To add a new student, click on the left facing arrow next to the student's name (or type in the
student's name in the Search field if there are too many students to list). The student should
move from the Potential student column to the Enrolled students column. To unenroll a
student from a class, click on the right facing arrow next to the student's name. The student
should move from the Enrolled students column to the Potential students column. Please
note that students may enroll themselves by clicking on the class listing of your class (they will
need the enrollment key if you supply one).
Generally, you will not have to worry about backup as the primary Moodle administrator has set
a schedule of site wide backups. However, it is a best management practice to perform a
course backup at regular intervals, and to store this backup locally on your computer.
After clicking the Backup link you will see options for specific activities you wish to backup.
Simply follow the on screen instructions to complete a backup.
If you have backup files you wish to restore to the system, click on this button.
The Scales feature (Fig. 64) allows you to create a word based custom evaluation scale
(like fair, excellent, etc.) that is used as the grading instrument within an activity. Default
scales include 1 100 and Separate and Connected ways of knowing. Here's how to create a
custom grading scale:
Click Add a new scale button from within the Scales property window
Name This is the name of the scale.
Scale This is where you input your scale
words. You can have as many as you like, but
they need to be separated by commas, and
they should be from the lowest level comment
(like Poor ) to the highest level comment
(like Excellent ).
Description This is an optional field. You may
type anything you like here that describes your
When you are done typing in the information, click on
Save changes button The new scale will now be
available within all resources where scales can be
applied (Forums, Assignments, Quizzes, Lessons,
Grades feature (Fig. 64) displays the grades and scales applied for Forums, Quizzes,
Assignments, Lessons, Journals, Workshops and SCORM activities that students have
completed, submitted or posted. You can easily download grades in Excel or text format for
inclusion in a grade book, and you can select which course on the site you are enrolled in as a
teacher to view grades.