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  • 1. A Free Open Source Course Management System Rafael Scapin Coordinator of Educational Technology Office of Instructional Development Dawson College Modified By Petra King
  • 2. Theoretical Moodle
  • 3. Moodle is a free software e-learning platform (also known as a Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management System (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)). Acronym for: M odular O bject- O riented D ynamic L earning E nvironment What is Moodle?
  • 4. Moodle was created in 1999 by Martin Dougiamas , a WebCT administrator at Curtin University, Australia. What is Moodle?
  • 5. Moodle is used in 208 countries in 75 languages. Who uses Moodle?
  • 6. Moodle in Québec Who uses Moodle?
  • 7. Who uses Moodle?
  • 8. Who uses Moodle? August 31st, 2009: expiration of WebCT’s licence
  • 9. Moodle at Dawson 4 6
  • 10. Migration from WebCT to Moodle WebCT 4 Course (Created by Rajesh Malik)
  • 11. Migration from WebCT to Moodle WebCT 4 Course migrated to Moodle (Created by Rajesh Malik)
  • 12.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Create, deliver and manage web-based content for courses.
    • Add online elements to traditional courses (to supplement current in-class instruction).
    • Facilitate and deliver completely online courses asynchronously or with limited face-to-face interaction.
    What is Moodle?
  • 13.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Communicate , real-time and/or asynchronous collaboration and communication tools
    • Assess integrated quizzes and grade books
    • Manage course/content : upload course materials (audio, video, documents like .doc, .pdf, .ppt files), link to other sites, embed files and resources
    What is Moodle?
  • 14.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Attach files for students to download
    • Link to resources anywhere on the internet
    • Create rich, vibrant and interesting classroom environments without learning HTML
    • Easily manage your course from year to year (never lose your work!)
    What is Moodle?
  • 15.
    • Moodle can easily be used to:
    • Continue your class discussions online
    • Chat online with students
    • Engage students in discussions forums
    • Help students collaborate over the internet , within their groups and within the classroom.
    What is Moodle?
  • 16.
    • No programming experience necessary
    • Engage all learning styles
    • Provide multiple methods for learning the same material
    • Decrease paperwork ( green solution!)
    • Engage digital natives where they learn best
    What are the benefits?
  • 17.
    • There are 2 ways you can start using Moodle:
    • Using it via web:
    • http://moodle.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
    • Or
    • 2. Installing it on your computer
    • (this way you can use it offline too!)
    • http://download.moodle.org/
    • Windows, Linux and Mac OS
    How do I start?
  • 18.
    • Course Management Features - Modules
    • Assignment: Used to assign online or offline tasks; learners can submit tasks in any file format (e.g. MS Office, PDF, image, a/v etc.).
    • Chat: Allows real-time synchronous communication by learners. Chat logs can be recorded.
    • Choice: Instructors create a question and a number of choices for learners; results are posted for learners to view. This module is used to do quick surveys on subject matter.
    • Database: Allows the teacher and/or students to build, display and search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic.
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 19.
    • Course Management Features - Modules
    • Forums: Threaded discussion boards for asynchronous group exchange on shared subject matter. Participation in forums can be an integral part of the learning experience, helping students define and evolve their understanding of subject matter.
    Moodle’s Main Features Students are able to communicate amongst each other with the discussion board.
  • 20.
    • Course Management Features - Modules
    • Glossary Create a glossary of terms used in a course. Has display format options including entry list, encyclopedia, FAQ, dictionary style and more.
    • Label Add descriptions with images in any area of the course homepage.
    • Lesson Allows instructor to create and manage a set of linked "Pages". Each page can end with a question. The student chooses one answer from a set of answers and either goes forward, backward or stays in the same place in the lesson.
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 21.
    • Course Management Features - Modules
    • Quiz Create all the familiar forms of assessment including true-false, multiple choice, short answer, matching question, random questions, numerical questions, embedded answer questions with descriptive text and graphics.
    Moodle’s Main Features Teachers have the ability to create many types of quizzes. They also are able to import questions from a variety of sources.
  • 22.
    • Course Management Features - Modules
    • Resource The primary tool for bringing content into a course; may be plain text, uploaded files, links to the web, Wiki or Rich Text (Moodle has built-in text editors) or a bibliography type reference.
    • Survey This module aids an instructor in making online classes more effective by offering a variety of surveys (COLLES, ATTLS), including critical incident sampling.
    • Workshop An activity for peer assessment of documents (Word, PP etc.) that students submit online. Participants can assess each other’s project. Teacher makes final student assessment, and can control opening and closing periods.
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 23.
    • Learner Management Features
    • The CMS must manage learners in a variety of ways. Learner management includes:
    • Access to information about learners in a course.
    • Ability to segment participants into groups.
    • Site, course and user calendar event scheduling.
    • And so much more…e.g. applying scales to different learner activities, managing grades, tracking user access logs and uploading external files for use within the course etc.
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 24. Learner Management Features – Participants The CMS must manage learners in a variety of ways. Learner management includes: One click and you can view activity from all participants enrolled in the course. Learners create a personal profile that can include a picture, helping connect students socially in the online learning community. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 25. Learner Management Features – Groups Assigning learners to a group is a common practice in education and business. Moodle allows the course instructor to easily create group categories, and determine how members will interact with each other and within various activities. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 26.
    • Learner Management Features – Calendar
    • Keeping a calendar of events is important to both the learner and course instructor. Events can be created for different categories, including:
      • Global events that appear in all courses (system admin).
      • Course events set by an instructor.
      • Group events set by instructor relative only to a group.
      • User events set by learner (e.g. due dates, personal etc.).
    • Upcoming Events appear on the course homepage, alerting the learner across all courses they are enrolled in of different category events. Alerts are color-coded by category.
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 27.
    • Learner Management Features – Roles
    • Roles for specific participants can be defined for each course
    • An admin account controls the creation of courses and creates teachers by assigning users to courses.
    • Course creators can create courses, teach in them, and assign others to teacher roles.
    • Teachers are a role in a specific course.
    • Non-editing teacher roles are available for adjuncts, and part-time tutors.
      • .
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 28.
    • Learner Management Features – Blogs
    • Blogs in Moodle are user based - each user has their own Blog.
    • Admins, teachers, and students can create Tags - Admins can create site level tags, teachers can create Course level tags, and students can create their own list of tags.
    • When a blog entry is created, a user can select which tags they wish to associate with their new entry. Multiple tags can be selected.
    • Users can also select who they want the blog entry to be available to (depending on the blog visibility site setting).
      • .
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 29.
    • Learner Management Features – Admin
    • The Administration control panel puts all important learner management functions a single click away.
    • Teachers and Students can be manually enrolled or removed from a course. Configuration of course Backup and Restore is achieved on a single screen.
      • .
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 30. Learner Management Features – Grades The Grades feature in Moodle provides a quick view of all Forum, Assignment, Quiz, Lesson and Workshop grades. The grading scale applied to a learner’s submission is shown, along with a cumulative total, on a single page. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 31.
    • Learner Management Features – Scales
    • Instructors may define custom Scales to be used for grading Forums and Assignments.
    • Standard scales include assigning a value from 1-100% for each submission (or no grade), and indicating whether the learner was demonstrating one of three characteristics in the activity:
    • Shows mostly CONNECTED knowing.
    • Shows mostly SEPARATE knowing.
    • Equally separate and connected.
      • .
    Moodle’s Main Features
  • 32. Learner Management Features – Grades Viewing Assignment submissions and adding Grades and comments, are done from a single page that displays all enrolled students. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 33. Learner Management Features – Logs Monitor when and what course resources the learner has accessed. Moodle's Logs provide detailed learner activity. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 34. Learner Management Features – Files Centrally locate all course resources within the Files area of Moodle so they are available when creating new activities. Moodle’s Main Features Files storage area resembles your computer, making it easy to add, move, zip and delete resources.
  • 35. Plugins A plugin is a computer program that interacts with a host application to provide a certain function. Moodle has thousands of different plugins so that you can customize your platform. This makes Moodle a very flexible CMS. Moodle’s Main Features
  • 36. Practical Moodle
  • 37. Starting with Moodle Go to: http://moodle.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  • 38. Starting with Moodle
  • 39. Starting with Moodle
  • 40. Positioning blocks Assign roles to a block Hide block Move Up Move Down Move Right Starting with Moodle Delete block
  • 41. Starting with Moodle
  • 42. Editing an activity block Move right Move up/down Update Hide Group Starting with Moodle
  • 43. Editing a topic block Show only this topic Highlight this topic as the current topic Hide this topic from students Move Topic Down Starting with Moodle
  • 44. Adding a Resource into a Topic Starting with Moodle
  • 45. Adding an Activity into a Topic Starting with Moodle
  • 46. Adding Blocks Starting with Moodle
  • 47. Admin Panel Starting with Moodle
  • 48. Examples of Moodle courses Starting with Moodle https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?name=soutien https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?id=448
  • 49. Examples of Moodle courses Starting with Moodle
  • 50. Books on Moodle
  • 51. Books on Moodle
  • 52. Conference on Moodle
  • 53. Questions E-mail: [email_address] Ext.: 1404 - Room: 4B.3A-3