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Teachers, learn how to create engaging courses with Moodle 2.4 and get your students excited about online learning. In this course, Moodle expert Mary Cooch shows you all the steps to creating classes for K–12 and college settings. Learn how to set up Moodle so it's just right for your classroom, add course materials (including videos, widgets, and web links), get your students enrolled, and start fostering collaborative learning with blogs and chats. Plus, learn to build quizzes, grade assignments, and get student feedback. Mary also shows you how to back up a copy of your course to use again the next year, or share with others.
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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