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Creating a text label

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Throughout this chapter we're going to be exploring all of the different resources that we can add to our course. Now if you remember, resources are information that we want to convey and provide to our students. If we think about the three key functions of any course: you're providing information, you're developing community where the students are interacting with the material and with each other, and you are providing assessment to them. So let's begin exploring the resources by looking at the use of labels.

Creating a text label

Throughout this chapter we're going to be exploring all of the different resources that we can add to our course. Now if you remember, resources are information that we want to convey and provide to our students. If we think about the three key functions of any course: you're providing information, you're developing community where the students are interacting with the material and with each other, and you are providing assessment to them. So let's begin exploring the resources by looking at the use of labels.

Every one of the content blocks inside of our Moodle course has a label already associated with it, and it's this header label. Up here at the top of the block, there is an edit summary, which really is just a special type of label. It's one that's already included, and we edit this label up in the top header block. But let's go ahead and edit this one here. So I'll click the hand icon with the pencil. This first week what we're doing is we're doing an introduction to major tropical ecosystems. I'll go ahead and select that, and we'll give it a Heading 1 and save the changes. Now we can see that when the students come in and they look at this block, they can see the date range for that week, and what is going to be covered.

Now let's go ahead and add a label so we can separate out the type of content that we have. So far we've just been listening all of the individual documents that we were providing out to our students. But we have a mix of some presentations, which is really the same as these materials that we want them to read and look over. But then we have these project ideas, which is actually an assignment. So let's go ahead and click the dropdown menu for Add a Resource, and select Insert a label. We'll insert a label here for Lecture Materials. We'll select it, and give it a Heading 2, and go ahead and click the Save and Return to Course.

Now if we scroll down, we can see where that Lecture Material has ended up. It ended up down here at the bottom, but really we want to have it up at the top. So we'll use the double-headed arrow, so we can move this content. As soon as we click that, it's going to show us all the different possible places that we can move that content to. To move it up here to the top, we simply click on this box with the little arrow pointing to it, and it will allow us to move Lecture Materials to this location. We click on that box, and now lecture material shows up directly underneath of the main heading. So we'll scroll down a little bit, and we'll add another resource, and we'll insert another label. This time we'll go ahead and insert a label for Assignments. Go ahead and select that, and we'll label that also a Heading 2, and Return to Course.

Scroll on down, and now rather than move the assignments up, let's go ahead and just move this project ideas down. So we'll click the Move button, and click underneath of Assignments. Scroll down a little bit, and so now our Lecture Materials are all grouped together, and our Assignments are all grouped together. Let's just go ahead and preview what that would look like for a student. So scroll back up to the top, and click the dropdown menu for Switch role to, and we'll change back over to a Student. Now we can see that we've got our header information for our course. As we scroll down, the block of content for week one has headings for what the students are going to be learning that week, then a separation for the lecture materials, and any assignments that they have.

Now we could go through and we could additional labels down for the other pieces of content here. But I'm going to show you another use for a label. So we'll go ahead and scroll back up to the top, and click on the Return to my normal role, and turn Editing back on. Now let's come on down to the 2nd week's worth of information. Here we've got our 2 February - 8 February. Let's go ahead, and add a new resource, and insert another label. We'll go ahead and click inside of the HTML editor that we have here.

Now this is just a standard HTML editor. So anything that we learned how to do previously in the HTML editor, we can do here as a label and include that content right on the front page. So for instance, we can go ahead and click on the Insert an image button, and we can go into our Images folder. In the previous exercise we created and uploaded this Thumbnails folder. So we'll go ahead and click into the thumbnails, and here's a nice image of an Acropora palmata. Go ahead and just click on that image. It's going to preview it for us over here on the right-hand side. It's going to fill in the URL for us. Go ahead and type in some Alt text of Acropora palmata.

We don't need to worry about any alignment or spacing for right now. It's already filled in our size, and we'll just go ahead and click OK. You can see that the image has been placed inside of here, and we'll just click the Save and Return to Course. Now when we scroll down, we've managed to insert an image directly on this front page. So using labels you can enhance the content and flow of information on the main blocks of content in the home page of your site.

So take a few minutes and go ahead and rearrange the files that we've posted here. We have an image of an Acropora palmata, we have some pronunciations of the Acropora palmata. We also have some images of the Moray Eel, and some videos of the Moray Eel. So go ahead and rearrange all of those, add in some headings. In the next movie we'll explore the next resource that we can enhance our course with.

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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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