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There are two types of modules in Moodle - Activities and Resources. They are separated here according to the menus in which they appear in a Moodle course.

Activities

As the name suggests, in activities students don't just access items but actively do something.

Assignment

  • What is Assignment activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • I want to let my students make a presentation. How can I collect them?
  • Some students send it in their assignment by mistake. How can they resend it?
  • Can I download all submitted assignments at once?
  • Can I mark assignments online?
  • Can students submit multiple files for assignment?
  • How can a student check if their assignment has uploaded correctly?
  • How can I change the file upload limit for the assignment activity?
  • How can I find assignments which still need to be marked/graded?
  • How do I export the grades and feedback I have provided for a unit?
  • How do I grade and give feedback to assignments submitted on Moodle?
  • How do I prevent emails informing that an assignment has been marked from being sent to students?
  • I need to download a student's assignment but the student has been unenrolled from the Moodle course. Can I still access the assignment?
  • I've uploaded a response file, but my students cannot see it. Why?
  • Where can I find more information on using the assignment activity for online submission of work?
  • Who can see the assignment feedback I have given to a student?
  • Why am I unable to edit the grades for assignment submissions?
  • Why have my students not received an email informing them that their assignment has been marked?
  • Why is a student unable find the button to upload their assignment or send it for marking?
  • Why is a student unable to upload an additional file to an assignment activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Assignment activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Assignment module.

Chat

  • What is Chat activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Can Chat be opened at any time or just advertised times?
  • Can I lock people out of Chat?
  • Can I see the record of all chat sessions?
  • Can I print Chat records?
  • Any good examples of using Chat activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Chat activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Chat.

Choice

  • What is Choice activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Can users change their selection when voting?
  • Can I prevent people from seeing others' votes?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Choice activity with other Moodle users?
  • Any good examples of using Choice activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Chat activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Choice.

Database

  • What is Database activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Are there any presets to save a lot of clicking?
  • Any good examples of using Database activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Database activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Database.

Feedback

  • What is Feedback activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Any good examples of using Feedback activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Feedback activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Feedback.

Forum

  • What is Forum activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • What things is Forum used for?
  • Is there a description of different types of Forum activity?
  • How do you organise an online discussion with Moodle?
  • How can you let students collaborate on a forum?
  • Can I attach multiple files to a forum post?
  • Can I auto-save a forum post as I write it?
  • Can students reply to News Forum posts?
  • How can a teacher delete old forum posts?
  • How can I add a discussion forum to my course?
  • How can I backup forum posts?
  • How can I move a forum thread to another forum?
  • How can I restrict students from posting to a forum?
  • How can I send a message to a grouping of students?
  • How do I post a discussion topic on a forum?
  • When will students receive an e-mail containing a message I have posted in a forum?
  • Can I grade forums? See Grading forums
  • Any good examples of using Forum activity?
  • Is there a dedicated place to discuss Forum activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Forums.

Glossary

  • What is Glossary activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Any good examples of using Glossary activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Glossary activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Glossary.

Lesson

  • What is Database activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Any good examples of using Lesson activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Lesson activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Lesson.

Quiz

  • What is Quiz activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • What types of questions can I create in Quiz activity?
  • How do I very quickly make many multiple choice questions in Moodle?
  • How do I make drill and practice exercises (different questions in the same quiz) with Moodle?
  • How can I get an overview of the results of a quiz?
  • Can I export grades to Excel?
  • How do I make a listening quiz with Moodle?
  • How can I clear quiz attempts so I can add or remove questions?
  • How do I create a new question category?
  • How do I delete a question category?
  • How do I move quiz questions to a different question category?
  • Should the Moodle Quiz activity be used for surveys?
  • Why am I unable to add/delete/edit Moodle Quiz questions?
  • Can I re-use questions from another course?
  • Can I tag questions so they are easier to find?
  • Can I import questions from different quiz question formats?
  • Any good examples of using Quiz activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Quiz activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Quiz.


SCORM package

  • What is SCORM package activity?
  • How do I set it up?

Survey

  • What is Survey activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Any good examples of using Survey activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Survey activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Survey.

Wiki

  • What is Wiki activity?
  • How do I set up a wiki in Moodle?
  • What could I use wiki for?
  • Who can edit a wiki?
  • How do I add a page in wiki?
  • How do I insert media in a wiki?
  • Can I restrict access to wiki to certain people?
  • How can I track the changes made in a wiki?
  • Someone has vandalised a wiki. Can I get it back to the previous state?
  • How many people can edit the wiki at the same time?
  • Can I tag wiki entries for easier searching later?
  • Any good examples of using Wiki activity?
  • Can I have an attached discussion with others about the wiki while creating it?
  • Is there a dedicated place to discuss Wiki activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Wiki.

Workshop

  • What is Workshop activity?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Any good examples of using Workshop activity?
  • Is there a dedicated space to discuss Workshop activity with other Moodle users?

For more information see Workshop.

Resources

Resources modules described ...

File

  • What is File resource?
  • How do I set it up?
  • How do I add my Word documents and PowerPoints to Moodle?
  • Will all my old worksheets and powerpoints still work in Moodle?
  • Is there a limit on the size of the files I can upload?
  • Can I upload more than one file at a time?
  • Can I link files from places outside of Moodle?

Folder

  • What is Folder resource?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Can I make sub-folders?
  • Can I import entire folders into Moodle?

Page

  • What is Page resource?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Can I put several Pages together?

URL

  • What is URL resource?
  • How do I set it up?
  • How can I show websites to students?
  • How many websites can I link to at once?

Label

  • What is Label resource?
  • How do I set it up?

IMS package

  • What is IMS package resource?
  • How do I set it up?
  • Will any IMS object work in Moodle?