Moodle Minutes 5

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Moodle Minutes #5 - Session five of our Moodle Minutes. A series of practical demonstrations on how to apply for and use the RI Moodle Delivery Platform.

Session Topics include:
Uploading an External Resource
• How to add packaged content into your Moodle Course (from LORN or TaLe)
• Where to find resources (revision of Grant Casey's Today @ RI session)

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Moodle Minutes 5

  1. 1. RI MoodleLearning Management System @ RI "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself," a Chinese proverb says. The same can be said about technology in the classroom. If used properly, technology merely opens the door.* *Joe Rowe August 2005 http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/archives/page9155.cfm
  2. 2. Moodle Minutes 4…what we covered> Adding Images or Files> How do I upload – single file, multiple files> Creating folders for files> Adding documents to course – linking to a file> Adding a file to existing content – linking to a file> To view previous sessions – go to Today@RI Wikispacehttp://learningtechnologyteam.riverinainstitute.wikispaces.net/riToday
  3. 3. Upload External Resources> How to add AFLF Toolboxes into Moodle Course> How to add packaged content into your Moodle Course (from LORN or TALE)> Where to find these resources.
  4. 4. Step One: Locate the ResourceLORN http://lorn.flexiblelearning.net.au/> LORN, the Learning Object Repository Network, is an access point for access to free learning objects for the Australian VET sector including TVET Australia, Flexible Learning Toolboxes and TAFE resources from NSW, SA, Tasmania and Victoria.
  5. 5. LORN> Search for resources – try a search by topic or keyword – try an advanced search and narrow your search by format, cost, type etc – get Search helpCopyright You may copy and distribute LORN resources to give free access to other teachers and learners at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute. Full details available online.
  6. 6. Step One: Locate the Resourcehttp://www.tale.edu.au/> TaLe, Teaching and Learning Exchange, is the access point for NSW DET learning resources for primary, secondary and TAFE teachers. Resources include assessments, audio, courses, learning guides, learning objects, lesson plans, teaching guides, teaching programs, toolboxes and units of competency.Get started> Choose the TAFE option to find resources, advice and ideas to support teaching and learning at TAFE.> Login with your DET portal username and password.
  7. 7. TALESearch for resources> Try a search for your topic by keyword. – You can narrow your search by teaching areas and qualifications. – Use advanced options to narrow your search to particular collections eg CLI or resource types eg toolboxes or video – Get Search help> Copyright You may copy, distribute, display, download and use TaLe resources to give free access to other teachers and learners if you include this copyright notice every time you use a resource: “© State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Training”. Full details available online.
  8. 8. Step 2: Download the Object> Follow the steps to download the Resource.> Click Download> Save the zipped file to an appropriate place on your computer.
  9. 9. Step 2: Download the Object
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  11. 11. Step 2: Download the Object
  12. 12. Step 2: Download the Object
  13. 13. Step 3: Upload the Object into yourMoodle Course> In your Moodle Course – Turn Editing On> Go to where you want to add the object> Add A Resource.... Select Add an IMS Content Package
  14. 14. Step 3: Upload the Object into yourMoodle Course> Set Resource Options – Name – Browse for file – Choose or upload file – Set other options, new window and parameters (side navigation etc – you may need to play with these settings)> Save and return to course
  15. 15. Step 4: Deploy and test your newresource> Click on the resource – Moodle message This IMS Package is not Deployed> Click on Deploy> View IMS Content Package to Preview Learning Object
  16. 16. View IMS Content Package
  17. 17. Where to get more information..... Moodle QRG UPLOAD EXTERNAL RESOURCES What will this QRG explain to me? Who can help?> RI Resource Course: • • • How to add AFLF Toolboxes into your Moodle Course.  How to add packaged content into your Moodle Course (from LORN or TALE)  Where to find these resources  • Learning Technology Support Officer (02) 6938-1459 RILearningTechnologyTeam @det.nsw.edu.au – http://develearnonline.rit.tafensw.edu.au What do I need to do first? Make sure you have read and followed the instructions in the following Moodle QRG’s  Where are the Moodle guidelines? before using this Moodle QRG;  In RI Moodle Resources • Moodle Step One Accessing RI Moodle  – Resources and Development • Moodle Step Two Training and Resources – getting a course  • Moodle Step Three Add content or edit a course  you will find: • • RI Moodle Policy and Procedure RI Quality Assurance • Have the content that you wish to use in Moodle downloaded onto your computer  Checklist where you have access to it.  • Instructional Design – RI Resource Course Step One: Locate the resource • Matrix Instructional Design Guidelines LORN ‐ The Learning Object Repository Network (LORN) is an easy to use portal that  http://devlearnonline.rit.tafe – Moodle 8: Upload External Resources allows teachers and trainers to access quality resources for the VET sector. Resources  include AFLF Toolboxes (http://lorn.flexible learning.net.au/Home.aspx)  TALE – The Teaching and Learning Exchange is the corporate gateway to quality teaching  nsw.edu.au/course/view.ph p?id=24 Where can I find out and learning resources produced by NSW DET and other Australian Providers.  Resources  into Moodle found in TALE may not always be packaged to upload directly into Moodle (a Learning  Management System)    more? • Other Moodle QRG documents available in RI Moodle Resources Step 2: Download the object http://devlearnonline.rit.tafens w.edu.au/course/view.php?id Follow the steps to download the resource.  Usually this will be:  Click the Download  =24 button and save the zipped file to an appropriate place on your computer.    • RI Moodle Demo Course http://devlearnonline.rit.taf Step 3: Upload the object into your Moodle Course ensw.edu.au/course/view. php?id=19 Step 1: Go to your Moodle course and turn editing on   Step 2: Select the topic where you want to add the object or create a new topic.  • The official Moodle Step 3: From the Add a Resource drop down, select Add an IMS content package  Book! http://docs.moodle.org/en/ Step 4: Name the resource with an appropriate name for your students to easily identify  Using_Moodle_book the resource in their course.  Step 5: Set resource options:  Open in new window, etc.  • More Moodle Teacher Step 6:  Select the Choose or upload file button  advice and instructions Step 7:  In the dialogue box create a new folder for the resource (if necessary).  Click  http://docs.moodle.org/en/ Teacher_documentation Make a new folder, add a folder name (eg Learning Objects or unit name) and  click Create.  This will keep your files organised.
  18. 18. Next Session….Moodle Minutes 6> Tuesday 18 August, 2009: 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm> Adding Activities: Create a Poll

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