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  1. 1. Creative Uses of Moodle Modules •Paula Clough •WOW 2010 •Glendale, AZ
  2. 2. Introduction Paula Clough Educational Technology Coordinator Douglas Unified School District #27 Message Paula Clough Email Twitter paula_teach
  3. 3. Moodle Sources for information on Moodle open source software: • • • •Using Moodle forums •Moodle Exchange • •NOTE: This presentation was written when Moodle 1.9 was the latest version. The links now go to the Moodle 2.2 documentation. link here
  4. 4. Labels and Navigation
  5. 5. Labels for Table of Contents •Basic use: use with long course pages to give some control. •Click on the collapsible button in the right upper corner of the topic box. •Copy the URL from the address bar. •Go to first topic box. •Turn on editing, resources drop down, select label. •Type in text, highlight text and click on the link icon. •Copy the url in the address bar of popup, click OK •Save changes…try it out
  6. 6. Choice
  7. 7. Choice Features •Only one question or Choice allowed. •Many answers possible. •Limits may be set on each answer. •Can select whether to publish results to students or not and when to publish. •Choose whether results are anonymous or not. •Choose whether to have a column for unanswered. •Can allow choice to be updated. •
  8. 8. Practical Uses of Choicefrom Kristian Still ( •A simple question to answer, to kick start - the beginning of a lesson. •A question left unanswered from a lesson - that needs an answer. Now home study. •As feedback about a lesson, as assessment for learning. •As they are so fast to set up - they can even be used as a polling tool, although there are other tools out there.
  9. 9. Simple Poll With Images/Videos/ Sounds •Use HTML Coding in the answers to pull in pictures/ videos / sounds •Video of how to by Mary Cooch: • 2 •Choice can be used for
  10. 10. Voting Mock or Real •Students can participate in elections. •Use anonymous publishing after the close of the choice. •Automatic results…no ballot counting •Can also be used for mock elections.
  11. 11. Research Project Task List •List the steps for a project. •Students can update the choice. Students return to choose the step they have just completed. •Fast and easy monitoring for teacher and students.
  12. 12. Register for a Group/ Course •Students choose a group or activity. •Teacher can decide whether to allow changes. •Can limit number who can chose each group. •With report, teacher can quickly form groups.
  13. 13. AgreementFrom Art Lader ( •User agreements, assignment criteria, anything that students need to take responsibility for reading and understanding •Choice allows teachers to track who have said they read and understand.
  14. 14. Quizzes
  15. 15. Quiz Features •Uses a question bank that allows sharing of questions across the course or the Moodle site. •Allows a variety of answers: Multiple choice, checkbox, true/false, short answer, essay, random short answer, matching, cloze, etc. •Easy to export/import •Can allow multiple retakes •Allows manual grading •Permits question and answers to be shuffled •Item anlysis •
  16. 16. Checklists •Checklists for projects, teaching units, program skills. •If reuse with new group, need to clear all user data first, per Brett Hinton, (
  17. 17. Building Speed of Knowledge Use •Teacher builds a quiz of knowledge in course. (could be vocabulary, basic skills, etc.) •Practice test is timed with unlimited retakes. •Students practice the test with teacher checking their time. (Competing against self) •When student gets the time where they want, they take a final quiz based on the practice test they have been practicing on.
  18. 18. Random Questions •To use random selected question, must put the questions into the same category. •Different question will be selected each time a student takes the quiz. •Will not allow the same question twice in the same quiz.
  19. 19. Lessons
  20. 20. Lesson Features •Very structured. •Allows the delivery of content and questions that are answered to show learning. •Complicated to set up, but once finished can be very helpful as the content and questions go together. •
  21. 21. Audio/Podcasts/Videos •Adding audio or video to the lesson allows multimedia content delivery.
  22. 22. Glossaries
  23. 23. Glossary Features •Two main types: Main and Secondary •Can be teacher only or students •Upload of files or pictures allowed—only Encyclopedia format shows pictures in the entry. •Searchable in several ways •Linking is available •May restrict duplicate entries •Comments may be allowed •Easily shareable with import/export feature •
  24. 24. Glossary Formats •Continuous Without Author •Encyclopedia •Entry List •FAQ •Full Without Author •Full With Author •Simple, dictionary style
  25. 25. Database Features •Very flexible as the fields have to be added. •Many different types of fields. (date, text, checkbox, dropdown boxes, pictures, files, URL, etc.) •Set up Templates •HTML can make the lists look special •Searchable •Comments may be allowed •Presets and entries can be shared •Can use groups •
  26. 26. Searchable Linkable Teache r and / or Student Format is flexible Comments Must set Templates Restrict duplicate entries Shareable Glossary Secondary can feed into Main Collaborative Uses Database Must set Fields Several Formats No Groups Authorization can be required Groups
  27. 27. New Resource for dictionary/glossaries •New website which allows words to be listed. •Pick the definitions already uploaded or add own. •Download lists in several versions…including Moodle • •Thanks Karen Fasimpaur and
  28. 28. Types of Glossary/Database Uses Language and Vocabulary Sharing with Others Communication Classroom Management Assignments Study Resources Resources
  29. 29. Language/Vocabulary •Audio •Pictures •Super Glossary SchoolNet Multimedia
  30. 30. SchoolNet
  31. 31. Sharing With Others •Annotated Book Reports •Sharing Relevant Internet Links •Sharing Reports •Mini Research Project •Biographies
  32. 32. Communication •Teacher’s Blog •Classroom Blog •Collaborative Work •FAQ Glossary •Tip of the Day
  33. 33. Teacher Blog •Continuous without author format. •Put date first to have in order through the school year. •Allow comments or not.
  34. 34. Collaborative Work Set up the Glossary. Click on the “Locally Assign Roles” at the top of the set up screen. Assign students the teacher role so they can go in and edit the entries. Use Encyclopedia format if you want students to be able to upload a picture and show it in the entry. Make sure the edit always is set to yes. When the project is completed, you can reset the glossary settings to edit always: no and take the students out of the locally assigned roles as teachers.
  35. 35. Classroom Management •Classroom Portfolio •Participant Introductions •Student of the Week
  36. 36. Classroom Portfolio Students have a place to keep work. Set to authorize entries and then don’t. It will remain private between teacher and student.
  37. 37. Student of the Week •Encyclopedia format •Enter photo with or without text. (Text would be included) •Use Random Glossary Entry Block
  38. 38. Assignments •Ratable Recipe Archive •Poetry Collection •What Happened in the Year….? •Overview of Topic •Community Directory
  39. 39. Poetry Collection •Students add poetry they have either found in their research or what they have written themselves. •With Encyclopedia glossary, uploaded pictures will show.
  40. 40. What Happened in the Year…? •Students pick a year and enter important events in history for that year. •No duplicate entries are allowed. •May enter events forgotten by another student with comments.
  41. 41. Study Resources •Quiz Questions from Student Mini Research •Concepts from Chapter 1,2,3 •Course Notes Glossary
  42. 42. Resources •All About Citations: Our Class Bibliography Rules •Database of Articles •Job Tips and Tricks •Moodle Tips Glossary
  43. 43. All About Citations: Our Class Bibliography Rules •Give the description of the parts of a bibliography entry for each type of resource. •Give an example in the same entry for reference.
  44. 44. Databases
  45. 45. Journal & Daily Assignments •A little fancy HTML to get the look. •Shows on Interactive Whiteboard at beginning of class. •Has Journal prompt and the work of the day. •Students who miss class can easily see what was done.
  46. 46. Individual Student File Repository •Allows students to upload files they are working on. •Can have one or several files for each entry. •Turn on the teacher approval and don’t approve to keep private. •OR set up separate groups with each student in a separate group.
  47. 47. Database for Collecting Quiz/Test Questions •Students make questions for the quiz or test. •Objectives/ Standards PO’s listed with check boxes to link to the question.
  48. 48. National Science Database •Resources to go with specific curriculum performance objectives. •Can be shared with other teachers/sites easily with import and export features.
  49. 49. Research Results Database •Database can allow groups to separate while they work. •Can become a teaching/presenta tion tool. •Could be a research tool for this or other classes.
  50. 50. Book Reviews
  51. 51. Maryel’s Database Presets •Sharing all kinds of info and resources. •Sharing the presets for databases. •Some creative HTML for columns and colors.
  52. 52. Characterization Database
  53. 53. Student Behavior Records/Referrals •Fields are editable •Can set it to look like a form already in use. •Easily searchable to see how many referrals a student has. •Could be made available to all teachers/ adminstrators
  54. 54. Mechanics
  55. 55. General How to set up a glossary Using Moodle: Glossary Forum How to set up a database Database FAQ’s on How to set up a choice How to set up a quiz Please note these links now go to Moodle 2.2 documentation.
  56. 56. Specific Useful Tasks How to set up Random Glossary entry Database presets Database category listings in How to import glossary entries
  57. 57. Thanks to: • all of them– especially Helen, Mary and Maryel •Javier Baca– without him there would be no Moodle at DUSD •Leanne Bowley (my boss) for encouraging me to work on this presentation •Moodlerooms for the training and moral support (Gina and Sheila and others) •Larry for all your patience while I moodle