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Introduction .............................................................................5

Getting Started with Moodle .....................................................6

Creating Users ..........................................................................6

Creating a Course Category and a Course .................................6

Managing your Course Settings ................................................7

Assigning Roles ........................................................................7

Working with your Course ........................................................8

Working with Online Discussions (Forums) ............................11

Creating a Lesson ...................................................................12

Working with a Grade Book ....................................................12

Resources ...............................................................................14

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The Moodle Course Management System provides you with a powerful set of
tools to create and manage courses, course content, course materials, track
student attendance and performance, and administer quizzes, assignments,
and surveys. Moodle is designed so that universities, community colleges, K-
12 schools, businesses, and even individual instructors can begin to utilize
the benefits of web technology as a supplement to traditional classrooms.
This tutorial is designed to help you learn the basics quickly so you can begin
using Moodle today.

Just   what does this mean for you?
  ▪    Manage your courses more efficiently.
  ▪    Organize your course materials.
  ▪    Provide a delivery medium for all of your course documents.
  ▪    Hold, mange and record class discussions/forums.
  ▪    Organize your students into groups.
  ▪    Conduct quizzes.
  ▪    Distribute, collect and evaluate assignments.
  ▪    Keep track of class attendance.
  ▪    Record grades.

In this tutorial, you learn more about:
   ▪ Creating a User
   ▪ Creating a Course Category and a Course
   ▪ Creating and Assigning Roles
   ▪ Adding Course Content
   ▪ Adding a Quiz
   ▪ Adding an Event
   ▪ Creating On-line Assignments
   ▪ Creating a Lesson
   ▪ Creating On-line Forums If you’re ready, let’s get started!

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Getting Started with Moodle
In Moodle, there are two broadly different sorts of tasks you can perform.
One type of task is the administrative task, and the other is a course creator
or teacher task. We'll start with a few important administrative tasks such as
creating users, course categories and specific courses.

Creating Users
Anybody who uses Moodle is a Moodle user, including you. So, your first task
when setting up Moodle for your local classroom environment is to create
some user accounts. You’ll need to set up a user account for yourself, no
matter what your role is, whether course creator, teacher, student, or guest.

To create a user:

   1. Click Users in the Site Administration module on the left side of the
   2. Click Accounts.
   3. Select Add a New User.
   4. Enter the username, password, and other information in the
      registration form.
   5. Click Update Profile.
   6. Repeat the process to add more users.

Note: You can also a bulk add operation to add multiple users to Moodle.

Creating a Course Category and a Course
Now that you have created your pool of users, the next step is to create
course categories and courses. Course categories let you group a set of
courses under an organizing heading. You can group courses in a general
way, for example, by creating categories like “Math” or “English” or “History.”
You can also create more detailed categories to organize related courses. For
example, you can create a category called “Lifesaving & First Aid,” within
which you can group courses, “Basic First Aid,” “CPR,” “Search and Rescue,”
and “Advanced Lifesaving.”

To create a course category and a new course:

   1. Click Courses in the Site Administration module on the left side of
      the page.
   2. Click Add/edit courses, and choose Add New Category.
   3. Enter the category name, and description.
   4. Click Save changes.

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   5. Click Add New Course, and choose the category you just created from
      the Category drop-down menu.
   6. Enter a Full name for the course.
   7. Enter a Short name for the course. Typically, this will be a course
      code, although there is also an optional course code field.
   8. If you want to add any other options, do so. Take a look through the
      remaining options to get a feel for what is available.
   9. Click Save changes.

Managing your Course Settings
Now you will need to manage your course settings. Here you would set
conditions such as course format, course duration, course start/end dates
and a whole host of other settings.

To modify your course settings:

   1. Click Courses in the Site Administration module on the left side of
      the page.
   2. Click Add/edit courses, and choose Add New Category.
   3. Click the hyperlinked course name you want to modify. Under the Edit
      heading, you’ll see several small icons. The leftmost icon is a hand
      holding a pen. This is the edit settings icon.
   4. Clink the edit settings icon.
   5. Modify any or all of your settings.
   6. When finished, click Save Changes (or Cancel if you decide not to
      make any settings changes).

Note: At any time you may modify your course settings by clicking on
Settings from the Administration Pane.

Assigning Roles
Once you’ve created a new course, you need to provide access to the course
by assigning roles. You will most likely assign at least two roles to different
users, and you may assign all of the roles to different users. There are 6
roles, and you can assign multiple roles to one person:

   ▪ Administrator—Can do pretty much anything on the site.
   ▪ Course Creator—Created the course and may also teach the course.
     This role allows you to modify the course content.
   ▪ Teacher—Teaches the course and may need to make some
     modifications to the course content. Cannot delete the course or make
     structural changes.
   ▪ Non-Editing Teacher—Teaches the course but does not need to make
     changes to content.

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   ▪ Student—An enrolled student of the course.
   ▪ Guest—A visitor or a student who is auditing the course for no credit.

To assign a role:

   1. Click Courses in the Site Administration module on the left side of
      the page.
   2. Click Add/edit courses.
   3. Click the hyperlinked course name you want to modify. Under the Edit
      heading, you’ll see several small icons. The icon second from the left is
      two tiny faces. This is the assign roles icon.
   4. Clink the assign roles icon.
   5. Click the hyperlinked role name you want to assign.
   6. Select the user in the right-hand list, and click the Add button to move
      the user’s name into the left-hand list.
   7. Click the button containing the short name of the course at the bottom
      of the page.
   8. Repeat the steps to assign additional roles or to assign roles to
      additional users.

Working with your Course
Once you’ve configured a category and a course, and created users and
assigned their roles, you’ll need to manage your new course. You’ll need to
upload content, create and administer quizzes, assign lessons, and perform
the many other tasks teachers handle when teaching a classroom course.

Adding Course Content

Naturally, you’ll want to add some content (what Moodle calls course
resources) into your course.

To add a course resource:

   1. Click Courses in the Site Administration module on the left side of
      the page.
   2. Click Add/edit courses.
   3. Click the hyperlinked course name you want to add content to.
   4. In the Administration module on the left side of the page, click Turn
      editing on. If it already says Turn editing off, then you can ignore
      this step.
   5. In any week of the course, select the Add Resource drop-down list.
   6. Choose the type of content you want to add. For example, select
      Compose a text page. This opens a new page.
   7. Name your new content.

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   8. Add some sample text. You can type it in or you can copy and paste
      text from another file.
   9. Choose Save and return to course.
   10.Click the resource name and it will display in the window.

You can add Web pages, links to files or other websites, a link to a directory
(which your users can then navigate and investigate), labels, or IMS

Creating an Event

Now that you have created your course, create an event. An event can be a
class meeting, a teacher conference, a course review, or any other type of
event. Once you’ve scheduled an event, your course users can be notified of
the event via email.

To create an event:

   1. Click the hyperlinked course name you want to add an event to.
   2. Under the Upcoming Events module on the right side of the page, click
      New Event.
   3. Choose your Type of event: and then click OK.
   4. Enter a name for your event.
   5. If you want, add a brief description.
   6. Set the date and time of your event, and if it will repeat, set the repeat
   7. Click Save changes.
   8. Click Export to export a calendar .ics file that you can email to your
      students. By double-clicking the .ics file, your students will be able to
      automatically add the event to their mail system calendar.

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Working with Quizzes

Moodle allows you to create many different types of quizzes, such as multiple
choice, short answer or essay exams. You can administer these quizzes
online, of course, grade them, and collect statistics, all through Moodle.

To create a quiz:
  1. Click the hyperlinked name of the course to which you want to add a

   2. Locate the week in which you want to add the quiz, and then select the
      Add an activity drop-down menu.
   3. Select Quiz.
   4. Enter a title for the quiz.
   5. Enter a brief description and choose any of the other options you’ll see.
      There are many options, including ways to present the quiz, restrict the
      date on which students can take the quiz, and to provide feedback.
   6. Click Save and return to course.

Now you need to add questions to your quiz. To add questions to a quiz:

   1.   Click the quiz title.
   2.   Select the Create new question drop-down menu.
   3.   Choose a question type. For example, choose Multiple choice.
   4.   Enter the question name, and any added information.
   5.   Change the default grade and the default penalty factor, if you want.
   6.   Enter the different choices (in this case).

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   7. For the correct answer, choose “100%” from the grade drop-down
   8. When finished, click Save changes.
   9. Back on the Questions in this quiz page, select the checkbox next to
      your question, and then click Add to quiz.
   10.When you see the question moved over to the left side of the page,
      click Save changes.
   11.Click the button with the course short name on it, at the bottom of the
   12.Back on the course page, click the quiz title to test the actual quiz.

There is also a way to import multiple questions into Moodle, all at once, but
we will not cover that in this tutorial.

Creating Assignments

Let's create an assignment. Assignments are pretty much the same as
assignments you create in a traditional classroom.

To create a new assignment:
  1. Click the hyperlinked course name for which you want to create an
  2. Click the Add an activity drop-down menu, and then select one of the
      choices under Assignments.
  3. Choose the type of assignment you would like to create.
          o Advanced uploading of files
          o Online text
          o Upload a single file
          o Offline activity
  4. Enter an assignment name.
  5. Enter a description of the assignment.
  6. Select grading and submission criteria.
  7. Click Save and return to course.
  8. Back at the course page, click Assignments in the Activities module
      to see a list of hyperlinked assignment names.

Working with Online Discussions (Forums)
Discussion forums are a great way to extend the course conversation.
Forums let students and teachers communicate in a documented and
structured way, and allow participants to ask questions and post answers at
any time that suits them.

To create a new forum:

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   1. Click the hyperlinked course name for which you want to create an
   2. Click News Forum. The news forum is added to your course, by
      default. The General Forums page appears.
   3. Click the hyperlink News forum.
   4. Click Add a new topic.
   5. Enter a topic name.
   6. Enter the topic comment or question.
   7. Click Post to forum when finished.
   8. To add a reply, click the topic name, then click Reply.
   9. Add your comment, and then click Post to forum.

Each course will have its own forum, with its own topics. This makes it easy
for you to keep your subject matter straight. You can also choose to receive
emails containing topics and replies, so you won’t always have to enter
Moodle to follow the discussion.

Creating a Lesson
In Moodle, you can add lessons that you’ve already written in a variety of
formats. In addition to building your own branching lessons and review
questions, you can upload PowerPoint presentations or lessons in formats like
Blackboard, GIFT, WebCT or others.

To create a new Lesson:

   1.   Click the hyperlinked course name to which you want to add a lesson.
   2.   Select the Add an activity drop-down menu.
   3.   Choose Lesson.
   4.   Enter a lesson name.
   5.   Click Save and display.
   6.   Click one of the choices under What would you like to do next?
   7.   Add information as needed and don’t forget to save your changes.
        Check the click2try™ site for video tutorials on more topics, such as
        creating lessons.

Working with a Grade Book
The Moodle grading feature is a sophisticated tool for tracking student scores
in your course. You can use it for scored activities both in the classroom and
online. The grading functionality includes options to assign extra credit,
grade on a curve, and exclude a particular score from a student's total grade.

To open your grade book:

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   1. Click the hyperlinked course name for which you want to review
   2. In the Administration block, click Grades. Your Grader report for the
      current course appears. Any resource you’ve added to the course
      appears on the report, as long as it is a resource, like an assignment,
      that contains a graded component.
   3. If needed, set your report preferences by clicking My report

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For more information about Moodle and its included applications, see the
following resources:

Moodle Documentation —Moodle's full
documentation site with support for dozens of languages.

Moodle Forums —Where thousands of loyal
Moodle users get together to collaborate and share experiences.
Moodle Partners —Moodle partners and 3 -
party additions that can help you with implementation, planning,
customization, and much, much more!

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