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  • 1. Getting Started with Moodle
  • 2.  
  • 3. About Me
    • Humboldt State University
      • LMS ITC, coordinated Blackboard-Moodle conversion, training & support
    • Moodlerooms
      • Documentation, online course development
    • Graduate Student
      • CSU East Bay M.S. Ed Online Teaching & Learning ‘10
  • 4. ...About You?
    • Icebreaker Exercise:
    • Edit Profile to be your real name
    • 2. Take the Using Moodle polls in the “Moodle Training Resources” course
  • 5. What is Moodle?
    • Modular-Object-Oriented-Dynamic-Learning Environment
      • Flexible, open-source Learning Management System
    • 100% online or supplement to a traditional classroom.
      • Miss a class? Keep in the loop
      • Enrich synchronous course
    • Resources and learning activities built upon the principles of collaboration and detailed feedback.
      • Moodle's Philosophy: Social Constructivism
  • 6. Creator: Martin Dougiamas, Perth, Western Australia 24.6 million registered users 2.3 million courses 1.9 million teachers 208 countries Available in 78 languages Largest site – 200,000 users Slide by Tomaz Lasic world facts (September 2008)‏
  • 7. How to Moodle
    • Sign up with a hosting provider
      • Moodle Partner - Moodlerooms
        • Moodle Experts – host, customize/develop, support
        • 10% profits back to
      • Monthly Hosting:, Ninehub
    • Self-Host
      • System administrator
      • Support team
  • 8. Tools
  • 9. Student Experience
    • Demonstration: Blended Class
      • Moodle to supplement face-to-face
        • As a resource
        • As a means to enrich face2face, assess learning, and
    • Demonstration: Online Class
  • 10. Instructor Orientation
    • Login and access course from MyCourses page
    • Turning Editing On
    • Design Decision: Course Format by Topics or Weekly dates
      • Course Settings – name, choose format, # of topics, summary, availability
    • Name your Topics
    • Topic Controls
  • 11. Building Your Course -Resources
    • Add a Resource is used to present content in your course.
    • By the end of this unit, you will be able to:
    • Add a file
    • Create a Moodle Book
    • Create a web page
    • Add a link to a website
    • Insert a label to give more information
    • Embed video, images and external links
  • 12. Building Your Course -Resources
    • Demo: 3 Main Ways to Display Content.
    • Syllabus as: a link to a file, a book, a web page, a link to a website
    • Activities:
    • Create a link to a file
    • File directory & organization
    • Create a Book
    • Compose a web page
    • Link to a website
    • Insert a Label
    • Embed Media - Video, audio, widgets, presentations (ie Slideshare)‏
    • Embed a video, an image, an audio
    • Content Control Icons
  • 13. Building your Course - Blocks
    • Add supplementary links, tools & resources
    • Calendar
    • Online Users
  • 14. Building your Course - Activities
    • Building your Course : Activities
    • Activities used to engage learners with resources you've added, to show their learning, to assess learning and give feedback. 
    • most can be graded
    • some allow students to rate the works of others and provide feedback
    • Major Course Design Decision - which activities would best fit with your learning objective in your student's application/analyzing/evaluation of learning?
  • 15. Activities Graphic by Pieter van der Hijden (‏
  • 16. Building your Course - Activities
    • By the end of this session, you will be able to:
    • Post an announcement in the News forum
    • Create a Choice to poll students or as a signup
    • Create a Chat for synchronous discussion
    • Create a Forum for discussion
    • Create a Wiki for collaboration
    • Create a Glossary for vocabulary building & research
    • Create Assignments for students to submit to
    • Create a Quiz to assess students or provide practice
  • 17. Uses, Demo, Practice, Discussion
    • First, the activity will be introduced with ideas for use
    • Then, the activity will be demonstrated
    • Next, you'll practice setting up the activity
    • Lastly, we can share ideas about using this activity in your courses
  • 18. News Forum
    • The News Forum: Posting an Announcement
      • Emailed to students
      • Appears on course page in the Latest News block
  • 19. Choice Uses
    • Poll student opinion
    • Stimulate thinking about a topic
      • As an advanced organizer to introduce a unit, ask a prequestion, ideally connecting a concept to student's prior experience.
    • Assess prior knowledge
    • Sign up
      • For a topic or presentation date
  • 20. Choice Demo Favorite Food Poll Signup for a tool/technique
  • 21. Collaboration in Moodle
  • 22. Chat
    • Synchronous communication
      • Can schedule a session to happen once or reocccur at specific dates/times
    • Use for office hours
    • Space for group work collaboration
    • Last-minute test study - Set up a chat room for the night before an exam so students have a place to go and ask questions.
      • Optional: Have a T.A. moderate
  • 23. Chat Demo An open chat with scheduled office hours
  • 24. Forum Uses
    • Tool for collaboration and peer review
      • Enforce groups so that students can collaborate on projects
      • Require the posting of a project as a discussion topic, require feedback to fellow learners.
    • Problem based learning
      • Assign groups to solve a problem, identify and correct a misconception, etc.
      • Q & A Forum Type: Students must post answer before see others
    • Weekly reading discussion
      • apply concepts from the reading
      • discuss a case study
      • use as resource to collect questions for in-class discussion
  • 25. Forum Uses
    • Tool for class-wide FAQ
      • Have one for whole class and/or ones for particular units
      • Have them consult the forums and the responses before sending you an email .
    • Interview a guest expert
    • Student moderation of a topic/issue
    • Social Forum
      • for chatting non-class issues
      • Icebreakers
        • Post your own first to model
    • Management tips:
      • View all forum posts by a student in profile
  • 26. Forum Demo
    • Importance of Reading Standard Discussion
    • Importance of Reading Simple Discussion
    • View all posts made by a user in profile
  • 27. Wiki
    • A wiki is a page (or pages) that several people can edit together.
    • Each of the changes are saved in versions of the page, and the old versions can be retrieved to be re-examined.
    • Types:
      • Class collaboration
      • Individual/Teacher collaboration
      • Group collaboration
  • 28. Wiki Uses
    • Lecture Notes
    • Brainstorming
    • Group Projects
      • Record research, create outlines
      • Produce a guide, article, brochure, etc.
        • Consider asking to have best of submitted to Wikipedia or another web wiki
      • Collaborate on assignments that are submitted to forum posts or uploaded to assignments
    • Portfolio - Student-teacher, student collects artifacts in Wiki
    • Journal
  • 29. Wiki Demo
    • Web 2.0 Participant's Blog URLs
    • Edit & Add another page
    • Tabs & Menus
    • Research Wiki – Groups on
  • 30. Glossary
    • Instructor and/or student created
    • Entries organized by category
    • Entries can be commented on
    • Entries can be revised based on comments
    • Entries can be moderated by Instructor for approval into Glossary
  • 31. Glossary Uses
    • Vocabulary building - Repository for key concept definition
    • Research Activity –
      • Assign each student (or team) to contribute a definition (and categorize appropriately if applicable).
      • Multiple definitions can be rated, with the highest-rated definitions submitted the final class glossary.
    • Mini-projects - small research projects to create resources for each other.
      • Have students research a topic (like organs in the body) then create an encyclopaedia-style glossary entry with pictures and resources.
      • Create glossary entries for biographies of historical people or those in the field .
  • 32. Glossary Uses
    • Embed information on key concepts with autolinking
      • Anytime someone mentions a glossary term in a lesson, forum, or wiki, the word is linked back to the definition in the glossary.
      • Credit for word use: Assign points to using glossary terms in students' forum posts.
    • Random Glossary Block
      • Tip or Vocab Word of the Day/Week/Upon Refresh
      • Draws randomly or sequentially
  • 33. Glossary Demo Literary Terms Glossary Add a new entry
  • 34. Assessment in Moodle
  • 35. Assignments
    • Advanced uploading of files – submit to Moodle
      • PPTs, spreadsheets, Worksheet Word Docs
      • Review/mark file & reupload to student; Drafts
    • Upload a single file – submit to Moodle
    • Online Text – compose & submit in Moodle
      • I n-line commenting
      • Ideal for short written assignments; journals
    • Offline activity – submit in class/non-graded Moodle
      • To give credit and/or feedback for real-world activities like participation, presentations, etc
      • To grade a non-graded Moodle activity ie Wiki, Choice.
  • 36. Assignment Demo Upload a file as student Online Text as student Grading an Online Text Grading a file
  • 37. Quiz
    • Formal tool to assess learning
    • Practice or Self Assessment
      • Zero-points for practice with concepts (use an older quiz that aren't giving again)‏
      • Adaptive (allow them to retake question immediately within same attempt)‏
      • Strengthens understanding
    • Question types: Multiple choice, Embedded (Cloze), Matching, True/False, Short Answer Essay, Numerical, Calculated,
      • Can import in a number of formats
  • 38. Quiz Features
    • Item analysis - identify defective test items & knowledge gaps.
    • Rapid, Explanatory feedback based on selection
      • Overall feedback based on final grade range
    • Randomly generate quizzes from pools of questions
    • Allow students to re-take quizzes multiple times
      • Optional: enforce a time delay between attempts
    • Pools can be reused in multiple quizzes, shared between classes
  • 39. Quiz Demo Moodle Quiz Vocabulary Quiz Results
  • 40. Lesson
    • Present content like an article or a graphic, followed by questions on what they just saw
      • Supports engagement & mental models
      • Can be used as a flashcard exercise
        • Student is shown pages (cards) in random order. Usually these are question pages.
        • Setup 1: "After a correct answer" set to "Show an unseen page" never shows the same page twice (even if the student did not answer the question associated with the Card/Page correctly).
        • Setup 2: The other option is "Show an unanswered page" which shows the student pages that may have appeared before but only if they answered the associated question wrongly.
  • 41. Lesson
    • Create simulations and case studies to respond to student input - a Choose your own Adventure book.
      • Branching: Each page in the lesson can be followed by a question, and the resulting page depends on the answer the student gives.
      • Create a flowcart for organization to avoid confusion!
      • Supports application, analyzing, scaffolding to learner's ability
  • 42. Lesson Demo
    • Complex; no time for demo or practice
    • Walkthrough settings
  • 43. Managing your Course: Administration
    • Assign Roles
    • Groups
    • Backup
    • Reports
      • Who's doing what and when.
  • 44. Extending Moodle 3 rd party modules add more features – Downloads – Modules Haven't used most of these yet
    • Flexpage
      • Alternative Course Format
    • Google Integration – single sign on
    • Sloodle –
      • Take Choices in SL; submit SL 3D to Moodle assignment
    • Filter: Insert Question into Resource or Activity.
  • 45. Extending Moodle
    • Mindmap
      • Create mindmaps
      • Student-editable or not
      • Private, group, public
      • Export XML, PDF, image
    • Map
      • Build maps with Google or Openstreetmap
      • Student or Instructor created
      • Automatically populate student locations
  • 46. Extending Moodle
    • Flashcard
      • An indexing exercise for a map of coupled things (any pair of related text, images, or sounds) to be learned and retained.
      • Can create from matching questions
    • Game
      • Create games from your quiz questions and glossary entries
      • Hangman, Crossword, Cryptex, Millionaire, Sudoku, Hidden Picture, Snakes/Ladders
  • 47. Extending Moodle
    • Skype
      • Video calling, file sending, chat
      • As module (schedule & open session from Moodle)‏
      • As block (see what users are on Skype right now)‏
    • DimDim Web Meeting, Wimba & Webex (coming soon)‏
      • Create, Schedule & add to calendar; open session from Moodle
    • NanoGong -
      • Audio Recording in Moodle HTML editor
      • Audio Activity - Assignment type
  • 48. ...And More
    • Database
    • Surveys
    • Outcomes
      • tie your standards to Moodle activities
    • Rubrics
    • Gradebook
    • Attendance