Lesson: Adding Pages Moodle ISU 2


Introduction

The lesson module enables instructors to create an adaptive learning experience consisting of a series of pages containing questions.

This guide will help you to:

If you need to learn how to add a lesson, or learn about the lesson settings go to our  Lesson: Settings Handout.

Your lesson is going to look different  if you are starting from scratch or working with an existing lesson. You can continue to import question, add a cluster, content page, or question page. The links may be placed differently but the process is the same.

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The image to the left is a new lesson that does not have any material in it. Image to the right is an existing lesson that consists of questions, clusters, and content pages.

Import Questions

The question types that can be imported from the Quiz questions bank into a lesson are the following: Matching, Multichoice, Numerical, Short answer, True/false. For more information, see Import Questions

To import questions into a lesson:

  1. In your lesson, Click Edit.
  2. Select either Collapsed or Expanded for different editing views.
  3. Click Import questions.

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  1. From the File format dropdown menu, Select the desired format.

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  1. Click Choose a file.

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  1. From the left column of the File picker, Select Upload a file.
  2. Click Browse.
  1. Locate the file on your computer.
  2. Select the file you wish to upload.
  3. Click Open. The file should now show in the attachment text box.

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Note: If you choose to enter a name in the Save as text box, it will only rename the file for Moodle ISU. This is an optional feature and not required for the upload.

  1. Click Upload this file.

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  1. You will see the name of the file you are uploading in the box.
  2. Click Import

Add a Cluster

A cluster allows you group together content page, question page, and sub-clusters.

For more information on how clusters work, see Lesson clusters.

To add a cluster:

  1. In your lesson, Click Edit.
  2. Select either Collapsed or Expanded for different editing views.
  3. Click Add a cluster.

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Note: Your cluster will be added and it will have its own editing toolbar.

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The up/down arrows allow you to move and change the order of your lesson plan.

The gear represents the edit settings.

The magnifying glass allows you to preview.

The X allows you to delete.

Cluster Edit Settings

  1. Click the gear icon.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type your page title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or contents.

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  1. Pick a text format

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  1. From the Jump dropdown menu, Select what page should come next in your lesson.

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Note: Each answer (for questions) or description (for content pages) has a corresponding jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson

  1. Click Save page.

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Adding pages into cluster

  1. Locate where the beginning of the cluster starts.
  2. Pick which page to add to the cluster.

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Note: Instructions for Import questions, Add a content page and Add a question page will be explained in another portion of this handout.

Note: To add a sub-cluster within a cluster, use Content pages and End of branches .

Note: Use Add an end of cluster to end a cluster or to end a lesson.

Add a Content Page

This is a page where a teacher can provide information to move the lesson forward but without requiring the student to answer specific questions.

  1. In your lesson, Click Edit.
  2. Select either Collapsed or Expanded for different editing views.
  3. Click Add a content page.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type a title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or content.

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  1. Under Content 1, Type information that the student will select in the Description.

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  1. Pick a text format

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  1. From the Jump dropdown menu, Choose what page should come next in your lesson.

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Note: Each answer (for questions) or description (for content pages) has a corresponding jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson

  1. Repeat steps 6-8 for additional content.
  1. Click Save page.

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Add a Question Page

In Add a question page, you have the option to choose short answer, true/false, matching, multiple choice etc.

  1. In your lesson, Click Edit.
  2. Select either Collapsed or Expanded for different editing views.
  3. Click Add a question page.

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  1. Choose the desired question type.

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Note: Although there are different question types and formats they all will have a similar creating process. For any additional help or information please contact the ITRC.

  1. Click Add a question page.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type the title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or content.
  1. This will be the question you are asking students.
  2. To learn about the different question types, see Building Lesson - Question types.

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  1. From the Jump dropdown menu, Choose what page should come next in your lesson.

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Note: Each answer (for questions) or description (for content pages) has a corresponding jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson

Score is only used when custom scoring is enabled. Each answer can then be given a numerical point value (positive or negative).

  1. Click Save page.

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For more information, see
 Building Lesson. The Lesson activity can be very complex and requires a lot of planning. If you experience any problems or have any questions contact the ITRC - 282-5880, itrc@isu.edu.


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