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Giving instructions to your students

From: Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

Video: Giving instructions to your students

If we have some instructions or content to deliver to our students that we want them to read, but not download, then we can save time by typing or pasting them straight into Moodle instead of creating a document. For example, in a word processing program and then uploading it. In this video, we'll look at how to do that. So we're in our course and we have the editing turned on, either by the link in the settings block or by the button top right. And then we click the link in the section where we want to add our information, add an activity or resource.

Giving instructions to your students

If we have some instructions or content to deliver to our students that we want them to read, but not download, then we can save time by typing or pasting them straight into Moodle instead of creating a document. For example, in a word processing program and then uploading it. In this video, we'll look at how to do that. So we're in our course and we have the editing turned on, either by the link in the settings block or by the button top right. And then we click the link in the section where we want to add our information, add an activity or resource.

This brings up Moodle's activity chooser. And the item we want this time, is page, which we can get to by scrolling down and clicking the radio button. If we click it once, it brings up some information about the page on the right. We can then click the add button. Or once we've added a few pages and we know what it's about, we can click the radio button twice to go straight there. The name is important because this is what the students will see to access our page. And the description may or may not be obligatory, according to the administrator settings.

We can choose to display the description on the page by checking the box. And then we're presented with a box that says Page Content. It's into here, in the tiny MCU text editor, that we add the content of our page either by typing it directly or with care, pasting it in. If it's simple text, this is okay. If there are a lot of images, for instance, this isn't a good idea. However, it is good practice to use a page, if you simply have information you want to present to your students to read. Because then you don't have any issues with them not necessarily having the same program or software that you've used, or maybe having an earlier version, and they can't open it.

So, I'm going to add some information that I've already got. And then I simply scroll down and save and return to course. And you see how already, this is much quicker than typing it into a word processing program and going through the mechanics of uploading. The students would simply need to click the link to get straight to the information. So in this video, we've learned that, if we just have simple content or instructions to share, it's actually easier for us and more user friendly for the students, if we add them to a Moodle page.

We don't need to prepare it in a word processing document and upload it and it doesn't matter what software the students have or don't have, because page works for everyone.

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Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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