Moodle Workshops

Workshops for September- December 2011 are listed below.  Contact Michael Phillips at phillimj@potsdam.edu to register (required).

In the event that a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, arrangements for assistance will be made with the registrants. 

WS1/WS2 – Packing & Preparing for the Move / An Introduction to Moodle 2.1

This workshop is mostly informative, pointing participants to online tutorials that may come in useful before, during, and after the move to Moodle. No hands-on work in Moodle will occur during this session; Rather, participants will be provided important information for preparing the content used in Blackboard for an efficient transition to Moodle. 

 

In addition, an initial introduction to Moodle, covering site layout, repositories, navigation, explaining the bells & whistles, tips on what faculty need to know, and what students should be made aware of.


When? September 16 & 30; October 14; November 4 & 25. All sessions from 2-2:50 PM.

Where? Kellas 100

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WS3 – Uploading & Unpacking After the Move - Adding Moodle Resources

Moodle resources include files, pages (like "items" in Bb), labels, and URLs. This session will focus on adding pages and files to your site.

 

When? September 23; October 7 & 28; November 18. All sessions from 202:50 PM.

Where? Kellas 100

 

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WS4 – Advanced Moodle Blocks – What They Are & How to Use Them

Blocks serve as "containers" for important information or common tasks. Navigation and Settings blocks are found in all Moodle sites, and other blocks can be added to your course sites, such as the Calendar, Section Links, and People blocks – three useful and highly recommended blocks. Adding, moving, and deleting blocks will be addressed.

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS5 – Moodle Forums & Messaging

Moodle's forums come in a variety of flavors – from, single, simple discussions to those dependent on the students' input. The messaging system allows you to send and receive messages to and from other Moodle users. It can also be used for notification of new posts made to forums, and other events.

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS6 – Using Assignments in Moodle

Similar to the "assignment" utility found in Blackboard, we'll explore the four assignment types available in Moodle, covering their set up, use, and grading. 

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS7 – Quizzes/Tests in Moodle

This session will provide an introduction to the Quiz activity, how to create categories, pools, and tests/quizzes.

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS8 – Converting quizzes/tests from Blackboard to Moodle

This session will cover the use of an online utility and a program, Respondus, to create Moodle-friendly question pools.

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS9 – The Grades area in Moodle

This session will explore the Grades area, including creating categories, weighting items, and entering grades.

 

When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS11 – Moodle Site Layout Techniques (Labels, Summaries, Colors, and more!)

Want to make your Moodle site look and feel more user-friendly? This is the workshop to attend! Learn to organize and present your content effectively to your students using tools, formatting, and recommended techniques.  


When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS12 – Advanced Page Layout Techniques 1: Embedding images, links, files, and web-based media

We will explore using images to enhance presentation, adding links – internal and external – to pages, and placing web-based media, such as YouTube videos, directly in your Moodle site.


When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.

 

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WS15 – Groups and Groupings in Moodle

Moodle offers  powerful groups and groupings features, enabling the instructor with combined sections to focus attention to one or all sections as needed. Resources and activities can be customized to fit different groups of students, too. Sign up to learn and explore the possibilities!


When? Anytime

Where? Moving to Moodle tutorial site.


 

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Registration for all sessions is required. In the event that a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, arrangements for assistance will be made with the registrants. 

To register, contact Michael Phillips at phillimj@potsdam.edu