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Creating user accounts

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Video: Creating user accounts

The next step in setting up our test environment is to go ahead and create some user accounts for us to work with. To do this, simply go over to the left-hand side to the Site Administration blog and click on the link for Users. Next click on the link for Accounts and then the link for Add a new user. I am going to go ahead and create a user account for myself. Feel free to create your own user account if you'd prefer. The first blank for username. You need to make sure that the username is in all lower case. So I'm just going to use my first name, chris. Next, we'll type in a password. For all the passwords throughout this training title, for all user accounts, we're going to use the password of 12345. Check the box that says Unmask and you can see that you have typed in the password correctly.

Creating user accounts

The next step in setting up our test environment is to go ahead and create some user accounts for us to work with. To do this, simply go over to the left-hand side to the Site Administration blog and click on the link for Users. Next click on the link for Accounts and then the link for Add a new user. I am going to go ahead and create a user account for myself. Feel free to create your own user account if you'd prefer. The first blank for username. You need to make sure that the username is in all lower case. So I'm just going to use my first name, chris. Next, we'll type in a password. For all the passwords throughout this training title, for all user accounts, we're going to use the password of 12345. Check the box that says Unmask and you can see that you have typed in the password correctly.

Next, entering your first name, I'm going to type in Chris again and surname or my last name, Mattia. For my Email address, I'll go ahead and type in chris@lynda.edu. City/town, I'm in Ventura, and for the Country, I'm going to go ahead and select that blank and start typing in United and that's going to jump down to the United Arab Emirates and I'll scroll down a little bit and there we find United States. All of the red starred fields are the ones that are required; you've got those all filled out. So I'm just going to go ahead and scroll all the way to the bottom and click the Update profile button. You can see now that we not only have an Admin user but we also have a user for ourselves. The next step is to go ahead and create several different student accounts.

To do this, we're going to use the Upload users option to be able to speed this process along. So click on the link on the left-hand side in the Site Administration blog for Upload users. We are next presented to upload a file that has all the user information embedded in it. I'm going to go ahead and minimize my browser for just a second and I'm going to open up the Exercise Files folder and inside of Chapter 01, there is a file called Users.csv. I am going to Right-click or Ctrl-click and choose to open that with TextEdit, so you can see what's inside of this file. Inside of this file is just a simple text file and it has the field names: username, email, firstname, lastname, password, country. Then I have created a whole series of different users.

I have repeated my user information so we can make sure that it works properly. Then I have also created users for Sally Jones, Johnny Smith, Al Uminium, Eugene Sanches, and Elvis McNamera. You can see that the password for all of them are 12345, they are all located in the United States. Their first name is their username and their first name@lynda.edu is their email address. If you do not have this file, go ahead and create it now, you can pause the video in order to type it in. Make user you save this file as a plain text.csv file. I'm going to go ahead and close that file, and I'm going to return back to my browser and let's go ahead and browse to find that file. Click the Browse link and I have already navigated to my Chapter 01 Exercise Files. I'm going to select the Users.csv file, click the Open button. We know that the delimiter is a comma, the Encoding is UTF-8 and we can preview 10 rows.

I'll click the button for Upload users and you can see that all of the user information is all come in. We'll go ahead and scroll down to the very bottom and click the button for Upload users. Now all of these users have been created successfully and we have a bunch of students that we can work with inside of our course. I'll click the Continue button and it takes me back to my Upload users. Let's go back to the link in the upper left that says to lyndaU and it returned us back to the main screen.

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

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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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