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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.
Now you should've gone through and turned on tracking for a bunch of different items throughout your course. Now let's go into the Settings block and click on the link for Completion tracking and make some final setting changes here. The top item Aggregation method allows you to choose when a course is considered to be complete. You can either choose All indicating that all of the below parameters need to be met, or you can set it to Any meaning any one of these parameters can be set and that would indicate to the student that their course has been complete.
I like to leave this setting set to All. So we scroll down if we want to make sure that the students have a prerequisite to this course and we have other courses already on our Moodle system that our student need to make sure that they complete that can be set up here. Next, you can set whether or not a student could enter in that they've self-completed the course on their own. I'd like to leave this disabled so that Moodle keeps track of the student's progress rather than the student keeping track. So we scroll down, the next set of options is for Manual completion by. By default, it's set to All.
I'd like to change this setting to Any and then select Teacher and Non-editing teacher. That way myself or any of my teaching assistants or any of the other teachers that are co-teaching this course with me can look at a report of all of the items that a student has completed and can verify that they are in fact complete. I could also leave these boxes deselected. That way the automatic tracking does not require me to go in and manually check a box for every single assignment for every student indicating that it's complete.
If we scroll down a little bit further the next section indicates what items that we've turned tracking on in the previous movie and whether or not those items are required in order to make sure that the student has completed the course. In this case, I'd like to check all the boxes that are inside of this section. That way the student knows that they have to complete every single one of these assignments that I've marked down in order for this course to be considered to be complete. The next section allows us to set a Date when all of the item should be completed by.
We can also set Duration after enrollment for once a student is enrolled, some number of days later the student will be marked as having completed the activities. Next, we could check the box for Enable and set a minimum Passing grade. So say our students in order to pass this course need to have a passing grade of 70.0 or higher. I'm going to ahead and leave this box not checked and delete the Passing grade. Finally, we could check a box here for Completion on unenrolment.
That way if a student drops the course, the course is automatically marked as complete. I don't like to leave this set. That way a student is forced to complete every single activity in the course before it's marked as complete and they're able to move on. Now I'll go ahead and click the Save changes button. When our page reloads the next step is to go ahead and log out of our normal user account and login as a few of our users and then click on a few items. For instance, I'll go ahead and quickly log out, then click the Login button, login as the user al and the password of 12345.
I'll go into my Coral Reef course and simply click on the syllabus item. I go ahead and set that file to Save and click OK. Now when I refresh my page I'll see a check box next to Syllabus indicating that I've gone through that particular item. Go ahead and click through some of the items that you've set up tracking for, for a few of your students. You can login as the user Sally, Johnny, Eugene, Elvis, and Al with the password of 12345.
Then when you're finished go ahead and log out and log back in as yourself and meet me back in the course. Then we'll see the reporting that's provided as part of the course.
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