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Formatting Course Material
|Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Formatting course material in Moodle.|
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|| In this tutorial, we will learn about:
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| This tutorial assumes that
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Learners of this tutorial should have
If not, please refer to the relevant Moodle tutorials on this website.
| Switch to the browser.
|Switch to the browser and open your Moodle site.|
| Username: becky0808
|Login with your teacher username and password details.|
|We are now in the teacher dashboard.|
|Point to Calculus||In the navigation menu on the left, notice Calculus under My Courses.|
|Click on Calculus||Click on the Calculus course.|
|Highlight the course topics and summaries.||We have already added announcements and some common course details earlier.|
|We will now add some additional course material.|
|Slide 5: Resources in Moodle||
| Click on Add an activity or resource
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|Select Page|| A pop-up opens with a list of resources.
|Click on Add button.||Click on the Add button at the bottom of the pop-up screen.|
|Name: Lecture 1 Notes||In the Name field, I will type Lecture 1 Notes.|
|Description: Involutes and construction of Involute of circle||Then in the Description box, type “Involutes and construction of Involute of circle”.|
|Click on Display description on course page||Check the option Display description on course page.|
| Scroll down to see the Page Content box.
|| Scroll down to see the Page Content box.
|Click on down-arrow|| Let us now format this text.
| Select heading text
||I will make the headings more prominent, as shown.|
|Point to the options one by one as per narration.|| The options in the text editor are similar to any other standard text editor.
|Point to the option.|| There’s an option to add an image, as well.
| Press Enter.
Click on the Image icon.
|Press Enter to make space for the image. Then click on the Image icon.|
|Point to Image properties||The Image properties window appears.|
|Point to the URL field||If you want to insert an external image, you can enter the URL of the image here.|
|Click on Browse Repositories||I will click on Browse Repositories button to upload an image.|
|Point to File Picker||A pop-up window opens with the title File Picker.|
|Click on Upload a file -> Choose File Select involutes-img1.png|| Click on Upload a file.
|This image is also available in the Code Files link. You can download and use it.|
|Click on Upload this file.||Click on Upload this file button.|
|Description: This is the involute of a circle||We will type the description as “This is the involute of a circle”.|
|Click on Save image||Lastly, click on Save image button to insert the image.|
|Highlight Add media icon.|| The next option is to add media. This could be a URL, video or audio file.
| Click on Manage files.
|| The next option is Manage Files. Let’s click on it.
|Highlight the 3 icons.||There are 3 icons on the left of this pop-up box.|
|Click on File picker.||First is the File picker. Let’s click on it.|
|Highlight as per narration.|| It has options to see the server files, recent files, etc.
|Click on Create Folder.||Next, we will click on Create Folder icon, which is the second icon.|
|New folder name ->Assignments||In the New folder name field, let’s type Assignments.|
|Click on Assignments folder||Then click on the Assignments folder to open it.|
|Drag the assignment file.||Let me drag my file inside the Assignments folder.|
|Click on the uploaded file||Now, click on the file that that was just uploaded.|
|Point as per narration|| This pop-up has the option to modify the file name and author.
|Click on Cancel button|| I don’t wish to change anything.
|Slide 6a: Assignment|| Now, pause the tutorial and do this small assignment:
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Upload the 3 files.
You will find them in the Code files link of this tutorial.
|Highlight the File Manager folders and file.|| Your File manager should now have 2 folders, named Assignments and Reference Material.
| Click on cross icon.
||Close the pop-up window by clicking on the X icon at the top right.|
|Highlight the options as per narration|| The next set of formatting options are
Underline, Strikethrough, Subscript and Superscript.
|Point to equation editor.||Let’s learn how to use the next option, that is the equation editor.|
|Show the sentence in the doc file.||I want to add this sentence with an equation in it.|
|Click on equation editor.||So I will click on equation editor icon.|
| Insert the equation.
||Then use the equation editor to type the equation.|
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Details about how to use LaTeX to type equations, are in Additional Reading Material link.
|Details about how to use LaTeX to type equations, are in Additional Reading Material link.|
|Click on Save equation.||Click on Save equation button when you have finished.|
|Highlight the options as per narration||Insert character, insert table and clear formatting options, work as in any other text editor.|
|Point to Undo and Redo|| The next two options are Undo and Redo.
|Highlight the 2 options as per narration|| After this, we have 2 options for accessibility.
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Details about accessible websites and these options, are in Additional Reading Material link.
|Details about accessible websites and these options, are in Additional Reading Material link.|
|Highlight the toggle HTML option.|| The last option is to toggle from the editor view to HTML code view.
| Make the word Involute bold and italicized.
|| I have formatted the text using the bold, italics and list options for this demonstration.
|Click on Save and display.||When you finish the formatting, scroll down to the bottom and click on Save and display button.|
|Demo of logout||We can now logout of Moodle.|
|Switch to Priya Sinha’s login and view the page||This is how student Priya Sinha will view this page.|
With this, we come to the end of this tutorial.
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