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Moodle Tutorials

Tutorials — Moodle Basics / Transitioning from Luminis to Moodle:

The tutorials below are recommended for instructors new to Moodle (Ramapo’s learning management system), or transitioning from Luminis to Moodle. These cover the basic, most commonly used features of Moodle. Watch the video tutorials on the Moodle features you are interested in using, or watch them in order to view them all. It is recommended that you have your Moodle course available to edit as you watch the tutorials, so begin with “Getting Started with Moodle” tutorial to find out more about this.

TITLE: Getting Started with Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to get started using Moodle for your courses, including first-time login to Moodle, how to navigate to your course homepage, and about the optional Ramapo template you can request. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 8, 2015.
DURATION: 0:04:00
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TITLE: Moodle Course Settings

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to change important course settings that can be controlled by the instructor including course format (weeks vs. topics), number of course sections, course start date, maximum file upload size, course visibility, gradebook visibility, and allowing students to track their activity. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 14, 2015.
DURATION: 0:06:13
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Watch Movie – Best for viewing on mobile devices that don’t support Flash, such as smart phones and tablets

TITLE: Uploading a Single File into Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to upload a single file onto your Moodle course. Dragging and droping files and browsing for files are covered in this tutorial. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 19, 2015.
DURATION: 0:07:17
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on mobile devices that don’t support Flash, such as smart phones and tablets

TITLE: Uploading Several Files into a Folder

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to create a folder and upload mulitple files into that folder. The folder displays on your course, helping to organize your course files when you have a lot of files, while saving space on your course homepage. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 21, 2015.
DURATION: 0:04:32
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TITLE: Adding Links to Websites / YouTube Videos in Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to add links to Websites to your Moodle course, examples include Website articles and YouTube videos. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 22, 2015.
DURATION: 0:05:56
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on mobile devices that don’t support Flash, such as smart phones and tablets

TITLE: Adding Text to Your Moodle Course Homepage

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to add simple text to your course homepage. This tutorial covers how to use the “edit summary” feature at the top of course sections to add short text (such as headlines or objectives) to your course. Also learn how to create “labels” which allow you to add subheadlines, or short descriptive text to help organize your course materials within each section. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 22, 2015.
DURATION: 0:04:55
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TITLE: Adding an Image to your Moodle Course

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to add an image to your Moodle course homepage. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 29, 2015.
DURATION: 0:05:56
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TITLE: Organizing and Editing your Course Materials in Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to edit course materials, such as editing content names, updating other content elements after having added content to your course, duplicating elements to save time, or deleting content. Also learn how to move and reorder content within a section or between course sections. Also covered is how to hide and unhide course content from students, allowing you to roll out content as the semester progresses. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, October 28, 2015.
DURATION: 0:07:47
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TITLE: E-mailng Your Students Through Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to send e-mail to students in your Moodle courses by using Quickmail. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, November 5, 2015.
DURATION: 0:07:34
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TITLE: Messaging Your Students Through Moodle

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to communicate with your students using Moodle messages. The messages tool sends instant messages to students if they are logged into Moodle, or sends an e-mail to their Ramapo inbox if they are not logged in at the time you send the message. Messages saves a message thread so you can see your message history, and reply to messages. Produced by the Instructional Design Center, November 4, 2015.
DURATION: 0:05:43
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TITLE: Promoting Discussions Through Moodle Forums

DESCRIPTION: Forums are a great way for students to reflect on content and communicate with each other about important issues from class. This tutorial introduces the different types of forums available through Moodle with examples of student responses highlighted for each. Pedagogy Connection: This workshop introduces communication platforms to enhance learning and student engagement. Presented by Michael Bitz, March 9, 2017
DURATION: 0:14:38
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Recorded Workshops

The recordings below are from workshops that focus on instructional technologies that can be used in either face-to-face, hybrid or online courses.

TITLE: Promoting Discussions Through Moodle Forums Workshop

DESCRIPTION: Forums are a great way for students to reflect on content and communicate with each other about important issues from class. This workshop introduces the different types of forums available through Moodle with examples of student responses highlighted for each. Pedagogy Connection: This workshop introduces communication platforms to enhance learning and student engagement. Presented by Michael Bitz, March 9, 2017
DURATION: 0:14:38
Watch Movie – Best for viewing on a desktop, laptop computer, or mobile device.

TITLE: Best Practices for Online Teaching Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop presents best practices from research and faculty experience for teaching online courses. Topics include course management, student engagement and participation, forums and chats, projects and research, and assessment. Many of these concepts are also applicable to hybrid and classroom-based courses. Pedagogy Connection: This workshop provides an in-depth look at strategies and ideas for successful online course implementation.
Presented by Michael Bitz, March 9, 2017
DURATION: 0:43:52
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TITLE: Best Practices for Hybrid Teaching Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop presents best practices from research and faculty experience for teaching hybrid courses. Topics include flipping the classroom, course management, student engagement and participation, projects and research, and assessment. Many of these concepts are also applicable to online and classroom-based courses. Presented by Michael Bitz, November 10, 2016
DURATION: 0:23:20
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TITLE: Get Organized with Google Calendar Workshop

DESCRIPTION: Start the year off right and learn how Google calendar can help you become more organized and productive. Manage all your events and tasks using this online calendar, which you can access from work, home or while traveling, from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Learn how to receive daily agendas and event reminders, and share calendars with others. Google calendar is web-based, so there is no software to install, just login with your Ramapo ID and password. Presented by Trish Williams, January 22, 2015
DURATION: 0:47:53
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TITLE: Transition into Online Teaching Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This session is designed to follow up on some of the issues raised in the first workshop: expectations of audience, organizing course materials, designing assignments and building discussions/forums.
Presented by Jennefer Mazza, April 10, 2013
DURATION: 0:44:03
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TITLE: Beyond Moodle Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This session will introduce you to tools beyond Moodle that can integrate with Moodle to enhance your course. A five-minute overview of each of the following tools will be covered: Camtasia Relay: Capture and Share Your Lectures; Google Docs – for Student Projects; Google Sites – For Student Projects; eFolio: for Student E-portfolios; Adobe Connect: for Live Virtual Class Sessions.
Presented by Trish Williams, April 10, 2013
DURATION: 0:46:56
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TITLE: Using Adobe Connect Workshop

DESCRIPTION: Professor Emma Rainforth will demonstrate how she uses Adobe Connect in her classes. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing solution that can be used for online learning, webinars and web meetings. Connect with others in a virtual room that provides video and audio conferencing, as well as other tools for live, interactive sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that we can more fully demonstrate the capabilities of this tool.
Presented by Emma Rainforth, March 5, 2014
Watch Part 1 Movie – Duration: 0:06:11. Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
Watch Part 2 Movie – Duration: 0:18:13. Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash

TITLE: Capture and Share Lectures with Camtasia Relay Workshop (Part 1 & Part 2)

DESCRIPTION: This session will introduce you to the capabilities of Camtasia Relay to record lectures and presentations that can be shared with students. Capture everything that you can display on a computer screen, including PowerPoint presentations, and interactions with software or web sites. Along with the video from the computer screen, record your voice and other audio, and optionally your face with a webcam. The simplicity of Camtasia Relay makes it easy to record, publish and share your videos. Part 1 provides an overview of Camtasia Relay; Part 2 provides a demo of the Camtasia Relay Recorder.
Presented by Trish Williams and Jefferson Sampson, March 14, 2014

Part 1 – Overview of Camtasia Relay
Watch Part 1 Movie  – (Duration: 0:17:34). Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
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Part 2 – Demo of Camtasia Relay Recorder
Watch Part 2 Movie  – (Duration: 0:05:24). Best for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, requires Flash
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TITLE: Introduction to Ramapo’s New ePortfolio (eFolio) Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce you to eFolio, a web-based application that allows students to develop e-portfolios without needing any Web design skills. Examples of eFolio templates for both course and program-level will be shared. Learn how eFolio can be integrated into a Moodle course (giving the instructor the advantage of creating eFolio assignments that can integrate with the gradebook), or used as a stand-alone application for those not using Moodle.
Presented by Lysandra Perez-Strumolo & Trish Williams, February 20, 2013
DURATION: 0:42:24
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TITLE: Introduction to Zotero Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce and model the free and open-source reference management application called Zotero that was developed and is maintained by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University. By managing bibliographic data, storing related research materials (PDFs), and generating footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations or bibliographies with a couple clicks, it takes the drudgery out of the whole task of citation. Participants will also see how Zotero enables browser and word processor integration as well as online syncing.
Presented by Michael Riff, February 20, 2013
DURATION: 0:33:54
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TITLE: New Technology Resources for Every Classroom

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce several free web-based instructional resources that can enhance every classroom on campus. Resources include Poll Everywhere, Lucid Chart, and Aww App.
Presented by Michael Bitz, March 13, 2014
DURATION: 0:43:49
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TITLE: Prezi: A Better Tool for Presentations

DESCRIPTION: Prezi is a free, web-based platform that enables dynamic visual presentations. This workshop introduces Prezi and shows attendees how to use this simple yet effective tool to facilitate content delivery. For a sample Prezi course introduction from the presenter: http://prezi.com/omu3kleyisl7/soc-context-1/
Presented by Michael Bitz, October 3, 2013
DURATION: 0:22:24
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TITLE: Smartboard Basics Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce the basics of teaching with a Smartboard, including set up and implementation. Attendees will have an opportunity to use a Smartboard and work with this simple yet effective tool for enhanced student engagement and interaction.
Presented by Michael Bitz, February 20, 2014
DURATION: 0:43:57
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TITLE: Introduction to Twitter Workshop

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will explain the basics of what Twitter is all about and how you can get started. Twitter is an online social network that allows you to quickly and immediately send and receive information in 140 characters or less. Learn about sending messages, called “tweets”. Learn about following other twitter accounts (individuals, businesses or organizations), so you can receive news and other information that is of interest to you
Presented by Trish Williams and Michael Dunn, April 3, 2014
DURATION: 0:54:26
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