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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

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According to our course syllabi, on Monday, May 5th we want to have our students hand in their final research paper and as part of doing that final research paper, we are going to have an Instructions to Authors for them to be able to read through and we want them to post the final paper as a Microsoft Word document and then we want to have them submit all of their tables and figures, because we want to pull all of the student papers together into a larger format to publish a pseudo journal for the class that will contain all the different research papers for this course. So the correct assignment for us to post for the students to hand in all of those materials is the Advanced uploading of files.
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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
8h 34m Beginner May 28, 2009

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Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. In Moodle Essential Training for Teachers, Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the progress of students. Chris shows how to build course materials with Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Preparing media files for distribution inside a Moodle course
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries and databases
  • Building assignments students can complete online
  • Using Moodle's built-in email and discussion boards
  • Creating a wiki inside Moodle for students to build and contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education Student Tools
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Advanced uploading of files

According to our course syllabi, on Monday, May 5th we want to have our students hand in their final research paper and as part of doing that final research paper, we are going to have an Instructions to Authors for them to be able to read through and we want them to post the final paper as a Microsoft Word document and then we want to have them submit all of their tables and figures, because we want to pull all of the student papers together into a larger format to publish a pseudo journal for the class that will contain all the different research papers for this course. So the correct assignment for us to post for the students to hand in all of those materials is the Advanced uploading of files.

So, if you scroll down to the week of May 4th to May 10th and select the Assignment type of Advanced uploading of files. We'll go ahead and give this an Assignment name of Final Research Paper and in the instructions; we'll tell the students what we want them to do. We'll let them know that we want them to upload your final paper in Microsoft Word format. Please submit all tables and figures as separate documents. Be sure to follow the Instructions to Authors.

We want to provide them with that Instructions to Authors link right here. So we'll go ahead and select Instructions to Authors and we'll click the Insert a web link button and we are going to go ahead and upload a file that's going to have those instructions. We'll click the Browse button. We will go inside of the Documents folder and then we'll come down here to Browse. Click the Browse button and if you are following along with the Exercise Files, I'm in Chapter 6 and there is a Microsoft Word document in there called Instructions to Author.doc. We'll go and select that document and click Open. Then we'll click the button for Upload and that will upload the Instructions to Authors and we can simply click on that document. It will add the URL to it and we'll give a Title of Instructions to Authors. Go ahead and click OK. So now the students when they are reading instructions, not only do they the exact instructions is to what it is that we want them to do, but there is also an additional resource that we can use because we have this ability to put HTML code directly inside of our Assignments.

We will look at our course syllabi; we know that the final paper is going to be worth 100 points. So we'll go ahead and leave the Grade set to 100 points. For the Availability dates, we want the students to be able to upload their files at any time. So we'll check the box for Disable for Available from. So this assignment will appear immediately on everyone's course. We also want to set the Due date to be our specific date and time. We don't want to have any late submissions, so we can set the specific date that this assignment is due as the 5th May, 2009 and then we can set the specific time that we want this assignment to be handed in and this time is set in 24 hour time. So be sure to make the necessary adjustment. We'll say we want this paper to be handed in by 5 o'clock pm, which would be 1700 hours and at that point, as soon as 1701 occurs, this assignment would no longer be available to students to be able to hand in. Since you will likely be watching this training series after this date, I'm going to go ahead and disable the Due date as well. I just want you to be able to see how to go ahead and set that.

We can prevent late submissions if we want. If we were to set this option to Yes, the students would no longer be able to submit the assignment after the specific due date time. We are going to go ahead and leave this as No for right now for this training video. We'll go and scroll down a little bit in the window. Now Advanced uploading of files, the maximum size, this is the maximum number of all of the different files that the student will be able to upload and because the test environment that we have set up here on the Mac, the Maximum upload size is 32 MB, if you are using Windows, the Maximum upload size would be 16 megabytes and those are just the default configuration, if you are using your own server, these are going to be configured depending on what your local server has allowed you to use.

You can decide if you want to allow the students to be able to delete files once they have uploaded them or if you want it as a one-way dropbox. Students can just upload files to you and they can't take them back down, in which case you would answer No to this question. If you leave it set to Allow deleting Yes, then students can upload files, they can delete them and then upload them again. You can set the Maximum number of uploaded files that you want your students to use and so in this case, we'll go ahead and set that up to 10 because there is likely going to be several different tables and figures that each student is going to need to upload.

You can set to Allow notes and notes would allow the students to add additional notes and information to you as part of the upload process. So we'll go ahead and say Yes for this option. Hide the description before available date. No, we don't want to hide the description. We want to go ahead and leave the description out there for the students to see, so that they are well aware long before the assignment is due, as to what the assignment is and what is expected of them. So we'll go ahead and leave that set to No. Email alerts to teachers, this is a great tool. If you go ahead and say Yes, then every time a student submits their assignments, you are going to get an email directly in your Inbox and it's going to let you know that a student has handed something in and there is something for you to go onto Moodle and grade.

So this is a great little tool. But if you do have a lot of students and you are just going to wait until after the Due date and go up and check all the files at one time, you don't want to have your Inbox filled up with emails every time the student posts a file, you may want to go ahead and leave this set to NO. Enable Send for marking, this will allow students to check a box that will let you know that the file is available for you to begin grading and we can go ahead and leave that set to Yes. The bottom section here would be for if we are going to have students hand in their papers as a group or as individuals.

So for Group mode, you want to go ahead and leave this one set to Separate groups. What that's going to do is because we have in the syllabi that we want the students to hand in their papers as a group, all of the students in that group will get one single grade. We want them to be able to submit their papers as a group, but we don't want to have the other groups to be able to see the files that are being posted. So we want to make sure that they are listed as separate groups. The next option here is for Visible and for Visible, what we want to do is we want to make sure that is set to Show. This will make sure that as soon as we save this assignment, it's going to be available for a student. If we were to select Hide, then the assignment would appear inside of our Moodle course as the teacher, but it wouldn't be available to the students until we come in here and we change this value back to Show, so we'll leave it as Show. The ID number would be if we want to set a specific number that can be associated with this assignment for use inside of our Grade Book. We are going to go ahead and leave that blank and the Grade category, if we go ahead and click the dropdown menu here, these are the categories that we established inside of our Grade Book in a previous exercise. Because the final paper is going to be incorporated as part of the Group Evaluation. We'll come down and select Group Evaluation and then click the button for Save and return to course.

We now have the final paper assignment. It is listed here inside of the correct week of the semester. We can go ahead and click on the assignment to see what it looks like. Here is our instructions to the students as to what is it that we want them to do. Here is a link to the Microsoft Word document. If we go ahead and click on that link, we can see that Moodle is going to attempt to download that Word document to our hard drive and we can go ahead and then cancel, if we don't need to open that right now and we'll also see in the upper right hand corner that currently no attempts have been made on this assignment.

As soon as students begin uploading papers, we'll have a listing here that will tell us how many papers have been submitted. There is also a button here to Update this assignment if we need to go in and make any adjustments or modifications to the set up of this assignment. So we'll go ahead and return back to our course now. Now let's go ahead and look and see what the student would see when they go to complete this assignment. So to do this, simply go over to the upper right hand corner of your screen, click the dropdown menu for Switch role to... and then select Student. This is what the student would see when they are on this, week of the semester, and we can click on the Final Research Paper assignment and you can see that we have the instructions as we had shown earlier and there is a place for the Submission draft, no files have yet been submitted. There is a blank for them to browse and upload file. So that we simply come over here, click on the Browse button to get a standard File Browser and find the file that they want to upload and then click the Open button that file would then show up in the listing here and they can click the button to Upload this file.

They also have a place to edit any Notes. Currently there is no notes that have been added. They can click the button here for Edit and add additional notes to provide you with additional information before submitting their assignment. So that's what it looks like for a student to work with this assignment. We'll go back up here to our course to BIOL432, be sure to return to your Normal role and Turn editing back on, so that you are ready to continue building the next assignment.

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