Installation guide for Latex and MOODLE


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Installation guide for Latex and MOODLE

  1. 1. WHAT‟s in a NAME?  LaTeX is usually pronounced /leɪtɛk/ or /ˈlɑˈtɛk/  T, E, X stands for capital Greek letters tau, epsilon, and chi  The name is traditionally printed in running text with a special typographical logo:
  2. 2. LaTeX is macro package for the type setting system TeX. TeX has been developed between 1977 and 1986 by Donald E. Knuth. In 1984 Leslie Lamport developed LaTeX on top of TeX to ease its usage for normal document authors. Today most people are using LaTeX instead of directly TeX.
  3. 3.  TeX  It is a typesetting system.  It provides many commands which allow you to specify the format of your document with great detail (e.g. font styles, spacing, kerning, ligatures, etc.)  It has specialized algorithms to compute the optimal flow of text in your document (e.g. where to cut lines, pages, etc.).  TeX is all about giving you powerful algorithms and commands to specify even the tiniest detail to make your documents look pretty.  LaTeX  It is a set of macros built on top of TeX.  The idea behind LaTeX is to shift the focus from the format to the content of your document.  In LaTeX commands are all about giving a structure to the content of your document (e.g. sections, emphasis, tables, indices, etc.).  In LaTeX you just say section{...} instead of: selecting a larger font, a different font style, and inserting appropriate spaces before and after the section heading.  As LaTeX is built on top of TeX you also get, of course, a beautiful document as your output; but, more importantly, your source input can also be well structured, easier to read (and write!) for humans. In short TeX is all about formatting, for document/template designers, while LaTeX is all about content, for document writers.
  4. 4.  Today most document systems like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice are working based on the so called WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) concept.  If you are used to this, working with LaTeX will be quite new to you. Instead of typing in a document showing the final layout the document is typed as a simple text file.  Special formats like headings of emphasizes are achieved by using LaTeX‟s markup commands.  If you are used to HTML this may be quite familar to you, with the difference that LaTeX is focused on high quality printable documents like books.  To get the final output, the LaTeX source you have creates as a simple text file is compiled by the LaTeX compiler.  The result will normally be a DVI, PostScript or PDF file.
  5. 5. Lets run through a short example!!  First make sure you have a latex distribution Installed.  Open your favorite text editor – even Notepad will be good enough – and enter the following text .  Now type the following!
  6. 6.  documentclass{article}   title{My first LaTeX document}  author{You!}   begin{document}  maketitle  tableofcontents   section{My first Section}  label{firstSection}   This is my first section!   LaTeX is great in setting formulas like in example $c = sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$   section{My secon Section}   Even referencing other sections is very easy. See section~ref{firstSection}.  end{document}
  7. 7.  Save the file as „demo.tex‟. Now open up a windows command line and use the „cd‟ command to change to the directory where you have stored your file.  Enter pdflatex demo.tex  LaTeX will print some output. When it is finished execute the same command again.  Now you will find a file called „demo.pdf‟ in the same directory.  Open it in your favorite PDF-viewer like i.e. Adobe Reader and you will see something similar to the screenshot shown!
  8. 8. The drawbacks of this concept seem to be clear:  Complicated workflow (editing a text file, calling the LaTeX compiler, using an additional software like Adobe Reader to view the output)  High learning efforts to get used to the LaTeX markup commands.  To tell it in advance: Both drawbacks are not really existing any more when working with TeXnicCenter.
  9. 9. Why latex over a modern WYSIWYG tool like OpenOffice? THIS IS WHY!! Advantage MSWord LaTex Concentrate on Content not on Layout Move figures to different positions until you get what you want Simply say “include this graphic” and LaTeX will care about where to place it exactly Scalability All your figures appear at the end of the document though you placed them somewhere else Just reference a figure in the text position where it belongs to and LaTeX will care about were the figure will be placed
  10. 10. Advantages MSWord LaTex High Quality The document output generated by LaTeX is of very high quality – higher than what you might expect from Microsoft Word or OpenOffice When mathematical formulas are involved, the results are impressive. Even today, many – especially scientific – books are written using LaTeX. Platform Independent The layout of such documents is always based on the currently selected printer driver. When tuning a document at home and printing it at the college the result may be quite different. The output generated by LaTeX is fixed and will look the same. pdfLaTeX directly generates PDF output with all its known advantages. Performance When you are a fast typer, you often hate word when you are again grapping the mouse to change a paragraphs style. For fast typers it is easier to keep hands on the keyboard. Different text styles are referenced by markup commands. You will be quicker with LaTeX than with other systems, that is if you are a fast typer.
  11. 11. Now you know the pros and cons of LaTeX. If you like its features but fear about its drawbacks we have good news for you: TeXnicCenter will make it easy for you to get started with LaTeX.  It provides many menu items and dialogs to quickly insert the necessary markup commands.  Its integration with the LaTeX environment and the output viewers allows you to do all your work from within the TeXnicCenter user interface.  No need to open up a command line any more .
  12. 12. COMMAND What it does cal Calligraphic letters frac{numerator}{denominator} Fraction in math paragraph[toctitle]{text} Begins a new paragraph, automatically headed and numbered. tan Is tan (math mode) subsubsection[toctitle]{text} Begin new subsections, automatically headed and numbered thanks{footnote} Adds an acknowledgement footnote to an author's name used in a maketitle command. today Generates today's date. copyright Generates ©
  13. 13. Capital letters are obtained by capitalizing the LaTeX command for the lowercase version. Capital letters in grey are exceptions which have no LaTeX commands.
  14. 14. LATEX Installation Guide This guide will tell you how to get started with LATEX. In order to use LATEX on Windows you must install MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter. Once you have set these up you will be able to write or download a .tex input file and produce a pdf.
  15. 15. Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment It is a free software e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  16. 16. As of June 2013  User base of 83,008 registered and verified sites  70,696,570 users  7.5+ million courses  1.2+ million teachers. Moodle was developed by Martin Dougiamas  Help educators create online courses  Focus on interaction  Collaborative construction of content
  17. 17. can be  A complete online learning environment  A focal point for online collaboration  A repository for self study courses and materials can contain  Collaborative synchronous courses  Independent, self paced courses
  18. 18.  Universities  High schools  Primary schools  Government departments  Healthcare organizations  Military organizations  Airlines  Oil companies  Homeschoolers  Independent educators  Special educators
  19. 19. Supported by a global community Robust open source learning platform Powering learning environments worldwide
  20. 20. HARDWARE  Disk space: 160 MB (min) , 5 GB would be ideal  Backup: The same as disk space  Memory: 256 MB (min), 1 GB optimal SOFTWARE  Operating System: Linux more preferable  Web Server: Apache or IIS  PHP: minimum version 5.3.2  Database: MySQL and PostgreSQL  Browser: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 9
  21. 21.    
  22. 22.  Modern, easy to use interface  Personalized Dashboard  Collaborative tools and activities  All-in-one calendar  Convenient file management  Simple and intuitive text editor  Notifications  Track progress
  23. 23.  Customizable site design and layout  Secure authentication and mass enrolment  Multilingual capability  Bulk course creation and easy backup  Manage user roles and permissions  Supports open standards  High interoperability  Simple add-ons and plug-in management  Detailed reporting and logs  Regular security updates
  24. 24.  Direct learning paths  Encourage collaboration  Embed external resources  Multimedia Integration  Group management  Marking workflow  In-line marking  Peer and self assessment  Integrated Badges  Outcomes and rubrics  Security and privacy
  25. 25. It has just 3 basic steps 1. Download and unpack the complete install package. 2. Start the webserver. 3. Install Moodle using a web browser.