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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Inserting an IMS content package


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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

Video: Inserting an IMS content package

One of the types of resources that we can add into our course is something called an IMS package, which is a self -contained learning object that is a fully self-contained lesson. Building one of these packages is outside of the scope of this course. But I've used an open source project called Exe that you can get to by going to www.exelearning.org. It's a group that's based out of New Zealand that's put together this package.

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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

Inserting an IMS content package

One of the types of resources that we can add into our course is something called an IMS package, which is a self -contained learning object that is a fully self-contained lesson. Building one of these packages is outside of the scope of this course. But I've used an open source project called Exe that you can get to by going to www.exelearning.org. It's a group that's based out of New Zealand that's put together this package.

There is also a lot of other tools out on the Internet and a lot of other information as to how to go about building an IMS and a SCORM compliant learning object package. In this exercise we're going to show you how to take one of those resulting packages and publish it inside of your course. So to begin, let's go ahead and scroll down o the 2nd week of the semester, and here we're going to click the dropdown menu to Add a resource, and we want to select the Add an IMS Content Package option. For the name of this, we'll say Reef Creatures Identification Guide, and for the summary, an example of an IMS Learning Object.

We'll then come down to the space for Add an IMS Content Package. Click the Choose or Upload a file, then we're going to go ahead and click on the Documents folder, and we want to upload a file. So click the button for Upload a file on the lower right-hand corner, and then click the Browse button. If you're following along with the exercise_files, I'm in the Chapter 5 Exercise Files and there is a file in there called Gymnothorax_funebris_IMS_SCORM.zip. IMS packages and SCORM packages are bundled up as zip files. So we'll simply upload the zip file that was exported out of the program that we used to create it. In this case I created in a program called Exe. Click the Open button, and then we'll click the button for Upload this file.

We now have the Gymnothorax_funebris_IMS _SCORM.zip file, and we'll go ahead and click the button for Choose in the Actions column. Go ahead and scroll down to the bottom of our Window. We have a couple of different parameters we can set. We can set how we want the IMS package to be displayed. The default settings of Navigation slide menu, yes; Table of contents, no; Navigation buttons, no. Skip sub-menu and Up button are all fine. So we'll go ahead and click the Save and Display button.

Moodle is telling us that this IMS package has not yet been deployed. So we'll click the button for Deploy. The package has now been loaded into the system, and we can now view the IMS Content Package. We'll click that button. These resulting pages are all contained inside of that IMS package. So we have on the left-hand side an outline of the content that's available to us. We have some objectives. Students should be able to identify the organism Gymnothorax funebris.

We then have a link for some background information and the background information that's been provided here just simply says, Gymnothorax funebris is commonly referred to as the Green Moray Eel. We then have an image gallery where there is one image in here, and we can actually click on that image, and it will show us a little bit larger version of it. Close that. Then we have a quiz that's embedded as well. We'll go ahead and click on the Quiz and there is a simple true/false question that's been provided here, and the question says the common name of Gymnothorax funebris is Purple Moray.

Well, that is not correct. I'm pretty sure that Gymnothorax funebris is the Green Moray. I believe I saw that up in the background information. So I'll select False. I can see that I'm correct. That is the correct answer. So an IMS package has a fully self- contained set of information, background. There can be quizzes, there can be audio, video, there are lots of different materials that can be incorporated inside of one of these packages, I'd encourage you to go ahead and explore how to create some of these packages on your own, or find some of that are available already for download on the Internet and explore using them in your courses.

So we'll go ahead and click back on the BIOL432 link, and return back to our course Now what students would see if we scroll down to the bottom here, here's our guide that we have just created, Reef Creatures Identification Guide, and students would simply click on that and the package would open for them.

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