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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.
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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