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Posting lecture slides


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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

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One of the most powerful features of Moodle is its ability to post information, resources, and documents to your students, so that your students always have access to the latest information about your course. In this movie we're going to go through posting a lecture slide file, such as a PowerPoint file, into your course, so that your students always have access to it. All you need to do is make sure that editing is turned on. You go to the appropriate week in your course. In this case we're going to go to the 23rd January to 29 January week, and hit the dropdown menu for Add a resource.
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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers
9h 53m Beginner Aug 22, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Creating assignments students can complete online
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Messaging students
  • Configuring Dropbox, Google Docs, Flickr, and YouTube repositories
  • Creating a custom course web page
  • Building a live chat room
  • Designing surveys
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries
  • Seeding a forum with questions
  • Creating a wiki for students to contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
  • Handling course administration and settings
  • Backing up and restoring a course
  • Importing a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education LMS
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Posting lecture slides

One of the most powerful features of Moodle is its ability to post information, resources, and documents to your students, so that your students always have access to the latest information about your course. In this movie we're going to go through posting a lecture slide file, such as a PowerPoint file, into your course, so that your students always have access to it. All you need to do is make sure that editing is turned on. You go to the appropriate week in your course. In this case we're going to go to the 23rd January to 29 January week, and hit the dropdown menu for Add a resource.

From here simply select the File option and we'll be taken to the Add a new file to this week option. We're going to go ahead in the name and simply type in "Lecture 1 Slides." I like to put a dash in here and then type in PPT. You don't really need to put in that this is a PowerPoint file or a Keynote file or PDF because Moodle is going to automatically detect that information from the file extension itself and it's going to post a small icon.

I like to do it just because it's one more little piece of information that the student gets just by simply looking at the link, and they know then exactly what kind of file that when they click on they're going to get. Here is the Lecture 1 Slides - PPT, and then in the Description we'll put--go ahead and scroll down a little bit and in the Content section you click the Add button. We're going to go to the Private files section of the File picker, go into BIOL432, and you want to look for the Lecture_01_01.p and if it's displaying more characters there for you, it's going to be the full extension of that.

So we will just go ahead and click on that file. It's got the PPT file extension on there. We know who the author is, and we'll simply hit Select this file. The file gets attached right here as part of the document. Go and scroll on down to the Options, Display > Automatic. That's fine. Moodle is going to detect this file and figure out what's the best option to do with this document. We do want it to be visible to our students, so I'm going to simply hit Save and return to course. When the screen refreshes--let me scroll back up here--we can see that Moodle did in fact detect that this was a PowerPoint presentation, and it posted the little PowerPoint icon just to the left of that slide.

You may want to post your slides as both PowerPoint or Keynote format and as a PDF format, so that any student, regardless of if they have a copy of Microsoft Office or if they've got a copy of Keynote or whatever different presentation program that you're using, that they can always access the file. So I like to go in here into the Add a resource section and just add a second one. I am going to go ahead and do this Lecture 1. Actually, we can even go down here and we can select it right from there, and we can back up and type in PDF as our file format there.

Scroll on down, hit the Add button. Again in the Private files we're going to go to BIOL432, and look for the PDF now this time. Go ahead select that and hit select this file. You can see it's got the PDF icon there. We'll scroll on down. We'll leave all of these other settings just the same as they were, Save and return to course. Both of those files have been added to our first week. So if we click the Turn editing off button so we see pretty much what the student would see, they can come into our course, they can see our syllabi, and they can see our lecture slides.

If they go ahead and click on one of those files, they're presented with it. There they have to click on the file to actually view it. It's going to open that file up, and there we are. We've got the slides to the major tropical ecosystems. I'll close that and we come on back to here, and let's return back to our course by clicking on the BIOL432 in the breadcrumbs. Now if you're like to, you're able to go in and post all of your slides for all of the upcoming lectures. It is a good idea to go ahead and post your slides before your lectures; that way students can have time to go ahead and grab those files.

They can print them out. They can copy them onto their computers. And then when they come to class, they've got the slides in front of them. They can take notes on what is that you're saying rather than trying to copy down all the information that's on the slide. They're also much more likely to focus and pay attention on the information that you're saying and that you're discussing in class, rather than trying to worry about copying down all of that information, because they know they've got it available to them.

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