Welcome to Moodle

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Welcome to Moodle

  1. 1. Presented by<br />Pam Carr<br />Oyster River High School<br />Welcome to Moodle<br />
  2. 2. What You Can Do With Moodle<br />Students can hand in assignments electronically.<br />Upload files for students to view and/or use<br />Create Discussion Forums<br />Post Links to Web Sites<br />Post RSS Feeds<br />Create Online Quizzes<br />And More<br />
  3. 3. Moodle & Edline Compared<br />
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda<br />How to Get Started With Moodle<br />Class Settings<br />Editing the “Welcome” area<br />Adding Resources<br />Adding Activities<br />Adding Blocks<br />Hiding Elements<br />Correcting, giving feedback and reporting grades<br />
  5. 5. Let’s Get Started!<br />
  6. 6. Step 1 – Request A Course<br />Email pcarr@orcsd.org requests for new courses.<br />Include the name of the course and the period(s) the course meets.<br />Once I send you a confirmation email you will be ready to go!<br />
  7. 7. Step 2 – Change the Settings<br />Before adding content to the course you should update the settings of the course to meet your needs!<br />See the handout for specific directions on how to change the settings.<br />Most Important things to change:<br />Course Name<br />Course Short Name<br />Format of Course (Topics, Weekly)<br />Enrollment Key (password for enrolling in class)<br />
  8. 8. Step 3 – Create a “Welcome Area”<br />Create an atmosphere for your course here.<br />Turn Editing On<br />Click on the hand with the pencil in it<br />Start adding content to the Welcome Area<br />Things to add here:<br />Name of the Course<br />Your Name and link to email<br />Period(s) the course meets<br />Free Periods or Extra Help offerings<br />Picture (of you or something that represents the course)<br />Link to Syllabus<br />Other important course information<br />
  9. 9. Step 4 – Add Course Content<br />Link to assignment directions and rubrics<br />Link to outside web resources<br />Allow students to upload completed assignments<br />Add a Discussion Forum<br />Create a course contained Wiki (editable by all students)<br />Create Online Quizzes<br />
  10. 10. Step 5 – Add or Hide Blocks<br />Blocks are the content found on the left and right of the course content.<br />You can add blocks or you can hide and delete blocks <br />Some examples of useful blocks you can add:<br />Calendar<br />HTML – allows you to add a widget to your page<br />Remote RSS feeds<br />Online Users<br />

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