Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 5:18 PM
Site: Aula Virtual de la Universitat de València
Course: Aula Virtual de la Universitat de València (Aula Virtual)
Glossary: FAQ de Aula Virtual

Configuració repositori disc en Aula Virtual (WebDAV)

La ruta a nivell de usuari és:
Preferències > Repositoris > Gestiona les instàncies.

Repositori disc en Aula Virtual


Updating teaching details in the Online Classroom (teachers)



Check the Online Office of the Secretary in the Teaching responsabilities section. If empty, contact the department's office of the secretary requesting they update the POD (course teaching plan).The updated POD will appear automatically in the Virtual Classroom within 24 hours. If you have performed the checks above and have not resolved your problem, please contact with the Helpdesk and support. Virtual Classroom administration


Adding students/members to a course or community using a .CSV file

In courses/communities created on request by users, you must manually enrol students/members.
You can do this more quickly by creating a file with a text editor such as Notepad and then uploading the file to the course or community.
The following link leads to a guide on how to upload student enrolments with the role of 'student'.

Adding users. Manual enrolment

  To enroll a user manually "Course administration > Users > Enrolled users". In the new page that opens click the button "Enrol users".

Enrol users

Enrol users button


Creating a new external user on the Online Classroom.


Sometimes, professors want to enrol external users on a coures or community in the Online Classroom. An external user is one with an e-mail account different from the official UV ones (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, accounts with other universities).

The external user account can be created by:

  • any PAS -administrative staff- or PDI -teacher- who administrates a course
  • The external accounts are personal. Will NOT be admitted to group accounts without responsible partners.
  • The PAS/POI that you have created the external account will be responsible for any misuse of the account.

Manual on creating external user accounts

Once the account has been created and added to the course or community, the user can log on from and enter the course via the list titled "My courses"


Updating enrolment details in Online Classroom (students)


Check the summary of enrolment at the Online Office of the Secretary. If you have not been assigned a group, contact the faculty's office of the secretary.

Online Classroom administration





Moodle calculates the total mark for a course by counting the items the teachers have specified in “Gradebook setup”.

What happens if the teacher wishes the student to appear as “Absent” before exporting the marks to the GESTION DE ACTAS exam record application?

The teacher must manually edit the students' marks and untick the box next to “Total score”.


Enter the “Grades” section and edit “Total score

Total del curs

Leave the “grade” field blank for the student you want to appear as (NP).

Nota total


COMMUNITIES, File migration from the old Online Classroom to the new one

    The migration process for communities in the old Online Classroom to the new one (Moodle) will run from 15 to 30 December. Communities in use over the past year will be automatically migrated and any other communities can be moved upon request. Upon migration, the community's adminstrators will be notified.

Once the administrators have checked that the process has been successful, you must notify the community members that the community is now on Moodle (

Users without active relation to the UV do not have access to Moodle, so you will have to request access for them ( o

The following file is an example of old communities form the old Online Classroom (dotlrn) as they appear in the new Online Classroom (Moodle).


Set up assignment for students belonging to several groups.

Suppose a task set for delivery either by groups and there are students who belong to more than one group.

It is necessary to configure a grouping of groups in which each student belongs to a single group in the grouping.
Delivery must be configured for grouping. 

Copying content from a Microsoft Office document


Copying content from a Microsoft Office document (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) to other applications may produce unexpected results. To copy in the Online Classroom, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Copy the content from the application that is Microsoft Office.
  • Paste into a text file. (For example, Notepad).
  • Copy the text from the text file.
  • Paste the content in the editor of the Online Classroom.

Right of access to a subject in the Online Classroom


Generally, teachers who appear in the course teaching plan (POD) for that subject have access to the subject in the Online Classroom. As the responsibility for teaching courses lies with the departments of the University, the department responsible for teaching each group must know and properly record this information in the POD application. In this application it is possible, if deemed necessary to register a new teacher or assign 0 hours of teaching to reflect their relationship to the subject as a coordinator (or for whatever other reason,

For example, the subjects of the Practicum).

Exceptionally, and if it is not possible to modify the POD of the subject, teachers designated by the POD as teachers of that subject, and who therefore have access to the course in the Online Classroom, can authorize access to the course by another teacher at the UV.

In any case, since granting access to a subject in the Online Classroom allows access to student and teacher data and materials, this access should be explicitly granted only by those responsible for teaching the subject, be they the department or the teachers of the subject.

With regard to subjects in academic courses above:

article 22 of the Statutes of the Universitat de València sets that are
'Functions of the department: to Assign and coordinate the teaching of the lessons that has been entrusted with, in accordance with the schedule of the center or centers
where they are taught, and to formulate proposals for the development of this programming [...]'.

In the section directed to the functions of the Director set that is part of their roles
'Coordinate and oversee the teaching, the administration and the department services, executing and enforcing the resolutions of the Board and,
if necessary, of the Permanent Board'.

Taking into account the precepts listed there should be, at least, an agreement of the Council of the Department in which the determination of the proceedings
to make with regard to this subject and its material content in the virtual classroom with their justification, as well as a designation of the person who will execute the agreed tasks.


Working plagiarism tools

This text is based on the article in the newspaper "El País" published on September 14, 2018.

The link to the original article is as follows.

How do these programs work?
Users upload the documents they want to compare into the tool.
Sometimes the solution is integrated into the virtual platforms in which students load their work, such as Moodle or Blackboard.
At the Universitat de València you can find our virtual classroom platform (Moodle)
These media directly analyze the documents before passing them to the teacher.

How do the results look and what do the percentages of possible plagiarism mean?
The tool searches the text strings and compares them with the documents in their databases.
The user receives as a result the document he has compared and, if there is a match, the matching fragments are marked in another color.
The final percentage is the percentage of all the text that appears in another document.

From what percentage is plagiarism?
It depends on the field of study, says PlagScan managing director Markus Goldbaech. "A 20% match in fields like the right,
where it is usual to quote literally long fragments of jurisprudence, it should not be strange ".
But in fields such as the natural sciences, above 3% "may be indicative of a possible copy".

"It's hard to give a percentage", "[The percentage] is very relative. The program gives you a global percentage and percentages of each site that finds content.
You may have picked up 10% of one site, 15% of another. If it gives you a tremendous sum you have a problem,
but you would also have it if one of those texts has plagiarized 50% or more. It is valued considering both things. "

What about plagiarizing another language? Here the tools run into a huge difficulty, they say from PlagScan.
"The problem has not been solved yet, and the match is not perfect in any language."
The problem is that very different translations can be made from the same source text.
One of the possible solutions to overcome this problem is to compare not only literal strings of text, but also coincidence of ideas, although they are not expressed literally the same.

What can escape? No company has 100% access to scientific and academic production.
In addition, not all contents are fully digitized or with their texts in comparable format.
PlagScan believes that plagiarism is detected 70% of the time. The remaining 30% escapes.
What other aspects, besides the coincidence, alert of a possible plagiarism?
Analysis algorithms also value the way an author expresses himself (for example, the most usual grammatical structures he uses).
If a paragraph leaves the pattern in the same text, it alerts to possible plagiarism.
But we must remember that paraphrasing is common in academic texts, and does not imply plagiarism.
"What is the difference between a translation and a paraphrase? It is very difficult to determine," asks Markus Goldbaech.

Management of the Virtual Classroom of the subjects of Master's degree

The Service of Students and the service of HR POI criteria have been established regarding the management of the Virtual Classroom of the subjects of the Master.

The Service of Students submitted a document with instructions that among other things, it tells how to enlist members in the Virtual Classroom.

In the writing it is clear, that by default, only access to the Virtual Classroom of a subject for those teachers who are assigned teaching in that subject. Therefore, if the teacher of a course considered desirable that third parties may access the management environment of your teaching, and the teaching records generated in it by its students, must be its own teacher who, under his responsibility, to authorize the access of these people.

To do this, you must use the mechanisms provided in the own Virtual Classroom.

In those particular cases of subjects without a faculty registered in a POD (because all of the faculty, external) it is necessary to follow the mechanisms established for this purpose from the Service of HR-POI.

In these cases, agreement with the statement that service sent to the centres, must apply to the Service of HR-POI which incorporates staff from the UV to these subjects (usually the Director of the Master's degree).

This staff, once incorporated into the POD will already have access to the Virtual Classroom and must act with regard to the high faculty external (or your own) in the Virtual Classroom as indicated in the instructions in the Service of Students.

If in the case of a Master's course specifically, he believes that certain people should access the Virtual Classroom for all subjects, the way they act is addressed to all the teaching staff of the master, which is responsible for their spaces in Virtual Classroom, to authorise these people to have access to their courses.

Printing a student register for a course.

     You can print a student register in 3 formats:
  • Plain text file
  • Excel spreadsheet
  • OpenOffice spreadsheet

To do so, go to the block titled "ADMINISTRATION > Course administration > Grades".

Expand the dropdown menu in the 'Grades' page and select 'Export' in the file format you prefer.

The exported file can be edited with a spreadsheet to eliminate any unneeded columns.


Printing a student photo list in Moodle (student photos with names)


   In the block titled 'ADMINISTRATION > Course administration > Reports > Student photos' you will find the students' photos. Switch view to "Printable" and then print using the option from the browser you are using. 

Incidence with the content of a course (STUDENTS)


We take care of the technical part of the implementation of Virtual Classroom. Any issue with the content of the course must contact the professor.


I don't see the resources, and my teacher has hung up.
I don't see a task/survey or not I can deliver a task/questionnaire.
I can not send emails with Quickmail.
I don't have access to a folder with documentation in the course.
I've been in contact with my teacher through 'messaging' or tutorials in electronic and did not answer me.
I want to attend in a group, but officially I am enrolled in another.

External manual Moodle

the following links are available two manuals for the teacher who can be of assistance to the management of the moodle's application.
We are grateful to the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Universitat de les Illes Balears have shared these manuals.

Manual for the teacher of moodle 3.3 of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Manual moodle 3.2 of the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Catalan).

Messages titled Reminder, Recordatori or Recordatorio


  • Do not answer these messages.
  • They are automatic messages to remind you of a certain event in the calendar. These events may be generated by a task or questionnaire which reminds you of the due-date for completion or the end-date for participating in a questionnaire.
  • Each user can reconfigure whether they want to receive these messages or not.

More information:


Changing my photo in the Online Classroom


The photo in the Online Classroom is the same picture as appears in the Online Office, so to change the picture in the Online Classroom, you must follow the procedure to change the picture in the Online Office.

Using this service any PAS or PDI staff member can change the picture of them that appears in UV applications.

Simply select a picture in accordance with the characteristics indicated and authorize it to be used in University applications instead of the existing one. If you do not authorize it, the picture will not change. You can always return to your original photo.

For students there is another procedure:

Students wishing to change their picture must visit the office of the secretary of their faculty where staff will undertake the necessary change once the student provides them with a photo in digital format .

If the student has already submitted their photo to the faculty but still cannot see it in the Online Classroom, they should updated the photo in the Online Office 


Sending a notice of updated folders for students.


We recommend that whenever you add new files or set up a task for students, you add a notice to the News forum on the course. This way, students will be notified of the change.

There is also another option in which the teacher of a course in the new Online Classroom can set a rule in their courses that the system sends a notification when you update the contents of a folder. Keep in mind that:

This rule sends a notice when the teacher adds or deletes files inside a folder in the Moodle course. For students to receive notification, you must activate the rule.


Request for activation of a subject.


Teachers who want to recover some material in any of the subjects may make the request for reactivation temporary filling in the form on the page
data to complete are:
- The Academic year of the course to which you want to access.
- The Code of the subject.
- The group of the subject.

The desarchivado will last for 7 days and can only ask a professor to be a teacher of that group in a Virtual Classroom that year.

The course will only be accessible to the professor of the subject.

What must I do before uploading material for use by students?


Notice: Before uploading a material for use by your students, remember:

1.       Materials such as journal articles, book chapters, graphics, videos, photos, etc. are subject to copyright law. Their use requires the Universitat de València to comply with the rules and possible payment of corresponding rights. These rights also affect the complete copying of newspaper articles and, in particular, so-called pressclipping.

2.       Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the law regarding the materials you place in the virtual classroom.

3.       Before uploading a paper you have published using an editor check that editor’ policy on publication. You can consult:

4.       If you want to use materials that are freely available, share with a link your students or check their conditions of use. For more information visit our page on correct use of teaching materials in the virtual classroom.

5.       If you want to use materials (books and electronic journals) subscribed to by the Universitat de València, share a direct link  with your students. See more information.

6.       Any doubts can be addressed to Ask the library.


If your query has not been resolved?

     If it has not found a suitable answer to his question. You can contact with us by means of the Centre of Attention to Users 

Moodle groups and request activation of official subgroups in a subject?

Through helpdesk and support you can ask for official subgroups of your subject-group to be activated as groups in Moodle. Indicate the type of subgroup in your request. Unless indicated, all existing types will be created for your course.

Once requested, all the types of subgroups requested will be created. Once created, teachers must adminster the enrolments and unenrolments of the students in the subgroup.

Type list for degree courses:

Clinical practicums
IT labI
External internships
Group workA
Tutorial sessionsU
Final project
 No teaching

Installation plugin in Aula Virtual

The plugins allow you to add features and functionality to Moodle. There are a large number of plugins and it is not possible to install all of them.

It has enabled a policy for your setup. The steps followed are.

  1. The user interested in the installation of the plugin must justify the reasons and interest for the entire university community that you can have.
  2. The plugin is studied by checking if it is maintained and updated. Will check the compatibility with our platform. Language and available translations of the plugin.
  3. If approved the feasibility of the plugin is sent to the Delegate of the Rector to decide whether to install or not.
  4. It warns the Community of the University of Valencia of the installation of the new plugin.

I have No access to the old platform of Virtual Classroom (dotlrn).

With the migration of communities of end-of-Degree and Master's degree completes the process of changing the platform of Virtual Classroom in Moodle.
The old Virtual Classroom is left to maintain, and it shuts down so there is no access to it.

The teachers that need to retrieve content that is in the old platform of Virtual Classroom you can complete the application form desarchivado. As up to now the teacher will fill in one form for each academic course/subject/group that wants the desarchivado. The desarchivado only what you can apply for the official teacher to provide the course/subject/group.

Recover deleted resources or activities by mistake.

 When a resource or activity is deleted, a new option called the recycle bin appears in the ADMINISTRATION block.
  • The icon appears when we refresh the page.
  • We have 7 days to recover the deleted resources or activities.
  • After 7 days the system permanently deletes them and they cannot be recovered.
To recover the deleted items, click on the recycle bin icon.

Recycle bin

In the window that opens, click the 'Restore' icon.

Activities restore