Alberto Minetti – University of Genoa ITALY Saturday, February 19, 2013 Savona GE, Italy
What is Moodle?Moodle is an e-learning software. Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment During this workshop, I will demonstrate various applications of Moodle
What is Moodle? Created by Martin Dougiamas Philosophy: Learners can contribute to the educational experience 57,256 registered sites and more… Over 29 million users enrolled Useful for Traditional room class Full online courses
Example Moodle page Open your browser to https://184.108.40.206:12443 Accept the certificate Clicking the option near the RED SHIELD Login with your own account or this one: Username: user1 Password: user1-PASSWORD Username: user2 Password: user2-PASSWORD
Features of MoodleEasy creation of courses from existing resourcesCourse content which can be re-usedLearner involvementEnrollment and learner authenticationOnline learner and teacher managementSupport community to help solve problems and generate new ideasAffordability
This tutorial will discuss Adding content to your course such as Images, PDF files, hyperlinks and Folders Adding activities such as: Discussion Forums and Chats Assignments and Homeworks Calendar, Events, Surveys Choices, Quizzes and Grading System Brief practice usage Where to find more help and information
A new Course Information about Course Other Blocks Navigation Block In the middle there are the materials you loaded for each Week or Topic
Resources on the Course First Week or First Topic Custom Text Navigation Block Recent activity Custom image Files of Course
Resources and Activities 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 communication by learners. Choice Instructors create a question and a number of choices for learners; results are posted for learners to view. Use this module to do quick surveys on subject matter Forum Allows for asynchronous message Quiz for tests Glossary of terms used in a course. Has display format options including entry list, encyclopedia, FAQ, dictionary style and more Wiki Learners reflect, record and revise ideas File or folders that students can download Label Add descriptions with images in any area of the course homepage Page Add a page for additional info
Threaded discussion boards for asynchronousForum 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.
Rate a Forum post Studentscan Rate a forum post, based on Scales set up by the course creator
QuizCreate all the familiar forms of assessmentincluding true-false, multiple choice, shortanswer, matching question, randomquestions, numerical questions, embeddedanswer questions with descriptive text andgraphics.
QuizInstructors have granular control in definingcourse assessments, and can import quizquestions from popular formats likeBlackboard, IMS QTI and WebCT. Moodlealso supports embedding audio into a quiz.
SurveyThis module aids an instructor in makingonline classes more effective by offering avariety of surveys (COLLES, ATTLS),including critical incident sampling.
HTML input allowinsert complex math expressions LaTeX similar style
GlossaryGlossary termsappear inhighlight withinall activityresources.Moodle includesits own sitesearch engine.
Participants info 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.
Participants info 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.
Participants info 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.
Calendar and Events Keeping a calendar of events is important to both the learner and course instructor. Global events that appear in all courses (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.).
Calendar and Events 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.
Scales Default scale is [1..100] You can set your own scales: Pass, Not Pass Bad, Good, Superb
GradesThe Grades feature in Moodle provides a quickview of all Forum, Assignment, Wiki and Quizgrades.The grading scale applied to a learner’ssubmission is shown, along with a cumulativetotal, on a single page.Grades can be downloaded in Excel or plain text forinclusion into an existing electronic gradebook
Grades Single page to grades and view all student enrolled Choose a Grade Category for: Assignments, Homeworks, Projects Rating in Forums Literally Grades
Logs and Reports Track all activity of each Student Check IP Check how many Student get a resource or an activity
Files and Navigation Private Files All Course Files Navigation Breadcrumb Login page and Accounting (that can be integrated with existent databases)
Enrollment keys and Locale Create a key/password for a course Set your own Language Set your own TimeZone Each student can select the language
E-mail Notifications When learners “subscribe” to forums they are notified by e-mail of new postings. Additionally, instructors can set e- mail notification for private Dialogues.
Practice: login Open your browser to https://220.127.116.11:12443 Accept the certificate Click the option near the RED SHIELD Login with your own account or this one: Username: user1 Password: user1-PASSWORD
Practice: create a new Course Students Enrollment Manual Automatic Teachers Enrollment Manual Password to join? Guest can join? Turn editing on
Practice: the User Profile Choose your own photo “Social” Send message to others Change settings Language, personal email, time zone, etc.
Practice: create a new Forum Default Forum: the News Forum Only Teachers can post Learners can view and they are auto-subscribed Add a new Forum: the Discussion Forum Everyone can post and view Other useful forum: The Teachers’ Forum: only for Teachers
Practice: add a simple Resource Adding content to your course such as Page Label Hide and Show each Resource or Activity Labels can be placed everywhere! And can have images inside HTML powerful content!
Practice: add a Resource file Adding content to your course such as Images PDF files Hyperlinks Folders Make your own private folder The Fastest way to add resource!
Practice: add a Glossary Add the Glossary Activity Useful for Acronyms Main Glossary contains all Secondary ones Insert some entries…
Practice: add a Block Add the Glossary Block Modify it Add the Calendar Block Set up a future event like an exam Others: HTML, Quiz Results, Recent Activity And much more…
Practice: add a Scale Choose significant wordsPractice: add a Grade Category Using a different Grade Category for each activity makes easy the grading system Aggregate on the Category Then Aggregate over ALL (weights?) Calculation of Grade
Practice: add a Chat Useful for synchronous question and answer Set a start time for a Chat You see the start time in the Calendar Censorship and Bad Words Filter
Practice: add a Choice Simple Multi-choice answerPractice: send a Message Direct asynchronous message to anyone
Practice: add a Wiki Collaborative Wiki Using an appropriate index Individual Wiki Group Wiki
Practice: create a Group A Group can contains users Use different Groupings if you have different Activities that require different Groups
Practice: add an Assignment Use it for offline Homeworks Set the start and the end time
Practice: add a Survey Choose the type Check global results Check results of a single Student
Practice: add a Quiz Many Options, Useful Feedbacks, Attempts and Tries, Weighted Questions Several kind of questions Multiple choice, Text entry, T/F, Description Calculation (Automatically generation of numbers) And more… Then results are automatically calculated by the Grade calculator and shown to Students
Practice: view the Participants Access to the info about the Participants How many Learners is in this Course? Track their activity Detailed Logs and Reports
Useful Links http://moodle.org/ http://www.moodletutorials.org/ Using Moodle: http://moodle.org/course/category.php?id=1 Teachers Playground Demo: http://moodle.org/course/category.php?id=2 … and all the Web Bibliography: Bryan C. Williams & Moodle docs