Course Setup Adding Activities and Resources
A Moodle course is populated with activities in one of two ways; by adding a module instance
from the Activities drop down menu (Fig. 18), or by adding an internal or external Resouce
(Fig. 19). An internal resouce is defined as a file you create within Moodle using say the
HTML editor, and an external resource is typically a file stored elsewhere on the Internet, on
another server or elsewhere within Moodle.
This section of the manual will explain both activity modules and resources. The following
activity modules are discussed:
Book (not standard)
Dialogue (not standard)
In a bricks & mortar classroom an instructor may provide learners with an assignment that
typically gets assessed (or graded) for completion. Adding an instance of an Assignment
module activity allows you to do this. An assessment can be made from either a
participants online submission of an electronic file (Word, PowerPoint etc.), or from an
offline submission of the project in an actual classroom.
In either case the instructor can provide an assessment/grade or written feedback
to the participant on their assignment, using Moodle's Learner Management features
(see that section of the manual). When you select Assignment from the drop down menu
a property screen appears with the following values to be completed:
Give your assignment a name (e.g. Report on Topic Content)
You can be as brief or expanded as you want when adding details of the assignment.
If your are adding rich content, tables etc. to your description, expand the HTML editor
into full screen mode so you can make your webpage document look nice when
participants view it.
Select whether participants will complete the assignment as an Offline activity, or
Upload a single file. If the latter, participants will have an option at the bottom of the
screen to upload a file (not viewable during teacher login).
Select whether course participants can submit the assignment more than once.