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Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle?

Books

Using Moodle Image:Using_moodle_2_book-cover.jpg

One of the many moodle.org online community members has written a 2nd edition of “Using Moodle.” It contains detailed chapters on a variety of moodle features, and can be accessed in a number of ways:

Websites

Two Minute Moodle Tutorials

This is a collection of 2 Minute Moodles – an attempt to simplify and show how to use a range of Moodle features. The tutorials try not to assume too much previous knowledge and are presented for the pragmatical and not necessarily tech-savy users (Moodle purists please excuse). They are a bit like that product I got the pun from – something quick and simple to get you going.

Carleton College Tutorials

The Academic Technologies group at Carleton College (a small, liberal arts college in Minnesota) has put together a collection of web-based guides and tutorials for faculty. Many of the pages also have a PDF version – check the top right-hand corner of the web pages.

moodle.org

Home to teacher documentation created by the open source community of developers and users of moodle

University of Minnesota – Moodle support portal

This is an example support page for a very large-scale implementation of Moodle. Items such as “how to log in” won’t be relevant for users outside of the University of Minnesota, but MIIS users may find other more general resources on these pages to be helpful.

Humboldt State Faculty Guide to Moodle

Until recently this Moodle-hosted guide for faculty was easily accessible; now it’s still available to the public, but takes some extra navigation. After accessing the link above, click log in as guest(left side of page, below username and password fields), and then to navigate from there to the HSU Faculty Guide to Moodle course (see list on left side of page). It’s frustrating not the be able to bookmark and go to the course directly, but worth the trouble to take a look at their materials.

How do I add resources (Microsoft Word docs, PowerPoints, PDFs, audio files, etc.) to my Moodle course?

View an alternate version with some screenshots.

Download an excellent PDF with detailed screenshots, created by Carleton College (AcadTech).

Resources can be things like Microsoft Word files, PowerPoint slides, PDF documents or audio (mp3) files.

1. Turn editing on. (button in the top right-hand corner of main page)

2. Scroll down to the week or topic where you wish to add the file. Click on Add a RESOURCE, and then choose Link to a file or web site.

3. You will be taken to a screen that asks you for a title for the file (this is the text that users will see on your main course page, and will click on in order to access file).

4. Optional: you can add a summary about the file also in the summary box below.

5. Click on the Choose or upload a file button

6. This will take you to a page where you can either choose an existing file or upload a new one. To upload a new file click the Upload a file button.

7. Then Browse for the file on your computer that you want to upload. When you have chosen the file, click Upload this file.

8. You will be taken back to the files menu. From here you can choose the file you want by clicking the word CHOOSE in the far RIGHT-HAND column next to the file.

This will bring you back to your upload page.

9. You now need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and make sure to click Save changes at the bottom of the page. (Your document will automatically open; you can click cancel.) To return to your main moodle page, use the breadcrumb navigation bar at the top of the page.

The same steps may be used for Microsoft Word files, PowerPoint files, audio (mp3) files and PDFs.

Additional resources on other (non-MIIS) sites

Carleton College – Link to a file or web site

Moodle Docs – Link to a file or web site

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.