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Moodle Quick Help Guide

Types of Activities

An activity is a general name for a group of features in a Moodle course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher.

Here is a brief descriptive list of the Activities available, with links to additional information on the Moodle community's documentation site:

Assignments - Enables teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line

Attendance - Enables a teacher to take attendance during class and students to view their own attendance record 

Checklist - Allows a teacher to create a checklist / todo list / task list for their students to work through

Choice - A teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses

Feedback - For creating and conducting surveys to collect feedback. 

Forum - Allows participants to have asynchronous discussions

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

Lesson - For delivering content in flexible ways through modules

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

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

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