Site announcements

All Users: Chrome or Firefox browsers recommended for Moodle courses

by Nancy Chan -

Due to various problems related to access and functionality with Moodle, Panopto, or VoiceThread, we do not recommend Safari when accessing and interacting with these platforms.

We recommend using Firefox or Chrome for the best results.

If you find that you are still having log-in issues or errors with Firefox or Chrome, third-party cookies are often required with these platforms in order to validate your login.

Questions? Contact us at Help Desk!

Faculty: Import / Copy content from previous courses or Common Elements!

by Nancy Chan -

Faculty, did you know you could use content from previous courses for your new semester?

Moodle makes it easy to import content from your previous courses and/or any courses with which you have Instructor or Export-Only Instructor roles.

Check out our Portal documentation on Importing Course Content for instructions on how to import a whole class or just one or two activities via our Sharing Cart plugin.

All faculty also have access to our Common Elements Moodle course, a repository of resources created and curated by CCA Libraries, the LRC, and Academic Affairs. There are many items that can be imported into your Moodle course, such as a Midterm class survey, citation guides, and simple activities and instructions, such as submitting a Panopto video assignment.

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please contact us at Help Desk.

Faculty: Welcome to the upgraded Moodle version 3.10!

by Nancy Chan -

Welcome to the upgraded Moodle version 3.10!

Don’t worry, Moodle works the same as before but now with some additional features for building your course!

  • You will notice that the Turn editing on button is now big and visible in the upper-right corner of your course!
    Turn Editing On button

  • The Activity chooser (what you see when you click the "Add an activity or resource" link) has been revamped to be much more friendly. You can now see what activities or resources we recommend you start with and you can “star” the ones you like for easy access!
    Recommended Activity Chooser

  • Adding grades directly to the gradebook is easier than ever. Simply click on a field from the grader report and add your grade in the solid box and/or your feedback in the dotted-lined box.
    Two fields for entering grades and feedback

  • You can now download content from your course to take with you offline. Read more about this here.

  • We are also excited to introduce H5P, a content tool for easily creating interactive games, quizzes, images, presentations, and more! There are many H5P content types and we will soon post our recommendations. Read more about H5P here.

As always, if you need help please contact the Help Desk and our team will respond.


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