Spring 2014 classes will be available in Moodle in about two weeks..
- This week the Thursday open session
will be in the Fine Arts Building, rm 440.
- Please be cautious about changing the
aggregation method you use for grades. We’ve had a couple of errors pop up thatmayhave occurred due to this. No one
has lost any data, but it is a little scary until it comes back
All training sessions are in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of the
library MC248), except Thursday’s Open Sessions
Thursday, 31 October, 9:30a-12:00p
Fine Arts 440
Friday, 01 November, 9:30a-12:00p
Moodle tips of the week
- How can I view a single student’s posts/replies in a forum?There is an easy way to do this.
Navigate to the discussion you want to look at. Once there, click the Search
Forums Button but don’t enter any text first. The Advanced Search window will
open next. There are a variety of things you can search for, but for this we
are only interested in two of them. The third up from the bottom is “Choose
which Forums to search”. It’s a dropdown menu, and you can choose to include
all Forums or one specific one. Next we want the very last box “This name
should match the author” You don’t have to enter the whole name, but you have
to enter enough to be unique to the student who you are looking for. If you
have 3 Jennifers in your class, you need to enter more than just Jen.
- 2. How can I grade students for doing a number of assignments out of the
whole? If you
have a situation where students are required to participate in 3 out of 5
discussion forums, or complete some percentage of assignments out the whole,
there are a couple of ways to make this grading easy. First, each item needs to
be separate, whether assignment activities, discussions or manually created
grade items. If you are using Simple Weighted Mean of grades, just don’t put a
grade in for the items the student didn’t need to do. If you have an ambitious
student who does more than required, but don’t want to give extra points, you
should leave the extra ones blank there as well. Don’t put in a zero or it will
negatively affect the grade. If you are using Sum of grades for aggregation, then you can use the "drop the X lowest" You need to have all of the items in a category. (Remember that this means everything must be in a category, even if it's in a category of it's own), then in the Categories and items, click the Full View link at the top, and when the view expands, you will see some new columns. In the column headed by Drop the lowest, go down to the category in question and then put in the number students don't need to do. Conversely, you can use Keep the highest and put in the number they are required to complete. In Sum of grades aggregation, any empty grade is counted as a 0, so it would automatically exclude those as the lowest, or keep the others as the highest. Confused? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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or I directly or leaving voicemail for us.