Purposegames.com - how to make a map quiz fast and easy

I searched long and hard for an easy way to make a map quiz for my Academic ESL World History class and I came across a website that's pretty cool. Purposegames.com a is website that lets you create and publish your own quizzes on the web. This has been done before, but what is unique to this site is that you can upload images, put dots on your image, and ask quiz game takers to match inputted text with the dots. Put all of this together and you get a custom map test fast and easy. Check out the one of the Middle East I made for my class:



How to upload and post document in Moodle video tutorial

Here is a quick and easy video tutorial that shows you how to upload and post a document in moodle so that your students can see it. This is a fast way to post syllabi or other documents that will open with desktop software such as Word. Another way to display text, that is completely in the browser is to compose a text or web page, but we'll save that for another tutorial.

Click the link below to watch the video:

How to upload and post document in moodle


How to add graphic to moodle video tutorial

Here is a beginner video tutorial for those of you wondering how to add a image, graphic, or picture to a moodle course.

Just click on the link below.

How to add picture to moodle course


How to back-up moodle course video tutorial

This video tutorial shows you how to back-up a moodle course so that you may dowload and restore it at some later time or on another moodle installation. This simple procedure is useful for instructors worried about losing all their hard work and student grades, and should be done routinely. Do not make the mistake of assuming your institution is backing things up for you!

Just click on the link below.

How to back-up moodle course video tutorial


Elgg Presentation Tool Video Tutorial

This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the Elgg presentation tool to tie student files, blogs, pictures, videos, and anything else they have collected into one coherent, structured, and logically ordered presentation. This tool is ideal for self-assessment of eportfolios because students can reflect on their work in a timeline-like fashion to demonstrate progress. It also will create a link to their collective work they can show prospective colleges and employers. Follow the link below to view video.



Introduction and Overview of Moodle Video Tutorial

This video is especially for instructors new to Moodle who would like to see a basic overview as it is used at Hawaii Tokai International College. Some of the features quickly passed through in this video include online quizzes, uploading or creating online syllabus, glossaries, rss feeds, uploading and posting audio, uploading graphics, and more. Just follow the link below to view the video!



How to make a quiz in Moodle - Video Tutorial

Hi everyone. As promised, just follow the link to watch a video tutorial about how to make a basic multiple-choice quiz in moodle.



Make students teachers on Moodle

Here is a good one for all you Moodlers out there. I have started a pilot course allowing my students to play the teacher role and so far they are loving it. I am too. Because they are designing tests themselves. This is saving me a lot of work, and alllowing them to get more critical in their methods of study. It has put them in the driver's chair. You can see the sense of empowerment in their eyes. Here is exactly how to this.

1. In the administration block go to assign roles and make your students teachers!
2. Have your students turn editing on and tell each one to add an activity, and choose quiz.
3. Add the new quiz. There are many options but usually just filling out the name field will suffice.
4. Once you submit that information, you can go on the make new questions and make a quiz.

The ideal project is to have all students submit questions which are oputr together to make the complete quiz. Try it with your class!


ustream - now your class can have its own tv channel

Starting this Friday, my ESL World History class has agreed to air a live weekly webcast featuring different ages of our planet's history. Our first segment will feature the period between the stone age and Mesopotamia. Out of all the tech projects I've done at school, this promises to be the easiest and perhaps the most impressive. And it is all made possible by http://www.ustream.tv/ All a teacher has to do is create a new show and start broadcasting via webcam.

The interface is very intuitive and you have the option to have a live chat along with your program. When you are ready to go just hit the broadcast button. It couldn't be any easier. I will let everyone know how it goes after we actually have our first show. Just in case you were wondering you can password protect your shows.


How to add image to moodle

Here is a beginner tutorial for how to add images to your moodle course.

1. Log in to your course and turn editing on.
2. Hit the top edit icon, the hand holding pencil, in the box you would like to add the picture.
3. Once you are in the edit screen, hit the image icon, a little framed picture.
4. The insert image window should pop up. You may then browse and upload your image or enter its url or web address.
5. If you uploaded your image you can select it by double clicking and you see it come up as a preview.
6. Next enter the alternative text, what people will see if the image does not load, and specify alignment and size if you desire. You may also resize and align in the main editing window by dragging corners of the image itself.
7. Hit okay and you should see your image in the main edit screen. Make appropriate adjustments like resizing and then click save changes.