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== Getting Started FAQ for Participants ==
== Getting Started ==
 
  - How do I log into Moodle?
 
        Log in using your First Class username and password at http://elearning.miis.edu.    Download detailed instructions.
 
- How do I request a Moodle site for a new course or group?
 
        First download this PDF document of instructions.  Then follow this course request link and complete the online form (please refer to the PDF before completing the form).
 
- How do I change or update my basic course settings?  (number of weeks, format, etc)
 
        Go to ADMIN panel (left-hand side of your course page), and click on SETTINGS.  Download detailed instructions.
 
- How do I use the text editor in Moodle?
 
        Moodle uses a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, with many icons that are very similar to text formatting icons in Microsoft Word. Download detailed instructions.
 
- How do I give titles to the main sections of my course?
 
        Click the edit icon (hand holding a pencil) located at the top of each section of the course. Download detailed instructions
 
- How do I add a link to another website?
 
  
        Select "Link to a file or web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each section of the course and enter the link to the website. Download detailed instructions
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The [[Getting Started - Participants FAQ]] is a place for collecting information helpful to new students, staff and faculty who are just finding their way around the MIIS elearning environment as a participant. Relevant topics include:  how to log in, how to update your personal profile, how to change or update your email address, and basic navigation and use tips.
    - How do I add a discussion forum?
 
        Select "Forum" under the "Add an activity" drop box located in each section of the course. Download detailed instructions
 
    - How do I add resources (Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio files, etc.)?
 
        Select "Link to a file or a web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each section of the course and upload the file. Download detailed instructions
 
    - How do I use the blocks feature to supplement my course Moodle?   
 
        Turn editing on and select a block from the "Add" drop box located in the Blocks section on the right-hand side of the course. Download detailed instructions
 
    - How do I give students access to my course Moodle?
 
        Send an email to students in your course with the web address of your course Moodle and the enrollment key for them to self-enroll. Download detailed instructions
 
    - How do I change the enrolment key for my course Moodle?
 
  
        You can change the enrolment key in Administration --> Settings --> Availability --> Enrolment key.  Download detailed instructions
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== Getting Started FAQ for Course Editors ==
    - Where can I find more online resources for learning about Moodle?
 
  
        There are great resources housed at Carleton College, University of Minnesota and Humbolt College (click "Log in as a guest").
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The [[Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ]] is a place for collecting information helpful for anyone interested in learning how to create/edit a MIIS elearning course space. Relevant topics include: how to request a new course space, how to turn editing on, how to edit section text, how to add links and upload resources, and other basic steps in adding resources and forums to a course space.
  
== First few weeks ==
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== First Semester with Moodle FAQ ==
 
  
== Extra Topics ==
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The [[First Semester with Moodle FAQ]] is a place for collecting information about puzzles that are frequently encountered during the first semester of using Moodle. Relevant topics include:  How do I change my photo?  What can't I reply to a message in the News Forum?  Some students aren't receiving copies of forum posts in their email - how can we fix that?  How do I highlight any new forum posts since my last log-in?
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== Specialized topics FAQ ==
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The [[Specialized Topics FAQ]] contains information for those who have finished their initial semester of working with Moodle, and are interested in exploring ways of refining their use of Moodle and other technologies to best support a particular pedagogical goal or teaching context. Examples include: embedding online videos, etc.
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== Non-MIIS Resources for Learning About Moodle ==
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The [[Non-MIIS Moodle Resources]] page contains links to additional online Moodle resources. The Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki is designed to contain information specific to the Monterey Institute community.  However, many other organizations have far more extensive resources for learning about and using Moodle.  Check out (and contribute to) the [[Non-MIIS Moodle Resources]] page to broaden your horizons!

Latest revision as of 14:43, 5 February 2009

PORTAL PAGE to FIVE MAIN SECTIONS

Getting Started FAQ for Participants

The Getting Started - Participants FAQ is a place for collecting information helpful to new students, staff and faculty who are just finding their way around the MIIS elearning environment as a participant. Relevant topics include: how to log in, how to update your personal profile, how to change or update your email address, and basic navigation and use tips.

Getting Started FAQ for Course Editors

The Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ is a place for collecting information helpful for anyone interested in learning how to create/edit a MIIS elearning course space. Relevant topics include: how to request a new course space, how to turn editing on, how to edit section text, how to add links and upload resources, and other basic steps in adding resources and forums to a course space.

First Semester with Moodle FAQ

The First Semester with Moodle FAQ is a place for collecting information about puzzles that are frequently encountered during the first semester of using Moodle. Relevant topics include: How do I change my photo? What can't I reply to a message in the News Forum? Some students aren't receiving copies of forum posts in their email - how can we fix that? How do I highlight any new forum posts since my last log-in?

Specialized topics FAQ

The Specialized Topics FAQ contains information for those who have finished their initial semester of working with Moodle, and are interested in exploring ways of refining their use of Moodle and other technologies to best support a particular pedagogical goal or teaching context. Examples include: embedding online videos, etc.

Non-MIIS Resources for Learning About Moodle

The Non-MIIS Moodle Resources page contains links to additional online Moodle resources. The Moodle e-Learning Community Wiki is designed to contain information specific to the Monterey Institute community. However, many other organizations have far more extensive resources for learning about and using Moodle. Check out (and contribute to) the Non-MIIS Moodle Resources page to broaden your horizons!