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Time Narration
00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Teacher’s dashboard in Moodle.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn about a typical Moodle course overview.
00:14 Then we will learn about:

The teachers’ dashboard

How to edit profile and

How to edit preferences

00:25 Lastly, we will learn to add some preliminary details pertaining to our course on Moodle.
00:33 This tutorial is recorded using:

Ubuntu Linux OS 16.04

Apache, MariaDB and PHP obtained through XAMPP 5.6.30

Moodle 3.3 and

Firefox web browser

You may use any web browser of your choice.

00:59 However, Internet Explorer should be avoided, as it causes some display inconsistencies.
01:07 This tutorial assumes that your site administrator has set up a Moodle website and assigned you to a new, blank course where you have teacher privileges.

My system administrator has already done the following.

01:26 Please note:

Teacher role has been assigned to user “Rebecca Raymond” for the course “Calculus”.

01:34 Ask your site administrator to refer to the Moodle tutorials on this website.
01:41 And create a user for you, who has teacher privileges for at least one course.
01:48 Moodle is one of the most flexible, creative and easy-to-use teaching and learning system.
01:56 Typically, Moodle can be used by teachers to -

Upload their teaching-learning resources

Manage their collection of multimedia e-resources like files, videos, etc.

02:12 Share web resources and open educational resources

Embed YouTube / Vimeo videos

02:22 Administer quizzes and assignments

Encourage the use of collaborative content like Wiki, Glossary, etc.

02:34 Interact and communicate with students synchronously and asynchronously and Track students' learning progress
02:44 I have with me the course overview of my Calculus course.
02:50 I have

The topics that will be covered

Number of lectures per week

Total number of assignments for the course

03:01 Total number of quizzes (weekly or fortnightly)

Total number of end of course exams

Marks distribution

Course materials

Book references

03:18 I have to structure my course and upload all the materials accordingly on Moodle.
03:25 Switch to the browser and open the Moodle site.
03:30 A page with a header and available courses will be displayed.
03:35 Click on the Login link at the top right corner of the window.
03:40 I will login as teacher Rebecca Raymond.
03:44 We are on a page that prompts us to change our password. This is because the Force password change option was activated by the admin earlier.
03:57 Type the current password followed by the new password. I will type Spokentutorial12 #
04:07 Re-type the new password. And then click on Save changes button at the bottom.
04:15 A success message appears confirming that the password has been changed.Click on the Continue button.
04:24 The page that we are in now, is called the dashboard.
04:29 Our dashboard is divided into 3 columns.
04:34 The one on the left is the Navigation menu.The wider one in the middle, is the main Course overview area with 'Timeline' and 'Courses' tabs.
04:47 The one on the right is the Blocks column.
04:51 Courses tab lists the courses you are enrolled in. Click on the Courses tab in the Course overview area.
05:02 In the In Progress tab, we see 2 courses here: Calculus and Linear Algebra.These are the courses assigned to teacher Rebecca Raymond by the admin.
05:17 Future courses assigned to her, will be visible in the Future tab. Likewise, any of her courses that are over, will be seen under the Past tab.
05:30 Let us now look at the header of the page. On the top left corner, we can see Navigation Drawer or Navigation menu.
05:41 This gives access to the Calendar, Private Files and My courses links.
05:48 This is a toggle menu. Which means it changes its status from open to close and vice-versa, when clicked.
05:58 At the top right, there are quick access icons for notifications and messages.
06:06 Clicking on the profile picture at the top right, will enable us to access the user menu.It is also called as the quick access user menu.
06:18 Click on it. All these menu items are also toggle menus, similar to the one on the left.
06:28 Click on the Profile option. Every user in Moodle has a profile page.
06:36 It has links to allow users to edit their profile information, see the courses they are enrolled in
06:46 view their blog or forum posts, check any reports they have access to and view their access logs that was used to login the last time.
07:01 Now let’s click on the Edit Profile link
07:06 The Edit Profile page opens up.

This page is divided into 5 sections:


User Picture

Additional Names



07:24 The General and User picture sections are expanded, by default.
07:30 The ‘Expand all’ link on the right, expands all the sections.
07:36 And clicking on any section name either expands or collapses it.
07:42 All fields here are editable.
07:45 You can enter your personal details in General section, as I have done now.
07:52 As a teacher, I’d like my students to know a little bit about me.
07:58 So, here in the Description field, I will fill out some details.
08:04 Pause the tutorial and fill out your details as I have done here.
08:10 You can also add some information in the other fields and sections.You can upload your picture as well.
08:19 I have added a few more details in General and Optional sections.
08:25 Then click on Update Profile button and save the page.
08:30 Now click on the quick access user menu at the top right again. And click on the Preferences link.
08:40 The Preferences page gives users quick access to various settings they may wish to edit.
08:48 Preferences page for a teacher’s account is divided into :

User account

Blogs and Badges

09:00 We have already seen Edit Profile and Change Password earlier.
09:06 There are some other preferences for








09:19 Let’s click on the Calendar preferences.
09:23 We will set the calendar to display time in 24 hour format.
09:29 Also, we will set the Upcoming events look-ahead to 2 weeks.
09:35 This means we’ll see notifications for all events happening in the next 2 weeks, on the calendar.
09:43 Click on the Save Changes button.
09:46 We will go through the rest of the preferences when we discuss those features later in this series.
09:54 Notice the information here.
09:57 This is the breadcrumb navigation. It’s a visual aid that indicates which page we are on, within the Moodle site’s hierarchy.
10:09 It helps us to go back to a higher-level page with a single click.
10:15 Click on the Dashboard link in the breadcrumbs to go to the dashboard.
10:21 Now let us see how to add a topic and brief summary for the Calculus course.
10:28 Let’s click on the Calculus course in the Navigation menu at the left.
10:34 On the new page, click on the gear icon at the top right.
10:40 Then click on Turn editing on option.
10:45 The page now displays more edit options.
10:50 Click on the pencil icon next to Topic 1.
10:55 Now, in the text box that appears, type Basic Calculus.Press Enter.
11:03 Notice the change of topic name.
11:06 Now click on the Edit link at the extreme right of that topic.
11:11 And then click on Edit topic option.
11:15 This brings us to the Summary page.
11:18 Here, in the Summary field, we can give a brief summary of the topic. I will type as shown.
11:27 Scroll down and click on the Save Changes button.
11:32 Observe the change.
11:34 This is how we begin to add details of our course in Moodle.
11:40 We will now logout of Moodle. To do so, click on the user icon at the top right. Now choose Log out option.
11:50 With this, we come to the end of this tutorial. Let us summarize.
11:56 In this tutorial, we learnt about:

Course overview details

The teachers’ dashboard

12:05 Edit profile settings and

Preferences settings and

Adding preliminary details of the course in Moodle.

12:16 As an assignment,

Change the names of all topics in Calculus course

Add respective summaries to all topics

Refer to the Assignment link of this tutorial for details.

12:31 The video at the following link, summarizes the Spoken Tutorial project. Please download and watch it.
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13:06 This script has been contributed by Nancy and Priyanka. And this is Nancy Varkey along with the Spoken Tutorial team signing off.
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