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O ODLES OF M OODLE debbie.temple@lakeview academy.com
S O W HY M OODLE ? A Course Management System (CMS)-One-stop shopping An online headquarters for your class All resources and assignments in one place Accessible from anywhere with internet connection Creates an organized and predictable classroom Enables more communication and collaboration Enables a paperless classroom (or less paper, anyway!) Constantly improving Enables use of a multitude of tools to enhance student learning FREE, OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!
Most commercial CMS systems are tool-centered, whereas, Moodle is learning-centered.
C OURSE P AGE S ET U P Lakeview Teachers: Connie has set up most courses, you probably already have a login Our server address is: http://moodle.lakeviewacademy.com If you need to create your own account: 1. Click the Create new account button. 2. Fill in the new account form by creating a username and password for yourself 3. Enter a valid email address. 4. Click Create my new account. 5. Within a few minutes, you should receive an email.
M OODLE R ESOURCE M ODULE Content: Uploading and Sharing Materials Use Moodle to easily publish content; you simply use a web form that stores your syllabus on the server. A Good Way to Begin… Start by uploading your syllabus, lecture notes, reading assignments, and articles for students to access whenever they want.
H OW M OODLE C OURSE P AGES A RE O RGANIZED : Around the sides: The Blocks which can Contain: -RSS feed, -CNN.com - Calendar -Up coming events -Latest news -Course categories Then, the center section: Contains the content: -Welcome To Computer Applications -Sub categories -Added forums -Embedded videos -Links -Text docs
Compose a text page Compose a web page Link to a file or website Add A Resource :
Tools: 1. Insert a label, creates a label directly on your course page. 2.Compose a text page and Compose a web page, can be used to develop content directly in Moodle. 3.Link to a file or web site and Display a directory, are used to manage content developed in other programs, such as Word or PowerPoint or other web sites and take advantage of the rich library of information available on the Web. 4. Add an IMS Content Package enables you to add prepackaged content from sites around the Web. Begin by creating a simple label for your course page.
Forums and Chats: Online forums and chats provide: a means of communication outside of classroom meetings more time for students to generate their responses and can lead to more thoughtful discussions. a way to quickly and easily communicate with remote students. for project discussions between groups of students for last-minute questions the day before an exam.
I NSIDE T HE F ORUM T OOL Provides areas for group discussion; Can be restricted Advantage of 1:1 in a classroom; Having a conversation without hearing a word Additional Modules that people create and post Audacity The Plugin-Namegon–allows students to record right into Moodle as an mp3 file 15,000 School districts, Colleges, and Universities–not just small schools across the country-using it at UCLA Handles 172 languages
C HATS Ill be in the chat room at 8:00 –HELP before a test Actually its open all the time Have to be in to see the chat conversation Can get a transcript of who has been there
Gathering and reviewing Assignments: Online assignment submissions are an easy way to track and grade student assignments Allows electronic submission Due dates added to the course calendar In addition to grading student assignments yourself, research indicates that using an online environment for student peer reviews increases student motivation and performance.
Quizzes: Online quizzes can: Be graded instantaneously. Be a great tool for giving students rapid feedback on their performance Gauge their comprehension of materials.
G LOSSARY M ODULE Create course dictionaries Entries can be linked to use in course Can be auto linked to word that appears highlighted Clicking gives definition anywhere in document Can search by key words you establish Can set up restrictions on glossary additions
Other Activities: Add a Wiki Add a Blog Add a Workshop
The idea itself is simple: Open source simply means that users have access to the source code of the software. You can see how the software works, tinker with it, share it with others, or use parts of it in your own product.
Composing a Text Page: A text page is a simple plain-text page with little formatting. You can add paragraphs and whitespace, but thats about it. Text pages are very easy to create: 1. Click the Turn editing on button. 2. From the Add a resource menu select Compose a text page. 3. Enter a name for the text page. The name you give the page will be displayed in the content section on your course page. Students will access your page by clicking on the name. Be sure to give the page a descriptive name so students will know what they are accessing. 4. Write a summary of the page in the Summary field. 5. Add your text in the Full Text field. 6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save changes. |
I T S ALL ABOUT THE HELP …. Google It! … If you type in what you need and click search, it brings up the Moodle Help Blog. Log in as a guest or join.
D ETAILED H OW T O : Demonstration Videos: http://online.rutgersprep.org/course/view.php?id==388 http://online.rutgersprep.org/course/view.php?id==388 log in as guest Lakeview Wiki http://lakeviewacademy.wikispaces.org Moodle Home and Demonstration site http://docs.moodle.org/en/mod/resource/html http://demo.moodle.org
W HAT I S A C OURSE M ANAGEMENT S YSTEM ? CMS S ARE WEB APPLICATIONS THAT RUN ON A SERVER AND ARE ACCESSED BY USING A WEB BROWSER. CMS S GIVE EDUCATORS TOOLS TO CREATE A COURSE WEB SITE AND PROVIDE ACCESS CONTROL SO ONLY ENROLLED STUDENTS CAN VIEW IT. CMS S ALSO OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF TOOLS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR COURSE MORE EFFECTIVE. T HEY PROVIDE AN EASY WAY TO UPLOAD AND SHARE MATERIALS, HOLD ONLINE DISCUSSIONS AND CHATS, GIVE QUIZZES AND SURVEYS, GATHER AND REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS, AND RECORD GRADES.