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Teaching Perspectives (Week 1) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Let get acquainted! (click to get started)

Welcome to AMCD!

My name is Nellie Deutsch and I will be supporting you as you explore some of the special features available in the latest Moodle version 4. 

I've been the admin of Moodle since 2003. I was thrown into the role with no guidelines. The Moodle version was 1.0. Moodle has come a ...

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Teaching Perspectives and Moodle (required activity)

Please follow these instructions and reply to one or more of your colleagues. 

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Moodle Facilitates (Week 1) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Presentation of Moodle Course with Audio

Each participant will create a Google presentations on how they created a Moodle course, what they hope to accomplish with the course, how they will facilitate the course, challenges, and additional input if they wish, add audio to each slide, make their Google presentations available to anyone ...

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Sharing Cart

Explore the sharing cart in your course. Demonstrate how you set up the sharing cart in your course and reflect on value of having a sharing cart. Use a screen recorder to create your video.

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Book Resource

Explore the book resource in your course. Demonstrate how you set up a book with 5 chapters in your course and reflect on value of having a book. 

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Progress Bar

Create a progress bar block for your course. Set it up for each of your activities in a chronological (not timed) order. Share the process in a video and reflect. 

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Moodle Plugins (Week 1) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Explore Plugins

Explore the Directory of Plugins useful https://moodle.org/plugins/index.php? and choose a course layout, block, activity or resource available for Moodle 4.0. Check if the item appears in your Moodle course. If it doesn't, ask the facilitator to install it, add the item to your course, create a ...
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Peer Learning (Week 2) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Benefits of Peer Learning (Teamwork)

What is peer learning?  Read the article below with your team using Amanote annotations. Discuss the article and how you can apply the findings in your Moodle courses. You may wish to refer to other articles in addition to the one in Amanote. 

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Amanote for Collaborative Reading

Add a PDF file using the file feature in your course while in edit mode, leave the edit mode, and notice the green Amanote icon on the right of the activity. Click on it and share your findings. How would Amanote benefit your students?

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Annoto for Videos

Add a Youtube or Vimeo video. Click on the right of the video. A message area should appear called Annoto. Demonstrate the features available and reflect on the value of having such features?

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Course Settings (Week 2) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Course Settings

Explore the course settings and create a video showcasing the features available in the course settings and elaborate on the choices you made in how you set it up. 

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User Settings (Week 2) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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User Settings and Enrollment Methods

In this section, participants will explore the user settings. They will create a video showcasing the features available in the user settings, enrollment methods, how they add the class participants as students to their courses, and elaborate on their enrollment method. 

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Activity Completion for Forums (Week 3) Grade Forums by Rating with a Numerical Grade

Explore the activity completion items for forums in your course. Set up the forum activity completion to show grade by rating, and demonstrate and reflect on the process. 

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Grade Forums by Whole Grade Number

Explore the activity completion items for forums in your course. Set up the forum activity completion to show grade by whole grade, and demonstrate and reflect on the process. 

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Grading by Whole vs. Rating

Create grading forums via whole grade and rating and compare the two. What would be easier to grade? What are the pros and cons for students?

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Gradebook Settings (Week 3) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Gradebook Setup

Explore the grade book settings. Set up a gradebook for their course, and demonstrate and reflect on the items you chose. 

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Add a Block (Week 3) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Add a Block

Explore the blocks, choose relevant blocks for your course, elaborate on your choice, create a video to showcase and reflect on the blocks. 

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Digital Badges (Week 4) Support Forum

Use this forum to  ask questions, add comments and make suggestions.

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Digital Badge

Create a digital badge for each section of your course. The criteria will be based on completion of activities and/or manually by role.  

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Reflective Practice (Week 4) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Reflective Practice (Required Activity Completion)

Please respond to the following questions:
  • How would you discuss reflections in your courses?
  • What is the value of using "individual" as opposed to "team reflections"?
  • What do you think of Mindmap, Diary, Journal, Surveys or Feedback for your Moodle activities? Please elaborate on each. 
  • What are ...
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Diary and Mindmap Activities for Reflective Practice

Choose the Diary and Mindmap activities as tools for reflections and add the two to your course. Showcase and reflect on how you would use it with your students in the course using a screen recorder.

Screen Recorders

 LOOM 

 Edpuzzle

 Screencast-o-matic

 Screen Recorder

 Vimeo

 Flipgrid

 Awesome Screen ...

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Course Completion (Week 5) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Course Completion Setup

Explore the course completion items under course settings . Set up your course completion, and demonstrate and reflect on the items you choose. 

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Certificates of Completion (Week 5) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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Certificate of Completion

Create a video showcasing the features available in the certificate settings, create 2 certificates using Canva or any or tool, and add it to your course. 

Remember to add the team members as teachers with editing rights to your course so they can help with the work. Create 2 certificates, one for...

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Reuse Courses (Week 5) Support Forum for Q & A

Please use this forum to ask questions, add comments, make suggestions, and of course offer answers and/or possible solutions. 

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"Course reuse"

Create a video showcasing the features available under "More" and "Course reuse". 

Use a screen recorder to create your video, upload it on Youtube or Vimeo, publish it as public, and share the link. 

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