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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

Overview of this book

Moodle is the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS). It is vast and has lots to offer. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. It works best when you feel confident that the tools you have at hand will allow you to create exactly what you need.This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and learning theory to give you new tools and new power with Moodle. It will show you how to connect with your online students, and how and where they develop an enthusiastic, open, and trusting relationship with their fellow students and with you, their instructor. With this book, you'll learn to get the best from Moodle.This book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. With this book, you'll have excellent support and step-by-step guidance for putting together courses that incorporate your choice of the many features that Moodle offers. You will also find the best way to create effective assessments, and how to create them for now and in the future. The book will also introduce you to many modules, which you can use to make your course unique and create an environment where your students will get maximum benefit. In addition, you will learn how you can save time and reuse your best ideas by taking advantage of Moodle's unique features.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques
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Moodle's glossary functions

A practical and easy-to-understand way of engaging your students, and encouraging them to start developing schema in an interactive way, is to create a glossary. In Moodle, the glossary is an activity. To add a glossary, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Turn editing on button.

  2. Select Glossary from the Add an activity drop-down menu.

  3. On the Adding a new glossary page, give your new glossary a descriptive name.

  4. Describe the purpose of the glossary and provide instructions or background information, links, and so on in the Description area.

  5. Fill the general and grade options and the common module settings (see the following screenshot).

  6. Click on the Save and return to course button at the bottom of the page.

The following screenshot shows you what you will see when you describe the purpose of the glossary and provide the background information:

After you create a new glossary, let your students know that they will be organizing their entries alphabetically. The following...