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Moodle Basics by Mind Map: Moodle Basics
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Moodle Basics

This is just a demo map that you can delete right away, if you feel like it...

Moodle Log In

password: initial and lastname (eg/ pjansen)

New node

type in password

go to "Staff Corner" category

Moodle Mania: Learn to Moodle

Moodle Sandbox: Try Out Moodle

Assess&Differentiation: Learn about Web2.0 Tools for Learning

Edit Moodle Profile

Click on your username in top right corner of Moodle screen

Profile screen appears/ "edit profile" tab

upload a photo of yourself

change your password

click on "advanced" button (bottom right)

change forum tracking & subscriptions

change email display (optional)

Moodle Course Settings

Go to Admin Block (left)

Choose "Settings", Format: weekly or thematic?, Group Mode, Separate Groups? Can create separate enrollment keys, Availability, make up an enrollment key (one time) & share with students

Choose "Groups", Separate Groups? (class sections)

Choose "Files", Make a Folder (eg. docs, pics, Upload a File, documents, pictures, Later, can add a directory for bulk files under "resources" on main page

Moodle Course Content

Top right corner: Turn Editing "On" (toggle) to start editing.

Add Labels (Headings) to each section, Labels can also be used to add pics/videos

Add Resources (things to view/read), Eg/ file directory, keep all downloadables together in a folder, Eg/ link to website or file, Eg/ create a web page (embed video etc)

Add Activities (things to do), Add chats (quick) w set dates & times, Add forums w set dates, simple discussion, open dates, no "blocks" for # of posts, Add quizzes, Add assignments (students can upload), Add wikis, journals, or blogs

Add Web2.0 Tools

Embed youtube videos (html) as a "label" or in a webpage (resource)

Embed your powerpoints from slideshare

Add a blogroll as a block

Add a mindmap or whiteboard

Add a talking voki introduction

Add a voicethread, wallwisher (interactive)

Add a polldaddy poll

Add a Twitter feed

Tracking Students

Click "Participants"

View all forum posts

View all activity reports (last access, etc.)

Click "Gradebook" in Admin Block

Grade assignments/give feedback

Message students individually

Click "Activities" & view student activity by activity type