How Paper Outlines work
We recommend that you first build your paper content with the Paper Setup Wizards that you may be familiar with from previous Moodle versions:
You can then add and edit content using the new Paper Outline Wizards:
And finally Preview and Submit your Paper Outline with Wizard 8.
As we transition to the new system you may need to copy and paste text from previous paper occurrences into the new fields. You can find all published Paper Outlines on the Paper Outlines website. (You may find that this page redirects to the 2024 Catalogue of Papers during the transition to the new system; you can Search or Browse for 2023 and earlier Paper Outlines from the 2024 Catalogue of Papers.)
Some Paper Outline content cannot be changed via Moodle:
- Learning Outcomes are stored in MyWaikato. To update, go to MyWaikato and use Curriculum Manager to request a paper amendment..
- To update or correct Timetables, please email Timetable.
- See the MyWaikato Knowledge base: Create a Paper Amendment Proposal, for information on other changes that need to be proposed via Curriculum Manager.
We are at the pilot stage of the new system. There are currently some known issues that may affect the display of gradebook items in new Paper Outlines.
Assessment and category weights and calculations:
To ensure that students are able to see important information about their assessments, please include the following details in the names of gradebook categories and assessment items. Please also include this information in the How this paper will be taught section of Wizard 5. Add Paper Information.
- Gradebook categories:
- The category weighting, e.g.: rather than naming a category just Essays, call it Essays (40%)
- The category calculation if you are taking the best of each student's assessment results in a category, or students don't need to do all the assessments, e.g.: rather than just Quizzes, name it Quizzes (20%, best 3 of 5).
- Assessment items:
- The assessment weight
- For compulsory assessments (i.e. students will fail the paper if they don't submit the assessment), include the word compulsory.
The submission method column was not working reliably and has been temporarily removed from the Assessments table. Please include submission methods in the How you will be assessed section of the Paper Outline (using the Add paper information wizard); and/or include the information in the Description box of the Moodle assessment item, and ask students to check Moodle for submission methods; and/or include the submission method in the assessment name, e.g. 'Presentation (In class, 10%)'.
Metapapers and extra credit: