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Week 1 Getting Started


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This presentation was used as an introductory piece for a basic understanding of Moodle.

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Week 1 Getting Started

  1. 1. Are You Ready to Noodle with Moodle?<br />Getting Started!<br />Debby Caven<br />
  2. 2. First Impressions<br />
  3. 3. Our First Look<br />Name of Course<br />Breadcrumb Trail<br />Work Area:<br />• Add your teaching <br /> materials here<br />Administration Block<br />for teacher’s only<br />
  4. 4. Customize Your Course Page<br />4<br />Copyright 2010<br />
  5. 5. Editing Off<br />5<br />Copyright 2010<br />Making Changes on Course Page p. 1<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Copyright 2010<br />Making Changes on Course Page p. 2<br />EditingOn / Notice the Difference<br />
  7. 7. Useful (and less<br /> useful) Blocks:<br />• Activities<br />• Administration<br />• Blog menu/tags<br />• Calendar<br />• Courses<br />• Course Description<br />• Global Search<br />• HTML<br />• Latest News<br />• Loan Calculator<br />• Mentees Block<br />• Messages<br />• Online Users<br />• People<br />• Quiz Results<br />• Recent Activity<br />• Random Glossary Entry<br />• Remote RSS Feeds<br />• Search Forums<br />• Section Links<br />• Upcoming Events<br />7<br />Copyright 2010<br />The Tools of Moodle<br />
  8. 8. A Way to Customize<br /> Your Page!<br />• Create a side block of<br /> your own!<br />• Brightens up the<br /> page, especially for<br /> younger students<br />8<br />Copyright 2010<br />Configuring an HTML Block<br />
  9. 9. • Provide short<br /> description for each topic<br />• Add headings<br />• MUST be sure “editing is<br /> on” to do any work on this<br /> section<br />• Must “click on” the hand<br /> icon<br />• News Forum takes us to<br /> Topic 0<br />• Click on “News Forum”<br /> takes you to an HTML<br /> Editor<br />Debby Caven<br />9<br />Copyright 2010<br />Customizing the Middle Section p. 1<br />
  10. 10. Customizing the Middle Section p. 2<br /> 1 2<br />Change font<br />3 4 5 6 7 8<br />Text color<br />Change size<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Organizing Course Materials<br />Organizing and Storing Course Materials<br />• Each course has its own special area for storing files such as worksheets, pictures, photographs, etc.<br />• Get to this area by locating the Administration Block and “clicking on” Files.<br />• Important to organize files just as you do your own computer files or files for schools.<br />• Important to store pictures/clip art in folders in case web site changes or goes down, you have the graphic stored.<br />11<br />Copyright 2010<br />
  12. 12. Click on “Files” to<br /> begin organizing<br /> your course<br /> materials<br />Debby Caven<br />12<br />Copyright 2010<br />Setting Up Your Course Files p. 1<br />
  13. 13. • Here you can create your file folder. You can create one for Worksheets, your<br /> “Topics” for each week, your quizzes, your glossary word, your pictures. <br />• Just create your folder, upload your content and stay organized with all course <br /> materials! <br />Debby Caven<br />13<br />Copyright 2010<br />Setting Up Your Course Files p. 2<br />
  14. 14. Brighten Up Your Pages with Images!<br />• Turn on your editing on your course page<br />• Click on your editing icon (the hand) for the topic you want<br />• You now have the HTML Editor<br />• Click on your picture icon <br />• Click on browse and locate the image you want to upload<br />• Click on open and it will appear in the Browse box<br />• Click on the Upload button<br />• Add some descriptive text <br />• Add a border width <br />• Click OK <br />• Save changes.<br />Debby Caven<br />14<br />Copyright 2010<br />
  15. 15. • Insert an image<br /> with a URL<br />• Insert an image<br /> from a folder you<br /> have created<br />• Look at preview<br />• Set alignment<br />(4)<br />• Select border<br /> thickness (5)<br />4<br />5<br />15<br />Copyright 2010<br />Insert an Image: HTML Box<br />
  16. 16. • Be sure editing is on<br />• Go to your Topic<br />• Click on your editing<br /> hand<br />• You now have an HTML<br /> box<br />• Choose the “link” icon<br />• Complete the dialogue<br /> box<br />16<br />Copyright 2010<br />Adding Links to other Sites in Moodle<br />
  17. 17. Summary:<br />We have now done the following to our Moodle Course:<br />• Altered the layout to suit our subject, students and teaching style<br />• Looked at how to move and add useful blocks on either sides of the main work area<br />• Organized our file storage<br />• Learned how to add text and images to our course page to make it more attractive to young children<br />• Learned how to add clickable links to external web sites.<br />Debby Caven<br />17<br />Copyright 2010<br />
  18. 18. Questions???<br />Debby Caven<br />