Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Incorporate your existing handouts, worksheets, and other resources into Moodle courses
  • Quick methods to make your Moodle courses engaging, attractive, and fun
  • Fast ways to add multimedia to your course, or incorporate existing sounds and videos
  • Using Moodle as a repository for departmental guidelines and documentation
  • Move marking online! See how students can submit their assignments straight into Moodle, for you to mark assess on the computer – no more backbreaking boxes of assignments to lug to and from school
  • Use forums and messaging to keep in contact with students when it’s convenient, rather than having them call into your office during your breaks or preparation time.
  • See how you can make your course a completely online experience – dispensing with face time all together

 

About

Schools, colleges and universities all over the world are installing Moodle, but many educators aren’t making much use of it. With so many features, it can be a hassle to learn – and with teachers under so much pressure day-to-day, they cannot devote much time to recreating all their lessons from scratch.

This book provides the quickest way for teachers and trainers to get up and running with Moodle, by turning their familiar teaching materials into a Moodle e-learning course.

This book shows how to bring your existing notes, worksheets, resources and lesson plans into Moodle quickly and easily. Instead of exploring every feature of Moodle, the book focuses on getting you started immediately – you will be turning your existing materials into Moodle courses right from the start.

The book begins by showing how to turn your teaching schedule into a Moodle course, with the correct number of topics and weeks. You will then see how to convert your resources – documents, slideshows, and worksheets, into Moodle. You will learn how to format them in a way that means students will be able to read them, and along the way plenty of shortcuts to speed up the process.

By the end of Chapter 3, you will already have a Moodle course that contains your learning resources in a presentable way. But the book doesn’t end there– you will also see how to use Moodle to accept and assess coursework submissions, discuss work with students, and deliver quizzes, tests, and video.

Throughout the book, the focus is on getting results fast – moving teaching material online so that lessons become more effective for students, and less work for you.

Features
  • Move your existing course notes, worksheets, and resources into Moodle quickly
  • No need to start from scratch! This book shows you the quickest way to start using Moodle and e-learning, by bringing your existing lesson materials into Moodle
  • Demonstrates quick ways to improve your course, taking advantage of multimedia and collaboration
  • Requires no prior knowledge of Moodle, even experienced Moodlers will find this useful for converting ‘paper’ resources and face-to-face lessons into Moodle

Bonus Chapter

Page Count 368
Course Length 11 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781849514828
Date Of Publication 17 Nov 2011

Authors

Ian Wild

Ian Wild is an experienced software developer, solutions architect, author, and educator with over 20 years' experience in the field of software design and implementation. Fifteen years working in private industry saw Ian specializing in the design and development of access and learning aids for blind, visually impaired, dyslexic, and dyscalculic computer users, while also working part-time as a tutor and lecturer. Teaching only part-time meant not spending as much time with his students as he would have wished and this, coupled with his background in the development of communication technologies, seeded his long-time interest in e-learning.

Ian is also, author of Moodle Course Conversion: Beginner’s Guide and Moodle Math. He was also technical reviewer of Science Teaching with Moodle, Moodle Multimedia and Practical XMPP.