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Unformatted text preview: Moodle 2.0 Basics Activities* Activity 1 Part 1: Navigate a Moodle Site Navigate the OIT Cooking with Chocolate 01 site from the perspective of a student. Layout Basics New theme for Moodle 2.0 Default: header, footer, 3column layout Header: Long name of course; Navigation bar: short name of course Center column for content, activities, labels Right & left columns for blocks (useful, frequently used items) Top section: General; site format: Topics or Weekly Navigation Basics Scroll from top to bottom (flat, linear structure) Collapse sections (jumpto menu at bottom) expand sections (not General) Go to syllabus Go back to home page: back button, navigation bar or navigation block Navigation bar is not all links Navigation block: all sites and items (some symmetry with breadcrumbs) Section links block: jump to sections Blocks: hide/show Blocks: dock/undock/undock all Activities block: Index pages (week/topic; Name and Description fields) Settings block: student Grades (private for each student) Go to Syllabus and notice blocks; new Comments block * Refer to the Moodle 2.0 Basics reference guide as needed to complete tasks. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 1 Activity 1 Part 2: Explore a Moodle Site Explore the OIT Cooking with Chocolate 01 Moodle site. OIT Cooking with Chocolate 01 home page Tasks: 1. Read the Greeting from your instructor page. 2. Post to the Favorite type of chocolate forum. 3. Go to the Class Glossary and read the definitions for the terms: alkalization, bain marie and snap. 4. Take the Chocolate Knowledge Quiz. 5. Check your grade in the gradebook (Grades). 6. Vote for your favorite type of chocolate. 7. When finished, explore additional content and activities. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 2 Activity 2: Configure a Moodle Site Configure a Moodle site means to decide: which format to use, the course start date if Weekly format; and how many sections are needed. In addition, you can enter a brief description of your course for public view. The information can be changed at any time. Tasks: 1. Enter a course summary. Make up your own summary for a chocolate course or any course (e.g., This is a chocolate appreciation class for your health and happiness.) 2. Choose a Weekly format with 3 weeks. 3. Change the course start date to the first Monday of the current week. 4. Find the Availability setting: This course is available to students. 5. Select any Help For example: for an option. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 3 Activity 3: Add Content to the General Section Complete the tasks below to build the General section. It will look something like this. OIT Moodle Basics webtrn## General section Tasks: 1. Add a summary heading: Cooking with Chocolate and your name. Format with the HTML editor (use Paragraph Headings, page 21) 2. Add a PDF file rightinplace. Name: Syllabus (pdf) Description (optional): Read the syllabus carefully File: syllabus. pdf 3. Add a Page. Name: Greeting from your instructor Description (optional): Welcome to this delicious and rigorous class Copy/Paste from greeting.txt 4. Link to an external URL. Name: Food Science and Nutrition Description (optional): Home page URL: http://fscn.cfans.umn.edu Display: New window The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 4 Activity 4: Add Content to Section Week 1 Start building week 1. When finished, the week 1 section will look something like this. OIT Moodle Basics webtrn## Week 1 The files are located on your desktop in a folder named Moodle2 Basics Class Files. Refer to the Moodle 2.0 Basics Reference Guide as needed to complete these tasks. Tasks: 1. Add a summary heading: History of Chocolate. Format with Align center and Heading 2 2. Add a PDF file rightinplace. Name: Types of Eating Chocolate (pdf) Description: Information on types of eating chocolate File: Types of Eating Chocolate. pdf 3. Add a PowerPoint file rightinplace. Name: State of the Confectionery Industry (pptx) Description: PowerPoint presentation on the confectionery industry File: Confectionery_Review.pptx The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 5 4. Link to an external URL. Name: The History of Chocolate Description: From the Field Museum of Chicago URL: http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/chocolate/history.html Display: New window The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 6 Activity 5: Add a Folder Resource A folder resource lets you add a folder structure for multiple files. First, you will add a folder resource, then you will add a file and a zip archive. Tasks: 1. Add a Folder Resource. Name: Chocolate Recipes Description: Read all recipes. Note: If you don't have the files ready yet, you can add empty folders to define a structure, and add individual files and zip archives later. 2. Add a single file to the folder resource. Add the file chocMousse.docx to the folder resource Chocolate Recipes. 3. Add a zip archive to the folder resource. Add file ChocolatRecipes.zip and unzip Delete everything except the actual folder and PDF files. 4. Move a file from Files (root) into a folder. Move the file chocMousse.docx into the folder ChocolatRecipes. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 7 Activity 6: Add Content to Course Files and Link Course files is located in the Settings block. Since our Moodle site has no content copied from a previous site, Course files is empty. Tasks: 1. Add a zip archive to Course files and unzip. File name: MiscChocReadings.zip 2. Link to a PDF located in Course files. Name: Quotations Description: Read quotes and decide your favorite. File: quotations. pdf Note: It is not possible to link to a folder or to display a directory in course files. If you have large files (PowerPoint, etc.), consider linking to Netfiles (http://umn.edu/netfiles). The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 8 Activity 7: Forum Activities Explore the forums on the Moodle site OIT Cooking with Chocolate 01 Explore Forums Change view options Post to a forum Search forums for a key word Rate peers Subscribe/Unsubscribe a forum Answer a Q and A forum question Add a Forum Add a forum activity that asks students to introduce themselves to each other. Tasks: 1. Add a forum. Forum Name: Class Introductions Forum introduction: Please introduce yourself and tell us what inspired you to take this class. Ratings: Aggregate type: Sum of ratings Scale: 10 2. Change a Permission. Allow students and participants to Rate posts on this forum The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 9 Activity 8: Manually Enroll a Participant Enroll someone to the participant role. Tasks: 1. Enroll a Moodle character to your site. Choose the Student role (default) Remove the Student role Assign the Participant role 2. View your site as a student. Note: Everyone can have only one role at the level of the course. Since you have the Instructor role, be sure not to give yourself any other role, such as Student. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 10 Activity 9: Add a Q and A Forum Add a Q and A forum that asks students to answer questions about chocolate. Do not allow participants to start a new question. Tasks: 1. Add a Q and A Forum. Subject: Chocolate Q and A Message: Please answer these questions thoughtfully. You will see class responses 30 minutes after you post your answer. Ratings: make the forum worth 10 points (Sum of ratings) 2. Add a question to the forum. Subject: Does chocolate grow on trees? Message: Do you think chocolate grows on trees? Include research to support your answer. 3. Change role permissions so that participants and students can't ask a new discussion question. Remove Participant permission for capability: Start new discussions Remove Student permission for capability: Start new discussions 4. View your Chocolate Q and A forum as a student. Check that a student will not be able to add a new question to the forum When finished, return to your normal role 5. Repeat step 2 and add a question of your own. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 11 Activity 10: Refine and Manage Your Site You have uploaded content rightinplace. You have uploaded and linked to content. You have chunked content and activities into sections. Now refine your site and make it more readable. You will add blocks and labels, and use Editing icons and Edit settings. Tasks: 1. Add two labels and move them. Label names: Materials and Activities Move the labels: Materials above content and Activities above the Forums 2. Indent Items beneath labels with the Mass Actions block. Indent the content Indent the forum(s) 3. Add a Block to the Home Page Course/Site Description block 4. Add a Block to an Activity Page Comments block Other possibilities for refining a site Hide an item Delete an item Hide a section Move a section up or down Change the course format to Topics Highlight a Topics section (light bulb) Rename the News Forum to Class News and Announcements Create custom Section names Add or delete a section The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 12 Activity 11: Embed a YouTube Video Select a YouTube video and embed it in a Page. Tasks: 1. Go to www.youtube.com/user/UniversityofMinn to locate University of Minnesota youtube channels and select a YouTube video. For example: Colg Science & Engineering and the video Little Rolling Robot... 2. Locate the code, change these settings and copy the resulting code. Uncheck: Show suggested videos when video finishes. Check: Enable privacyenhanced mode Choose a video size 3. Add a Page to your Home Page and embed the code you just copied. Example: Name: Little Rolling Robot Description: Watch this robot turn into a helicopter. 4. Watch your video. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 13 Activity 12: Add a HTML Block with Quick LInks Add a HTML block with several links on the home page. When you are finished, the HTML block will look something like this: Refer to the Moodle 2.0 Basics Reference Guide as needed to complete these tasks. Tasks: 1. Add a new HTML block. Block name: Chocolate Quick Links 2. Enter the text, one line at a time; then create the links Text: Explore Chocolate o URL: http://42explore.com/choclat.htm o Title: Explore Chocolate Text: Chocolate History Timeline o URL: http://www.chocolatemonthclub.com/chocolatehistory.htm o Title: Chocolate History Timeline Text: Health Benefits of Chocolate o URL: http://www.healthydarkchocolatereviews.com/index.html o Title: Health Benefits of Chocolate 3. Move the HTML block to the left column. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 10.20.11 14 Moodle 2.0 Basics Completed instructor site for class The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to oca@umn.edu. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer material. 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. rev 9.15.11 15 ...
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