Moodle Minutes 7


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Moodle Minutes #7 - Session seven of our Moodle Minutes. A series of practical demonstrations on how to apply for and use the RI Moodle Delivery Platform.

Session Topics include:
• What the forum options are (ideas for setting up forums)
• How to set up and contribute to forums in your Moodle Course
• How to ensure student participation, minimise behaviour issues, and archive long discussions

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Moodle Minutes 7

  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.* d * *Joe Rowe August 2005
  2. 2. Moodle Minutes 6…what we covered> What activities we can add – Assignment, chat, choice, feedback, forum, glossary, quiz> Creating a poll – Choice Activity – Checking and Saving Results – Use in RI Template as Student Assessment Guide p Acknowledgement> T view previous sessions – go t T d @RI Wiki To i i i to Today@RI Wikispace
  3. 3. Adding a Forum> Forum Options p> Set up and Contribute to Forums> How to ensure student participation, minimise behaviour issues and participation archive long discussions
  4. 4. Add a Forum in Content area...> Turn Editing On> Go to Section where you want the forum> Add an activity.... y – Select Forum
  5. 5. ...add a Forum in Content area> Give forum a name – This will be the link the students click on to get into the forum
  6. 6. ...add a Forum in Content areaSelect the forum type> Standard Forum – Multiple discussions, multiple subscribers> Si l Si l Di Single Simple Discussion i – Short discussion on a single topic> Each person posts a discussion – Subscribers post one discussion topic each, everyone can reply> Q & A Forum – Students have to post their viewpoint first before responding to peers posting
  7. 7. ...add a Forum in Content area> Type in a forum introduction – This will be the text that explains to your participants what the forum is for.
  8. 8. ...add a Forum in Content area> Subscription options – No – Yes, forever (announcements etc) – Yes, initially (allows participants to select) – Not allowed> Attachment size!!> Select all other options eg group access etc.
  9. 9. How do People contribute?> Click on forum link> Add new discussion
  10. 10. do People contribute?> Type subject, message
  11. 11. do People contribute?> Choose subscription options> Attach file (if required)> Post to forum
  12. 12. Subscribing
  13. 13. How do I check student participation?> Go to the People Block> Click on Participants> Select Students Name> Click Forum Posts tab
  14. 14. What else should I consider?> Link forums directly to activity for easy access> Let participants know response times> Make it clear what behaviour is acceptable> Word open ended discussions carefully and give clear instructions on open-ended response expectations> Actively participate to elevate importance of discussion> Provide an intro forum as a get to know you activity and allow students to practice forums> When they get to long – archive them and restart the thread with a summary.
  15. 15. How do I archive?> Create a new forum in the most appropriate area called Archived Forums> Open the forum and select Move this discussion to.... Select Archived forums> Return to the original forum and post a summary or the archived discussion to restart it.
  16. 16. Next SessionAdobe Captivate> Tuesday 15 September 2009: 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm This session from the Centre for Learning Innovation will look at one Innovation, the key pieces of Adobe software available to all teachers as part of the Digital Education Revolution. Adobe Captivate allows you to create professional eLearning content with advanced i t t f i l L i t t ith d d interactivity, ti it software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences — no programming or multimedia skills required.