1. Start your computer. Use Firefox to log in to mytrainingsite.me/moodle using your Username/Password.
2. Write a few lines about yourself and upload a picture of yourself.
3. Are you new to Moodle? Have you used other Virtual Learning Environments before? Answer below online using the following two activities:
Assignments, grades and quizzes
Use the Grades link in the left-hand Settings block to access your grades and feedback on assessment.
(Some of the online activities may count in your final grade.)
You may also be able to tick an activity as completed if your lecturer enabled this in the course settings; and some activities may only be accessed on certain conditions (for instance, that you complete a prior exercise).
Interact and collaborate
Here is an overview of the types of online activities you may use in your course.
The Student Common Room chat, usually at the top in your module, is to ask an informal question to any participant on the course. Check who is online first in the Online Users block, usually in the left-hand bar. Send them a message.
Forums are usually about discussing an issue you will cover or have covered in your module. You should post at least one posting and respond to at least one posting by fellow students.
Take a look at other types of activities below- provide an answer!
Course management tools
There are many ways Moodle can save you and your teacher time.
Scheduler allows you to book yourself into appointment slots; Doodle (external tool) can be used to mutually agree a meeting time with several people.
Moodle's Calendar combined with Upcoming events blocks can help you keep up-to-date with key dates in the course.
Quickmail (in the left-hand bar in this module) can be quickly used by yourself to email anyone on the course.
My private files (left block) is a place for you to upload files you may want to use later. And Dropbox (external tool, 2 GB of free space) lets you upload photos, docs, audio files and videos and share them easily between computers and other students. If you have, for instance, created a video which you would like someone to watch, simply send a link to it (no more sending large files!)
Finally, if you are asked to work in groups online, your teacher may ask you to choose a group first then to complete the task as a group. See the group choice example below.
It's important to follow copyright regulations. Only use your own pictures or Creative Commons pictures.
Use pixlr.com to make simple picture editing work.
And you may be asked to use Flickr to share pictures you have taken.
Video and Audio filesFind out how to add resources to your videos, and how to use audio files in innovative ways in the book below.Think of a way this could be useful for your course and share it in the forum below.
Peer learning is about learning from other students, for instance in evaluating each other's work, helping each other in a structured way (through a meaningful activity), working in groups to learn basic skills that will be useful for later, or simply allowing you to create questions and answers online to use in class.
Creating quiz questions
This section contains instructions and four short videos showing you how to create quiz questions. (Your lecturer has to give you permission first).
Start by clicking on the quiz link then edit the quiz on the left-hand side. (You'll be able to preview your question in the Settings too):
Then add a question:
Remember to attach a grade (the number of points) for the question, if necessary. And do take the time to add feedback as shown in the videos below: