Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook by Michael de Raadt

By Michael de Raadt

The disorganised array of modules to be had for Moodle are introduced jointly in methods you could relate to. experiences comprise info that can assist you make a decision if a module is worthy trying out. There are illustrated, step by step publications to fitting and configuring modules. when you are interested in educating utilizing Moodle, be it at rather small associations operating their very own Moodle example, or at huge associations the place Moodle is used and administered, otherwise you are an administrator of a Moodle example who's searching for modules that might be beneficial to lecturers and scholars at their establishment, this publication is intended for you. Get scholars organised and aid them deal with their time

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31 2 Adding Content In this chapter, we will cover: ff Adding video ff Creating image slideshows ff Working with books ff Visualizing programs ff Looking for a map? ff Writing mathematical formulae using drag-and-drop Introduction Perhaps the most obvious use of a Learning Management System is to distribute content to students. This chapter looks at modules that allow content to be added to Moodle in new and exciting ways. With each module introduced it is assumed that you will know how to locate, download, and install the module.

Module authors have 'opened up' their source. Within reason, you are free to make changes to the modules so that they suit your needs and possibly the needs of others at your institution. If this is what you want to do, read on. 27 Getting Modular with Moodle There's more... Because the source of modules is made available, you are able to make changes yourself, or to ask other, possibly more technically minded people, to do so for you. If you do make changes, you need to be willing to share the source code you write with others, and stick to the GNU license conditions.

How about those pictures of the Icelandic volcano erupting, or the works of a famous artist? In many courses there is a need to show an array of images to students. While it is possible to create web pages that include images, writing such pages can be tedious and later they are awkward to update. There are a couple of modules that can make displaying images much simpler, but one stands out. ff Lightbox Gallery Working with books The Book module brings web pages closer to a real textbook. It allows teachers to present course materials in a structured fashion—with chapters, sub-chapters, and a table of contents.

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