Class outline

  • Welcome! You will find instructions for all things Moodle below, but if you need further help or have questions please email moodle@hampshire.edu.

    • Getting Started

    • Adding to Your Moodle Site

    • Structuring Your Moodle Site

    • Access and Contact

    • Tracking Participation and Attendance

    • Assignments

      You can set up an assignment to allow students to submit work to you electronically, through the Moodle site. 

    • Discussion Forums

      Forums are great tools for communication and collaborating. Remember that in this new version of Moodle, students can easily insert images and video INTO their posts! They can also attach files to posts for peer review.

    • Organizing Files

      There are many ways to deal with files and readings in Moodle other than uploading them one-by-one to the main Moodle page.  The main options you have are listed below. 

      Don't forget to also check out how to create pages in Moodle, for yet another way to keep your information organized.

    • Other Features

      We've just scratched the surface of Moodle so far- it can do a LOT. When you're ready to explore some of the other features, check out the links below.

      Wiki- You and your class can work collaboratively to build a basic website, perhaps to use as a repository of collective knowledge gained during the course, or as a side project exploring a certain topic. Now that students can directly upload images and media the Wiki is MUCH more useful.

      Blogs- If you'd like a non-public system for students to record thoughts and reflections, the blogs within Moodle can be useful. Get into the Blog system by adding the Blogs Block to your course. Blogs are tied to the user, not the course, but the Blogs Block gives you options for writing and viewing posts related to the course. 

      Glossary- The class can work collaboratively to create a glossary of terms, with each student adding entries.

      Quiz- You can build a bank of quiz questions and use them in a various quizzes.

      Lightbox Gallery- You can use this module to create an image gallery. Beware that it is a little clunky to use and has some bugs- not all the editing options work for example. For best results, re-size your images before bringing them in (to no larger than 900 pixels wide). 

      For the motherlode of information, visit Moodle.org, the official Moodle help & how to site.

      • News & Updates

        What's new in Moodle for Fall 2017:

        • Collapsible sections have come to Class-by-Date format!  Class-by-Date format is Hampshire's custom Moodle format, and it has now been cured of the scroll-of death issue.  You can now click sections open and closed, and the design is much cleaner and more accessible than the collapsed topics format.  For an example, just look at this guide!  It's built using the Class-by-Date format with customized section titles.
          We encourage you to use the Class-by-Date format for your classes, and would be happy to help you transition from a collapsed topics setup.