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How to Build Your Course in Moodle
This tutorial will show you the basic functions of how to add and edit content to build your course in Moodle. To add or alter activities or resources, you will need to turn editing on and off with a button on the upper right corner of the screen. When you click Turn editing on, this will change the look of the page slightly and you will be able to see a variety of editing icons next to all editable objects in your course.
Part I. Adding Content Weekly Outline < Edit Summary In the middle of the screen, under each “Weekly Outline”, you will find a small ) for “Edit Summary”. Edit summary will allow you to add a brief notepad icon ( description of the weekly activities in your course. A course in Moodle is created by adding resources and activities. In order to add or alter resources and activities under each week, you will find Add
2 . In each weekly outline box. [Add a resource] Resources are content: information the instructor wants to bring into the course. pages edited directly in Moodle. “Insert a label” will allow you to embed instructions or information in the course section.How to Build Your Course in Moodle a resource and Add an activity. 1. two “Add” boxes will be shown. These can be prepared files uploaded to the course. or external websites made to appear as part of the course. click the “Add a resource” 2.
How to Build Your Course in Moodle 3. select whether or not the content will be shown in the ‘same window’ or in a ‘new window’ 3 . “Compose a text page” a. type the title (‘name’ area) and summary type the title here type the summary here b. type the full text (‘Compose a text’) type the full text here c.
“Compose a Web page”.Creating a web page in Moodle works exactly the same as a creating text page.How to Build Your Course in Moodle d. click “Save changes and display” or “save changes and return to course” e. a. Type the title of the message as shown above in “compose a text or web page”. “Link to a file or website” You can also add resources in electronic form by using this menu. click “Choose or upload a file” 4 . In order to link to a file. 5. Please follow the previous steps to create a web page. click “Update this resource” if you found errors or would like to update the content you just uploaded 4. b.
and then click “Upload a file” d. select the file name you wish to upload and click “open”. e. the file will be shown in the Location box. please click “Save changes and display” or “Save changes and return to course” and you will be able to view the file you just uploaded to your course. f. 5 . browse for file you would like to upload from your local computer.How to Build Your Course in Moodle c. click “Choose” under Action. When you’re done uploading your file. Then. g.
6 . You can also search for the URL by clicking “Search for web pages”. please click “Save changes and display” or “Save changes and return to course” and ensure the website is displaying properly. When you have finished adding the URL. type the URL for your chosen website in the Location box. once again type the title of the message as shown above in “compose a text or web page”. 6. “Display a directory” will let your students see all the files in your course and select a file themselves. Next.How to Build Your Course in Moodle i. link to a website as your course resource.
7 . reports and so on. Assignments allows the instructor to specify a task that requires students to prepare digital content and submit it by uploading it to the Moodle server. we will focus on a few critical functions you need to build your online course: In this section we’ll cover Assignments and Forums.How to Build Your Course in Moodle [Add an activity] Next. we’ll show you how to add activities to your course. etc…) as an assignment. Excel Files.) 1. projects. There are a number of interactive learning activities that you may add to your course. (Additional activities will be introduced in Moodle tutorial sections 3 as part of your Education Online faculty orientation. In this tutorial. a.This activity is useful when you want your students to turn in multiple files (Word Document. “Advanced uploading of files”. Typical assignments include essays.
Prevent late submissions . • Available from – lets you pick the date that your students will begin to have access to this assignment.sets the date the assignment is due. etc. • • Grade – you can set the grade in the given ranges (from 1-100) or leave it as default.). images. underline. Description . Otherwise they will not be able to submit a late assignment. but can be anything you like.How to Build Your Course in Moodle General Options • Assignment name – is required.if set to “Yes” then students can submit their assignment after the Due Date.is also required and describes the assignment. Due Date . • • 8 . It has full formatting using the toolbar (bold.
If enabled. 9 .If enabled. teachers are alerted with a short email whenever students add or update an assignment submission. This number is not shown to students. Maximum number of uploaded files – This is the maximum number of files each student may upload. This text box can be used for communication with the grading person. It is similar to an online text assignment.How to Build Your Course in Moodle Advanced Options Advanced uploading of files.this box lets you customize uploading file functions to your course. We recommend that until you are comfortable with Moodle you leave this setting on the default. so it’s best to write the actual number of requested files in the assignment description.If enabled. students may enter notes into a text area. • • Email alerts to teachers. • • • • Allow notes . assignment progress description or any other written activity.If enabled. Maximum size – lets you choose the maximum size of the files which will be uploaded Allow deleting . Hide description before available date . students may delete uploaded files at any time before grading. assignment description is hidden before the opening date.
10 . students will see the assignment.there are no sub-groups .No groups . others are invisible . Just keep in mind that these options will always be available to you in any activity that you create: • Group mode .each group can only see their own group. This is useful if you want to prepare an assignment in advance (like a pop-quiz).How to Build Your Course in Moodle Common settings The last two settings are common to all activities.each group works within their own group.Separate groups .Visible groups .The group mode for each activity can be one of three levels: . the assignment will be hidden. but can see other groups • Visible – If set to show. If not.
The assignment will be shown. You will return to the course homepage. 2. When you finish configuring your assignment. When you finish configuring your assignment.How to Build Your Course in Moodle Note: 1. click “save changes and return to course”. click “save changes and display”. 11 .
Forums can be structured in different ways. By ‘subscribing’ to a forum. The postings can be viewed in a variety for formats. you have the option to select subscriptions for all of the students. participants will receive copies of each new posting in their email. “Forums” are the spaces where most discussions take place. and can include peer ratings of each posting. As an instructor.How to Build Your Course in Moodle 2. and can include attachments. 12 .
How to Build Your Course in Moodle Part II. Editing content This part will show you common settings to edit your course. 13 . the open eye indicates that the resource is visible. shows only one week for students and will show all the weeks. the color of the eye will be faded. If you click on the eye. Then the resource will be invisible (to students). As common module settings in the weekly outline area.
-this icon lets you update the current contents. 14 .How to Build Your Course in Moodle The Red X is used to indicate the option to delete resources and activities (with a warning). and left and right and can be used for indentions of the listed texts. These arrows move things up and down.
please consult the Education Online Staff. 15 .How to Build Your Course in Moodle ** Icon summary: Icon Effect Edit/ Update item See all weeks/topics See one week/topic Icon Effect faded/Hide item Open/Show Item Help Icon Effect Delete/Remove Indent/shift left or right Icon Effect Move (up/down) Move here There are other functions Moodle provides to assist you in building your course. If you would like to know more about the other functions not explained in this tutorial.
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