Being able to upload a document to an assignment is one of the most important Moodle skills to master. This article describes how to upload an assignment using an iPad.
To upload your assignment to Moodle using an iPad, the assignment must first be placed in some form of 'cloud' storage, such as Google Drive, DropBox, or Microsoft OneDrive.
It is important to remember that your teachers will most likely grade your work on a Windows PC. It is your responsibility to ensure that the file you submit can be read by your teacher. If you created your file using Pages or Keynote, it is very important that you export the document to a Windows friendly format , such as a Word document format or PDF, and upload the exported file.
As you create Windows-compatible versions of your assignments to submit, be very careful not to misplace your original file. If you teacher requires you to redraft or resubmit a task, you will need to be able to access the original file.
To submit an assignment from your iPad:
Finalise your assignment file, then upload it to a cloud storage tool that you can access from Moodle, such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Different Apps handle this step in different ways, but you are generally required to tap a + sign or upward pointing arrow on the app toolbar, then choose a cloud storage option from the menu. The example below demonstrates this step in a Pages document.
This process will vary slightly depending on the cloud storage tool you choose to use. Your teachers will guide you in which tools work well with Moodle. As a rule Moodle interacts in a stable manner with Google Drive and Dropbox. To avoid losing files, choose one of these two options and use it consistently throughout the school year.
Click to edit the macro below and add or change labels. Ideally, add the same labels you added using the label function. Try to choose words that describe your content (eg 'printer') rather than vague descriptors (eg 'error'). You can delete the itl-how-to-article label provided that you replace it with at least one relevant label.
When first creating the document, enter your @name in 'Created by' and add the //current date to 'Created on'. The initial status for documents should be 'Draft'. Edit the Article Status macro to change the status to 'Submitted' when ready to publish the article. Only change this to 'Complete' when you have taken the time to fully proof the article. Use 'For review' to mark documents that require checking, adding in a brief reason for the review and the person who should check the document. Optionally, add a date by which the document should be reviewed. These details should be removed when the status is set back to 'Complete'. Leave this section hidden.