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