Exploring Some Features of Moodle* Powerpoint screenshot and AIT moodle screen may be not match perfectly .
What is Moodle? Advantages?• Open-source• Free to use and distribute• Powerful features• Advanced features – code can be downloaded and modified
What is in Moodle for us?• Creation of course year-wise and branch-wise – FE, SE (Comp), TE (E&TC), BE (Mech), etc• Upload of teaching material – Word, Excel PPTs, PDFs, Images, Videos• Initiate a topic for discussion – Forum, Blog, Chat, etc• Contribution from student – Student can upload and share study material• Conduction of on-line examination – MCQs, True-False, Match-Pairs, Short-answer, Text• Review of results of on-line examination – Detailed review and analysis of results
Prerequisite• Install Moodle at any one of PC (as server). This PC should have at STATIC IP address.• Ensure that latest version of any web browser and Java runtime environment is installed on all computers• Start Moodle Server (Apache)• Ensure that LAN is working• One faculty member will work as Administrator• Administrator will create accounts for Faculty members and Students
Login to Moodle• Ensure that your PC is installed with latest web browser and JAVA runtime environment• Open web browser and type the IP address of Moodle server• On the front page option of login• Done !!
Addition Files or Folders to Subjects (Labels)• In a course different Topic Label will work as name of subject• Adding Resource – A file or folder can be uploaded directly under the label
Addition of Activities: Assignments• Options for Assignments – Student can see assignment online and can submit manually or online – Duration of dates can be set (e.g. a week) – Grading system can be set – After gradation (by teacher), if not satisfactory, student can resubmit the assignment
Addition of Activities: Chat• Options for Chat – A teacher can initiate a chat or discussion with students – All the students enrolled to the course can participate in the chat and can reply to it – All students can have a chat with each other or with teacher – Useful in case we can post a question and ask students to give reply over it (interactive chat)
Addition of Activities: Database• This is the area where students can add and share resources• Any student can upload image, text, file, web page link, etc• Helpful if we ask students to gather a material over a certain topic• This will encourage students to search the contents and share their own material
Addition of Activities: Forum• A forum is open space where students can share their views about certain topics• Choices for forum – Single question – one post each person – question and answer – blog type
Addition of Activities: Lesson• The lesson module enables the teacher to create an adaptive learning experience consisting of a series of pages containing questions• Focus: Import Questions – MCQs, True/False, match pairs, etc – Aim is different than regular MCQs – To test the understanding (not exam) – Correct option and feedback to each question can be provided – Format GIFT (an Excel file is available on Moodle website to convert Excel directly to GIFT format)
Addition of Activities: Workshop• Workshop enables students to evaluate their own work or the work of each other and can grade each other’s work• Useful only for students “serious” about studies
Addition of Activities: Quiz• The quiz module enables the teacher to design and set quizzes consisting of multiple choice, true-false, matching, short answer, etc• Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback and/or show correct answers• Quiz can be set over a Topic / Unit / Chapter• The responses can be evaluated in the form of summary• Teacher can collect the data of Quiz (as database), even can download the summary in the form of excel sheet• This option can also be used for collecting feedback by students online• Options for review by students
Exploring Quiz Option• Name of Quiz – Topic / Unit (Feedback Name of Teacher)• Attempts Setting – 1 to 10 or Unlimited times• Grading Method – Highest, Average, First or Last – (response of specific grading will be counted in the evaluation)• Order of Questions – Sequential / random / shuffle• Order of Choices – Shuffle or sequential