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Offline activity

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One of the things we want our students to do is participate in the Lynda University Research Symposium that's going to be held on May 8th. Each of the student groups is going to have to create a poster and present it and there is lots of places where the students will have opportunities to post electronic drafts of their poster directly into Moodle, but for the actual poster presentation, there is not something for us to really have the students hand into Moodle. But we do want to make note of it inside of our Moodle course, so there is an assignment type that's created exactly for that. So go ahead and go down to the week of May 4th through May 10th and select Add an activity and we're going to choose an Offline activity. Now for the Assignment name we're going to simply call it Poster Presentation and for the Description, let's say Students will present their poster at the Lynda University Research Symposium on May 8.

Offline activity

One of the things we want our students to do is participate in the Lynda University Research Symposium that's going to be held on May 8th. Each of the student groups is going to have to create a poster and present it and there is lots of places where the students will have opportunities to post electronic drafts of their poster directly into Moodle, but for the actual poster presentation, there is not something for us to really have the students hand into Moodle. But we do want to make note of it inside of our Moodle course, so there is an assignment type that's created exactly for that. So go ahead and go down to the week of May 4th through May 10th and select Add an activity and we're going to choose an Offline activity. Now for the Assignment name we're going to simply call it Poster Presentation and for the Description, let's say Students will present their poster at the Lynda University Research Symposium on May 8.

So we'll scroll on down a little bit and we can see from the course syllabi that this assignment is going to be worth 35 points. So we'll scroll on down until we find our 35 listed here and we'll select 35 and for Available from and Due date we'll check the box for Disable for both of these, so that the assignment appears all the time for our students. We don't need to worry about Preventing late submissions and we'll scroll on down a little bit more and Group mode, we'll set this to Separate Groups, because the assignment is being graded as a group. We'll leave Visibility set to Show because we want it to be available to our students all the time and the ID number can be left blank.

For Grade category, we'll go ahead and click that dropdown menu and the choices here have been populated from a previous movie when we set up our Grade Book and if we look at our syllabi, we can see that the Poster Symposium Presentation is going to be graded as part of the Group Evaluation. So we'll go ahead and select Group Evaluation and then simply click the button for Save and return to course. We now have the assignment has been added to our Moodle course. We'll go ahead and click on it to see what it looks like here and it just gives a simple set of instructions, Students will present their poster at the Lynda University Research Symposium on May 8th which is the description that we gave it.

We can come over here and we can see that currently No attempts have been made on this assignment and because of this type of assignment there won't be any attempts made on it. It'll just have a shell in our Grade Book and we'll show that in just a second as well. There is also the button up here in the upper right to Update this assignment and that would allow us to go in and make any edits or changes that we need to do the instructions for this assignment. Let's go and return back to our course and look and see what a student would see if they were attempting to complete this assignment. We'll come up here and click the dropdown menu for Switch role to and change it to Student and we come on down and click on Poster Presentation. There is just the instructions to let the students know of what's going on here in the course and there is nothing for them to actually do here because it is an Offline assignment. It's not something they are going to come into Moodle and actually complete.

But it's providing the information to the student to what they know that something is here and it's going to happen on this particular point in the course. So, let's go ahead and return back to the course by clicking on BIOL432. And we'll return to our Normal role in upper right and then click the button for Turn Editing on, so we're now back into our course. Let's go over to the Grade Book and look and see what setting up this assignment has done for us and we'll also see what setting up all the other assignments have done for us as well. So click on Grades in the Administration block and we can now see that under the Group Evaluation section, there is a place for us to post our final research paper, the Thesis Statement that we set up.

Here is the Poster Presentation, so that we'll be able to apply a grade to each of the students for their participation in the poster presentation. We also have listings for the project ideas and the week 2 personal contributions. So let's go ahead and return back to our course now by clicking on the BIOL432 and that wraps up how to create the various different assignment types that are available inside of Moodle. Again those assignment types are accessed under the Add an activity and they are simply an advanced uploading of files which allows students to upload multiple files, the online text, they are just able to enter in text into Moodle and not attach any files at all, upload a single file will just give them the ability to upload just one file and Offline activity gives a nice placeholder for an activity or an assignment that you are going to do that is not going to be an online graded assignment, but it will create the space inside your Grade Book for that assignment and put a reminder in for the particular week, so that students know what's coming up.

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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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