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==Adding a database activity==
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[[Image:Database_1.gif|thumb|Give your database a name and a description]]
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To add a database activity:
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# Click the "Turn editing on" button at the top right of the course homepage.
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# Select Databases from the "Add an activity" dropdown menu.
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# On the Adding a new database page give your new database a name and a description.
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# Select the general options (see below) and the common module settings.
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# Click the "Save and display" button at the bottom of the page.
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# Define the [[Database fields|fields]] or use a [[Database presets|preset]].
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# Define the [[Database templates|templates]].
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# Add one or two same entries then edit the templates as appropriate.
  
Creating or editing a Database activity module is straight forward.
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==General options==
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[[Image:Database 2 v19.png|thumb||General options for the database activity]]
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===Available from/to===
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The dates the database is both visible to students and open for data entry.
  
# Turn on course editing, select Databases from the "Add an activity" pull down menu
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===Viewable from/to===
# Set the name, description and other settings ([[Adding/editing a database#Database_settings|see below]]
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The dates the database is available for viewing, but not open for data entry.
# Define the [[Database fields|fields]]
 
# Define the [[Database templates|templates]]
 
# [[Viewing a database|View the lists]] and results of data entry.
 
  
:''TIP:'' Consider using a [[Database presets]] via an import.
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===Required entries===
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The number of entries each student is required to enter before the database activity can be considered complete. The student will see a reminder message if s/he has not submitted the required number of entries.
  
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===Entries required before viewing===
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The number of entries the student needs to submit before s/he can see entries by other students. If the student has not submitted the required number of entries, s/he will only see the entry page and not the list or single view pages.
  
[[Image:Database_1.gif|center|thumb|550 px|Give your database a name and a description]]
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===Maximum entries===
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The maximum number of entries the student can submit before s/he is blocked. This prevents people from spamming the system, either in the hope that one entry is good enough or, on a public site, as a way of advertising.
  
[[Image:Database 2 v19.png|center|thumb|550 px||Set additional parameters]]
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===Comments===
==Database settings==
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Enables commenting on entries. The comments field appears on the single view template when this is enabled.
*Title
 
*Description
 
*Available from and to - default is disabled
 
*Viewable from and to - default is disabled
 
*Required entries - how many entries must a student make
 
*Entries required before viewing 
 
*Maximum entries
 
*Comments - allow student comments
 
*Require approval
 
*Allow posts to be rated?
 
**Grade - scale used on ratings
 
*Common Module settings
 
**Group mode
 
**Grouping
 
**Available for group members only(Advanced element)
 
**Visible
 
**ID number
 
  
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===Require approval?===
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Allows you to require each entry to be approved by someone with the appropriate role before other users can view it.
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===RSS articles===
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Enables you to publish an RSS feed of entries in the database. The option here sets the number of entries available in the feed.
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''Note'': RSS feeds need to be enabled by your system administrator.
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===Allow posts to be rated?===
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Lets you allow posts to be rated, which will enter a score in the gradebook for the student’s submissions in the database. The grade is set using the dropdown menu below this option.
  
 
==See also ==
 
==See also ==

Revision as of 19:39, 20 November 2008

Template:Databases

Adding a database activity

Give your database a name and a description

To add a database activity:

  1. Click the "Turn editing on" button at the top right of the course homepage.
  2. Select Databases from the "Add an activity" dropdown menu.
  3. On the Adding a new database page give your new database a name and a description.
  4. Select the general options (see below) and the common module settings.
  5. Click the "Save and display" button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Define the fields or use a preset.
  7. Define the templates.
  8. Add one or two same entries then edit the templates as appropriate.

General options

General options for the database activity

Available from/to

The dates the database is both visible to students and open for data entry.

Viewable from/to

The dates the database is available for viewing, but not open for data entry.

Required entries

The number of entries each student is required to enter before the database activity can be considered complete. The student will see a reminder message if s/he has not submitted the required number of entries.

Entries required before viewing

The number of entries the student needs to submit before s/he can see entries by other students. If the student has not submitted the required number of entries, s/he will only see the entry page and not the list or single view pages.

Maximum entries

The maximum number of entries the student can submit before s/he is blocked. This prevents people from spamming the system, either in the hope that one entry is good enough or, on a public site, as a way of advertising.

Comments

Enables commenting on entries. The comments field appears on the single view template when this is enabled.

Require approval?

Allows you to require each entry to be approved by someone with the appropriate role before other users can view it.

RSS articles

Enables you to publish an RSS feed of entries in the database. The option here sets the number of entries available in the feed.

Note: RSS feeds need to be enabled by your system administrator.

Allow posts to be rated?

Lets you allow posts to be rated, which will enter a score in the gradebook for the student’s submissions in the database. The grade is set using the dropdown menu below this option.

See also