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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

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Now let's have a quick tour of the calendaring functions that are built into Moodle. I'm back on our campus homepage and I've added a New Student Orientation Course and I've also added a few events into my Calendar, so that you'll be able to see the way that different events appear on our calendar. The Calendar appears on the right-hand side and it shows you the current month view as a quick snapshot. You can see that specific days such as the 11th, the 15th, the 22nd, and the 23rd are all colored, again indicating that there is an event taking place on that day.
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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers
9h 53m Beginner Aug 22, 2011

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In this course, author Chris Mattia helps educators create online courses that complement classroom-based instruction and foster student interaction using the free learning management system Moodle. The course details the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Tutorials on building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically are also included.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Creating assignments students can complete online
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Messaging students
  • Configuring Dropbox, Google Docs, Flickr, and YouTube repositories
  • Creating a custom course web page
  • Building a live chat room
  • Designing surveys
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries
  • Seeding a forum with questions
  • Creating a wiki for students to contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
  • Handling course administration and settings
  • Backing up and restoring a course
  • Importing a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education LMS
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Calendars and events overview

Now let's have a quick tour of the calendaring functions that are built into Moodle. I'm back on our campus homepage and I've added a New Student Orientation Course and I've also added a few events into my Calendar, so that you'll be able to see the way that different events appear on our calendar. The Calendar appears on the right-hand side and it shows you the current month view as a quick snapshot. You can see that specific days such as the 11th, the 15th, the 22nd, and the 23rd are all colored, again indicating that there is an event taking place on that day.

If I hover my mouse over top of one of those days, I can see a quick pop-up preview to see what that event happens to be. In this case, on Monday, August 15th, our registrar has set a campus wide event to let us know that Fall Registration Opens. If I click on the link for the month at the top of the calendar, I'm taken into a full-page view of that entire calendar. Now I can clearly see all of the events that are taking place for this month. In the upper right-hand corner there is an Event key that lets me know what the colors in the calendar represent.

So in this key, the Global events show up in Green, the Course events show up in Peach, the Group events for a particular course show up in Yellow, and individual User accounts that are related to just my user account, are showing up in Blue. So when I look at my calendar over here, I can see that the New Student Orientation - Welcome speech takes place on August 22nd, then that maybe a course that I'm enrolled in. Then if I'm enrolled into a group within that course, and that group has the Writing Test taking place on the 23rd, that event may appear for me and show up in Yellow.

As a faculty member, I may use the built-in Moodle calendar to keep track of various different personal appointments, such as advising appointments with students and here I've got an Advising Appointment set up on the 11th. So at a glance, I'm able to see all of the events that are relevant on campus to me whether they be personal, group, course, or campus wide events. If I only want to see events related to a particular course, I can come up here to the upper left-hand corner and click the dropdown menu and select a particular course that I'm involved in and then any events that are not in that specific course will be hidden away from me.

If I want to create a new event I've had a New event button here in the upper right-hand corner. I also have a link for my Preferences in the far upper right-hand corner and when I go to that, I can set up how I want my calendar to function. I can set such parameters as the Default time display, the First day of the week, the Maximum number of upcoming events that I want to see displayed on my calendar, how far ahead I want Upcoming events to look, meaning how many days, and I can also even set up filters and have Moodle remember what my filter settings are.

I'm going to go ahead and use the Back button on my browser to go back into the main view of the calendar. I can navigate between the months of the calendar by either using the navigation here at the top of the calendar to go to the next month. I can also simply click on the name of a month over here in the side view, to go to that particular month. If I scroll down at the bottom of the page, there is an option to Export my calendar. If I click on the Export calendar button, I can export All events, just Events for a particular course. I can control how far in the future that I want to export those events for,, and then I can either Get calendar URL which is this URL down here that I can use to subscribe to this calendar from within my local calendar program, such as Outlook, or iCal,, or I can do a one-time Export of all of the events in a standard iCalendar export format, which can also be imported directly into Outlook or iCal.

I'm going to go ahead and use the Back button on my browser again to go back to the main calendar, and then scroll up to the top. So make sure you're in your current month, and in the next movie we'll create a new event for our own personal calendar.

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