Moodle Basics

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Moodle Basics

  1. 1. Moodle Basics Karen Vitek Computer Studies Teacher
  2. 2. What is Moodle?Open source online learning management systemExtend learning beyond the school dayOffer online courses to studentsOffer online professional development
  3. 3. ProfilesWhen you edit your profile carefully consider the options.
  4. 4. BlocksAdministrationCourse/SiteDescription
  5. 5. BLOCKSCalendar and Upcoming EventsActivities
  6. 6. Blocks Latest News Remote RSS Feeds
  7. 7. BLOCKSHTMLParticipants
  8. 8. RESOURCESLabels: Useful for adding notes to the course home page.Compose a text page: Simple way of adding information to a separate page
  9. 9. ResourcesCompose a Web PageLink to a file or website
  10. 10. Activities
  11. 11. Upload a single fileAdvanced uploading of files *Online Text Offline Activity
  12. 12. ChoiceAn easy way to take a poll within the course
  13. 13. ForumsNews Forum(Announcements)Standard forum for generaluseSingle simple discussionQ and A forum
  14. 14. LeSSonBranch tablesQuestion pages Multiple choice True/False Matching Essay
  15. 15. QuiZMultiple choiceTrue/FalseEssayMatchingNumericalCalculated
  16. 16. GradeBookWith careful planning a useful tool!
  17. 17. USer REPORTWhat the individual student sees
  18. 18. Gradebook optionsAssign Grades to CategoriesChoose an aggregation methodAdd a manual gradeCreate custom scalesExport grades to a spreadsheet (Excel or Open document)
  19. 19. Moodle TipsCreate simulated students to test out new pages, activitiesand grading options.If your students use email accounts make sure they addthem to the profile.Don’t add too many blocks to your course home page.Keep your calendar up-to-date.Start simple! Don’t get overwhelmed with all the options.
  20. 20. Contact me: Karen Vitek Todd Middle School Spackenkill School District Poughkeepsie, NYkaren.vitek@spackenkillschools.org

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