FAQ and Other Tips and Tricks

This page is home to our Frequently Asked Questions, where you can find information on all sorts of things, from useful info about using Moodle and Google Docs to how to give someone access to course materials.  If you have any questions you would like to see us add answers to, please email us.

Since we have many questions answered here, we recommend that you either search by entering a keyword or by choosing a category. You may choose to add a focus (second category) to narrow your search.

For more in-depth Moodle FAQs, check out the wiki.

How do I create/add an assignment to moodle?

 LyndaFor a video explanation please see this video created by Lynda.com. (Note you will have to log in using your Carleton ID)

1. Click the button on the top right of your course page that says Turn editing on.

2. Scroll to the topic you'd like to add the assignment to. Click on the Add and Activity or Resource link at the bottom right of that topic and a small window will open.

adding activity or resource 

3. Find Assignment and click on its thumbnail then click Add.

Acitivies and resources overall 

4. Next you will choose a name and write out a description for the assignment.

5. Below are sections which are unique or particularly important to the Assignment Module:

Under "Availability" you will find the options to set the due date and set when the students can first submit the assignment. 

Under "Submission Types" you can set how the students will submit assignments and how long the writing or how large the file is.

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