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The best way to access Moodle with your mobile device is through the SOU mobile app. While there is a dedicated Moodle app, is does not generally work with our Moodle installation. Find out how to download the SOU mobile app HERE [https://support.sou.edu/...
Users sometimes experience problems accessing Moodle through My SOU. If you are unable to get into Moodle by clicking on its icon in My SOU, there are two other ways to get in: * Go directly to http://moodle.sou.edu [http://moodle.sou.edu] (note: no w...
While you cannot adjust the Moodle home page where you land after logging in, it is possible to customize your "Dashboard" page to display the courses that you want to see now and hide the rest. Once your page is customized, just click on "Dashboard" afte...
Moodle offers four types of assignment links. This GUIDE [http://sou.edu/assets/distanceeducation/docs/student-guide-to-assignments.pdf] offers explanations and screenshots of each of the four types.
Many Moodle course sites will incorporate class and group discussion forums. THIS GUIDE [1] can help you get started on the right foot. Links: ------ [1] http://www.sou.edu/distancelearning/pdf/Student-Using-Moodle-Forums.pdf
In Moodle 2, each user has a storage site for files. This repository is called "My Private Files." You can access this area from your Moodle home page by clicking on MY PROFILE in the NAVIGATION block, then clicking on MY PRIVATE FILES. You can use ...
Moodle provides the option for you to "subscribe" to discussion forums so that you will receive an email whenever someone posts a message in that forum. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you can prevent them by changing your Profile and/or Forum...
Many factors come into play when it comes to successfully completing an online test—studying is only part of the picture! The following tips will help minimize test-taking problems. PLAN AHEAD! Do not wait until the last minute to take the test. Have ...
Turnitin is a service that reviews student papers, compares them against documents in its database (which includes websites, journals, papers submitted by students across the country, etc.), and generates a report indicating how much of the paper matches ...
Instructors may enter grades and feedback for your assignments and discussion postings in Joule Grader. If your instructor is using joule Grader, your scores and feedback will be displayed with all of your scores when you click GRADES in the SETTINGS bloc...
From time to time, your instructors may ask you to work on group projects in Moodle. Group work is conducted in specially designated discussion forums and in chat sessions reserved for groups. In both cases, Moodle offers two settings for group activities...
In order to make spellchecking occur automatically in Moodle's text boxes, spellcheck has been removed from the editing toolbar. In most cases, spellchecking is activated in your browser. If it is not, THESE INSTRUCTIONS [HTTP://WWW.SOU.EDU/DISTANCELEARN...
To make it easy for you to share your work with other students, your instructor may give you permission to upload files to a folder in your course site. THESE INSTRUCTIONS [1] explain how to upload and download files from an open folder. Links: ------...
Some courses and programs at SOU require one or more proctored exams during the term. Taking a proctored exam means formally identifying yourself and taking an exam under the supervision of a proctor, either at an authorized testing center or online. It i...
Beware of inactive browsers! Your carefully crafted response may dissolve into cyberspace if your browser times out while you are drafting it. Unfortunately, there is no way to retrieve your work. Some suggestions for preventing future losses include: ...
[1]The browser you use to access Moodle can make a big difference in your ability to successfully complete a quiz in Moodle. For best results: * Be sure to use a recent version of Firefox (on a Mac or PC) or Internet Explorer (on a PC). * Do NOT...
 Each instructor may choose how (or if) to use the grade book. Some instructors "weight" their grades (as in the example shown here), while others use Moodle to add up all of the scores and compute your grade based on the percentage of the total possible ...
Don't panic if you don't see the name of the approaching term in the _COURSES AVAILABLE TO YOU_ block on your Moodle home page! Many instructors wait until the term starts to make courses available to students. As soon as a course is made available to you...
You can link to a video in forum post, an online text assignment or in a wiki text box. In most cases, the video player will display directly in Moodle. 1. GET YOUR LINK Begin by opening a tab in your browser and going to YouTube or other video host s...
Would you like to insert a URL that others can click on to navigate to a website? Download THESE INSTRUCTIONS [http://www.sou.edu/assets/distanceeducation/docs/moodle/students-add-web-link.pdf] to embed a link in any Moodle text box.
Discussion forums feature a simple interface for entering text that is just for forum posts. This quick entry interface allows you to enter text just as you do when you're using Facebook or other social media. You can use standard keyboard shortcuts for...
When you are subscribed to a forum, you will receive an email message each time someone posts a reply in the forum. These posts will come to you from "noreply@moodle.sou.edu ." (If you do not wish to receive these messages, you ...
Wondering about the editing icons in Moodle text boxes? This COMPLETE GUIDE [http://www.sou.edu/assets/distanceeducation/docs/moodle/editing-text.pdf] explains what each of the icons does.
Wonder how we show you pictures of Moodle screens? We use screenshots! Being able to take a picture of what you are looking at can be a great way to get the help you need. THIS WEB SITE [1] explains how to create a screenshot with a variety of devices ...
Having trouble downloading files? Does your Internet connection drag its feet when you'd prefer to have it sprint? Clearing your "cache" can help! Your browser uses the cache to save information from one session to the next. In theory, it speeds up retu...
It's not hard to insert images in Moodle posts, but you do need to be careful about IMAGE SIZE. Some important things to note about inserting images directly in Moodle textboxes such as forum posts, online text assignments and glossaries: * Images mus...
If you are required to submit a video file for an assignment, note that most video files are too large to post directly in Moodle. Instead, the file should be uploaded to a video sharing site such as YouTube, and then a link to the video can be posted in ...
Moodle makes it easy to attach or insert photos in a forum post or other textbox. We can get into trouble, though, if we post a photo from a cell phone or digital camera without resizing it first. A photo that is more than 3,000 pixels wide in its "native...
Missing your editing toolbars in Moodle textboxes? More than likely, you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. You can easily restore your toolbars by following THESE INSTRUCTIONS [1]. Links: ------ [1] http://www.sou.edu/distancelearning/pdf/r...
There are five places (at least!) in Moodle to look for feedback from your instructor: * The GRADE BOOK--click on GRADES in the SETTINGS block in the left column of your course. THIS ARTICLE [https://support.sou.edu/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/Vi...
This article describes software considerations for working in Moodle. Software Applications You Will Need ------------------------- Our Platform: MS Office SOU's official suite of desktop applications is Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...
So, you've added a link to a video to a forum post or other text box, but the video player doesn't display. There's a simple fix for one problem that might be preventing the video player from being displayed: hidden formatting codes. To check for hidden...
Personalizing your Moodle profile is an effective way to let your peers and instructors know more about you. THESE INSTRUCTIONS [HTTPS://INSIDE.SOU.EDU/ASSETS/CIS/DISTANCEEDUCATION/DOCS/MOODLE/PROFILE-STUDENT.PDF] describe how to do just that!
You may find that you need to upload a folder with multiple files to an assignment link for a term project. To do so, you will need to compress your folder and create a .zip archive file. Once you have created your compressed file, open the assignment lin...
Zoom has been selected as SOU's web conferencing tool based on an extensive exploration and piloting project undertaken last year. With Zoom, you can participate in a virtual meeting with up to 25 people. Zoom can be used for online gatherings such as c...
USING MOODLE'S CALENDAR FEATURE Class, homework, exams, papers, quizzes, parties, concerts, movies. . . The list goes on and on. You have so much to do, and it can be difficult keeping up with it all. How do you do it? One solution is to use your Moo...
If your instructor is using a rubric or checklist in Moodle to assess your work, where do you see your scores? THIS ARTICLE [1]shows you how easy it is to find your scores and feedback. Links: ------ [1] http://www.sou.edu/distancelearning/pdf/studen...
Technology sometimes fails us. If you have problems submitting a test, follow these steps to get help: NO ANSWERS APPEAR ON TEST * After submitting the test, you should see a confirmation of your submission. If you see a test page with no answer...