Short Moodle Tips


Short Moodle Tips

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A New Method For Adding Pictures

Adding pictures to your Moodle activities is slightly different in Moodle 2.7.  In particular, your new pictures should be stored in a file called My Private Files.  Learn how to easily insert pictures into your Moodle activities by checking out the free tutorials in Tutorials for Moodle 2.7; use the link on the left to view them.

Add Flashcards to Your Moodle Page

There is a quick, easy, and FREE way to add flashcards for your students on your Moodle page!  Check out the new tutorial videos on our Tutorials for Moodle 2.3 page.  To get to the page, BEFORE you log in click the link for the Tutorials page at the bottom left corner of this page.  Then log in as a guest, and open up the page.  There, in Tutorial #19, you'll find the secret to creating great flashcards for your online students.

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Check Out Our Tutorials!

Is there something you don't know how to do on your Moodle page?  A question you might have?  A problem you need to solve?  Consult our Tutorials for Moodle 2.7, a huge group of step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish what you want to do in your classroom!  Use the link on the left before you LOG IN, and just follow the directions!

Create Easy Crossword Puzzles for Your Moodle Page!

Are you looking to create some fun crossword puzzles for your Moodle Page?  Look no further than Hot Potatoes, a free program that quickly and easily generates interactive activities like crossword puzzles, drag-and-drop matching questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and jumbled sentences activities!  Not only can your students do these activities right on your Moodle page....but Moodle will grade their results for you!  Coming soon to our Tutorials page.....Hot Potato Quizzes!

Create Writing Assignments for Your Students

Moodle makes it easy to build writing assignments for your students; whether a simple paragraph about what they did over the summer, a full-blown final research paper, to simple questions on a worksheet, Moodle's Assignment activity lets you quickly post questions or writing prompts.  Your students can see your directions, and simply type their answers into the provided textbox.  As the teacher, you can even grade them right in Moodle!  Check out our tutorial on how to use the Assignment tool on the page Tutorials for Moodle 2.7.

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Don't Forget to Log Out!

When you are finished with your Moodle session, however long you might have been working, don't forget to LOG OUT.  You might think that just closing the window, or quitting the browser, gets you off the Moodle site.  But until you actually log out (using the little link in the upper right hand corner of your screen), Moodle will continue to generate logs and reports on your sessio....even though you're long gone!  So help our Moodle server run faster, cleaner, and more efficiently!  Remember to always LOG OUT!

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Embed Your Video Clips

Looking for an easy, foolproof way to allow your students to view educational video clips?  Learn to EMBED those clips right in your Moodle page!  Video clips from Youtube, Teachertube, or any other video storage site can be easily placed on your Moodle page for your students to see.  Check out how to embed video by going to our Tutorials for Moodle 2.7!

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Hey! What Happened to the JOURNAL Tool?

It's true....in the new version of Moodle, the Journal tool has met its demise.  But don't worry!  You can still do journaling-style assignments with your students.  Just use the WIKI tool instead!  Your students will be able to write on your Moodle page, add to their writing whenever they wish, and you as teacher can add comments whenever you wish!  To find out how to set up a WIKI for your students, look at our Tutorials for Moodle 2.7 page for the FREE tutorial!

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Let Your Students Vote on Your Moodle Page!

Its easy to create a Moodle activity in which your students vote between several choices you give them!  You can do this by using the CHOICE Activity in Moodle.  Not only can your students register their opinions, but you can then use the percentages your poll generates for further, more in-depth classroom discussion.  Find out how to create a CHOICE Activity for your students on your Moodle page by reading the tutorial....soon to come to our Moodle page called Tutorials for Moodle 2.7!

Linking to a Word Document

Instead of linking to a Word Document, consider copying that Word document's content, and then pasting that content into a Moodle Page activity.  Your content will open quicker for your students, eliminate any possible error messages for students, and relieve our Moodle server from the task of carrying your Word document around!

Log In Here.....Don't Miss the News!

How do you, your students, and your parents find your Moodle page?  Have everyone come to this page to log in, using the link in the upper right hand corner.  By coming here first, you, your students, and your parents will be sure to see all the great news updates, tips of the day, and meeting announcements we post here!  After they log in here, they can find your page by using the links on the left.  So don't provide a shortcut link directly to your page.....have everyone use our Front Page Log In, and stay up-to-date on our Diocesan Moodle happenings!

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Use a Moodle Forum

Looking for a way to hold a great online discussion between yourselves and your students?  Use the Moodle Forum activity!  As the teacher, you can post a question you want your students to discuss, and they can post their own ideas, or comment on their fellow students' ideas.  All posts are clearly marked with the student's name, date, and time; using a Moodle Forum activity also can reinforce your students' ability to write and express themselves clearly.

Use a Wiki to Share A Document

There is a unique tool in Moodle called a Wiki.  The Wiki tool allows a teacher to create a document that can be shared by their entire class; not only can it be shared, but it can be changed or edited by any member of the class.  It's sort of like taping a big piece of paper up on your bulletin board for students to write on!  Some teachers use Wikis for shared lists (for example, a sign up sheet for bringing items to a picnic), in which each student can input towards a final group goal.  Other teachers use Wikis to provide exercises to their students, so they can work in groups on a single project.  Do you have any Wiki ideas?  Feel free to share them with us!

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Who Has Been on My Moodle Page?

Teachers, you can see every time someone visits your Moodle page!  While you are on your page, on the left side, click on NAVIGATION.  In that long list, find the link called LOGS (it might be hiding under the link REPORTS).  Clicking that will allow you to select the date you want to inspect (all the other boxes can be left as is).  Click on GET THESE LOGS, and you'll see a complete list of everyone who visited your page that day....along with what they looked at!


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