Frequently Asked Questions

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To move items within a gradebook, proceed as follows:

  • From the course page, select Grades from the Administration block
  • From the Grader Report page, select the Setup tab
  • As an example, to move Assignment two up in the screen below, click the double-arrow icon left of the label
  • The window will be automatically populated with additional boxes. Click in the box where you want to place the item moved
  • The screen will refresh with the item placed in the new location
  • Repeat as needed

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Each department has their own media library on Ongoing courses. To make things as efficient as possible, all departments are provided with shared video links in their respective Media Library; the videos themselves are linked from the streaming server.

Instructors wishing to add a video to their department's media library should follow these instructions:

  1. Send a request to Jeremy Ketelsen if one has not already been sent from the department.
  2. If a Media Library has not yet been created for the department, he will ask for the Library to be created under the associated college on courses.humboldt.edu, with Jeremy added as an instructor.
  3. The Moodle office will provide Jeremy with the course link; he can then go in and add the videos and any other links required; he will also add instructors as needed

You'll find a tutorial for instructors on how to get video links into their live Moodle courses on learn.humboldt.edu

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You can use Google Drive to store large files, PDFs, and videos, then link them directly to your Moodle course. Here's how:

  • Upload the item you want to link in your course to Google Drive (using your HSU email account -- this will let you easily grant access to anyone else with an HSU account)   
  • From Google Drive, select the file to share, right-click to open the menu, and select Get shareable link
  • Turn on link sharing and copy the URL
  • Log in to Moodle and navigate to your course
  • Click the Turn editing on button -- located in the top right corner
  • Navigate to the section in which you want to add the Google Drive file and click the Add a resource dropdown
  • Select URL from the dropdown menu
  • Add a name and description, then paste the link in to the External URL field
  • Make sure to save the changes before you leave the page

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To request a new Moodle course, you need to complete the form on the ITS website. Please do this as far as possible ahead of the beginning of the semester in which you will be teaching the course - the Moodle staff tend to get overloaded at the beginning of each semester, and it's first come, first served.

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If you forgot to turn on editing before entering an assignment, you do not need to go back out to the Course page to edit a quiz, assignment or other activity. Here's what you do instead:

  • From the Administration block, click Edit settings. This will open the page for editing.
 
 

 

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From your course, navigate to Course administration, locate Switch role to… , and click on it.

 

Select Student from the list of options. This will change your view of the Moodle page to the student view.

Once you’re done looking at your page as a student would, navigate back to Administration and select Return to my normal role.

Repeat as needed.

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Your course may be hidden. To unhide your course, do the following:

  • Go to the Administration block in the course and click Edit settings


  • On the Edit course settings screen, change the Visible setting to Show

 

  • Click Save changes in the green box before you leave the page

 

 

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Courses are published at the discretion of your instructor. Check with the instructor for the course that's not shown to verify that the course has been made visible. If you continue to experience problems, contact Moodle Support.

 

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This is part of Moodle's default settings. However, you can easily modify your home page to show only your current classes by following the instructions below:

  • Go to your main courses page. Click the Customize this page button at the top right of the screen.

  • In the Course Overview block, you will see a four-directional arrow icon next to each course. Use these arrows to sort the classes into your preferred order for display.

  • You'll also see a dropdown titled Number of courses to display. Change this number to show only your current courses.

  • The bottom of the block shows you how many courses are hidden. You can still access these courses by clicking Show all courses.

The older courses will eventually be removed from your site as we archive classes from previous years. 

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In order to keep Moodle running efficiently, ITS periodically moves older classes to a different server; in general, the last three years are available. Courses older than three years are archived and not so easily available - please contact Moodle Support if you need to access older courses.

Current students and instructors can access these old courses by following the instructions below:

  • Go to your Moodle main courses page. Locate the Moodle Menu drop down at the top right of the screen and mouse over it.

  • Click on Prev Semesters; a second list with available semesters will open. Click the timeframe for the course you need to access. This will take you to the appropriate server.

  • At this point, you may need to log in again. If you see a screen asking you to choose CAS users or Other users, choose CAS users and log in as you normally would with your HSU User Name and Password.

  • You should see your courses listed by semester by going to My home and then My courses.

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To test your clicker, check that the device responds to the various commands as described on this card. If the clicker is not responding correctly, call HSU clicker support at (707) 826-4778.

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First, check that there isn't a problem with Moodle itself by going to the System Status web page. If there are no reports of Moodle problems, the best way to access Moodle is through myHumboldt with your HSU User Name and password - just click the Moodle icon in the upper right-hand corner above your name. If that approach doesn't work, you may need to reset your HSU password.

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You need to update your old Moodle bookmark now that it's been integrated into myHumboldt, so that thr bookmark takes you to http://humboldt.edu/myhumboldt.If you don't, you're not only missing out on news and updates posted to myHumboldt - you're also using those applications less securely. And if you come across links on other websites that you think should point to myHumboldt, please let us know via the feedback tab on the right side of this screen.