Could somebody point me in the right direction? I haven't had time to look into moodle further than creating the website. What we would like to do is allow students to upload reports to the moodle site and then notify teachers of the uploaded file. I do not know where to begin - we are using Moodle 2.2
You just need to create an assignment that allows student to upload a file. You can set notifications up when you create the assignment. This needs to be done within a course.
Thanks for the reply!
When I switch the role to student, I do not see the upload button for single files. Even as admin I do not see it. Is there a permission setting that I am missing?
(I even switched themes, but still have the same issue.)
It's because you should never rely on "switch role to" - see #13 here http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Roles_FAQ. Use a real student account instead. (if only a test one but logged in with a student account)
That was it! Thanks so much.
Good timing. I watch for any discussions and the instructions in this one came at a perfect time for me to use this. Love this.
Thanks to both of you for this information
That's what I get for watching TV on a Saturday morning. Mary beats me to the answer. As usual
Frustrated I can no longer change the apostrophe error in the title of my earlier posts!
We punctuation freaks suffer so, don't we? Except when we're reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, then I, at any rate, enjoy myself no end.
Quote: "Truss dedicates the book "to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who, in 1905, demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution"; she added this dedication as an afterthought after finding the factoid in a speech from a librarian. Wikipedia
PS: Didn't know what a factoid was before - love it!
Here's a nice one about apostrophes - and I am sure Ben will like it too: My mum (82) is a grammar freak as well, and when she saw a notice in the Post Office window "Phone numbers of taxi's", she went in and took them to task about the apostrophe, explaining that the apostrophe denotes possession, ownership. "Well it's correct then, " said the Post office employee "because the phone numbers belong to the taxis..."
... said the Post office employee ... => ... said the Post office employee's ...
Oops! Just noticed I didn't get my quotation marks right:
Quote: 'Truss dedicates the book "to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who, in 1905, demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution"; she added this dedication as an afterthought after finding the factoid in a speech from a librarian.' Wikipedia
And, euh... maybe others have a tiny prob. with capitals.
Your mother's got her work cut out, Mary, if she goes round telling people about all the similar mistakes on shop signs. But I think punctuation and capitalisation are the only "inaudible' parts of written English grammar.
I don't take this stuff too seriously - not like the French with their hundreds of rules for written French set in stone in the 18th century - all "inaudible". They spend as long at school trying to learn "correct" orthography (nobody succeeds 100%) as the Chinese and Japanese do learning characters and they don't even get the reward at the end of reading faster than we do in English.
By the way, I'm impressed by how correctly most people write on these forums. When I venture into other realms I realise that, though not unique, it's quite rare.
Yes, I like that one. Have you seen the videos (I can't find them now) of the two guys who go drive around the US removing removing errant apostrophes from signs?
When I come across wrongly used apostrophes I wonder whether the person who made the mistake is a Dutch speaker, since to obtain the plural of words ending in a, i, o, u or y in Dutch you add an s together with an apostrophe e.g. kiwi's, radio's, menu's, baby's.
I hadn't realised there were so many Dutch speakers in Britain.