PacktLib: Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion Beginner's Guide

Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion Beginner's Guide

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

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

Time for action – logging in to Moodle

Time for action – editing your profile

Doing your job – Your role

Moodle look and feel

Summary

Setting up your Courses

From curriculum to courses: What counts as a Moodle course

Let's get started: Setting up the course

Creating your course

Time for action – configuring the Backyard Ballistics course

Course structure and format

Time for action – setting 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 – specifying a course enrollment key

Summary

Adding Documents and Handouts

Uploading files

Time for action – uploading a file

Time for action – packing files together

Time for action – removing files

Organizing your files

Time for action – creating a "Handouts" folder

Time for action – putting files where we want them

Dishing out the work

Time for action – giving students individual files

Time for action – displaying a folder

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

Turning 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 – creating links to websites on the course main page

Time for action – putting links in a Moodle web page

Time for action – making a link out of text

Importing videos

Time for action – including a video on your course front page

Time for action – embedding a video into a Moodle Page

Time for action – getting your videos to play in Moodle

Time for action – embedding the YouTube player into your course

Time for action – embedding a video from TeacherTube

Playing audio

Time for action – embedding an audio clip

More on embedding

Time for action – adding a slide show

Summary

Moodle Makeover

Arranging your resources

Time for action – arranging your resources

Time for action – inserting a label

Hypnotic HTML: Finessing your web pages and descriptions

Time for action – grabbing an image from a Word document

Time for action – displaying things side by side

Time for action – adding a welcome message

Backing up your course

Time for action – backing up your course

Summary

Managing Student Work

Converting projects and assignments

Time for action – adding a topic and hiding it

Time for action – adding an Offline activity assignment

Time for action – adding an Advanced uploading of files assignment

Time for action – enrolling a student on your course

Time for action – uploading a file to an assignment

Time for action – marking an Offline assignment

Time for action – providing feedback on student submissions

Time for action – creating 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 – creating 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 – adding a forum

Time for action – subscribing users to a forum

Time for action – starting a discussion

Time for action – rating forum posts

Time for action – splitting a discussion

Online chat rooms

Time for action – adding a Moodle chat

Time for action – telling students when we're around

Time for action – adding the calendar

Moodle messaging

Time for action – sending a message to your students

Time for action – adding and using the Messages block

Time for action – adding a contact

Summary

Enhancing your Teaching

Quiz

Time for action – adding a question to the question bank

Time for action – categorizing questions

Time for action – adding a quiz to the course

Lesson activity

Time for action – configuring a lesson

Time for action – adding a content table

Time for action – inserting a question page

Time for action – configuring page jumps

Workshop – Peer review and assessment

Time for action – adding a workshop

Wiki

Time for action – adding a wiki

Glossary activity

Time for action – including a glossary

Time for action – adding a glossary entry

Choice

Time for action – adding a choice activity

A learning journey

Completion tracking

Time for action – enabling completion tracking on an activity

Conditional activities

Time for action – configuring conditional activities

Ask the admin

Summary

Putting it All Together

Blended learning with Moodle

Time for action – new course quick configuration

Time for action – converting 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 – specifying a group enrollment key

Time for action – group work in a forum

Time for action – create groupings

Time for action – configuring the gradebook

Backup and Restore

Time for action – back up your course

Time for action – restore a course

Summary

Pop Quiz Answers

Chapter 1, Going Electric

Chapter 2, Setting up your Courses

Chapter 3, Adding Documents and Handouts

Index