“Introduction to Moodle”

Agenda

  1. Watch “What is Moodle”  and visit “Using Moodle”
  1. Guest access is enabled
  2. Overview of available resources and activities to continue your learning.  

  1. Leave “Using Moodle” and go to the CESA 10 Moodle
  1. Login to the CESA 10 Moodle
  2. Look on the left side of the home page for the My Courses block.
  3. Click on the course/site title that is your last name.
  4. This is the way a brand new course/site looks.

  1. Update your profile.
  1. Look in the upper right corner for your name.  Click on it, then Administration/Edit profile
  2. Is your email address correct?
  3. Email digest type? Change to Complete (daily email with full posts)
  4. Description    Students enrolled in your Moodle classes can view your profile.
  5. Current picture   Use a Graphic, icon, or picture. Drag & drop or +Add.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Update profile to save.

  1. General Front Page Look/Organization:
  1. Rename your course/site, full name and short name. Administration/Edit settings
  2. Explore course formats. Administration/Edit settings/Course format
  3. Explore themes. Administration/Edit settings/Appearance/Force
  4. Turn Editing on - Dock blocks, remove blocks, add blocks, move blocks, hide blocks
  5. Add, move, remove, hide, and/or reveal topics. Change/remove “Topic” heading.

  1. Adding links to other websites
  1. See examples at  http://moodle.cesa10.k12.wi.us/course/view.php?id=2752
  2. Add a URL
  1. Turn editing on
  2. Click on Add an  activity or resource menu to see resource choices (scroll down past activities)
  3. Choose URL and then click on Add
  4. Name the URL and then paste the URL into the box called External URL
  5. Drop down the Appearance menu and choose In pop-up
  6. Choose to Save and return to course
  7. Repeat the steps above for each URL you want to add.
  1. Add a Label or Page
  1. Click on Turn editing on
  2. Click on Add an activity or resource menu to see resource choices (scroll down past activities)
  3. Choose Label or Page
  1. Add text or graphic from which you will link to the website.
  2. Select the text or graphic
  3. Click on the chain link in the toolbar
  4. Under General properties -Type or paste the link url
  5. By Target choose Open in a new window
  6. Click on Insert
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each link you want to add.
  8. When done, click on Save and return to course

  1. Link to  Files  on your course/site.
  1. See examples at  http://moodle.cesa10.k12.wi.us/course/view.php?id=2752
  2. With Editing on, “Drag and Drop” works directly to drop files into topics on your course homepage or in other areas where file uploads are allowed. (May not work in older browsers)

  1. To manually add a file to your main page.
  1. Turn editing on
  2. Click on Add an  activity or resource menu (scroll down past activities)
  3. Select  file
  4. On the Adding a new File screen, give the file a name and description
  1. Use drag and drop to the target area or click on the +Add and follow the prompts to manually upload a file.
  2. From a Label or Page or anywhere you can use the “editor.
  1. Choose Label or Page
  1. Add text or graphic from which you will link to the file.
  2. Select the text or graphic
  3. Click on the chain link in the toolbar
  4. Click on the little “browse” icon just to the right of the Link URL box and follow the prompts to manually upload a file.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each file you want to add.
  6. When done, click on Save and return to course
  1. Upload a folder full of files.
  1. Zip the folder
  2. Drag and drop it into position or upload it.  Unzip.

  1. “Cool Text” for more attractive headings.

  1. Go to the website http://cooltext.com/
  1. Select logo design, enter text, and modify the look as desired.
  2. Scroll down and choose “Create Logo.”
  3. Right click on the resulting graphic and choose “Save image as …”
  4. Give it a descriptive name and save it to your desktop or some other easy to remember location.
  5. Drag and drop or upload into position in your Moodle course.
  1. Uploading a Graphic
  1. Drag and drop, if available, or Upload

  1. This can done from anywhere you can see the Moodle “editor.”
  2. Click on the Insert/edit image icon in the bottom toolbar of the editor. The icon looks like a small tree.
  3. Click on Find or upload an image and follow the prompts.

  1. Other Moodle Resources
  1. Book
  2. IMS Content Package
  3. Lightbox Gallery

  1. Reflective Activity - I Wonder Why … 

  1.  Add a reflective journal activity to your course/site via Online Text Assignment.
  1. Enlarge & bold the text and add a graphic to the directions.
  2. Rubrics for Journal entries -  Samples

  1. Forums for Online Discussion
  1. Participate in the Moodle on a Mobile forum.
  2. Add a Forum to your course/site.
  1. Enhance the text and add a graphic to the directions.
  1. Participate in the How Might That Work?  forum.
  2. Standard forum vs Single Simple Discussion
  3. Options for viewing the posts
  4. Rubrics for Forum posts – samples

  1. Choice as a single question survey/questionnaire/poll.
  1. Where are you at?
  2. Add a Choice to your course/site.
  1. Enhance the text and add a graphic to the directions.

  1. Enrolling Users into your Moodle course

  1. Guest access?
  2. Students self-enroll or the teacher manually enrolls them.
  3. Manual enrollment - Administration /Users/Enrolled users 
  1. Add a fake student (Cliff Hanger, Ruby Wonderdog. Paige Turner)
  2.  Log in as them. People Block/participants/name/settings/login as
  1. Self-enrollment enabled? Administration /Users/Enrollment Methods 

  1. Assignment
  1. Explore this assignment
  2. Create an assignment in your course.
  1. Assignment types & feedback types
  2. Enhance the text and add a graphic, to the written directions.
  3. Record the directions via Poodll.

  1. Creating groups and groupings for your students
  1. Groups in Moodle - Administration /Users/Groups
  1. Manual enrollment into groups
  2. Self enrollment into groups
  1. Groupings in Moodle - Administration/Users/Groups/Groupings

  1. Calendar  or Upcoming Events Block
  1. Add to your course/site via "Blocks"
  2. Anything with a due date is added automatically
  3. Other events can be inserted manually. Calendar/month/new event

  1. Quiz: _        
  1. Experience a Moodle quiz via the "Introduction to Moodle” quiz.
  2. Question Bank – Create Categories and Questions (Good Question Guidelines)
  3. Assemble a small quiz

  1. Glossary activity for collaborative vocabulary development and …
  1. Random Glossary Entry - Block
  1. Video in Moodle
  1. Link to …
  2. Embed …
  3. Ensemble Repository

  1. Use tables to maximize available space.

a.   HTML editor

b.   Select table tool

c.   Set number of columns and rows, cell padding = 10, cell spacing = 10

d. Add text and/or graphics to cells and link to web sites, files, activities…

  1. Moodle/Google Docs Integration
  2. My Private Files - 1gb personal storage for logged-in users
  3. Password Reset - teachers can reset students’ passwords if/when they forget
  4. Conditional Activities 
  5. Other Moodle Activities
  1. Chat
  2. Database
  3. External Tool
  4. Games
  5. Journal
  6. Lesson
  7. Questionnaire
  8. Realtime Quiz
  9. Wiki
  10. Workshop

CESA 10 ETS/CSD       Neil Johnson (njohnson@cesa10.k12.wi.us)      5/6/15