The following tips and updates are offered by academic technology services and innovation, according to Ben Kahn:
Assignment feedback annotation: Moodle has an ability for teachers to grade and annotate student papers from right in your web browser. With the large increase in assignment submissions in Moodle, the Annotate PDF feedback feature in Moodle assignments will now be opt-in instead of turned on by default. This will help ATSI manage our compute resources and make the grading process smoother for everyone, whether you are grading essays in your browser or using assignments to collect other types of files (like images, computer coding files, etc…). If you want to use the in-browser annotation feature, just enable it when setting up your assignment by checking “Annotate PDF” under the Feedback Types heading. See step 4 of the Moodle guide for adding assignments for detailed instructions.
Timezone settings: With many students now logging in to our courses from across the country or even the world, did you know anyone can change their timezone settings so that Moodle shows due dates, etc. in the correct time for them? It’s easy. Please share this Moodle Guide with any students who are learning at distance in other time zones.
As always, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.