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Completing assignments as a student

From: Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Completing assignments as a student

Before we log-out as our as ourselves and log-back in as a student to be able to complete some assignments, we want to turn on one block to make our life a little bit easier when we log-in as a student. Go ahead and make sure that editing is turned On and then scroll down in the bottom of the right-hand column until you find the Add a block block. Click the dropdown menu and select Activities. When we scroll down on the page, we can see that the Activities block has a link for Assignments. When we click on that link for Assignments, it's going to bring up all the assignments that we need to complete.

Completing assignments as a student

Before we log-out as our as ourselves and log-back in as a student to be able to complete some assignments, we want to turn on one block to make our life a little bit easier when we log-in as a student. Go ahead and make sure that editing is turned On and then scroll down in the bottom of the right-hand column until you find the Add a block block. Click the dropdown menu and select Activities. When we scroll down on the page, we can see that the Activities block has a link for Assignments. When we click on that link for Assignments, it's going to bring up all the assignments that we need to complete.

This will really speed up the process for us to go through and enter in some files for our students. Okay, go up to the upper right-hand corner and click the Logout button. Now we're going to need to log-in as each of our different students. We'll walk through one student as an example together, and then you can go ahead and fill in the others on your own. Click the Login button and then under the Username, type-in the first student's name which is al, and then for the password, it's 12345. Hit the Login link and we are now logged into our Moodle system as our student.

We can go ahead and click on the Coral Reef Ecology class listing right under my Courses section to go into the course. Now this is what the student would see when they come into our class. We need to go through and we need to complete all the different assignments and exam for this student so we have something to grade. Now we could scroll through the pages, go to the bottom of each block, find any assignments that we've created such as Research Project Ideas, click on that link. We see the specific assignment that we want to complete. We can click the link for Add submission.

And now since this is the project idea, I've gone ahead and added into the Chapter 13 exercise files a folder for each student with their name on it. And I've included a bunch of sample files already that we can use to hand in and save ourselves some typing. So the first one that we need to work with is Project Idea.txt. Go ahead and open that file, select the text, press Command or Ctrl+C on our keyboard, and then go back into our Browser. We can then click into the Submission field and simply press Command or Ctrl+V to paste.

You can also simply type-in any text that you would like into these fields. Go ahead and hit the Save changes button. And we can see that this particular assignment has been handed in. Now let's return back to our course by clicking on the BIOL432 link. To save ourselves a little time, if we scroll down in the right-hand side, we can find that Activities block that we just added. Click on the Assignments link and now we can see all the assignments that we need to access. We've already completed the Research Project Ideas and that was an online text. Now let's complete the Online text assignment for Week 2 Personal Contribution.

Go ahead and simply click on the name of that item and we're taken directly to the page where we can click the Add submission button. We can then go over to weekly contribution.txt file out of the Chapter 13 exercise files, select the text, copy with Command or Ctrl+C, and then go back into our Browser, click into the Submission field, and paste with Command or Ctrl+V. Hit the Save changes button and now we've just completed another assignment. Now we can go back to our course, scroll down, go back into Assignments, and now let's complete the next assignment which is our Thesis Statement which is found in Week 3.

Go ahead and click on the link for Thesis Statement and now we're prompted to upload a file. Simply click the Upload a file button, we need to choose a file, our standard File picker appears. We hit the Upload a file button, we can Browse, we can navigate to our Chapter 13 exercise files folder, go into al's folder, and select Thesis Statement.doc, and click the Open button. Hit the Upload this file button and then click Save changes.

We're given a note letting us know that the file upload was successful and we're given a preview of that document right here. So return back to our course, scroll back down, go back to Assignments, and now for the Poster Presentation, this is an Offline activity, so there's nothing for us to hand in. We can go ahead and jump right down to the Final Research Paper. Go ahead and click on Final Research Paper in Week 15. We can click on the Upload files button, click the Add button, click Upload a file from our File picker, hit Browse, we're taken back to our al folder where we have the Final Research Paper.doc file to hand in.

Go ahead and click on the Open button and then click Upload this file. Click the Save changes button and we've now handed in that file as well. Before we leave this assignment though, come down to the bottom and click the Edit button because in this assignment, we provided a space for our students to add some notes to this. So let's go ahead and add a note, and in the note, we'll simply type-in All files are contained in my one Word Document.

Go ahead and click the Save changes button and now that note has been appended to this assignment. Let's go back to our course and there's one more assignment that we need to do. It's not listed in the list of assignments, but it's that final exam that we created. So simply scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and then click on the link for Final Exam. We're given the instructions for the exam, we're told that there's going to be a time limit, and we're told what the grading method is going to be.

Go ahead and click the button for Attempt quiz and now we can see what it looks like for a student to take one of our online exams. We're warned one more time that the quiz has a time limit and asked if we're sure that we want to start this exam now. We'll go ahead and click the Start attempt button. When our attempt starts, our quiz navigation appears over in the left-hand column. We see the number of pages which include the number of questions. We have our time limit that's all the time running. Now we can simply go through and answer all the questions.

So the first coral here is Porietes asteroides, so we'll go ahead and select that from the menu. We'll scroll down a little bit. The next one is Montastrea annularis, but we'll go ahead and select Montastrea cavernosa so we see what a wrong answer looked like. Go ahead and scroll down and again we'll select Montastrea cavernosa for this coral as well. Go ahead and hit the Next button. And in the next question, we have our coral that we need to identify. We can scroll down, we can click on one of the audio files, Aplysina fistularis.

Let's click on the next one, Acropora palmate. And the next one, Diploria labyrinthiformis. I'm pretty sure this one is a Diploria labyrinthiformis. Let's go ahead and select c, and go ahead and hit the Next button. Now when you're going through these, you may find that your questions are not in the exact same order that mine are in because remember, we told it to shuffle the answers in these questions. The next one, Please enter the scientific name of this organism. I'm not really sure what the name of this guy is so I'm going to go ahead and flag this question.

You'll notice that when I click on the Flag, it highlights the flag here. It also puts a little small red tick in the upper right-hand corner of question 3. So I know now that I can always get back to this question. I can go ahead and scroll down, oh, there's a nice little video here, I'm going to go ahead and play that. All right! This is the Green Moray Eel. Okay, I'll go ahead and type that in here. And we'll go onto the next question. I can't remember its scientific name right now, but I'm sure it'll come to me. All right, it was right there in the video. I've to fix that and make sure that our YouTube video doesn't show that answer.

Hermatypic Corals and Zooxanthellae have a symbiotic relationship. I believe that's true, so we'll go ahead and say Yes, we'll click on to the next one. The animal depicted here is an Aplysina fistularis. That sounds about right, I'll go ahead and select True for that one. Scroll down and hit Next. And now I have to write an essay question about the formation of either the Barrier Reef here or Turneffe Atoll. I can move around my map here if I need to and I'm going to come on down here into the bottom and I'm simply going to say that.

I could fill in a little bit more information here, but this is just a sample here so that looks like a pretty good answer for me for right now. I'll go ahead and hit the Next button. Now when I'm taken into my summary for this exam, I can see that I did flag question number 3. So if I want to go back and look at question 3 again, I can simply click on it. Go back and look at that question, now I still don't remember what that is. So I'll go ahead and I'll click the Finish attempt button. Here we're in my quiz navigation. It'll take me back into here. I can see I still have plenty of time left, but that's all we need to do for this one.

I'm going to go ahead and click the Submit all and finish. I get one more chance to go back and keep working on my exam. I'll go ahead and say Submit all and finish one more time. And now because I told it to give us a little bit of feedback, when I look up here in the upper left-hand corner under Quiz navigation, I can see that I've got partial credit that's been assigned to questions 1 and 3. Questions 2, 4 and 5 I've gotten completely right. And question 6 which is that essay question still requires some grading. I can also see that I did flag question 3.

it still retained that flag notation right there. And here I can scroll down and see that in this question. It was initially worth 10 points, I got two of the three correct, I got one wrong, so Moodle gave me 6.67. It took one-third of my points away. So feel free to go ahead and click through all of these options here. I'm going to go over and click the Finish review button over in the Quiz navigation. And we're given just a little bit of a review of our exam with all the information that we have available to us thus far.

If we had not had that essay question in here that is requiring some more grading, we could've had it so that the exam was completely graded and we're presented with our final grade if we so chose. Well, that's all we need to do as this particular student. We can go ahead and return to our course by clicking on the BIOL432 link. Feel free to browse around inside of the course. I do want to point out one more thing to you though, and that is over here on the left-hand column under Settings. You'll notice that the only option that a student has for the settings where we normally as a teacher have a bunch of options, they only have Grades.

And if we click on Grades, the student sees their own individual User report. And I can click in here and there's not really a whole lot of other options. They can look at an Overview report that would give them the current course and their grade, but we haven't done any grading yet. We only now have all the assignments in for them. So let's go back to our course one more time. And now if you can go ahead and log-out as this student and then go ahead and log-in as each of the other students, remember each of their names to log-in with would be elvis, eugene, johnny, and sally and the passwords for them are 12345, and go ahead and just repeat the same process that you just did in order to enter in some assignments for us to work with in the next movie.

Then go ahead and log-back in as yourself and I'll meet you back in the course logged in as yourself.

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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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