Creative Uses of
Educational Technology Coordinator
Douglas Unified School District #27
Moodle.org Message Paula Clough
Sources for information on Moodle open source
•Using Moodle forums
•NOTE: This presentation was written when Moodle
1.9 was the latest version. The links now go to the
Moodle 2.2 documentation.
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,
•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
•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.
Practical Uses of Choicefrom
Kristian Still (Moodle.org)
•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
•As they are so fast to set up - they can even be
used as a polling tool, although there are other
tools out there.
Simple Poll With
•Use HTML Coding in the answers to pull in pictures/ videos /
•Video of how to by Mary Cooch:
•Choice can be used for
Voting Mock or Real
the close of the
•Can also be used
for mock elections.
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.
Register for a Group/
a group or activity.
decide whether to
•Can limit number
who can chose
AgreementFrom Art Lader (Moodle.org)
that students need
teachers to track
who have said
they read and
•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
•If reuse with
need to clear
all user data
first, per Brett
Building Speed of Knowledge
•Teacher builds a quiz of knowledge
in course. (could be vocabulary,
basic skills, etc.)
•Practice test is timed with unlimited
•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.
•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
•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.
or video to the
•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
•Continuous Without Author
•Full Without Author
•Full With Author
•Simple, dictionary style
•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
•Comments may be allowed
•Presets and entries can be shared
•Can use groups
r and /
can feed into
Authorization can be
New Resource for
•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 K12opened.com
Types of Glossary/Database
Language and Vocabulary
Sharing with Others
Sharing With Others
•Annotated Book Reports
•Sharing Relevant Internet Links
•Mini Research Project
•Tip of the Day
•Put date first to
have in order
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.
•Student of the Week
Students have a place
to keep work.
Set to authorize
entries and then don’t.
It will remain private
between teacher and
Student of the Week
•Enter photo with
or without text.
(Text would be
•Ratable Recipe Archive
•What Happened in the Year….?
•Overview of Topic
•Students add poetry
they have either found
in their research or
what they have written
pictures will show.
What Happened in the
•Students pick a
year and enter
in history for that
•May enter events
•Quiz Questions from Student Mini Research
•Concepts from Chapter 1,2,3
•Course Notes Glossary
•All About Citations: Our Class Bibliography Rules
•Database of Articles
•Job Tips and Tricks
•Moodle Tips Glossary
All About Citations: Our
Class Bibliography Rules
description of the
parts of a
entry for each
type of resource.
example in the
same entry for
Journal & Daily
•A little fancy HTML to
get the look.
•Shows on Interactive
beginning of class.
•Has Journal prompt
and the work of the
•Students who miss
class can easily see
what was done.
Individual Student File
•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
Database for Collecting
questions for the
quiz or test.
listed with check
boxes to link to
National Science Database
•Resources to go
•Can be shared
easily with import
Research Results Database
allow groups to
•Can become a
•Could be a
research tool for
this or other
•Fields are editable
•Can set it to look
like a form already in
•Easily searchable to
see how many
referrals a student
•Could be made
available to all
How to set up a glossary
Using Moodle: Glossary Forum
How to set up a database
Database FAQ’s on Moodle.org
How to set up a choice
How to set up a quiz
Please note these links now go to Moodle 2.2
Specific Useful Tasks
How to set up Random Glossary entry
Database category listings in Moodle.org
How to import glossary entries
•Moodle.org--- all of them– especially Helen, Mary and
•Javier Baca– without him there would be no Moodle
•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