Create and Organise a Myplace Class

The pages here discuss creating a 'playground' site on Myplace to experiment safely with, populating your class with resources, and keeping your class organised.


Create a Site

This support page describes how to create a personal 'playground' site to experiment with.

Create a Programme Site

Programme sites allow you to create a space where all of the students registered on a particular programme of study have access.

Programme sites can either be created so that:

  • Every student in all years of the programme have access
  • Students on specific years of the programme have access

See Create a Site for information on creating a site on Myplace for other uses.

Opening and Closing the Class to Students

This support page describes how to make the class available to students.

How to add a header banner to your site

This support page describes how to use the new header banner functionality to add an image banner to Myplace classes.

Topic Sections

These pages discuss working with the basic blocks of a Myplace class - topic sections.

  • Adding a 'topic' section

    This support page describes how to add another block section to your class, called a topic.

  • Organise Sections

    This support page describes how to move sections around, rearranging the order your topics appear on the screen.

  • Collapsed Topic Sections

    This article shows you how to display your class site with collapsible topic headings.

Class Resources

The pages here discuss how to add and organise resources for your class within the topic sections.

Add and Manage Assessment Activities

The pages here discuss common tasks around populating your class page with content, accepting student submissions and capturing feedback.

  • Add a Quiz

    • Creating a Quiz

      Quiz activities are a useful tool for testing student knowledge and application, and can offer facilities such as automated marking.

      This article contains information on:

      • Creating a Quiz (edit settings)
      • Adding Questions
      • The Question Screen

    • Creating Quiz Questions

      When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to create categories in the question bank (to keep it more organised) and some broad instructions for creating questions.

    • Building and Managing Your Quiz

      When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to add questions to the quiz, some basic editing and obtaining statistics about your quiz.

      We recommend Creating a Quiz first then proceeding with these instructions.

      • Quiz - Allowing Students extra time or more attempts

        This support page describes how to override the quiz settings for specific members of the class. It is possible to do things like set a password, change the open and close times of the quiz, extend the time limit, or change the number of attempts for particular class members.

    • Quiz Question Types

      Quick description of the various question types on Moodle. Links to Moodle documentation have been provided for further assistance.

    • Creating a Randomised Quiz

      This support page provides instructions on how to create a quiz that ensures students receive a random selection of questions from the question bank.

    • Creating a Multiple Choice Question

      This article will show you how to create a multiple choice question.

    • Creating a Numerical Question

      This article will show you how to create a numerical question. Numerical questions allow for a numerical answer within a specified range.

    • Creating a Simple Calculated Question

      This article will show you how to create a simple calculated question. This question allows you to enter a question which MyPlace will substitute in different values so that students get different questions. You then enter a formula for the answer.

    • The STACK question type

      Myplace includes the STACK question type, a sophisticated computer aided assessment system for mathematics, science and related disciplines.

    • Disability Adjustments, Including Extra Time

      Please see Additional Requirement Adjustments

    • Question Behaviours

      Questions behaviours determine how questions operate within a given quiz. They can behave in a traditional manner (no results until the quiz is finished), provide multiple tries or even require the student to have a specific level of confidence in their answer.

      Core Moodle documentation on Question Behaviours is available on the Moodle WIki, this page just covers the most common scenarios at Strathclyde University

    • Common Quiz Questions

      This is a set of commonly asked quiz questions.

    • Blind Marking Quizzes

      By default quiz activities are not set up with blind marking. Most quizzes will be automatically marked by Myplace, and preventing users from seeing the student's names will be applied on all of the reporting (even if you are not marking).

      The display of student names in the quiz is controlled by the quiz/grading:viewstudentnames capability, which is normally held by all teaching staff.

  • Add Coursework

    Coursework activities support submission of assignments, presentations, recorded performances (audio/video) and essay question examinations.

    • Offline Assignment

      This article explains how to set up the assignment activity in Myplace for coursework which is submitted (or presented) outside Myplace, so that you can provide marks and feedback but not accept submissions.

    • Set Up a Resubmission or Resit Assignment

      This support page describes how to create and configure an assignment for resubmission or resit in such a way that students who do not need it will not see it on their Myplace pages.

    • Assignment Turnitin Settings

      This support page describes how to configure an assignment so that it uses the turnitin plagiarism detection software correctly.

    • Set Up Video and Audio Submissions

      This support pages describes how to accept a video submission from your students through Myplace.

    • Add an Assignment: Workshop Settings

      This support page describes how to set up a workshop - an interactive assignment where students can both submit their own work, and critique the work of their peers.

    • Add an Assignment

      This article will walk you though the process of setting up an individual assignment on Myplace, explaining the purpose of each setting. 

      If you are planning to set up a group assignment, please group students beforehand (check out the following articles). If you are looking to use the assignment feature for activities that will be submitted or performed offline, please refer to the offline submissions article.

  • Group Coursework

    These pages discuss the management of groups in Myplace.

  • Recording Exam Marks in Myplace

    This page describes how to add a grade item to the gradebook; a grade item is the recommended method for recording exam marks.

  • Extension Request Management

    These pages discuss the management of coursework extensions in Myplace.

    • Extension Requests

      This page discusses how the extension request function will work. This feature is new to Myplace for academic year 2019/20.

    • Extension Management Administration

      This page provides information on how to manage the administration of Extension Requests.

      It covers the roles and capabilties and users can be allocated these features.

    • Granting Bulk Extensions

      In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to grant a large number of extension at once. This article will guide you through this process.

    • Changing Extensions

      There may be circumstances when you need to amend an extension that has been granted to a student. This outlines the correct procedure to do this.

    • Extension Request Reports

      A number of reports exist within Myplace to support extension requests and to allow the University, Faculties, Departments and individual modules to see the rate and distribution of extensions.

      • eFirst Report

        This reports supports the eFirst Committee reporting style. This provides an overview of the faculty levels of extension requests, broken down by the different request status (Total, Granted, Cancelled, Rejected, No Decision).

        This report is likely to be superseded by Learning Analytics Insights reporting in the future.

      • Category Extension Reports

        The Category Extension Reports displays aggregated information about extensions based on the selection of Modules from within a Myplace category.

        Typically a Myplace category represents the Institutional Organisation Hierarchy, but it may also be extended to include non-Organisation Hierarchy structures that are local to departments or faculties.

  • Late Submissions

    This page discusses the tool for applying late submission penalties automatically in Myplace assignments and how staff can disable it if needed. This feature is new to Myplace for academic year 2019/20 and only applies to the assignment activity.

  • Set Up Student Blogs

    This page illustrates an approach to allowing student blogs as a teaching activity.

  • Turnitin 'Checking' Submission Points

    This support page describes how to configure turnitin so that it can be used as a checking tool as well as a plagiarism detection tool.

  • Additional Requirement Adjustments

    This article outlines how adjustments for additional requirements can be applied in Myplace

  • Peer Assessment

View Class from a Student Perspective

This support page describes how to view your class page as it appears to a student, to confirm that the settings in place have the effect you're hoping for.

Import Class Materials From an Existing Class

This support page describes how to import some or all of the class materials from an existing class, so that you can, for example, reuse materials, or combine classes.

Quick Settings Block Explained

This support page gives more detailed information about the quick settings block, what it's for, and what you can do with it.

Using MyPlace - Video Tutorials

These videos cover some of the Myplace basics for students. All the videos can be found on our YouTube Channel MyPlace Support

Exporting & Importing Group Memberships

The obvious route for Importing Groups appears to be the User > Groups > Import Groups button

This option only allows for the importing of group definitions, not group membership.

Myplace provides 2 custom options below the Groups menu item:

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