Advanced features: integration with Moodle

Version: Kora Courses, October 4, 2023 or later

Permissions required: Faculty


There are several advanced features and troubleshooting options available in the Moodle integration.

Create direct links to specific Digication assignments 

In your Moodle course, you can provide students with direct links to specific Digication assignments. These links can be added to the course topics area.

Adding direct links allows students to go directly to a Digication assignment.

NOTE

  • This is an optional feature. Even if you don’t provide direct links to specific Digication assignments, you can still grade the assignments in Digication and automatically send the grades back to Moodle. 

Adding direct links in the course Topics area

First, create your assignments in Digication. You can create direct links to multiple assignments in one simple step. 

  • Once your assignments are created, enable “Edit mode” (1) and navigate to a topic (2). Then select “Add an activity or resource” (3).

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  • Select “External tool” (4).

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  • Select Digication (5) in the preconfigured tool dropdown menu, and then click “Select content”  (6). You do not need to add an activity name (7) because the assignment titles will be imported from Digication.

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  • You’ll see a list of all the assignments that are in your Digication course. Select the checkbox next to the assignment(s) (1) and click “SELECT” (2), or click “Select All” (3) to create direct links for all of your Digication assignments.

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  • Then, click “Save and return to course” (4) to add the links.

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  • You will see the links added to your content topic (5).

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View Moodle connection status

You can check the status of the Moodle connection to Digication in several places:

  1. From Grade (1), click “View Moodle connection” (2).

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  • The Moodle connection window will show “Connection Status” (3) and “Grade Sync” (4) status. From this screen, you can disconnect (5) the LMS integration, and enable/disable grade sync (6)

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    2. From “MY ASSIGNMENTS & ACTIVITIES”
    (1) in your course or Digication dashboard, click the hamburger menu (2) and select “VIEW Moodle CONNECTION” (3)

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  • The Moodle connection window will show “Connection Status” (4) and “Grade Sync” (5) status. From this screen, you can disconnect (6) the LMS integration, and enable/disable grade sync (7)

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Edit title and maximum grade points of connected Digication assignments 

When a Digication assignment is connected to Moodle through the gradebook, or as direct links in assignments or modules, the title and the maximum grade points of the Digication assignment are sent to  Moodle.

Subsequently, if either field is edited in Moodle or Digication, the title or the maximum grade points will no longer be the same across the two platforms.

  • If there is a mismatch in title or maximum grade points in one of your connected Digication assignments, you will see a red dot (1) in the hamburger menu for that assignment.

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  • Click the hamburger menu (2) and select “VIEW Moodle CONNECTION” (3).

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  • The connection screen will show that there is a mismatch (4) between the Moodle gradebook column and the Digication assignment. Click “UPDATE” (5) to sync the changes to Moodle.

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NOTE

  • This connection screen will also indicate if there is a mismatch because of changes made in the Moodle gradebook, but this update is only a one-way sync (from Digication to Moodle).

Any other changes to your connected Digication assignment will need to be manually updated in Moodle. This includes grade release settings.

View grade sync history

If the assignment you are grading has the Moodle grade sync enabled, your grade should automatically be sent to Moodle after you save the grade. This may take a few seconds after you save the grade. 

  • You can confirm that the grade was sent to Moodle and view the grade sync history by clicking the HISTORY (1) link.

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  • If the grade sync fails to send for any reason, you’ll see a red icon (2) that displays the error “Grade failed to send to Moodle” (3) in the grading area.
  • Click “RETRY” (4) to try to send the grade to Moodle again.

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  • You’ll also see an error if you click on HISTORY (5). You can retry sending the grade by clicking “Retry send grade to Moodle” (6) next to the error message “Grade failed to send to Moodle” (7).

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Moodle role switch

Switching your role to a student is not supported in Digication’s Moodle integration. If you switch your role to student access the Digication link, you may receive an error message or still see the Digication course in instructor view. This does not indicate that anything is wrong with your course connection.

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