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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.
Now, let's go ahead, and create a new event on our calendar to remind us of an advising appointment that we have next week with Johnny. To do this, make sure you're on your Moodle Campus homepage, then simply click on the current month's name in the calendar on the right-hand side. This will take you into the Calendar view for the current month. To create an event, all you need to do is click on the New Event button in the upper right-hand corner. Since this is an event for our personal account on Moodle, we'll make sure that we have the Event Type set to User.
For the Name, we'll simply type-in Advising Appointment with Johnny. For the Description, we want to remind Johnny to look into that Coral Reef Ecology course that we're going to be taking in the spring. So we'll go ahead and type Remind Johnny about the Coral Reef Ecology course for the spring. Next, we'll set the date and time for our appointment.
We'll scroll down, and click on the dropdown menu for date. Here we can select the particular date in the dropdown menu, or we also get a pop-up menu that shows us a preview of the current month's calendar. I am going to set this appointment for next Wednesday. You can choose any date that you would like. Next, if I need to, I can change the month and year,, and then I can set the time over in the right-hand side. The dropdown for time you'll notice is set on a 24-hour clock. So if we need to set an appointment for 1:30 in the afternoon, we'd have to set this time for 13:30.
We can then choose the duration of our event. If we leave the event set to be without duration, then it'll simply block off the day for us. But we could also set an Until where we can set this event to go to another day and time or for a shorter event, we can simply set the duration of the event in minutes. In this case, we'll be meeting with Johnny for only about 30 minutes. So we'll go ahead and type-in 30 into the Duration for Minutes field, and then click the Save changes button at the bottom. We're then taken to that day's detailed list of all of the events taking place on the day that we selected.
I can go back to my Month view by clicking on the Month over in the right-hand column, and now I can see that the appointment that I set up is colored in blue indicating that it's a user event. It's only going to show up on my calendar and I know what event is taking place. Now, let's go ahead and go back to our homepage and let's go into our Coral Reef Ecology course, and in the next movie, we'll set up a repeating event for our Coral Reef Ecology course.
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