Embedding Videos in Moodle (video)

Linking to Videos in Moodle  (video)

Adding Links to Websites in Moodle 2.6 (print)

Viewing Your Moodle Class as a Student

View Your Class as a Student (video) 

Xlist Classes Explained

See Crosslisted Classes