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Moodle at AMBS

A mostly-video guide to using Moodle at AMBS.

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This page contains demonstration videos for students new to Moodle. Susie Sow, the AMBS IT mascot, logs in to a course and completes several common activities. By watching these videos you will also be able to:

  1. log in to Moodle, learn what is available, add a photo to your profile
  2. post to a discussion forum, mark your progress in a course
  3. save a document as a PDF and upload it to Moodle to complete an assignment
  4. check your grade in Moodle and view reports about your activity in a course

(You can click the links above to jump straight to that topic.)

Susie Sow Meets Moodle

Susie Sow encounters Moodle 2.6 and learns:

  • how to log in
  • what Moodle 2.6 looks like
  • how to rearrange her courses
  • how to collapse and expand sections on the course page and in her profile
  • how to upload her profile picture

Icons you'll see:

Moodle "click and drag to move" iconMove

The moodle "expand" icon for opening a sub-menu or sectionExpand

Moodle "collapse" icon for closing a sub-menu or sectionCollapse

Video demonstration:

Susie Sow Posts to a Discussion Forum

Susie sow logs in to a course in Moodle and explores:

  • the typical layout of a course in Moodle at AMBS
  • managing her progress in a course by using the completion tracking boxes
  • posting and responding to others in a discussion forum

Icons you'll see:

Blank course progress check box for activities that will be manually marked as completeManual activity completion box

Checked course completion box for activities that are manually marked as completeManual activity completion box (checked)

Blank activity completion box for activities that will be automatically marked as completeAutomatic activity completion box

Checked activity completion box for activities that are automatically marked as completeAutomatic activity completion box (checked)

Moodle forum iconForum/Discussion

Video demonstration:

Susie Sow Uploads a PDF for an Assignment

Susie Sow submits an assignment in Moodle:

  • several ways to create a PDF document (Windows-only -- here are some decent Mac instructions)
  • uploading a file to Moodle
  • a small digression about reading context in Moodle

Icons you'll see:

Moodle "assignment" iconAssignment

Moodle "PDF" file iconMoodle PDF icon

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Susie Sow Checks Her Grade

Susie Sow checks her grade in Moodle:

  • how to view your grades in the Moodle gradebook
  • how to use Moodle reports to view your activities in a course

Icons you'll see:

Moodle gradebook iconGradebook

Video demonstration:

Susie Sow Includes a Hyperlink in a Discussion Post

Susie Sow links to a website from a discussion post

  • how to link to a website
  • how to include accessibility tags visually impaired users

Icons you'll see:

 Moodle insert hyperlink icon insert hyperlink

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