Moodle

  • Moodle 3.3+
  • Request Course
  • Final Grade Help
  • Gradebook
  • FAQ

Moodle is an example of course technology used to provide students with course information, assignments, activities and/or grade information. Students and Instructors access Moodle through the Bruin Portal, and are able to access their course from anywhere using an Internet connection. If you need help logging into the Bruin Portal, please visit:

http://www.kellogg.edu/helpdesk/employee/portal/

What’s New with Moodle 3.3+

Coming for Summer 2018!

Moodle 3.3+ highlights
Improved Dashboard
Set ‘Grade by’ date
Limit submission types on Assignments – pdf, rtf, doc, txt, xlsx
Grades moved to Navigation Block and under your Account (name at the top right of the screen).

Click here to view Moodle 3.3+ handout

Moodle Use at home

Click here to try the technology testing tool available from the Michigan Colleges Online (MCO). Scroll down the page and click on the button: “Is My Technology Ready?” and then on “Detect My Technology“. If you find anything missing from your computer, you may need to download some updates. Here are some verified links to technology most instructors use www.kellogg.edu/helpdesk/download-software

Moodle Course Request

Please complete the form below. You will receive an email stating the course has been completed or we will email you any questions that we have prior to completing the request.
Please click on this link if you are having issues reading the form

How to Submit Final Grades

  1. Locate the Moodle ILP block, and click on Final Grades
  2. Change the Visible Groups from All Participants to your course, then using the drop down from Populate with course grade… to Final Grade. This will only submit the Final Grade column that does not contain the percentages. You will have the ability to change the letter grade, if desired, prior to submission.
  3. Verify everything is correct, corrections will be done with a Change of Grade Form, from the Registrars office. Grades will be verified within minutes and view-able in the KRIS system within a couple hours.

Moodle ILP link

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Moodle Final Grade

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Submit Final Grades

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NOTE: If you do not enter the last date of attendance information as indicated, those final grades will not be posted in the system and you will be notified via email that grades are still missing the last date of attendance information. Your grades are not considered submitted until you have submitted this information. Please check your college email 24 hours after grade submission to confirm that you have no errors in your grade submission

Export Grade to Department Chair

If you use Moodle at the end of the semester, your Department chair will need a copy of your gradebook.

  1. From inside the Gradebook, select Export at the top of the screen.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select Submit.
  3. Click on Download that is between Export and Preview rows.
  4. Finally, attach your gradebook file to an email and send it.
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Select Export image

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Submit button located at the bottom of the page

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download and save file

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Email to Department Chair

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How to grade a Master Course

Master or “Meta” courses are combined within Moodle. These courses have the same meeting times but are labeled as different sections within the Colleague (Ellucian) system. Grades from combined sections in Moodle must be entered into the KRIS system. Click here to login to the Bruin Portal>KRIS for Faculty>Faculty Information>Grading by Roster

  1. After logging in to the Bruin Portal, select the semester and click the submit button.
  2. From the drop down menu, select Final then choose the course, finally click the submit button.
  3. Enter a grade per student and click the submit button.
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Select the Term and click submit

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Select Final Grade, Choose course, and

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Enter the Grade and click submit

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NOTE: If you do not enter the last date of attendance information as indicated, those final grades will not be posted in the system and you will be notified via email that grades are still missing the last date of attendance information. Your grades are not considered submitted until you have submitted this information.  Please check your college email 24 hours after grade submission to confirm that you have no errors in your grade submission

Running Gradebook

  1. Select Categories and Items from inside the Grades area (Course Administration>Grades).
  2. Change the Aggregation to “Simple weighted mean of grades”.
  3. Change the course total to 100 and save at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the setting (gear icon) under “Actions”.
  5. Make sure there is a check in “Aggregate only non-empty grades” is checked. Click save changes at the bottom. (Note: you may have to “Show more”).

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Change course total and Save

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Drop Lowest Grade

  1. Select Categories and Items from inside the Grades area (Course Administration>Grades)
  2. Select the setting (gear icon) under “Actions”
  3. Drop the Lowest – enter the number to drop. Click save changes at the bottom. (Note: you may have to “Show more”)

Note: This will drop the lowest entered score. Most instructors will wait until the end of the semester to drop a score or use categories.

Change Letter Grade

  1. Select Categories and Items from inside the Grades area (Course Administration>Grades).
  2. Select “Letters” towards the top of the page.
  3. Click on “Edit Grade Letters”.
  4. Place a check in the box to “Override site defaults”.
  5. Using the drop down, select the lowest possible score the student can get to receive that letter grade.
  6. “F” must be at Zero. The lowest score the student can get to receive and “F” grade is 0.

Frequently Asked Questions?

How do I access the Moodle Test Server? http://moodletest.kellogg.edu (be sure to login at the top right)
Make course available to students?
How to add documents / Course Syllabus?
What is the Course Header and how to update it?
How to add or remove topics?
How to add and Activity or Resource
What is the Assignment Activity?
How to move items within the course
 

Make course available to students?

Instructors are required to make their course(s) available to their students on the day the course(s) begins. They do have the option to allow students to access the course up to one week prior to the official start date, but they cannot require any work to be done before the class officially starts.

1. Login to your course locate the Course administration at the top of the page. Hover over it with your mouse until the menu drops down and click on Edit settings

Course Administration Edit Settings

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2. From the General tab, locate the Visible drop down menu and change from Hide to Show. This will make the course available to the students when they login to the Bruin Portal. At the bottom of the page click on the Save changes button. This will make your course available to the students.

Course Settings - General - Visible - change to Show

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How to add documents / Course Syllabus

There are two ways of adding a document to the course.

Option 1
  1. Turn Editing on, this can be done at the top right of the course.

  2. Drag and drop your file, this will upload it to Moodle at the bottom of a topic, you will be able to move the document where ever you desire. Follow the link for help with moving content around the course. How to move items within the course

Option 2
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  1. Turn Editing on, this can be done at the top right of the course.

  2. Click on “Add and activity or resource”

  3. Scroll down to File and click on Add

  4. Enter the name that will be displayed on the course main page.

  5. Either drag and drop the file on the Selected files or click on the “blue” down arrow.

  6. From the “File Picker” select Upload a file then select Choose File and browse out to it on your computer.Finally select Upload this file

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What is the Course Header?

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How to add or remove topics?

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How to ADD and Activity or Resource

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What is the Assignment Activity?

Assignments allow students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online or uploaded files of any type the teacher’s device can read. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.

  • In a course, with the editing turned on, choose ‘Assignment’ from the activity chooser.

  • Give it a name and, in the description explain what the students must submit. You can upload a help or example document from the Additional files area.

  • Expand the other settings to select, for example, availability times, how you want them to submit and how you plan to give them feedback. (Comment inline allows you to annotate directly on their submitted work.)

  • If you want them to verify they are submitting their own work, or if you want to prevent them changing their submission once uploaded, explore the Submission settings. To have them submit in group, explore Group submission settings (ensuring your course has groups)

  • To use a rubric instead of a single grade scale, change the Grading method to Rubric and, once the assignment is saved, create or locate the rubric from the Advanced grading link in the Assignment administration block on the side.

How does it work?
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  • Students click the assignment link and click “Add submission” (1)

  • Depending on the assignment settings, they either have a text box into which to type their work or an upload area to submit their file (2)

  • They may be able to return to their work and redraft it, or they might have to click a submit button to send in a final version which cannot be changed.

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How to move items within the course.

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