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A Moodle site is made up of courses which are basically pages containing the learning materials which teachers want to share with their students.
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{{About Moodle}}
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A Moodle site is made up of [[Courses|courses]] which are basically pages containing the learning materials teachers want to share with their students.
 
A teacher in a Moodle course can select items from three different elements which together assist in the learning process.
 
A teacher in a Moodle course can select items from three different elements which together assist in the learning process.
They are: Activities, Resources and Blocks.
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They are: [[Activities|Activities]], [[Resources|Resources]] and [[Blocks|Blocks]].
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==Activities==
 
==Activities==
*An Activity in Moodle is a feature where students learn by interacting with each other or with their teacher.  They might for instance contribute in a forum, upload an essay, answer questions in a quiz or collaborate together in a wiki.
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*An Activity in Moodle is a feature where students learn by interacting with each other or with their teacher.  They might for instance contribute in a [[Forum|forum]], upload an [[Assignment|assignment]], answer questions in a [[Quiz|quiz]] or collaborate together in a [[Wiki|wiki]]. Activities can be graded.
*A teacher can add activities by turning on the editing and choosing from the Add an Activity drop down menu in a course section. Activities usually appear in the central area of the course.
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*A teacher can add activities by turning on the editing and choosing an activity by clicking  ''Add an activity or resource'' in a course section. They then select an activity from the activity chooser. (If the activity chooser has been turned off, a drop down menu appears instead.) Activities usually appear in the central area of the course.
* Moodle has a number of activities which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See
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[[Activities|Activities]] to find out more.
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{|
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| [[File:actres.png|thumb|Link to the activity chooser]]
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| [[File:Addactivity.png|thumb|Drop down menu when activity chooser is disabled]]
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|}
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* Moodle has a number of activities which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See [[Activities|Activities]] to find out more.
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
*A Resource in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to a Moodle course to support learning, such as a file, a video or link to a website. A resource differs from an activity in that it is static; ie, the student can merely look at or read it, rather than participate.
 
*A Resource in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to a Moodle course to support learning, such as a file, a video or link to a website. A resource differs from an activity in that it is static; ie, the student can merely look at or read it, rather than participate.
*A teacher  can add resources by turning on the editing and choosing from the Add a Resource drop down menu in a course section. Resources usually appear in the central area of the course.
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*A teacher  can add resources by turning on the editing and by clicking ''Add an activity or resource'' in a course section. They then select a resource from the activity chooser.(If the activity chooser has been turned off, a drop down menu appears instead.) Resources usually appear in the central area of the course.
*Moodle has a number of resources which come as standard, and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See [[Resources|Resources]]to find out more.
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{|
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| [[File:actres.png|thumb|Link to the activity chooser]]
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| [[File:Addresource.png|thumb|Drop down menu when activity chooser is disabled]]
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|}
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*Moodle has a number of resources which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See [[Resources|Resources]] to find out more.
 
==Blocks==
 
==Blocks==
*A Block in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to the left or right of a Moodle course page. They provide extra information or links to aid learning. Blocks are a bit like "widgets" elsewhere online and can contain for example, RSS news feeds, quiz results, a calendar, links to blogs, glossary terms or private files. There is also a simple HTML block which can be customised as the teacher wishes.
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*A Block in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to the left or right of a Moodle course page. They provide extra information or links to aid learning. Blocks are a bit like "widgets" elsewhere online and can contain; for example, [[Remote_RSS_feeds_block|RSS]] news feeds, [[Quiz_results_block|quiz results]], a [[Calendar_block|calendar]], links to blogs, glossary terms or private files. There is also a simple [[HTML_block|HTML block]] which can be customised as the teacher wishes.
*A teacher can add blocks by turning on the editing and choosing from the "Add a block" drop down which is usually on the bottom right side of the course page.
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*A teacher can add blocks by turning on the editing and choosing from the "Add a block" drop down which is usually on the bottom right side of the course page. Blocks usually appear on the sides of the course.
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[[File:Addblock.png]]
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*Moodle has a number of blocks which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See [[Blocks|Blocks]] to find out more.
 
*Moodle has a number of blocks which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See [[Blocks|Blocks]] to find out more.
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Latest revision as of 19:21, 27 May 2013

A Moodle site is made up of courses which are basically pages containing the learning materials teachers want to share with their students. A teacher in a Moodle course can select items from three different elements which together assist in the learning process. They are: Activities, Resources and Blocks.

Moodlekeyterms.png

Activities

  • An Activity in Moodle is a feature where students learn by interacting with each other or with their teacher. They might for instance contribute in a forum, upload an assignment, answer questions in a quiz or collaborate together in a wiki. Activities can be graded.
  • A teacher can add activities by turning on the editing and choosing an activity by clicking Add an activity or resource in a course section. They then select an activity from the activity chooser. (If the activity chooser has been turned off, a drop down menu appears instead.) Activities usually appear in the central area of the course.
Link to the activity chooser
Drop down menu when activity chooser is disabled


  • Moodle has a number of activities which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See Activities to find out more.

Resources

  • A Resource in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to a Moodle course to support learning, such as a file, a video or link to a website. A resource differs from an activity in that it is static; ie, the student can merely look at or read it, rather than participate.
  • A teacher can add resources by turning on the editing and by clicking Add an activity or resource in a course section. They then select a resource from the activity chooser.(If the activity chooser has been turned off, a drop down menu appears instead.) Resources usually appear in the central area of the course.
Link to the activity chooser
Drop down menu when activity chooser is disabled


  • Moodle has a number of resources which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See Resources to find out more.

Blocks

  • A Block in Moodle is an item that a teacher can add to the left or right of a Moodle course page. They provide extra information or links to aid learning. Blocks are a bit like "widgets" elsewhere online and can contain; for example, RSS news feeds, quiz results, a calendar, links to blogs, glossary terms or private files. There is also a simple HTML block which can be customised as the teacher wishes.
  • A teacher can add blocks by turning on the editing and choosing from the "Add a block" drop down which is usually on the bottom right side of the course page. Blocks usually appear on the sides of the course.

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  • Moodle has a number of blocks which come as standard and there are also extra ones available for download by the administrator. See Blocks to find out more.