There is a lot of quality content available on the Web, if you know where to look and how to evaluate it. If you want to avoid printing an entire reader, scanning articles is an easy way to give your students access to important resources. The Moodle Teacher Certificate is a way for people to demonstrate their skills in using Moodle as a teacher through a course project, a narrative document, and an online exam. The book's cover My first impression when reading this book was that it is geared specifically toward the new user and not to an administrator. Preferred language Setting your language here makes it your default language for all pages. Click the Choose link opposite the media file. You can organize your Moodle course by week, topic, or social arrangement.
Having grown up with instant messaging and other Internet communication tools, many students find that online communication is second nature. As of this writing, there are over 300,000 people registered on Moodle. Here you find out about Moodle's roles and capabilities, which are powerful enough to allow you to be really creative. A system administrator usually handles these functions, but if you're on your own, there's a lot of power behind the curtain. Click Settings in the Administration block.
To add a date stamp, simply add the date on which you saved the version to the end of the filename. Depending on your environment, this may be a better purchase for you and deserves consideration. Chapter 4 delves into course management, including understanding and using roles, arranging students into groups, and how to obtain reports of student activity. Imagine moving most of your content delivery to an online environment and saving your course time for discussion, ques- tions, and problem solving. Only by applying effective educational practices can you truly leverage its power. Login to the site Figure 2-4. You can use a hidden label to provide information only for other teachers on your course, since students are unable to see hidden items.
The bulk of the book is concerned with describing the activities and resources with which you can populate your Moodle site. If you get lost, flip to the appropriate chapter and take it from the beginning. He grew frustrated with the system and learned that engineers, not educators, had built it. Use these icons throughout Moodle to customize the interface for your needs. As a jobbing university teacher I have been using Moodle for content delivery for several years now and thought it was going quite well. On the right of each file listed, you will see a Choose link in bold see Figure 3-4.
Chapter 3 covers how to add content to your course. Maximum upload size This setting limits the size of files you or your students upload to the course. You and your students can access the system from any place with an Internet connection. Below the navigation bar are three columns. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Moodle gives teachers and trainers a powerful set of web-based tools for a flexible array of activities, including assignments, forums, journals, quizzes, surveys, chat rooms, and workshops. Learn to use Moodle's built-in survey functions for assessing your class.
If they get lost during a lecture, they can refer to the notes to get back on track. The profile options with a red star next to them are required fields; they must contain some data in order for you to submit the form. Updated for the latest version, this new edition explains exactly how Moodle works by offering plenty of examples, screenshots and best practices for its many features and plug-in modules. In addition, there is a growing open content movement, which publishes content avail- able for anyone to use. If you want all your students to work on the same materials at the same time, this is a good format to choose. Moves items up or down in their respective columns.
I love living at the intersection of technology and learn- ing theory. You can also easily create links to other web sites outside your Moodle course. There are plenty of ideas for effectively using each tool. Below are two best prac- tices for adding content to your course. That said, I read it from cover to cover in three days.
Click the link opposite the file you want to add. You cannot designate a course as a meta course if you have already enrolled students. Students will then be required to make a payment before en- rolling in the course. Common module settings Any resource may be hidden by selecting Hide from the Visible drop-down menu. It aims to create open textbooks that are freely avail- able to the whole world.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The presentations are easy to share, but be careful about file size and access. In the location field, enter the address of the page you want to link to. The leading commercial package, Blackboard, started out as a small college project and has since grown to be a market leader. Your system administrator sets the maximum size for the system, but you can choose to make the limit smaller than the system maximum.
Review Moodle's basic interface and learn to start a course. By itself, Moodle won't make your course better. Just remember, this book is aimed at the users. This book has been licensed for use under the Creative Commons attribution and share-alike license. Later, you can use the file tools to move old versions of a file into the archives area, which enables you to keep a record of older versions while keeping only the latest version in the active area.