Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable and revitalizing break.
Below are some tips, tricks, and reminders about Moodle to help you prepare for your spring classes—including a new format option for your course. Moodle is a great tool for sharing syllabi, readings, websites, and videos. You can also use Moodle to collect and grade assignments, as well as provide online quizzes and tests.
IITS has added a new course format option, the Tiles Format (link opens in new window). This format is a great option if you have a lot of content on your Moodle page. You can select it in your course settings.
- Click on the course administration gear icon (⚙) dropdown.
- Select edit settings.
- Change visible to show.
- Scroll to the bottom and click save changes.
Moodle lets you email enrolled students easily. There are two ways to do this:Option 1: Use a special type of Moodle discussion forum, Announcements, to email all students. Students can also see these messages, at any time, on your Moodle course site. Click on the Announcements link at the top of your course to create an announcement with this tool.
Option 2: Send mail to some or all of your students with the Quickmail tool on the side of your course. Although you can see a history of the messages that you sent from Quickmail, students only see the messages via their email.
Have a great semester!