I am trying to upload a large file to Moodle and it won't let me! What should I do?

Large files, such as video files, cannot be uploaded to Moodle directly.  Instead, they should be stored in Google Drive and then added to Moodle as a URL link or embedded within a Moodle Page.

Directions for uploading files to Google and linking to these files in your Moodle course can be found in these tutorials:

Uploading and Sharing a Video in Google Drive (can be adapted for other file types)

Embedding Videos and Other Content into Moodle

How can I view more than four students at once in Google Meet?

*UPDATE* Google Meet Grid View has been pushed out to all Manhattan College users.  Individual install of the extension is no longer required.

With the Grid View extension installed, you will see a new icon in the upper right corner of the Meet window that allows you to activate grid view as well as control some additional settings to select who displays in the grid.


How can I allow a student to take a quiz at a different time than it is scheduled?

To add an override, follow these instructions:
  1. Enter the Moodle course site
  2. Click on the quiz you want to add an override for
  3. Click the gear menu in the upper-right corner and select User overrides
  4. Click Add user override
  5. In the Override user field, click on the arrow and select the student’s name from the list of course participants
  6. Beside Open the quiz select the desired alternate start time for the quiz
  7. Beside Close the quiz select the desired alternate end time for the quiz
User overrides can also be used to modify the following for individual students:
  • The length of time that students have to complete the quiz
  • The number of attempts a student is allowed to take a quiz

How can I setup Google Meet to facilitate small group discussions?

For Google Meets it is suggested that faculty use one meeting link for each class for the rest of the semester. If you want to have small group discussions, you will set up an additional Google Meet link for each group.  You can create multiple Google Meet links by going to meet.google.com and then clicking Join or Start a meeting and copying the URL from the top of the browser. Exit out and repeat for each meeting link you need. It is a good idea to post the links on your Moodle site so that everyone is straight on where to go for various purposes.  For example:

Etc.

When it is time for the groups to meet, instruct students to join their group meeting and you as the instructor can pop into the group meetings by clicking on the links, going in and out as needed. If you want to reconvene with the whole class, give students instructions to let them know what time they should return to the general class Meet.  It is also recommended that you assign a timekeeper to each group to be responsible for keeping everyone on schedule and in the correct location.