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4TVirtualCon- Moodle Administration

  1. 1. Thanks to Conference Organizers for allowing me to present at.... Tweet session with this tag...#umvirtualcon
  2. 2. The Moodle Administrator Adventure Session Facilitated by Miguel Guhlin (Twitter: mguhlin) http://mguhlin.net and http://mguhlin.org Get all web links Scan this QR Code Want to get Moodle started in your learning environment but dont know what questions to ask?Or, have questions but dont know the answers? Then this session can get you started down the road of Moodle administration. Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/agelakis/1661396714/
  3. 3. Need or Want Session Resources? Get copies of the presentation and videos for Todays Session at http://bit.ly/4TBeAMoodleAdmin Join online Moodle course http://bit.ly/bemadmin Enrollment key - 4tadmin
  4. 4. Seeking New Horizons? Be sure to join the Moodle Mayhem Email list and visit Moodle.org Forums!
  5. 5. How To Setup My Own Moodle How To Convince My Organization Server on to Adopt Moodle so I can Use It for My Laptop or Desktop Computer Instruction Videos and Tutorials: Find out more at http://goo.gl/UelgP http://goo.gl/kiIhXSource: http://goo.gl/0TGkQ Source: http://goo.gl/ZWXCm I want to know How Moodle Can Im Not Sure, just looked Help Me Be a Better Educator interesting! Moodle Habitudes: http://goo.gl/9X4W0Source: http:/goo.gl/NS8o0 Source: http://goo.gl/KcJNX Get all web links Scan this QR Code Poll #1 – What is 1 thing that you hope to get out of todays workshop that will make it a success?
  6. 6. Meet the ProblemWhen Sandra awoke Tuesday morning, she just knew that shehad to get through to the people in her organization. For herstudent population, learning online could presentopportunities just not possible in face to face settings. Shedalready spoken to Juan and Lorena—fellow teachers—andthey were supportive.Shed sent an email late Monday night advocating for the useof Moodle, a free open source course management system.Though brief, she had asked to meet with her boss and othersthis morning. Maybe shed been too hasty to press SEND.As she walked into the office, George the Network Director,stood near the Jacobs (their boss) office. His red face sent amessage all its own. “Weve got that new server yesterdayand were a Microsoft shop!” Georges voice carried down thehall, more pleading than angry. As Jacob and George becameaware of her, their conversation grew silent.“Good morning,” she said warmly. “Im wondering if we couldmeet about a new way of better serving our students?”
  7. 7. Hunches/Guesses In order to help Sandra, lets share what our hunches are about this situation, what we know, whatwe need to know to help theperson/people in this situation.
  8. 8. Meet the ProblemWhen Sandra awoke Tuesday morning, she just knew that shehad to get through to the people in her organization. For herstudent population, learning online could presentopportunities just not possible in face to face settings. Shedalready spoken to Juan and Lorena—fellow teachers—andthey were supportive.Shed sent an email late Monday night advocating for the useof Moodle, a free open source course management system.Though brief, she had asked to meet with her boss and othersthis morning. Maybe shed been too hasty to press SEND.As she walked into the office, George the Network Director,stood near the Jacobs (their boss) office. His red face sent amessage all its own. “Weve got that new server yesterdayand were a Microsoft shop!” Georges voice carried down thehall, more pleading than angry. As Jacob and George becameaware of her, their conversation grew silent.“Good morning,” she said warmly. “Im wondering if we couldmeet about a new way of better serving our students?”
  9. 9. What We Know In order to help Sandra, lets share what our hunches are about this situation, what we know, whatwe need to know to help theperson/people in this situation.
  10. 10. Meet the ProblemWhen Sandra awoke Tuesday morning, she just knew that shehad to get through to the people in her organization. For herstudent population, learning online could presentopportunities just not possible in face to face settings. Shedalready spoken to Juan and Lorena—fellow teachers—andthey were supportive.Shed sent an email late Monday night advocating for the useof Moodle, a free open source course management system.Though brief, she had asked to meet with her boss and othersthis morning. Maybe shed been too hasty to press SEND.As she walked into the office, George the Network Director,stood near the Jacobs (their boss) office. His red face sent amessage all its own. “Weve got that new server yesterdayand were a Microsoft shop!” Georges voice carried down thehall, more pleading than angry. As Jacob and George becameaware of her, their conversation grew silent.“Good morning,” she said warmly. “Im wondering if we couldmeet about a new way of better serving our students?”
  11. 11. What Do We Need to Know? In order to help Sandra, lets share what our hunches are about this situation, what we know, whatwe need to know to help theperson/people in this situation.
  12. 12. Who are the Stakeholders?
  13. 13. What are the Most ImportantQuestions that need to be answered?
  14. 14. Image Source: http://www.hdmx.com/images1/original/phpbb.jpg Miguels Story – I started looking for an online space to facilitate meetings but found it easier to just setup our own.
  15. 15. Apache/MySQL/PHP server: These 3 components are often referred to as "AMP" with one of the following letters in front of it to represent an operating system. For example, youll see the term "WAMP" as representative of "Windows Apache MySQL PHP." Macintosh users might refer to it as "MAMP" and GNU/Linux users as "LAMP."Where We Started Where We Ended Up So, we turned off Internet Information Server and installed Apache/PHP/MySQL on the Server.
  16. 16. Apache Software. . .must remain a platform upon which individuals and institutions can build reliable systems, both for experimental purposes and for mission-critical purposes. We believe that the tools of online publishing should be in the hands of everyone, and that software companies should make their money by providing value-Web Server added services such as specialized modules and support, amongst other things. Database (MySQL) and web pages (PHP) that allow us to interact with the database. We had a server running Windows, but switched to Apache/MySQL/PHP in time.
  17. 17. Image Source: http://intouch.saisd.net/plcThen, I started to wonder, how could wefacilitate online professional learning?
  18. 18. Also, how could we facilitate blendedinstruction for our Middle Schoolstudents?
  19. 19. How could Moodle be used to facilitateOrganizational communications?
  20. 20. Key Challenge #1: How to Design aCourse for Online Learning...explore thischallenge in tomorrows session.
  21. 21. Cost? $575 to $3000Key Challenge #2 – How to provide in-house Moodle support with minimal“technical” expertise?
  22. 22. Solution – Get Techies to Setup Server Initially but grant rights to....PhpMyAdmin – Allows you to interact with databases
  23. 23. Solution – Get Techies to Setup Server Initially but grant rights to....Or, if not phpMyAdmin, SQLYog (on Windows).
  24. 24. Solution – Get Techies to Setup Server Initially but grant rights to....You also need File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Rights to the Moodle PHP folder and the MoodleData folder
  25. 25. Play on your own with XAMPP –Installation instructions available!
  26. 26. Moodle Administration Overview Go to Moodle.org and get Install XAMPP for Create the Moodle dbase Moodle 1.9.x Your Computer Using phpMyAdmin or Only get 2.0 if feeling Operating system SQLYog Dangerous. Navigate to Moodle Make your MoodleData Admin directory: Choose unattendedSubdirectory and Moodle Localhost/moodleinstall/ operation and let it go.Folder to house PHP files admin To start Moodle install
  27. 27. 3 Parts of a Moodle InstallationView video online in the Moodle Course or on YouTube or via Dropboxlinks shown above. Then, try the installation on your own computer.
  28. 28. Video: Starting XAMPP on WindowsView video online in the Moodle Course or on YouTube or via Dropboxlinks shown above. Then, try the installation on your own computer.
  29. 29. Video: Installing XAMPP on WindowsView video online in the Moodle Course or on YouTube or via Dropboxlinks shown above. Then, try the installation on your own computer.
  30. 30. Video: Accessing XAMPP on WindowsView video online in the Moodle Course or on YouTube or via Dropboxlinks shown above. Then, try the installation on your own computer.
  31. 31. Video: Accessing XAMPP on WindowsView video online in the Moodle Course or on YouTube or via Dropboxlinks shown above. Then, try the installation on your own computer.
  32. 32. Create Your Moodle Data Folder at C:XAMPP Create your MoodleData folder and add shortcuts to your Windows Desktop so you can access content quickly!
  33. 33. Creating Your Moodle Database Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin to create your Moodle Database. Video tutorial walks you through this part.
  34. 34. Creating Your Moodle Database When creating a new database, make sure to use “utf8_general_ci”
  35. 35. Creating Your Moodle Database What success looks like!
  36. 36. Video: Placing Moodle PHP files in HTDOCS What success looks like!
  37. 37. Restoring Courses from Other LocationsGet free courses you can adapt or modify online...hereare a few sources:● MoodleMayhem provides a list of sites -http://moodlemayhem.org/moodle-courses●MoodleShare - http://moodleshare.org● Open High School of Utah - http://goo.gl/cPfyQ● JISC RSC East Midlands - http://goo.gl/xz1cp● Just ask Moodle Mayhem members to share....
  38. 38. Sharing Courses with Others
  39. 39. Reflecting on Todays Session
  40. 40. Extending the Conversation....Join Moodle Mayhem.org email list orFacebook page....Send a tweet to @mguhlinConnect with folks on Moodle.orgForums....Search on the #moodle hashtag Tweet session with this tag...#umvirtualcon

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