Tech Teaching Tips

A more complete list of resources is available on the Faculty Moodle Resource site.

Moodle Gradebook Help for Students and Faculty

Students, you can access your Moodle gradebook by clicking on your profile picture (upper right corner) and then selecting your course from the list. Faculty, want help setting up your gradebook? Contact your LFC or the E-Learning Specialist.

access your Moodle gradebook

Get Your Moodle Course Ready for Spring Semester

Getting your Spring Moodle courses ready? You can quickly and easily import content from previous semesters using the Faculty Course Archive block <>. Save time changing due dates for assignments by using the “”Dates Report”” <> in the Administration Block. Building new content? Don’t forget that you can speed things up by easily duplicating <> any Moodle activity or resource. Check out the Faculty Moodle Resource <> for more timely tips.

Evaluating Oral Presentations

Instructors, if you use a rubric for evaluating oral presentations, consider converting this into a Moodle rubric or grading guide to help streamline your grading process. You can record your feedback on a laptop during the presentation. Upon clicking “Save,” Moodle adds up the score, enters the grade into the gradebook, and alerts the student to check for your comments. For more on creating a Moodle rubric, see For grading guides, see

Inserting Zeros in Gradebook

By default, only non-empty grades in the Moodle Gradebook are aggregated; the others are ignored. This means that if instructors want students to have an accurate understanding of their progress in a course, a value must be inserted into the points window. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors need to insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. Here is a quick way to add zeros for all students who haven’t already received a grade for an activity.