Beginner’s Moodle – Week 3<br />by Debby Caven<br />
Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss:  Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />
Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss:  Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />With the editing turned ...
Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss:  Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />In the HTML box enter yo...
Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss:  Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />The option, “Maximum att...
Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss:  Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />What just happened?<br /...
How to Moderate a Forum:<br />• We can edit the response posted by the student (change wording if inappropriate).<br />• W...
Forum Types<br />
Carrying on the Conversation in Real-Time – Outside of School!Creating a Chat Room in Moodle<br />
Creating a Chat Room<br />Go to “Add an activity”<br />In the “Name of this chat room” field, enter the title of your chat...
Creating a Chat Room<br />For the “Repeat sessions” option choose whether you want to chat regularly, or just once.<br />F...
Creating a Chat Room<br />For now, you can ignore the “Common module settings” option.<br />Click on “Save and Display”.<b...
What just happened?<br />•  We have set up the place and time on mortal for our students to talk to each other, as well as...
What just happened?<br />•  Clicking on the link will take the students to a box where they’ll be able to see their user p...
Time to Practice!<br />Try one of the activities presented,<br />a “Forum” or a “Chat”!  Decide if you <br />could use thi...
Creating a Glossary<br />•  A glossary is similar to an online dictionary.<br />•  The difference is that you add all the ...
Creating a Glossary<br />•  Students can click on these links to learn more about them.<br />•  Glossaries are useful for ...
Creating a Glossary<br />
Creating Your Glossary:<br />With the editing turned on, select the<br />    “Glossary” option, within the “Add an <br /> ...
Creating Your Glossary:<br />
What Just Happened?<br />• We have set up an area on Moodle <br />where our class students can use <br />selected vocabula...
Extending our Glossary:  Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />
Extending our Glossary:  Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Turn editing on.<br />Go to add an activity and create a ...
Extending our Glossary:  Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Use the following options:<br />•  Maximum grade -  Shoul...
Extending our Glossary:  Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Once you save the lesson options, simply create question ...
Time for Some Hands-On Work!<br />Take a moment to play with the glossary or create some flash cards!<br />
Moodle’s “Choice” Tool<br />
Giving AClass a Chance to Vote   <br />With editing turned on, click on “Add an activity” and then select choice.<br />In ...
Giving Our Class a Chance to Vote <br />Change it to “enable” if you only want a certain number of people to vote for a pa...
Giving Our Class a Chance to Vote <br />Use “Restrict answering to this time period” option to decide when to open and clo...
What Just Happened?<br />• We have set up an area, on our course page where students can  express their choice for an idea...
Finding Out the Student’s Choice<br />Access the choice option and click on the words fuel responses on the upper right of...
Embedding a YouTube Video on Your Moodle Site<br />
Steps to Embed Your Video<br />Turn editing on.<br />Go to “Add a resource”.<br />Click on “Insert a label”.<br />Create a...
Questions?<br />
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  1. 1. Beginner’s Moodle – Week 3<br />by Debby Caven<br />
  2. 2. Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss: Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />
  3. 3. Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss: Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />With the editing turned on, click on “Add an activity” and select “Forum”.<br />You will now see a dialogue box.<br />Type your forum name that will invite your students to join the discussion.<br />In the Forum type field, choose the “Single Simple Discussion” or “Standard Forum”. <br />
  4. 4. Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss: Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />In the HTML box enter your starting topic, with images and hyperlinks, if you wish.<br />Change the “Force everyone to be subscribed to Yes” if you want your students notified via email each time someone posts to the forum.<br /> Leave the option “Read tracking” as is. <br />
  5. 5. Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss: Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />The option, “Maximum attachment size” lets you decide how big a file ro image can be attached to a response.<br />Grade – alter these settings to give each post a grade.<br />You can put a number in the “Post threshold for blocking” option if you want to limit the number of posts as student can make.<br /> Click on “Save and return to course”. <br />
  6. 6. Getting Your Class to Reflect and Discuss: Creating an Online Discussion AreaCalled a Forum<br />What just happened?<br />• You have just set up an online discussion area (forum)on a specific topic for your class<br />• Students will click on the “reply” link at the bottom to post to their response.<br />
  7. 7. How to Moderate a Forum:<br />• We can edit the response posted by the student (change wording if inappropriate).<br />• We can delete the post altogether.<br />• We can reply to it when we think it is really important to do so.<br />
  8. 8. Forum Types<br />
  9. 9. Carrying on the Conversation in Real-Time – Outside of School!Creating a Chat Room in Moodle<br />
  10. 10. Creating a Chat Room<br />Go to “Add an activity”<br />In the “Name of this chat room” field, enter the title of your chat room.<br />In the “Introduction text” type in what the discussion is going to be about. This sentence<br />For the “Next chat time” option, choose when you want to open the chat room.<br />
  11. 11. Creating a Chat Room<br />For the “Repeat sessions” option choose whether you want to chat regularly, or just once.<br />For this the “Save past sessions” option, choose how long, if at all, to keep a record of the conversations.<br />It is up to you to decide whether to allow everyone to view the past sessions or not<br />
  12. 12. Creating a Chat Room<br />For now, you can ignore the “Common module settings” option.<br />Click on “Save and Display”.<br />
  13. 13. What just happened?<br />• We have set up the place and time on mortal for our students to talk to each other, as well as ourselves, online.<br />• Students will see an icon–usually a speech bubble on the course page, alongside the name given to the chat.<br />• Then the students just have to click on the I can’t at the correct time for the chat.<br />
  14. 14. What just happened?<br />• Clicking on the link will take the students to a box where they’ll be able to see their user photo and the time at which they entered the chat. <br />• The instructor and students will talk by typing into a long box at the bottom of the screen and when submitted your words will appear in the larger box above.<br />
  15. 15. Time to Practice!<br />Try one of the activities presented,<br />a “Forum” or a “Chat”! Decide if you <br />could use this in your course.<br />
  16. 16. Creating a Glossary<br />• A glossary is similar to an online dictionary.<br />• The difference is that you add all the information into the glossary.<br />• You can add single words, phrases, or even images to a glossary.<br />• You can even set it up in such a way that when you use one of the key words in your course, modal automatically makes the link to the entry for that word in the glossary.<br />
  17. 17. Creating a Glossary<br />• Students can click on these links to learn more about them.<br />• Glossaries are useful for teachers who want to provide key terms for a particular topic.<br />
  18. 18. Creating a Glossary<br />
  19. 19. Creating Your Glossary:<br />With the editing turned on, select the<br /> “Glossary” option, within the “Add an <br /> activity” option.<br />Provide a suitable name for the glossary in the “Name” field, and describe what the glossary is about in the “Description” text block.<br />There are many options that you can specify for a glossary.<br />Save and return to course.<br />
  20. 20. Creating Your Glossary:<br />
  21. 21. What Just Happened?<br />• We have set up an area on Moodle <br />where our class students can use <br />selected vocabulary words as a <br />collaborative / or reference dictionary.<br />
  22. 22. Extending our Glossary: Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />
  23. 23. Extending our Glossary: Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Turn editing on.<br />Go to add an activity and create a lesson.<br />Consider setting a low value for the maximum grade. You want to reward students for using the flash cards but also make them a valuable learning tool.<br />
  24. 24. Extending our Glossary: Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Use the following options:<br />• Maximum grade - Should set a low value<br />• Students can retake - set to “yes”<br />• Handling of retakes - set this to use a maximum number of times<br />• Action after correct answer – set this to “unseen” or “unanswered”<br /> • Minimum number of questions - keep this set at zero <br />• Number of pages (cards) to show - Make this large enough to give students enough practice<br />
  25. 25. Extending our Glossary: Creating Flashcards for Our Course<br />Once you save the lesson options, simply create question pages the order doesn’t matter you’re basically creating a deck of questions to draw from.<br />Once you’ve created the depth of flashcards you can release it to your students so they can practice answering the questions you’ve created.<br />
  26. 26. Time for Some Hands-On Work!<br />Take a moment to play with the glossary or create some flash cards!<br />
  27. 27. Moodle’s “Choice” Tool<br />
  28. 28. Giving AClass a Chance to Vote <br />With editing turned on, click on “Add an activity” and then select choice.<br />In the “Name” field enter an appropriate descriptive text.<br />In the “Choice Text” field ask the question based on which you want the students to cast a vote.<br />Leave the “Limit” field as if you don’t mind any number of students casting a vote for any option available. in in in in<br />
  29. 29. Giving Our Class a Chance to Vote <br />Change it to “enable” if you only want a certain number of people to vote for a particular choice.<br />In the “Choice” block, type in the options (a minimum of two) you want students to be able to cast their vote for.<br />Clicking on “Add more fields” will provide you with more choice boxes; often you will need one field for each member of the class for this activity.<br />
  30. 30. Giving Our Class a Chance to Vote <br />Use “Restrict answering to this time period” option to decide when to open and close your “Choice” – or have it always available.<br />Miscellaneous settings: See the following table. <br />
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  32. 32. What Just Happened?<br />• We have set up an area, on our course page where students can express their choice for an idea, by clicking on the desired option button.<br />• On the screen, you will be able to see an icon (usually, a question mark) and some text next to it.<br />• If you click on the text next to the icon a dialog box will appear and the students will click on the option button placed next to their choice.<br />
  33. 33. Finding Out the Student’s Choice<br />Access the choice option and click on the words fuel responses on the upper right of the screen.<br />You will get a chart displaying the choices of the students<br />Remember that we have set up this activity so that students can not see the results in order to avoid peer pressure. and<br />
  34. 34. Embedding a YouTube Video on Your Moodle Site<br />
  35. 35. Steps to Embed Your Video<br />Turn editing on.<br />Go to “Add a resource”.<br />Click on “Insert a label”.<br />Create a title<br />Click on the HTML editor<br />Go to YouTube<br />Copy the embed code (Found in share)<br />Paste embed code<br />Save and return to course<br />
  36. 36. Questions?<br />

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