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Google Assignments for Moodle Enabled

by Stewart Dan -

Google Assignments has been added to Moodle, enabling teachers and students to use their Google Drive and Google Docs files for assignments.  Features include:

Distribute personalized Google Drive templates and worksheets to students
  • Assign and collect virtually any file type, including Google Docs and Microsoft® Word files.
  • Automatically distribute a personalized copy of assignment files for each student.
  • Each distributed copy will be labeled with a student’s name and organized in a Drive folder.
Spot missed citations and possible plagiarism with originality reports
  • Assess student work for originality without leaving your grading tool.
  • Searches hundreds of billions of web pages and 40 million books.
  • Help students learn to support their ideas by letting them scan their work for missed citations up to three times before submitting.
  • For G Suite Enterprise for Education customers, originality reports will scan past student submissions for student-to-student matches within your school’s domain.
Save time grading while providing rich feedback
  • Prevents students from editing their work while you grade.
  • Grade with rubrics to keep grading consistent and transparent.
  • Give rich feedback and suggestions on student work using the power of Google Docs, including margin comments, strikethroughs, and highlighting.
  • Easily reuse frequent margin comments with a personalized comment bank.
  • Grades save to the LMS gradebook.


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Google Login for Moodle Enabled

by Stewart Dan -

You can now use your Google account to login to Moodle.  On the Login page, simply click the Google icon, and login normally.

If you already have a Moodle account using the same email address, Moodle will send an email to your account to link the two accounts together.

You don't have to use your Google account, so if you're happy logging in the way you are now, you can continue to do so.




Moodle Secure Exam Browser for Chromebooks

by Stewart Dan -

For those teachers using Moodle with Chromebooks, there is now a Secure Exam Browser that will help prevent students from accessing other websites during quizzes and tests, like the Safe Exam Browser does on Windows computers.

To access the Moodle Secure Exam Browser on a Chromebook, simply have students logoff or restart the Chromebook, then on the Login page, in the Apps menu (bottom left of the screen) pick Moodle - Secure Exam Browser.


Account Policies

by Stewart Dan -

Effective immediately:

  All user accounts on the Moodle system require a real first and last name to be entered in the users profile.  No special characters, numbers, or vulgar/profane words will be allowed in the username, first name or last name fields.  Any accounts that violate this rule will be deleted without warning.