Week 2-Moodle for Beginners

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  • Week 2-Moodle for Beginners

    1. 1. Moodle – Week 2<br />Beginner’s Emphasis<br />
    2. 2. Let’s Begin With a Brief Review <br />of What We Know<br />
    3. 3. What We Know So Far:<br /><ul><li>Logging in
    4. 4. Named our course
    5. 5. Edit course settings: Topics or Dates
    6. 6. Explored and added some side blocks</li></li></ul><li>What We Know So Far: (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Configured our own HTML Block
    7. 7. Set up a course file
    8. 8. Inserted an image
    9. 9. Inserted a hyperlink</li></li></ul><li>Why this is helpful:<br /><ul><li>Upload handouts/forms so they are present online as long as you want them
    10. 10. No more running off papers and students lose the paper</li></ul>Adding Worksheets and Resources<br />“Our First Task”<br />
    11. 11. What we will learn:<br /><ul><li>Getting individual worksheets on Moodle
    12. 12. Getting whole folders of work into Moodle
    13. 13. Make quick and easy links to web sites
    14. 14. Create a worksheet from scratch in Moodle</li></ul>Adding Worksheets and Resources<br />“Our First Task” (continued)<br />
    15. 15. Uploading Content on Moodle<br />
    16. 16. Uploading a fact sheet<br /><ul><li>Turn editing button
    17. 17. Click on the “Add a Resource” box
    18. 18. Select a link to a file or a web site
    19. 19. In “Name” type the text that you want your students to click on
    20. 20. In “Summary” write a short description if you want</li></ul>Putting a Worksheet on Moodle<br />
    21. 21. Adding a “Resource”<br />
    22. 22. Adding a “Resource”<br />• Create a Folder<br />
    23. 23. Upload and “file” your resource<br /><ul><li>Click on upload a file
    24. 24. Find the worksheet and click on “open”
    25. 25. Move worksheet to folder that you created.</li></li></ul><li>Upload and “file” your resource<br />
    26. 26. PRACTICE TIME! <br />• Take 10 minutes and practice uploading a file or develop an HTML Block!<br />• Remember, if you need to go over the directions, the presentation is on Moodle, Week 2! <br />
    27. 27. Putting A Week’s Worth of Resources Into Moodle<br />“Our 2nd Task”<br />
    28. 28. Putting A Week’s Worth of Resources Into Moodle<br />“Our 2nd Task”<br />To view the resources, we need to get them from our <br />computer and onto Moodle:<br />1. Find the folder that you want to upload, right-click on it, and select “Compressed (zipped) Folder” within the “Send To” option.<br />You’ll get another folder with the same name, but “Zip” format,<br />Go to your Moodle course page, and in the “Administration” box, click “Files”.<br />As we have done before, click on “Upload” and upload the zipped folder (it ends in .zip)<br />Now click on “Unzip”, which is displayed to the right of your folder name, and the folder will be restored to its normal size.<br />
    29. 29. Putting A Week’s Worth of Resources Into Moodle<br />(continued)<br />What just happened?<br />We put a week’s worth of materials onto Moodle. We <br />Did this by “zipping” the material to make it slide into <br />Moodle.<br />We then uploaded the file and unzipped it.<br />If you want to be organized, select the checkbox <br />displayed to the left of the zipped folder and select “delete<br />completely”. We do not need the zipped folder now, as we <br />have the original folder back.<br />
    30. 30. Displaying a Folder on Moodle<br />“Our 3rd Task”<br />
    31. 31. Displaying a Folder on Moodle<br />“Our 3rd Task”<br />This requires only 4 simple steps:<br />With editing turned on, click on “Add a Resource” and<br />choose “Display a directory”<br />In the “Name” field, type something meaningful for the<br />students to click on and add a “Summary” field if you want.<br />Click on “Display a Directory” and find the one that you<br />want.<br />4. Scroll down and click on “Save and return to course”.<br />
    32. 32. Displaying a Folder on Moodle<br />“Our 3rd Task”<br />(continued)<br />What just happened?<br />We made a link to a week’s worth of materials on our ‘<br />course page, instead of displaying them one at a time.<br />We now get a folder icon.<br />When the text next to the folder is clicked, the folder <br />opens and all materials can be seen<br /> This is more pleasing to the eye than is a long list of <br /> materials.<br />
    33. 33. PRACITICE TIME ONCE AGAIN!!!<br />Upload a folder, even if it is for practice. Then make a directory to “show” your folder!<br />
    34. 34. Making a “Click Here” Link to a Web Site<br />
    35. 35. Making a “Click Here” Link to a Web Site<br />Our 4th Task<br />Click on “Add a resource” to discover the drop down<br /> menu.<br />Release on “Link to a file or web site”.<br />Add “Name” (This becomes your hyperlink.)<br />Add summary if you want,<br />“Link to file or web site”, add the URL or “search for<br />web page” and then copy the URL.<br />Decide is you want a new window or the same window.<br />“Save and return to course”.<br />
    36. 36. Creating a worksheet directly in Moodle<br />Our 5th Task<br />
    37. 37. Creating a worksheet directly in Moodle<br />Our 5th Task<br />With the editing turned on, go to “Add a resource”, and click on “Compose a web page”.<br />In the “Name” field, type the text that students will have to click on to access the page. Then, scroll down to compose a web page.<br />Type in the instructions, the worksheet, transfer a table, etc.<br />Use the HTML editor to change the font size, color and add images.<br />Make sure the “Window” option is set to “New Window”.<br />Click on “Save and return to course.<br />
    38. 38. Creating a worksheet directly in Moodle<br />Our 5th Task<br />What just happened?<br />We have now created a worksheet, reference sheet, etc.,<br />directly in Moodle, without the need to create it offline<br />first, and then upload it from Moodle.<br />Not all students have Microsoft Office installed, but they<br />can click on the Internet. This solves the problems of <br />different formats, platforms, etc.<br />
    39. 39. Improving the Appearance of Your Site<br />Our 6th Task<br />
    40. 40. Improving the Appearance of Your Site<br />Our 6thTask<br />(continued)<br />A long list of worksheets on your site is not pleasant in appearance to the eye of a student. Two things can change this:<br />Put them in a folder and show only that folder (“display directory”. Add a bit of white space between the worksheets to separate them and categorize them. <br />We know about the directory, let’s explore the white space.<br />
    41. 41. Improving the Appearance of Your Site<br />Our 6th Task<br />(continued)<br />Creating the “white space”:<br />With the editing turned on, go to “Add a resource” and choose<br />“Insert a label”.<br />Type in some text in order to separate or categorize a number <br />of worksheets.<br />3. Click “Save and return to course”.<br />
    42. 42. PRACTICE TIME! <br />Create a worksheet in Moodle, add a hyperlink or insert a label!<br />
    43. 43. Questions?<br />
    44. 44. Assignment:<br />Should be 30 Minutes of Time!<br />1. You must complete the Journal Activity for each <br />week documenting the work that you did. You must<br />document 1 hour for the April 21st class and 30 <br />minutes for this class.<br />2. Visit the 2 Moodle sites and react in our Forum <br />question/ or work for 30 minutes on you Moodle <br />Site that you hope to introduce to your students.<br />

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