PacktLib: Moodle Course Conversion: Beginner's Guide

Moodle Course Conversion

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

Going Electric

What Can Moodle Do for Me?

Who Is This Book For?

What Will We Be Doing Together?

The History of Moodle

Getting Logged On

Doing Your Job—Your Role

Moodle Look-and-Feel

Summary

Set Up Your Courses

From Curriculum to Courses: What Counts as a Moodle Course?

Let's Get Started

Create Your Course

Time for Action Configuring the Backyard Ballistics Course

Course Structure and Format

Time for Action Set Up the Course Format

Time for Action Defining Each Week/Topic

Assigning Teaching Staff

Time for Action Assigning Roles

Let in the Rabble—Enrolling Students on Your Course

Time for Action Specify a Course Enrolment Key

Summary

Add Documents and Handouts

Uploading Files

Time for Action Uploading a File

Time for Action Packing Files Together

Organizing Your Files

Time for Action Creating a "Handouts" Folder

Time for Action Putting Files where We Want Them

Time for Action Removing Files

Dishing Out the Work

Time for Action Giving Students Individual Files

Don't Make This Mistake: Moving Files After You have put a Link to Them on Your Course Front Page

Time for Action Displaying a Directory

Documents and Handouts: Which Format?

Time for Action Uploading an Image and Including It in a Summary

Time for Action Compressing Images

Time for Action Creating a Web Page

Turn Large Documents into a Wiki

Time for Action Adding a Hidden Topic

Time for Action Adding a Wiki

Time for Action Creating a Wiki Contents Page

Time for Action Adding a New Wiki Page

Summary

Sound and Vision—Including Multimedia Content

Linking to Other Websites

Time for Action Links to Websites on the Course Main Page

Time for Action Putting Links in a Moodle Web Page

Time for Action Make a Link Out of Text

Importing Videos

Time for Action Include a Video on Your Course Front Page

Time for Action Embed a Video into a Moodle Web Page

Time for Action Embed the YouTube Player into Your Course

Time for Action Embed a Video from TeacherTube

Playing Audio

Time for Action Embed an Audio Clip

Do More with Embedding

Time for Action Add a Slide Show

Summary

Moodle Makeover

Arrange Your Resources

Time for Action Arrange Your Resources

Time for Action Insert a Label

Hypnotic HTML—Finessing to Your Web Pages and Descriptions

Time for Action Grab an Image from a Word Document

Time for Action—Displaying Things Side by Side

Time for Action Add a Welcome Message

Back Up Your Course

Time for Action Back Up Your Course

Summary

Managing Student Work

Converting Projects and Assignments

Time for Action Add a Topic to a Course and Hide It

Time for Action Add an Offline Activity Assignment

Time for Action Add an Advanced Uploading of Files Assignment

Time for Action Uploading a File to an Assignment

Time for Action Mark an Offline Assignment

Time for Action Providing Feedback on Student Submissions

Time for Action Create a Custom Grade Scale

Time for Action Grading Using a Custom Scale

More Uses for Moodle Assignments

Grading Students on Core Competencies

Time for Action Create a Custom Grade Item in the Grader Report

Time for Action Grading Core Competencies in Assignments

Summary

Communicating Online

Communicating in Moodle

Forums

Time for Action Add a Forum to Your Course

Time for Action Subscribing Users to a Forum

Time for Action Start a Discussion

Time for Action Rate Forum Posts

Time for Action Split a Discussion

Online Chat Rooms

Time for Action Add a Moodle Chat

Time for Action Telling Students When We're Around

Time for Action Add a Calendar to the Course Front Page

Moodle Messaging

Time for Action Send Your Students a Message

Time for Action Adding and Using the Messages Block

Time for Action Add a Contact

Summary

Enhancing Your Teaching

Quiz

Time for Action Add a Question to the Question Bank

Time for Action Import a Hot Potatoes Quiz

Time for Action Categorizing Questions

Time for Action Add a Quiz to the Course

Time for Action Disable the Submit Button

Lesson Activity

Time for Action Configuring a Lesson

Time for Action Add a Branch Table

Time for Action Inserting a Question Page

Time for Action Configuring Page Jumps

Wiki

Time for Action Adding a Wiki

Time for Action Using a Wiki Template

Glossary Activity

Time for Action Include a Glossary

Time for Action Adding a Glossary Entry

Choice

Time for Action Add a Choice Activity

Ask the Admin

Summary

Putting It All together

Blended Learning with Moodle

Time for Action New Course Quick Configuration

Time for Action Convert a Crossword to Moodle

Converting to Fully Online Courses

Time for Action Creating Student Groups

Time for Action Manually Adding Students to a Group

Time for Action Specify a Group Enrolment Key

Time for Action Group Work in a Forum

Time for Action Create Groupings

Time for Action Configuring the Grade Book

Backup and Restore

Time for Action Back Up Your Course

Time for Action Restore a Course

Summary