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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

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Now that we have a good idea as to what functions are available to us as a teacher inside of our Moodle course, the next step in setting up our course is to customize our personal profile so that if a student wants to get in touch with us through the Moodle learning management system, they have access to all of our personal information that we are willing to share. To edit your personal profile, go up to the upper right-hand corner of your screen where you see the line that says 'You are logged in as' and click on your name. This will take you to your public profile that has all of your personal contact information that you've set up inside of your Moodle system.
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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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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
8h 34m Beginner May 28, 2009

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Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. In Moodle Essential Training for Teachers, Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the progress of students. Chris shows how to build course materials with Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Preparing media files for distribution inside a Moodle course
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries and databases
  • Building assignments students can complete online
  • Using Moodle's built-in email and discussion boards
  • Creating a wiki inside Moodle for students to build and contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education Student Tools
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Customizing your profile

Now that we have a good idea as to what functions are available to us as a teacher inside of our Moodle course, the next step in setting up our course is to customize our personal profile so that if a student wants to get in touch with us through the Moodle learning management system, they have access to all of our personal information that we are willing to share. To edit your personal profile, go up to the upper right-hand corner of your screen where you see the line that says 'You are logged in as' and click on your name. This will take you to your public profile that has all of your personal contact information that you've set up inside of your Moodle system.

The first thing that you want to check and make that's correct is your email address. If your email address is not correct, users will not be able to email you directly from inside of Moodle. Another thing that's nice to customize is the little Happy Face icon over on the left-hand side. It's the default icon for all users. It would be great if we had a picture of ourself in here so that users would know what we look like. We'll also add a short description up here in the top. At the bottom of the page, there is a button for Change password. You can use this anytime you want to change your password on the Moodle system. It gives the ability to un-enroll yourself from a course and there is a button for Messages. If you click the button for Messages, you have the ability to send messages to other users on the Moodle learning management system. Click on the tab for Search and you can search for one of your colleagues or another student on your campus.

For now, let's go ahead and click on the Edit profile tab. Verify that the information that we have in here for our settings is correct and scroll down to the Description field. Go ahead and type in a description for yourself; Teaching the Coral Reef Ecology Class. Scroll down a little bit further to the section for picture. Click on the Browse button to the right of New picture and if you have access to the Exercise Files, there is a picture inside of Chapter 02 called mattia.jpg.

You want to make sure that the picture that you upload has been cropped to a square image and the image should be fairly small in size. This image is only 192 kilobytes. So that's pretty good. We'll go ahead and click the Open button and the path is filled in so that the image will upload. Under Picture description, go ahead and just type in your name. If you want to add additional contact information to your students, click on the Show Advanced button in the lower-right and scroll down and you can see where you can add a link to your personal web page, a variety of different instant messaging systems; your department, your phone number, your mobile phone number, and your address if you'd like to provide it. I'm going to go ahead and type in my campus extension, x4387, and then click the Update Profile.

My profile has now been updated so that it has my picture, my campus phone number extension, and my email address. You should also note that inside of this Profile section. You have a tab for Forum posts, which shows you all of the posts that you have made to all discussion forums throughout the entire Moodle learning management system. The next tab for Blog is a personal blog that's available to you to use anytime you want. The Note section is a section specifically set up for teachers.

The top option here, Site notes, allows you to add notes about a particular student. Any notes that you add here though will be visible to all other teachers throughout the entire Moodle learning management system. The Course notes allow you to add a note about a student that will be shared only amongst the other teachers of your course. The section for Personal notes is a place where you can make notes about a student that are only visible to you. The last tab, Activity reports, allows you to track a variety of different reports and activities that you have been conducting throughout Moodle.

Let's go back and return to our course by clicking on the BIOL432 at the top-left of your screen. Now that our profile is updated, the next step is to go in and adjust some of the settings in the Administration block. We'll do that in the next movie.

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