Frequently Asked Questions
- On the main page for the Moodle shell, click "participants" on the left
- Click the gear in the top right
- Select "Groups" from the dropdown
- Click "Create group" on the bottom
- Change the settings of the group (Name, Description, etc)
- Click "Save Changes" on the bottom
- Select the group from the text area on the left
- Click "Add/remove users" on the right
- Select the users on the right and click Add in the middle to add them to the group
- Click "Back to groups" on the bottom
- Repeat steps 4-10 until you have all the groups filled
- On the main page for the Moodle shell, select the quiz
- Click the gear in the top right corner
- Click "User overrides" or "Group Overrides"
- Select Add user override or "Add group override"
- Enter the name of the student/group and ensure it is selected
- Enter the override for that student/group whether it be time, attempts, etc.
- On the main page of your Moodle shell, click "Grades" on the left.
- Ensure the drop-down in the top left corner is set to "Grader report."
- Use the bar at the bottom of the page to scroll to the right until you have reached your grade item.
- Click the pencil icon next to the title of the quiz.
- You should now see a table of students and their scores. Scroll down until you have found the student you wish to override.
- Check the "Override" checkbox.
- The field under "Grade" should now be white. Enter the score you wish and click "Save" on the top or bottom right.
AU does not have a license to use Respondus which is paid software, however, it's possible to convert a word document into exam questions in your course question bank natively in Moodle. The following link outlines the process: [Document]Converting a Word Doc to a Moodle Quiz
To copy content from one course to another, please see our documentation here: [Document]Import Course Content
This may be due to a student dropping one section of a course, adding another, and then those two sections of the course are merged. If you believe a student should be in your course, but is marked as suspended, please send us an email describing the situation at email@example.com.
You may enable the "Open attempts are submitted automatically" setting in the "When time expires" in the timing section of your quiz settings.
This is most likely due to the end date being calculated based on the number of sections in a Moodle shell. If you have removed sections (also known as weeks), Moodle will move the course end date to match the number of weeks. You may disable the "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" setting in the General section of the courses main settings and manually enter an end date.
Moodle hides course totals if they contain a hidden item by default. If using hidden activities and grade items, please enable “Show totals including/excluding hidden items” in the “Hide totals if they contain hidden items” option in the “Course grade settings” section of the gradebook setup tab.
Moodle hides past and future courses by default. You may change the filter to “All” to see all courses in the Dashboard.
Courses are created 7 weeks before the start of the term. Faculty are added at this time as well, but not all courses have professors added to them by the registrar at this time. We update enrollments every few days at this stage, so you should be able to access your course up to a few days after you are added by the registrar. Students are added two weeks before the start of the term and courses are made visible automatically on the day the course starts in Moodle.
There are three views that can be toggled for the Grader Report. If you do not see a Course Total column, a different view is likely enabled. To switch between different views, click the icon to the right of the course or category name:
The symbol beside the course or category name corresponds to one of three possible views:
- If you see a minus sign, you are in the Full view.
- If you see a plus sign, you are in the Aggregates Only view.
- If you see an empty box, you are in the Grades Only view.
Different information is available in each view:
- Full – displays all grades and course or category totals.
- Aggregates Only – Only the course or category total is displayed. No individual grade items are displayed.
- Grades Only – Only the grade items are displayed. No course or category totals are displayed