Join Mary Cooch for an in-depth discussion in this video Announcing course events, part of Moodle 2.5 Essential Training.
It's useful to be able to send out a message to all students about important course events. And one way to do that, is to use Moodle's news forum, which appears by default to the top of each course page. In this video, we'll look at how we can make an announcement in the news forum, and make sure our students get to see it. So here I am in the course and I clicked on News Forum. And you'll see there is a button, Add a new topic. I'm going to click on it to make my announcement. It's important to realize that, although it's called a news forum, it's not a regular discussion forum, in that students can't actually reply to the posts and only teachers can add items.
So it's more of an announcements board, really. So I'm going to give it a subject title. And then paste in the message which I have prepared for the students. And note that we're using the tiny MCE text editor here, so we could if we wanted to, format it, add images or links and as we scroll down we can also add an attachment through the box here. In terms of subscription, it says, everyone is subscribed to this forum. That means that students have no choice, but to receive notification of this event.
And if we scroll further, we have a box which we can check, mail now, for that notification to go out immediately. So if I click the button, Post to forum, we save and we're done. In another video, we'll look at how we can also add a block that displays these announcements directly on the course page, so students see them as soon as they access the course. So we've learned that the news forum is a place for teachers to post course announcement, which everyone will see, either in the forum itself or via a notification message.
- Choosing your course layout
- Using the calendar and managing events
- Uploading course materials
- Giving instructions to your students
- Enrolling students
- Creating a discussion forum
- Setting up assignments
- Grading assignments
- Adding quizzes
- Evaluating your courses
- Tracking course completion
- Backing up and restoring courses
Skill Level Appropriate for all
PowerPoint 2013 Essential Trainingwith Jess Stratton3h 18m Appropriate for all
Camtasia Studio 8 Essential Trainingwith Chris Mattia6h 19m Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Managing Events
3. Presenting Your Course Materials
4. Getting Your Students on Board
5. Fostering Collaboration
8. Building Self-Marking Quizzes
9. Evaluating Your Course
10. Tracking Progress
11. Course Management
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