December 2022 Moodle News

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Fall 2022 Grades Due Tuesday, December 27 at Midnight

Fall grades are due in SPIRE by midnight on 12/27. You can import your grades directly into SPIRE from your Moodle Gradebook.

Moodle Tip of the Month: Upload Grades to Your Moodle Gradebook

Did you know that you can upload grades directly into the Moodle Gradebook? This means you download data from other platforms like Gradescope or Perusall, and import them all at once into Moodle. You can also apply formulas and manipulate the data to match your grading schema in Excel, before uploading.

Spring 2023 Moodle Course Requests Open in SPIRE

On Monday, November 7th you’ll be able to make your Moodle course requests in SPIRE.

Don’t forget that each semester you will need to request Moodle for the courses you are teaching.

If you haven’t requested your Moodle course yet, see:

Planned Downtimes

There are no planned downtimes outside of regular maintenance windows for December 2022.

During the month of December, Moodle in the Cloud will receive a required security update. No user impact is expected.

Scheduled routine maintenance windows for UMass Amherst Moodle in the Cloud are Thursdays 11pm-12am (ET). Regular maintenance is a necessity for a stable, secure, and improving service. Many of these maintenance windows will not actually have the site unavailable for more than a few minutes, but it is still not advised to plan activities or set due dates during maintenance windows.

You can check the status of Moodle, Zoom, and other supported teaching technologies on the IT Services Status for Remote Teaching and Learning page.

Moodle Help and Resources for Instructors

To learn more about Moodle or to get help, you can: