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Anleitungen

Die Anleitungen sind ergänzende Informationen für Studierende, Dozierende und vhb-Studierende.

Site: TUM-Moodle
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Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:29 PM

General Information and Tutorials for Lecturers and Students

Here you find tutorials to the following topics:


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to write an e-Mail to our Moodle support (lms-support@tum.de)
or ask for an individual consultation.


----- For Lecturers -----

1. Layout

The course settings, course backup and restore, and turn editing on functions can now be found in the header at the right by clicking at the “wheel” icon.
Moodle Course Administration

2. Reminder for grading

When creating a task, it is possible to define a ‘Grade by’ reminder to remind you of the valuation of the assignments.
Moodle reminde me to grade

3. Accepted file types

When creating an assignment, file types which the students can submit can be specified.
Moodle accepted file types

4. Collapse of comments

Comments in the evaluation can now be collapsed to ensure the legibility of the original text.

5. Drag and Drop media

Files and media can directly be inserted onto the course page by drag and drop.
Moodle add media to course page

5. Stealth activities

Individual activities can be hidden on the course page and still be available to the students by "make available". Thus, for example, a link to the test can be carried out, although it can not be seen on the course page. This is for clarity of the course page, since all tests can be combined on one page with the corresponding links.
Moodle available, but not on course page

5. Delete multiple questions

When editing the test content, multiple questions can be selected and removed simultaneously.
Moodle select multiple questions


----- For Students -----

Accepted file types

When submitting an assignment the required file type is displayed.

1. Simplified editing of course sections

Change section titles without leaving the page, speeding up your course creation. Simply click on the pencil icon besides the title to quickly rename the section.


2. Recycle bin for deleted elements

Your deleted elements will now be stored in the Recycle bin. Therefore you can restore unintentional deleted activities etc. You can find the recycle bin in the "Administration" block after the deletion of an element.

3. New activity: Organizer

The activity Organizer allows participants to subscribe to events, which can be created easily and efficiently by teachers. There is an optional wait list for the events.

4. New activity: Student folder

In the activity Organizer participants either upload their documents in the student folder themselves or the lecturer imports documents from the activity assignment into the folder. The lecturer can decide which documents should be visible to all participants or name individual students to release documents.

5. New course format: Periods format

This course format allows to set duration for each section (period) in days, weeks, months or years. Each section (period) may override this duration and and the duration can be set individually. The course settings allow automatically collapse or hide past or future periods. For the past periods it is possible to hide them from course view page but have each individual module still accessible through reports and/or gradebook.

6. Improved options for correction of submissions in the activity Assignment

Grading Assignment submissions has got smoother with all elements on one screen and the ability to annotate over student submissions of different file types.

7. Downloading selected assignment submissions

Select which submission you want to download for offline viewing from a new option in the menu.

8. Taggin of course activities

Course activities and resources may now be tagged, making it simpler to find related content.

9. Pinned forum posts

Important forum posts can now be pinned to the top of your list, making them more visible to your students. When adding a new discussion as a teacher, you can make it 'sticky' by ticking the box to 'pin' the discussion to the top of the list. Any forum discussions which come after that will appear underneath this pinned post. If you later untick the box to 'unpin' it, it will display as a regular forum discussion, moving down the list when others are posted.

1. Simplified editing of course sections

Options for editing, highlighting, hiding and deleting sections are now combined into one action menu streamlining the course page and simplifying the editing process. Just click on "edit" in the right upper corner of the course section and the drop down menue opens.

Editing of course sections

2. Improved filtering options

On the Enrolled users screen, course participants may be filtered by last course access and not in any group. The no group option is also available from the Groups overview screen.

Better filtering for users

3. Improved chart modulation in the text editor

Now you can add and configure tables more easily when working with the text editor. It is now possible to chose the frame style and color without working on the HTML code. Also, here are some new equations in the equation editor.

New table configuration

4. New import filter for MS Word and Google Docs texts

The new import filter allows you to upload text written with MS Word or Google Docs more easily without losing its structure. Just open the filter window "Paste special", copy and paste the text into the according field, choose the used program and click on "Complete paste".

New filter to paste content

5. Displaying metadata of updoaded data

In the new file setting you can now choose to display the date a file resource was uploaded or changed and its file size, giving students a better user experience.

Show metadata for files

6. Simplified creation of matrices

Easy creation of matrices is now possible with the "Matrix editor". Therefore click on the buttton for matrices and create your matrix in the new window.

Editor for matrices

7. New activity Quiz-in-video

The new activity Quiz-in-video enables you to blend questions into a video. Therefore you can use any question type and also the question bank.
(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))

8. Personalised allocation of feedback data in "Assignment"

You can now easily assign feedback data to the corresponding student. Just click download all submissions, fill in the files with your feedback data and transform all the files back to a zip file. Then, click on "Upload multiple feedback files in a zip" in the activity "Assignment" and all files will be allocated to the according students.

9. Code runner

The new question type "code runner" enables you to create a programming task for an e-test.

Important Blocks in Moodle

1. Exabis E-Portfolio Tool

You can use the e-Portfolio tool to manage your knowledge and arrange your materials thematically.
Then you can provide different parts of your knowledge resources (portfolio) for single (Moodle) users or user groups.
It is also possible to integrate your uploaded homeworks in moodle into your portfolio easily.

Here we have prepared a detailed tutorial for you.

Here you find more information directly at the developers home page.

To add the portfolio block, firstly click "Customise this page" in the top left of the starting page. Afterwards, choose "Add a block" -> "Exabis E-Portfolio" in the left navigation bar.

Exabis E-Portfolio

In the portfolio overview you can open your own portfolio, edit shared portfolios or export parts of your portfolio.

E-Portfolio-Übersicht

The content is presented clearly and well structured.

Verwaltung von Inhalten

2. Learning Groups

With the block "Learning groups" it is possible to create learning groups out of moodle and to communicate with its participants in an own video conference room.

The block is currently in the BETA-Phase.

Lecturers Guide

Here you find guidance to the following topics:


If you have further questions, please contact the moodle support via e-mail (lms-support@tum.de)
or ask for an personal advice.

Administration

1. Roles and permissions in TUM-moodle

Inside the moodle platform several rights can be awared:

  • Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Tutor
  • Student
  • Guest (anonymous)

In this summary you can find the rights of the roles in moodle: Roles and Permissions in moodle

2. Export of a list of participants in a moodle course

Here you can find an instruction, how a teacher of a course can export a participant list: Export a participant list

3. Content import from other Moodle courses

You want to import learning content from another Moodle course? Here are some instructions which could help you: Content import from other Moodle courses

4. Backup and restore of the lecture content

You want to backup your moodle course or restore the content in another term? Here are some instructions which could help you: Backup and Restore of lecture content

5. Allocation of a moodle course in TUMonline

You want to use a moodle course for your lecture? Here are some informations what you have to do: Allocation of a moodle course

6. Enrol additional teachers

The following instruction describes how to add additional teachers to your moodle course: Enrol additional teachers

7. Customize the visibility of a course

You want to customize the visibility of a moodle course? Here you can find some instructions that might help you: Customize the visibility of a course

8. Insert grades into Moodle

You want to transfer your grades from a grade list into Moodle? Proceed as follows: Direct grading in a Moodle course

Resources

Book

Multi-page resources with a book-like format.

File

A picture, a pdf document, a spreadsheet, a sound file, a video file.

IMS content package

Add static material from other sources in the standard IMS content package format.

URL

You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia.

Label

Can be a few displayed words or an image used to separate resources and activities in a topic section, or can be a lengthy description or instructions.

Page

The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor.

Folder

For helping organize files and one folder may contain other folders.



Activities

Choice

A teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses.

Assignment

Enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line

Chat

Allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion.

Database

Enables participants to create, maintain and search a bank of record entries.

Feedback

For creating and conducting surveys to collect feedback.

Forum

Allows participants to have asynchronous discussions.

Workshop

Enables peer assessment

Glossary

Enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary.

Lesson

For delivering content in flexible ways.

SCORM

Enables SCORM packages to be included as course content.

Quiz-in-Video

In this activity you can integrate questions from a moodle test dirctly in a video.

Quiz

Allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback and/or to correct answers shown.

Virtual Classroom

For synchronized lessons and conferences.

Wiki

A collection of web pages that anyone can add to or edit.



Summary of moodle functions

Usage Scenarios

How to integrate Moodle tools in your lectures with a didactical motivation

You did not use Moodle or used it very seldom?
You know about the Moodle tools, but want to know more about the didactical perspective, the combination of tools and the pros and cons?

The guideline of eLeDia (eLearning im Dialog) delivers a good overview about the selection and adequate usage of tools for your learning scenarios.

PDF file of the guideline(opens in a new window)

Moodle introduction for students

Image Student

Dear students,

here you find important information about working with Moodle.

Moodle- short manual for students

PDF file with basic information

(The file opens in a new window.)

FAQ


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to write an e-Mail to our Moodle support (lms-support@tum.de)
or ask for an individual consultation.

General FAQs

I have a question, which is not answered in the FAQ-list, what should I do?

If you have a question, which is not answered in the FAQ, please write a short mail to the moodle support: lms-support@tum.de.

How should I adjust my browser?

Please pay attention that your browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome) should always be up to date and set up right. For the use of moodle, you have to allow cookies (very important for the login process). Otherwise you won't be able to use the platform without restrictions.

Who is allowed to log in?

Lecturers, students and staff are allowed to log in on moodle.
There are separate rules for the vhb students (→ instructions for vhb students or → see also "How can I login as a vhb student?").

External lecturers respectively participants need a TUMOnline guest account for using the moodle course in extended version including activities such as Wiki, Forum, online task description, Mail, etc.
An anonymous guest account is possible for single courses and allows access to the course data. Activities such as Wiki, Forum and online task delivery are not available with such an account.
In both cases please contact the lecturer, respectively your contact person.

→ See also "How do I log into moodle?"

Where do I get my access data from?

The moodle access data for TUM members is set together from the TUM identifier (e.g. "ka21bab") or the TUM-Mail-address (e.g. "max.mustermann@tum.de" or "max.mustermann@mytum.de") and the appending password.
Passwords aren't saved on moodle.
The moodle access data for LMU members is set together from the complete CampusLMU-Mail-Address of the domains @lmu.de, @campus.lmu.de and @med.lmu.de and the appending password.

If you have any questions, concerning the log in data, please write a short mail to the it-support: it-support@tum.de.

How do I log into moodle?

In order to log in, please open the website www.moodle.tum.de. Choose the appropriate login link in the block "Moodle Login" on the upper left of the homepage.
For mobile devices: You can find the block using the right-pointing arrow left bottom of your display.

Registration with a TUMOnline account:
If you're a TUM member, choose the link "I have a TUM ID". Afterwards, enter your TUM identification (e.g. "ka21bab") or your TUM-mail-address (e.g. "max.mustermann@tum.de" or "max.mustermann@mytum.de") with the corresponding password and click on the button "Login".

Registration with a LMU account:
As a LMU member, please choose the link "I have a LMU ID" and fill in your complete CampusLMU-mail-address of the domains @lmu.de, @campus.lmu.de and @med.lmu.de and the corresponding password. Finally, click on the button "Login".

Registration as an anonymous guest:
If you would like to log in as an anonymous guest without identification, please click on the link "I'm a guest (no ID)" and then on the link "Log in as a guest". In this case, you don't need any access data.

What can I do, if the login fails?

If your login fails, please try the following steps:
1. Close your browser.
2. Open your browser and go to the moodle starting page www.moodle.tum.de.
3. Choose the appropriate login link in the block "Moodle Login" on the upper left of the homepage and insert your identification and the corresponding password (→ see also "How do I log into moodle?").

If this does not work,
- please try another browser
- please change your password in TUMonline and sample after one hour to login in Moodle with the new password.

If your login fails, please write a short mail to the moodle support: lms-support@tum.de.

How can I login as a vhb student?

To get access to the vhb courses on the moodle platform (www.moodle.tum.de) students of the TUM have to use their personal TUM identification (e.g. "ab12cde") or their TUM e-mail address (e.g. "max.mustermann@tum.de" or "max.mustermann@mytum.de") and the corresponding password.
Students of the LMU have to use their complete CampusLMU e-mail address with the domains @lmu.de, @campus.lmu.de and @med.lmu.de and the corresponding password.
→ See also "How do I log into moodle?"

Registered students at the vhb program from other universities need a TUM guest account. After the enrollment and announcement the vhb will send the TUM identification and the activation code to your private e-mail account.

If you don't get any information, please contact the responsible teacher of your vhb lecture.

What is shibboleth?

Shibboleth is a Single-Sign-On-Login System, which means that you only have to register once with your access data and then have an unlimited access to all the systems that are connected with shibboleth.

If a problem with the login occurs, please close your browser and delete all cookies.

I forgot my password, how can I get a new one?

In case you forgot your password, please contact the central it support: it-support@tum.de.

Why is my password not working?

If your password is not working, it could be due to a change of the TUMOnline password. It's important that you always log in with your current access data.

→ Check also "Where do I get my access data from?"

How can I change my password?

A password modification is not possible on moodle. You can change your password on TUMOnline. The new password is valid for moodle as well.

Where can I logout?

To log out, please click on your name (e.g. "Max Mustermann") in the navigation top right and then on the link "Logout".
For mobile devices: You click the icon for the navigation top right. There you can click on your name (e.g. "Max Mustermann") and then on the link "Logout".

For definite logout please close the browser or delete the cookies.

I can't find the list of my courses on my homepage. Why?

There could be several reasons for this problem:

1. The block "Meine Kursübersicht" is available, but the single courses are hidden
In this case you have hidden the course list. If you would like to undo this, please click on the "+"-symbol on the top right of the block "Meine Kursübersicht".

2. The block "Meine Kursübersicht" got delayed in the dock
In this case you find the block "Meine Kursübersicht" on the left in the browser window in the so called "dock".
To move the block to the center of the page, please do the following steps:
Please run the mouse over the block "Meine Kursübersicht" in the dock and click at the opening block on the top right on the symbol with the upward pointing arrow.
The block "Meine Kursübersicht" should be reintegrated in the middle of the page.

FAQ for lecturers

FAQ

How do I get a moodle course?

An interface between TUMonline and Moodle enables the possibility to build automatically courses in moodle that were previously created in TUMonline. The category "eLearning" must be allocated for the course in TUMonline and then the course gets transferred automatically.

Allocation of a moodle course in TUMonline:
(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))
1) Every lecturer and the person who has access to the function "LV Erhebung" in TUMonline can allocate course categories to courses of his organization. To allocate the "eLearning" category, click the "0" in the column "Course cat.". In the next window, click on the button "generate new allocation".
2) Afterwards, click on the link "eLearning".
3) In the next window, choose one of the three options appropriate to your course and click on the button "Save". Then a moodle course will be created automatically.

If the course is not listed in TUMonline, you can check the following page about how you can request a moodle course: Course allocation

My course is not listed in TUMOnline. How can I request a moodle course?

If the course is not listed in TUMonline, you can check the following page about how you can request a moodle course: Course allocation

Can I add further lecturers to my moodle course?

The registered lecturer has all the rights to assign further participants, lecturers and tutors with appropriate rights.

The following instruction describes how to add additional participants to your moodle course:
(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))
1. Click in your course in the block "Administration" (default on the left side; for mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow) in the aspect "Users" on "Enrolled users".
2. Click on "Enrol user" top right.
3. Select in the drop-down menu for the aspect "assign roles" the role of the person (e.g. "Student", "Tutor", "Dozent"; In this summary you can find the rights of the roles in moodle: → Roles and Permissions in moodle)
4. Now you can search for a name or an email address and enrol additional participants.

How can I enrol refugees as visiting students into my moodle course?

TUM is offering refugees the chance to attend TUM courses as part of an immediate action program.
For that purpose refugees are registered as "alumni" from the Student Service Center.

Refugees cannot enrol in courses in TUMonline in the same way that regular students do.
Lecturers will need to enrol refugees directly in their Moodle courses.
The user account in Moodle is created with the first login.
Therfore students have to login once bevor they can be found in the system.

The course enrollment process for refugees is the same as that for lecturers (FAQ article: "Can I add further lecturers to my moodle course?").
Please select the role "student" in the enrollment screen.

My course is not visible for students. How can I change this?

Courses that are automatically compiled out of TUMonline are not visible for students at the beginning. Thereby you can prepare your course without the participants having access. Visible courses are displayed in blue color below "My home”. Not visible courses are displayed in grey color. Courses, which are displayed in grey color, can't be seen or accessed by students.

To make a course visible for students, please do the following steps:
(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))
1. Click in your course in the block "Administration" (default on the left side; for mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow) in the aspect "Course administration" on "Edit settings".
2. In the course settings below the area "General", go to the option "Visible" and choose "Show".

How can I enroll further lecturers to my course?

It is possible, that those, who are in charge of a course and have the role "lecturer", are able to enroll further lecturers in the course.

Here the steps of how to enroll further lecturers:
(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))
1. Click in your course in the block "Administration" (default on the left side; for mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow) in the aspect "Users" on "Enrolled users".
2. Click on "Enrol user" top right.
3. Select in the drop-down menu for the aspect "assign roles" the role "Dozent".
4. Now you can search for a name or an email address and enrol additional lecturers.

How can external guests login?

If there are external participants (e.g. students from another university) in your course, they need a guest account in TUMonline, in order to use a moodle course in its complete range (including activities such as Wiki, Forum, online task delivery, Mails, etc.). Unfortunately, the moodle team is not able to enroll TUMonline guests.

The current procedure for enrollment of external guests is the following:
1. Check which person of your chair has the rights to enroll and administrate guests in TUMonline (for example the TUMonline authorized person).
2. The one, who is responsible for the administration of the guests, enrolls the external participants and sends them their TUMonline activating keys.
3. The external users activate their TUMonline account.
4. To enroll the external guests manually into a course, they must once login on moodle (www.moodle.tum.de) in order to activate their account.
5. Now it is possible to assign the users for the required course.

How can I adjust the short name of a course?

The short name serves a better overview in the navigation on the top left of the page. On these places there is no space for long course titles. In each automatically created course the short name is composed cryptically in the beginning. Nevertheless, the short name can be adjusted from the lecturer of the course.

That's how you adjust the short name:
1. In the block "Administration" (default on the left side) select the option "Course administration" → "Edit settings".
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
2. Adjust the field "Course short name". Therefore, maintain the abbreviation of the semester (S15).
3. Either delete the note in the field course description or insert an appropriate description.
4. Finally, click on "Save changes".

How can I add the block "Download Materials" into my course?

With the block "Download Materials", participants are able to download all files available in one moodle course as a ZIP with one click. Considered are all files that are provided in the course page directly or within folders. Students can only download the materials that are visible ("Open eyes"), lecturers are able to download all materials.

To add the block into your course, once you have to do the following steps:
1. Click on "Turn editing on" in the top left of the course page.
2. Now, there appears the block "Add a block" on the bottom left of the page.
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
Search the dropdown menu for the item "Download materials" and select it.
3. A new block with the name "Download materials" appears. For now it is placed on the bottom left of the page.
Click on the crossed-arrows-symbol next to the title and drag the block to the preferred place.

How can I save and restore the content of the course?

(→ Detailed Instructions (PDF))
The Proceeding to save contents on moodle:
1. Click in the block "Administration" (default on the left side) on "Course administration" → "Backup".
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
2. Moodle asks you in the following steps, which course contents you would like to save. Finally, click on "Perform backup".
3. The backup file is created. After the backup has been successfully completed, click on "Continue". The backup file is listed with the file name, the time of the backup and the size of the file. You can download the file and save it locally on your computer.

Proceeding to restore/import contents on moodle:
1. Click in the block "Administration" on "Course administration" → "Restore".
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
2. Now the backup files are listed. If you want to use one of the listed backup files, click on "Restore" at the appropriate file. Alternatively, you can move a backup file from your computer to the field (via drag and drop or via "Choose a file...") and then click on the link "Restore".
3. Then you can select where the data should be restored. You can also choose whether the data should be added to the existing data in the course ("merge") or whether the existing content in the course will be deleted and will be replaced by the backup data.
4. Select which content should be restored. Finally click on "Perform restore".

How do I integrate lecture recordings from Mediasite into my Moodle course?

You need only a few steps to integrate your lecture recordings from Mediasite into Moodle:
1. Please send a request about your lecture recording (together with the link to your related Moodle course) to: streams-support@tum.de
2. In your Moodle course open the activity 'Mediasite Video', choose an adequate name, set the type to 'automatic' and set the launch URL (=Link to the Mediasite catalogue).

How can I post large-sized videos from the LRZ streaming server on my course page?

It would be the best to link the videos in a few steps:

1. How to create a video in MP4 format

To be able to play a video through the LRZ-video server (Wowza), you have to set the existing data into a compatible format. The recommended format is MP4 with video in H 264 and audio in AAC.
An appropriate tool is for example Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/). It is available for free for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Thereby you can convert one video individually or several videos in batch processing in just one step. All necessary encoder adjustments can be stored in profiles. As a starting basis for own adjustments, you can use the following profile: LRZ streaming server. You can insert and adjust them easily over the menu function "Options" → "Import". Consider that the quality of the resulting video mainly depends on the provided band width.
Try this suggestion for own conversion settings:
Format: MP4
Web Optimized: On,Picture: Width: 640,Video: H.264, 1.500 kBit/s, Profil Baseline, Framerate 25, Deinterlace, 2-Pass Encoding
Audio: AAC, 96 kBit/s, Stereo, 44100 Hz

2. Upload of the file to LRZ video server

The upload-blank is available under: http://video.lrz.de/cgi-bin/video_upload.cgi There is requested the following information:

1. The name and contact data from the uploader
2. The file that should be uploaded and especially the subfolder in which it should be stored

If necessary, you have to set a new subdirectory (i.e. vhb_videos_meier). After a short time, you get a confirmation email from the LRZ which contains several links to your video file.

3. Integration into moodle

The integration into moodle happens through a normal link, from where moodle automatically generates the video embedding. For this purpose, you have to login on moodle and navigate to the point, where the video should be embedded.

1. Switch into the edit mode.
2. In the open text editor window "content", click on the button "Media" and a new window opens.
3. You can either enter the URL of your video or "Browse repositories" (search data from your computer or from your account) and below you may enter the name of the video.
4. At last, click on "Insert media" and save the editing. Your Video should now be integrated.

Important note: Please use the link, which begins with "rtmp://". Example for a link: rtmp://flash5.lrz.de/vod/tum/mez/elearning/Testfilm.mp4

If you want to define a special size for the video that should be embedded, please use one of the following two possibilities:

1. <a href="rtmp://streaming.server.de/vod/myvideo.mp4?d=640x360">
2. <a href="rtmp://streaming.server.de/vod/myvideo.mp4#d=640x360">

Now, the video data should be integrated.

How can I personalize the provision files and test results?

In order to personalize the provision of files and test results for every course attendant you can use the function „"Feedback files“ in the activity "Assignment“.

Therefore follow these steps:
1. Create the activity "Assignment“ and don’t forget to tick „Feedback files“ in the settings below the category „Feedback types“.
2. Click on the new „"Assignment“ and in the left menu choose "Download all submissions“ (even if there are no submissions at that time).
3. You will get a zip file which contains an empty file for each attendant.
4. Assign your feedback data to the according attendants. It is possible to put more than one document in the file of an attendant.
5. Transform the file back into a zip file.
6. Back in the Assignment’s page with the attendants submission list, choose "Upload multiple feedback files in a zip“ in the menu.
7. Upload the file.
8. Now the feedback documents are assigned to the according attendants. The docent can access them in the column "Feedback files“.

If the size of the zip file surpasses the maximum for uploads, it is possible to upload the feedback files in several smaller parts.

How can I create groups?

A group or grouping can be used on two levels:
- Course level: The group mode defined at the course level is the default mode for all activities defined within that course. To use groups at the course level, you can set a group mode in the block "Administration" > "Course administration" > "Edit settings" in the section "Groups".
- Activity level: Each activity that supports groups can also have its own group mode defined. If the course setting "Group mode" is set to "Separate groups" or "Visible groups" then the option to define the group mode for individual activities is not available. If the Course setting "Group mode" is set to "No groups" (default setting), then the teacher may change the group mode in the activity.

To create a group:
1. Click in the block "Administration" > "Course administration" > "Users" > "Groups" the "Create group" button.
2. Add a group name and optional description (displayed above the list of group members on the participants page), enrolment key and picture (displayed on the participants page and next to forum posts).
3. Click the "Save changes" button.
4. Select the group to which you want to add participants, then click the "Add/remove users" button.
5. In the "Potential members" list, select the users you want to add to the group. Multiple users may be selected using the Crtl key.
6. Click the Add button to add the users to the group.

How can I create a Group choice?

With the "Group choice", it is possible for participants to register themselves into groups within a course.

Hint: First, you must create at least two groups in this course.
→ See also "How can I create groups?"

To create a "Group choice":
1. "Turn editing on" > "Add an activity or resource"
2. Choose activity "Group choice" and add.
3. Enter a group choice name and various settings.
4. Under "Groups", enter the individual groups between which the participants can choose.
5. Finally save the settings.

How can I export an excel list of the course participants and their goups?

You can get a participants list containing groups with a simple trick:

1. At first, turn the editing on and create a new activity "Choice".
2. Enter name and options randomly and hide the activity in "Common module settings".
3. In the category "Results" click on "Yes" for "Show column for unanswered" and decide whether to include inactive users or not.
4. With the button "Save and display" you get directly to the new activity's voting site.
5. Click on "View 0 responses" and then on the button "Download in Excel format".

Please consider that also the docents and tutors are included in this list.

What should I consider, if I want to apply (La-)TeX into my moodle course?

There are two options of how to integrate (La-)TeX into moodle: single dollar sign and double dollar sign:

1. TeX-code between single dollar sign gets integrated directly into the text.
2. TeX-code between double dollar sign gets integrated centrally in a new line.

What can I do, if my (La-)TeX formula is not displayed correctly?

The display of TeX is provided over a so called filter.

If there are problems with the display of TeX, please check the following points:
1. Is the TeX code properly integrated in Moodle? Check whether the TeX code stands between single or double dollar sign.
2. Is the appropriate filter activated? To verify this, you proceed as follows:
- Click in the block "Administration" (default on the left side) on the link "Course administration" → "Filters".
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
- Make sure, that "Default (On) is selected in the dropdown menu of the aspect "MathJax" (select this optionally and click "Save changes").

If TeX is still not displayed correctly, please write a short mail to lms-support@tum.de.

How can I display content with tabs?

In order to structure content with tabs, you have to activate the filter "Tabs" in your course room.

That's how you activate the filter "Tabs":
1. Choose in the block "Administration" (default on the left side) the link "Course administration" → "Filters".
(For mobile devices: you can reach the blocks on the left side by clicking on the bottom left on the right-pointing arrow).
2. By the filter "Tabs" you have to set the menu from "Default (Off)" to "On".
3. Click on "Save changes".

To be able to display texts in tabs, please use the following formatting:

1. {%:First Tab}Here is the text, which occurs in the first tab.{%}
2. {%:Second Tab}Here is the text, which occurs in the second tab.{%}
3. {%:Third Tab}Here is the text, which occurs in the third tab.{%}

How do I create a digital "Semesterapparat" in Moodle?

As a lecturer you can add a digital "Semesterapparat” to each of your moodle course. You have the opportunity to provide a bounded range of books and newspaper articles out of the inventory of the university library. The university library scans the materials for you.

What do you have to do?

1. Choose "Add an activity or resource” -> "Resources” -> "Digitalization”.
2. Look into OPAC and import the Meta data from the required literature.
3. An order to digitalize the required literature gets send out of moodle to the library.
4. The library scans the required literature and the compiled data is saved in your moodle course.

You can find further information on the homepage of the TUM-library: http://www.ub.tum.de/digisem

What should I consider when I save and restore "Forum”, "Wiki” and "Glossar”?

The contributions of activities such as wiki and forum are closely tied to the author. The publication of contributions takes place in a public space, which is only accessible for a restricted user group. Therefore, saving and restoring of content is only possible with the appropriate user data and then also not completely. For copyright reasons, the transfer in another context or in anonymous form would only be possible with the agreement of the authors.

Suggestions for further use of content:

1. Textual content
For contributions that should be used further, please use the glossary. Glossaries are - similar to the activities mentioned above - created commonly and offer different possibilities for representation. Furthermore, content can be exported as XML-document easily and then transferred into other glossaries. Unfortunately, pictures cannot be transferred from one glossary into another.

2. Textual content with pictures
In the new moodle version there exists the material "Document (Book)” with which you can create content of several pages. However, the document can only be created from the lecturer, the students can participate in the development of content:

1. Create a new "Document (Book)” in moodle select it.
2. Click on "Administration” -> "Books administration” -> "Permissions”.
3. In the field "Edit book chapters”, select the role "Student”.

Now, students can not only read the document, but also edit it. About "Save” and "Restore”, the document with the complete content can be used and extended in further semesters.

If you want to create more of this documents, at first please create an appropriate variant. Then, duplicate the document. The special permissions are copied, too.

We recommend you to enter a note such as "Your contributions are also used for further semesters” in the description of your activity.

Where can I find guidance for creating and designing a moodle course?

You find a short guidance on moodle in the upper navigation bar below "Hilfe und Support”. Furthermore the media center offers regularly beginner courses for moodle users. About this, you can find more information on the right side of the moodle homepage.

FAQ für StudierendeFAQ for students

How can I enroll in a course?

The registration for the courses basically takes place in TUMOnline. If you register for a course there, it gets automatically transferred to moodle, along with all participants. For all of the courses that are not listed in TUMOnline, the corresponding lecturer is responsible.

Where are the courses, in which I'm enrolled, displayed?

Below "My courses" in the left navigation bar, you can find all courses for which you are registered.

Why are some moodle courses not visible for me?

When a course gets compiled, it is not visible for students by default. This way the lecturer can edit the course without the students watching him. It can happen occasionally that the lecturer forgets to set the course visible for students. Unfortunately, the support team is not authorized to set the course visible for students. In such case, please contact the lecturer via mail or telephone. He can surely help you with this.

What is a registry key?

A registration key is a password, which the lecturer specially assigns for the course. You get it from the lecturer, normally in the first lecture.

How can I reach the courses of the language center?

To attend a language course, you may have to pass a placement test at first. To select the language placement test, click on "Weitere Einrichtungen" -> "Sprachenzentrum" -> "Sprachtests" in the course list in the current term. Then choose the test for the required language.

If problems occur and you need to repeat the test, please contact the lecturer of the course.

Not all courses where I'm logged in are visible. Did I do something wrong?

No, because not to each TUMOnline course there existing an additional moodle course. It is optional for the lecturer to request an additional moodle course

Please check first, if the course, in which you are enrolled exists on moodle. If you're not able to access such courses on moodle, please write a short mail at: lms-support@tum.de. Please name us only the course and its corresponding number.

Can I download the complete course material at once?

Yes, this is possible. Forthis purpose, your lecturer has toprovide the block "Download materials". In the moodle FAQ, there is additional information below the question "How can I add the block "Download Material" into my course?"

Where can I find courses that are not listed in TUMOnline?

Mainly, you find this courses below "Navigation" -> "Site home" -> "Course categories" -> "(current semester)" ->"Weitere Einrichtungen".
Furthermore, you can search for the courses using the search bar.

How do I deregister from a course?

It is not possible to deregister from a course. If you want to deregister, please contact the lecturer of the course.

My course is empty. Do I have the appropriate rights?

If a course is empty, the lecturer has either not entered anything into the course or not shared the content with the students. For this purpose, please ask your lecturer.

The delivery of an exercise is not possible. What should I do?

If the contribution of an exercise is not possible, the deadline already has passed. In this case, please contact your lecturer.

Substantive questions about courses

If you have substantive questions, please contact the lecturer who is responsible for the course.

I cannot open an already recorded Adobe Connect webinar, what to do?

Generally, you can also start an Adobe Connect webinar in a course that you are subscribed to after record. If the webinar can't be started the cause is probably, that you applied to the course afterwards the webinar was taken. In order to see the recorded webinar events, please enter the current Adobe Connect webinar room first.

Therefore, please take the following steps:
1. Click on the correspondent activity ("Virtual Classroom") which you'd like to see the former recordings in.
2. Click on "Join Meeting" and wait for the new window to load properly. You can close the meeting room shortly after. This procedure is only acquired once and is for authorisation on the DFN server.
3. You can watch the recordings now.

vhb students

vhb-logoTo get access to the vhb courses on the moodle platform (www.moodle.tum.de) students of the TUM have to use their personal TUM identification (e.g. "ab12cde") or their TUM e-mail address (e.g. "max.mustermann@tum.de" or "max.mustermann@mytum.de") and the corresponding password.
Students of the LMU have to use the complete CampusLMU e-mail address with the domains @lmu.de, @campus.lmu.de and @med.lmu.de and the corresponding password.
→ See also the FAQ: How do I log into moodle?"

Registered students at the vhb program from other universities need a TUM guest account.
After the enrollment and announcement the vhb will send the TUM identification and the activation code to your private e-mail account.

If you don't get any information please contact the responsible teacher of your vhb lecture.

Current information (23.12.2016)

Dear lecturers and students in Moodle,

an important notice regarding the regulations of the usage of copyrighted literary works according to § 52a UrhG:

The involved authorities Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) and the collecting society VG WORT have agreed on continuing the fixed payment for the claims of VG WORT according to § 52a UrhG until September 30th in 2017.

You can find the official announcement on the following website: http://www.vgwort.de/fileadmin/pdf/pressemitteilungen/23.12.2016_PM_HRK_KMK_VG_WORT.pdf

Consequential impact on Moodle:

Copyrighted literary works can be provided in Moodle courses beyond the previously mentioned deadline of December 31th in 2016 to the permitted extent according to § 52a UrhG.
The previously published measures for January 1st in 2017 regarding Moodle are no longer relevant. Therefore, the Moodle team will NOT switch any Moodle course to “invisible” for January 1st in 2017 and there is NO obligation for the lecturers to clear the courses of copyrighted material at the moment.

Information (19.12.2016)

Dear students and lecturers on Moodle,

Due to various publications, it is currently apparent that an agreement was reached on the digital use of copyright-protected writings according to § 52a UrhG. Under the terms of this agreement, copyrighted literary works could continue to be used in Moodle courses until the end of the 2017 summer semester. This agreement is to be signed on 23.12.2016.

A corresponding newsletter from the university management was already sent to all lecturers of TUM on Sunday 18.12.

We recommend that you do NOT delete or disable Moodle courses or materials until further notice.

We will inform you promptly about further developments on this subject.

Original message to § 52a UrhG - changes taking place on the January 1st in 2017

Information for students

Dear students,

Starting on January 1st in 2017 it is no longer allowed to upload any copyrighted material in the Moodle courses.

For this reason, we advise you to save all required online material on your computer as the lecturers will have to delete all of it from their courses.

Affected by this regulation are also Moodle courses from earlier semesters.

If one of your Moodle courses is not available after January 1st 2017, please contact the lecturer in charge.

Information for lecturers

Because of changes in the contract with the collecting society VG WORT at the January 1st 2017, and therefore in the reimbursement of copyrighted texts, it is no longer possible to upload copyrighted material to Moodle. The TUM decided not to join this new contract of VG WORT, which requires a reimbursement of every text separately. On account of this, the TUM is not able to refer to article §52a UrhG anymore.

For you as a lecturer, this implies that uploading copyrighted texts to Moodle is no longer allowed beginning at January 1st in 2017. Furthermore all copyrighted texts which are already in Moodle courses have to be deleted or hidden by then.

Procedure regarding the copyrighted writings following the changes in article § 52a UrhG

Moodle courses of the last four semesters (including SoSe 2015):

Please check whether any copyrighted documents are accessible in your Moodle course. Hide or delete these documents. The lectures are accountable for terminating the accessibility of the copyrighted material in their Moodle courses until January 1st in 2017.

The material that is still permitted as well as the material that must be deleted is listed below.

Earlier Moodle courses (including WiSe 2014/15):

These Moodle courses are hidden starting on January 1st in 2017.

It is possible for the lecturer to make these courses visible again for students, if they are free of copyrighted documents. Just follow the quick steps below:
Administration -> Course administration -> Edit settings -> Visible

The activity "Digitalization":

Material that has been provided by the activity “Digitalization” in Moodle until now will NOT be further available after December 31th in 2017.

Please inform your students and participants that required documents from the Moodle course reserve should be downloaded and saved on their computer in December 2016.

Allowed and not allowed materials in Moodle courses after January 1st 2017

 allowed and not allowed materials after 01.01.2017

1: Writings with a free license: Some writings have a “Creative Commons”-license or an “Open-Access” – license. These writings can be used as a whole or in parts on condition that author and license are mentioned.

Additional options

A temporary solution to use texts that do not fulfill the criteria is using the physical course reserve provided by the library. More information can be found at https://www.ub.tum.de/en/course-reserves.