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Creating user accounts


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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

Video: Creating user accounts

Now we need some user accounts to be able to work with throughout the training series. So in order to create those, simply come on down here in the left-hand side and look for the Site administration section and scroll down a little bit further and click on Users and then click on Accounts. The first thing we want to do is we're going to add a single user account for ourselves, so go ahead and hit the Add a new user link, and that will bring up the Create a new user account page. So we'll simply give ourselves a username. I'm going to give myself the username of chris in all lowercase, and I'm going to set my password to 12345.
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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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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers
9h 53m Beginner Aug 22, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Creating assignments students can complete online
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Messaging students
  • Configuring Dropbox, Google Docs, Flickr, and YouTube repositories
  • Creating a custom course web page
  • Building a live chat room
  • Designing surveys
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries
  • Seeding a forum with questions
  • Creating a wiki for students to contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
  • Handling course administration and settings
  • Backing up and restoring a course
  • Importing a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education LMS
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Creating user accounts

Now we need some user accounts to be able to work with throughout the training series. So in order to create those, simply come on down here in the left-hand side and look for the Site administration section and scroll down a little bit further and click on Users and then click on Accounts. The first thing we want to do is we're going to add a single user account for ourselves, so go ahead and hit the Add a new user link, and that will bring up the Create a new user account page. So we'll simply give ourselves a username. I'm going to give myself the username of chris in all lowercase, and I'm going to set my password to 12345.

Again, this is just going to be very easy. You can create any username you want to use, any password you want, but if you want to follow along and do what I'm doing, go ahead and use chris and set your password to 12345. For my First Name I'm going to use Chris, C-H-R-I-S. Surname is Mattia, M-A-T-T-I-A. My email address, I'm going to go ahead and use mattia@yondo.edu. This is not my actual email address, by the way. So we'll go ahead and scroll on down here a little bit further and we go to City/town.

I am in Ventura, and I'm going to hit the Select a country. Now I'm just going to go ahead and hit the U on my keyboard and it's going to automatically jump down to the U section, and I can scroll down just a little bit further and there I find the United States. If you're watching this video from another country, go ahead and feel free to select the country that you're in. Now we're going to scroll on down, all the way down to the very bottom, and click the Update profile button. There we go. We can see now that we have our own user account with our email address set up in here and all of our information, and that's going to be fine for the teacher account that we're going to be using to manage our course, but it would be very nice to be able to have some students in our course, so that we can see what students see as well.

We could step through that exact process, clicking Add new user and creating a whole series of different users, but instead, what I've gone ahead and done-- if you go ahead and minimize this window down out of the way--I've created a Users.csv file. It's just a plain text file that's a comma-separated file, and in here it's pretty simply set up. If you don't have access to the exercise files, just go ahead and pause the screen and type all the stuff in exactly as you see it; username,emailaddress,firstname, no space in there,lastname,password,country, and there's no spaces between any of these different things.

Put a single line return, and then I've just created the following users, chris, and this is all my information right here. That way we can test to make sure that the import process is going smoothly. It should go ahead and skip over this account because we already have it. And I've created the user of Sally, Johnny, Al, Eugene, and Elvis. Go ahead and close that file now. Let's go back to our Moodle install, and what we want to do now is we want to go to Upload users link. This is in Accounts and under Upload users.

It's going to ask us to choose a file. Go ahead and hit Choose file, and we're going to go the Upload a file link on the left, and under Attachment hit the Browse button, and it should take us out to our desktop. We're going to go to Exercise Files/Chapter 01/Users.csv. This is the file we just showed you. Hit Open and go ahead and hit Upload this file. Everything should be all set up right here. Go ahead and hit the Upload users button, and we can see that Moodle successfully brought in all of these users.

It's giving us a preview of what their first and last names are. We'll go ahead and scroll on down, and we'll just check a few of these settings here. We are going to leave New user password, password, Create password if needed, so all of these users are brand-new users and it is going to create a password and it's going to set it what we've set here, 12345 for everything. We're not going to force the password to be changed. We don't need, every time one of these test students logs in, which is going to be us, that we're going to want to have to change the password because it's the first time we're logging in.

We do want to make sure that we're preventing email duplications, so if you took and you changed the administrator password in an earlier movie when you had the Edit screen up for that, then if you change the administrator's email address to your own email address, you weren't able to use your own email address here. Let's go ahead and scroll on down, and we can see in the Default values we can set a few of those right now. The City/town, we can go ahead and set that to Somewhere because we only set the country code; we didn't set the actual city. If you wanted to change this to some other city, you can go ahead and change that there.

And for Institution, I'm going to go ahead and add in Yondo University because that's the university that all of these students are attending. Let's go ahead and hit the Upload user button, and there we go. We've now created all of those user accounts. Go ahead and hit the Continue button. That just solidifies everything now. Go ahead and go back to the Home link in the upper left-hand corner, and let's test one of those. Go to the upper-right and click on Logout, and the Logout button goes ahead and changes and it now shows you Login, so just go ahead and hit Login.

And this time on the Login screen, instead of typing "admin," go ahead and type in your username that you set up for yourself. I have set up chris, and I'm going to set type in my password 12345, and hit the Login button. And there we go. I can see that I am logged in as me. You can log in as any of those additional users. You have the list of the student user names. If you want to test those, you're more than welcome to. In future movies when I go ahead and log in as one of those student accounts, I'll call out the username and password throughout the training series.

In the next movie, we're going to go ahead and set up our default course.

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