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This workshop for advanced and advancing Moodle users will provide time for sharing and discussing advanced practices, tips and tricks for dealing with quizzes, gradebooks, discussion forums, overall course structure, advanced design features, embedding media, and whatever the users present bring to share, discuss or solve. The format will largely be individualized as users bring in issues, questions, and ideas for getting to the next level of using Moodle.

Participants: Please add topics to the outline below - or by scrolling to the bottom of this page and adding a comment. This workshop will largely be built on your valuable comments, questions, and additions.


  1. Introductions
  2. Gradebooks
    1. New in 1.9.5
      1. tabs
      2. scrolling, mouseovers
      3. items and categories view
      4. aggregation
    2. Types of aggregation
  3. Transferring data from previous Moodle classes to current Moodle classes and/or resetting META courses

User Requests not Covered Above:

  1. I heard that Moodle was bought by Blackboard.  Is that true?  Will we need to migrate again soon? 
  2. Easy ways for students to post pictures (wikis are challenging in this regard). 


Date: Thursday, June 11
Time: 9 - 11 am
Location: Bush Hall, Room 226 (Library Computer Lab)


06/11/09:  C. Tarrents, L. Shields, J. Lees, J. Tessier, B. McGraw, E. Fogle, C. Elston, J. Howard, D. L. Heron, D. Brower, J. Michelitsch, D. Adelman, J. Erickson, T. Hamblin, B. Meckel, D. Davis (P. Pardoe)

 01/15/09: J. Howard, C. Tarrants,  J. Newcomer, J. Erickson, Amy Metnick, , E. Fogle, K. Ogborn, G. Brackett, A. Baeza, John Taylor, Marsha Stock, Adrienne Clifford, Bill Williams, Monica Liddle,

 (L. Heron,, shields, M. Barnes)

6/16/08: M. Stock,  J. Michelitsch, A. Rhodes, M. Liddle, C. Elston, M. Branigan, J. Howard, A. Metnick, G. Brackett,  W. Brown, Jen Smith, P. Garramone, E. Fogle, S. Shoemaker, B. Brophy, J. Krzyston, K. Ogborn, Carolyn Tolley, MP Lewis, Alan Smith


Clark Shah-Nelson, Coordinator of Online Education

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  1. Clark, a few months ago, you showed me a website we could embed in Moodle that allowed students and faculty to make comments via recordings or add pictures and videos and other neat things. I can't remember that program or how it was embedded in Moodle. Could you show this to us in class Thursday? I'd like to work on it for a course and can't remember more than how impressed I was with it. Deborah

  2. HI Clark,

    1) I haven't transitioned completely from Excel to gradebook but would like to: do I have to put all the homeowrk columns together and exam columns together (can I enter the grades chronologically?),and drop the lowest eaxm, so I can do  30% homework points and 70% exam points, having dropped the lowest exam? 0.3*(sum of column 1-6)+0.7*((sum of cloumns 7 -10) - (minimum of Colum 7-10))?

    I also have some conditional formula like LOOKUP in Excel, I wonder if I can use it the Moodle gradebook?

    2)Debroah's question is interesting, want to see that, too!

    Thank you very much Clark