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Moodle: Activities and Resources

A place to get Moodle & Mahara Information

For help using TurnItIn assignments in Moodle, click the image below.

Moodle Icon Guide

Edit Icon Rename displayed title for an item
Indent Icon Indents an item
Move Icon Move an item via drag and drop
Settings Icon Edit settings for an item
Duplicate Icon Duplicate item
Delete Icon Delete item
Eye Icon Close the small eye to hide a particular item.

In the corner of each topic is a big eye, which will hide an entire topic.
Show Icon Click to unhide items

Moodle Assignments

To add assignments to your Moodle course:

  1. Go to your class and turn editing on
  2. click "upload assignment or resource" 
  3. Choose Assignment (top choice)
  4. You will be taken to a page of settings: add a name and description & available dates.
  5. Click on Grade to reveal options; choose the correct point value for the assignment
  6. Save!

To access student submissions:  

  1. Click on the name of the assignments
  2. You will see a grading summary.  Under that, click the "View/grade all submissions" link.
  3.  Under the grade heading, click the blue "Grade" button:      
         grade icon
  4. On this page, you can download submitted files, apply a grade, type comments, and upload response files. 
  5. When you are done, hit "Save and Show Next" to view the next student's work. 
  6. Grades entered will automatically appear in the course grade book!

Printable guides and video posted below. 

Information on TurnItIn assignments can be found here. 

Moodle Books

Creating a book in Moodle:

  1. Go to your courses and turn editing on
  2. Click "Add and activity or resource," scroll down, and select Book.
  3. Give the book a title and description
  4. Click Save & Display
  5. You can now enter the information for chapter 1 - give it a title, and in the content box, add the information for that chapter. 
  6. Hit save changes
  7. To add more chapters, click the plus sign in next to chapter one (on the left side of the screen):
     Book image
  8. Repeat until your book is done!

Moodle Email/Quickmail

In Moodle, you can email your students by using the QuickMail block. 

If the QuickMail block is missing, you need to add it to your course:

  1. Go to your course and turn editing on
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of your screen.
  3. Look for the "Add a Block" header
  4. From the menu, select Quick Mail. 

To set up QuickMail so students can email each other:

  1. Click "Configuration" in the Quickmail block.
  2. Change "No" to "Yes"
  3. Save Changes.

Moodle Quizzes

Using Moodle Quizzes:

The printable guides and videos below will walk you through setting up quizzes, creating questions, and accessing & grading student submissions. 

Get started with this video on basic quiz set up in Moodle 2.5: 

URLs, Links, and Proxy Links

URLs, Links, and Proxy Links in Moodle

If you have a full-text article or eBook from a library database that you want your students to read for a class, you can place a link in Moodle or on your website.

  1. Find the persistent or permanent link to the article or eBook.  Copy pasting the URL from your browser will NOT work

  2. Add the proxy server URL at beginning of the link.  This allows off campus students and faculty to access items in our databases.  Our proxy server address is:


Here is a permalink to an article in an EBSCO database:

Add the proxy link to the front of it, so the complete URL will look like this: