Category Archives: Moodle

Moodle: Creating assignments

There is only one type of assignment available in Moodle. However, there are many different ways to set up an assignment. This guide will explain the different options and walk you through setting up an assignment with features that are commonly used. Adding a new Assignment Click Turn editing on. In the desired topic/week, click […]

Moodle: Using gradebook

The Moodle gradebook is a very versatile online grading system; however, with this flexibility comes complexity. The goal of this guide is to serve as a roadmap for how the gradebook may be set up using the two most common grading methods, and how to progress through the grading process. If you use a grading […]

Moodle 2.7 course backup and restore

Important Note:  At the end of each semester, you should create a backup of your course(s) materials, and if you have student-generated content you would like to save, you should create a second backup including student work. You should also export all gradebooks. After making the backups, you will need to download them to your computer. […]

Moodle: Creating forums

There are several types of forums available in Moodle. This guide will explain the types of forums and how to setup a Standard forum for general use with features that are commonly used including attachments. Types of forums News forum Located in the first section of the middle column. Used for general announcement postings by […]

Moodle: Faculty and staff

How to instructions Login to Moodle Change password: DePauw account Managing course settings Creating assignments Creating forums Creating groups Using gradebook Exporting the gradebook Useful Tips and Information Moodle overview for faculty Moodle FAQs Saving documents for uploading to Moodle on Mac Moodle Docs Managing a Moodle course Managing content Updated: 1/17/2017

Moodle overview for faculty

If you are new to Moodle, please view the Moodle navigation page before proceeding. If you do not find your answer here or elsewhere in the DePauw KnowledgeBase, contact Faculty Instructional Technology Support (FITS) training and additional events may be found by browsing to Student Technology Support for classroom visits and open lab times are available […]

Moodle: Completing a Quiz 2.7

Quizzes in Moodle are designated by the quiz icon (i.e., a piece of paper with a red check mark). There are different types of questions, such as essay, short answer, calculated, matching, true/false, multiple choice, etc.) that the instructor can choose. Your answers can be graded right away (i.e., calculated or multiple choice questions) or […]


Moodle is DePauw’s learning management system. It enables faculty members to enhance their face-to-face teaching and their students’ learning by providing an online environment to distribute materials and encourage interaction both within and outside the classroom. A Moodle course is automatically created for every class offered through the Registrar’s Office. Every faculty member, staff member […]

Moodle navigation

This page provides basic information regarding navigating in Moodle 2.7. If you do not find your answer here and have checked the other instructions on Moodle in the KnowledgeBase, including Moodle Overview for Faculty or Moodle Overview for Students, please email your question to Please note the number of  blocks and their content will change depending […]

Moodle: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you do not see the answer to your question below, browse to other Moodle instructions in the IT KnowledgeBase. To provide suggestions for this page, contact Moodle Basics How do I access Moodle from my computer? Can I run Moodle in any browser? How do I log into Moodle? How do I change my DePauw password? […]