Moodle: Activities & Resources: Add Research Help

The Research Help Activity connects students with librarian assistance.

To Add the Research Help Activity:

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  1. In the course section where you would like to display Macmillan Learning Tools activity, click on Create learning activity.

Create learning activity button


  1. Select the Activities tab and then Research Help.

Activities tab with Research Help highlighted


  1. The Common module settings specify whether the resource is available for students to see on the course page.

Common module settings options: Show on course page, hide from students, make available but not shown on course page


  1. Restrict access settings allows the Macmillan Learning Tools activity to be restricted by configuring any of the available restrictions.

add restriction option


  1. Below are the restrictions available.

NOTE: If more than one restriction is added, students must meet EACH of the requirements before the resource becomes available.
Restriction options: activity completion,date, grade, user profile, restriction set.


  1. Activity completion gives options for allowing an activity to marked as complete.

Activity Completion options: do not indicate activity completion, students can manually mark the activity as completed, and sho activity as complete when conditions are met.


  1. Activities can also have an expected completion date added by checking the Expect completed box.

Completion tracking Expect Completed On checked


  1. Tags allow for the addition of key words.

Tags option to add tags


  1. Click Save and Return to course

Save and Return to course


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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