Getting Started

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Moodle allows instructors to add all content and activities on the course homepage. Students are able to see and access all related content and activities from the main course page rather than having to navigate between various areas of the course to access different types of materials. Instructors group content and activities into modules which can be organized by topics or by weeks.

Different areas in a Moodle course include: the Activities block NUM1, the People block NUM2, the Settings block NUM3Edit Settings NUM4Editing NUM5Add a Resource NUM6Add an Activity NUM7Quickmail NUM8and Library NUM9.

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The Activities Block


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The Activities block allows users to view a list of all course activities arranged by category. This block will only display categories that have items available to participants.

 

 

 

 

The People Block


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The People block displays the names, assigned roles, and profiles of every currently enrolled participant in the course. You can access a user’s profile by clicking on their name. You can edit your own profile by clicking on your name and choosing the Edit Profile option.The Settings BlockSettings block is the most important block in your course. The Turn editing on option enables you to add activities and resources to the course.  After turning editing on there will be several small icons in each block and topic. These include arrows for altering the position (left, right, up, or down), the update icon, the delete icon, and the eye icon.

Icons


Icon

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Icon

Effect

icon_edit Edit item icon_available Item is Available icon_delete Delete/Remove icon_changetitle Edit Item Title
icon_duplicate Duplicate Item icon_hidden Item is Hidden icon_indent Indent/shift right icon_movehere Move here
icon_roles Assign Roles for Item icon_help Help icon_move Move Icon* icon_highlight Highlight week/topic
icon_nogroups No Groups icon_groups Separate Groups icon_expandicon_condense Expand Block Condense Block icon_dockicon_undock Move to Dock Undock All

Using the eye icons: When eye icon is ‘open’ (icon_available) the item is visible and accessible to participants. When the icon is clicked the eye will ‘close’ (icon_hidden)and the item becomes hidden and inaccessible to participants. This function is useful when you want to keep an item or module in your course, but do not want participants to have access to it.

 

For further information, please contact:

Faculty Center for Professional Excellence (FCPE)
Alumnae Hall, Room 123
p – 516.877.4221
e – fcpe@adelphi.edu