Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to [Your Class or Course Name Here]

    Welcome JPEGThis course is organized in the "Topic" section format. Each topic section consists of activities that are easily edited and managed by you the course teacher. This text may be formatted in your choice of font, style and color.

    Images (such as the blue welcome jpeg image to the left) may also be placed within a topic section. This very top "topic" section works well to contain your introductory information for your homeroom, class, or course. You may also elect to include a course syllabus or class newsletter as a "resource" in this section as well. Think about how you would like to communicate with your students and parents. What sections will remain consistent for the location and type of information you will be communicating?

    • Topic 1

      Sample Topic Headline: Mathematics in NatureCut away of shell

      This is a sample topic block. You may easily add additional topics and images to extend learning or enhance communication about events or studies in your classroom.

      The topic formatting editor allows you to set the font formatting as well as the alignment and wrapping of text around the image.

      Hyperlinking is also supported. The image to the left is from Flickr and has been selected in an advanced search that allows you to filter image results to those with a Creative Commons license allowing for modification.

      • Topic 2

        Another Sample Topic Headline

        Edit splash imageIn the "Topics" layout that this sample page uses, topic blocks may be added or removed
        by altering the class "settings." Topic blocks are automatically numbered sequentially in the upper left corner in the topic block. However, topic blocks may be reorganized easily by using the "move up" and "move down" repositioning arrows on the right side of the topic block while in editing mode. The image to the left was created and exported using Comic Life.

        • Topic 3

          Sample Assignment Listing

          This topic block is an example of including an "off-line activity" assignment. Please read the assignment description link below to find out a bit about the settings on this assignment and the display options.

        • Topic 4

          Sample Teacher Defined Glossary

          In this basic Content Management Enhanced model you can also include a Teacher Defined Glossary of terms to complement your class and assist students. Several of the topic blocks use some of the entries in this teacher generated glossary. Moodle automatically links these words to the glossary if they are used in other text blocks.

        • Topic 5

          The following table added in editing mode includes sample images as an example of how pictures can be added to compliment communication.

          Sample Tide Pool Images

          Tide Pool Image 1
          Tide Pool Image 2
          Tide Pool Image 3

          The above images are thumbnails with hyperlinks to larger instances of the pictures set to open in a new browser window.

          Sample Resource Listing

          This topic block also includes an example listing of resources for a course. A wide range of file types may be attached as resources. Resources can be prepared files uploaded to the course server; pages edited directly in Moodle; or external web pages made to appear part of your course communication. File types that are not displayed in a browser window are downloaded to the user's computer. Links are created to the uploaded resource files (Moodle automatically assigns the icons according to the file type):

        • Topic 6

          Choice Activities

          A choice activity is a simple instructional tool. The teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses. It can be useful as a quick poll to encourage thinking about a topic; to allow the class to vote on a direction for the course; or to gather research feedback.

          The Choice properties window allows you to select whether results from the activity are published for participants to view and whether a participant can modify their original selection. In the Choice settings, a Content Management Enhanced course must have the "Privacy of results settings" set to "Publish anonymous results, do not show student names."
          Choice setting

        • Topic 7

          Lesson Activity

          Lesson activity modules allow you to add entire lessons that guide the student based on the student’s answers. It might be helpful to think of a Lesson activity as a kind of flowchart. The student reads some content. After the content, you ask the student some questions. Based on the answers the student gives, the system sends the student to another page in the Lesson. Navigation through the lesson can be straight forward or complex, depending largely on the structure of the material being presented. For example, if a student chooses question one, then the system might go to page 3. If the student chooses answer two, the system goes to page 1. If the student answers question 3, the system goes to page 5 etc. Lessons are very flexible, but do require some set-up.

        • Topic 8


          The Quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and set quizzes in a variety of formats consisting of multiple choice, true-false, short answer questions, etc. These questions are kept in a categorized database, and can be re-used within a course. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback or to show correct answers.

          Please note that questions within the Quiz activity module do not transfer between courses. Teachers must create quizzes within the course in which they are to be used.

        • Topic 9


          The Survey module provides a number of verified survey instruments that have been found useful in assessing and enhancing learning in online environments. Teachers can use surveys to gather data from their students that will help them learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching.

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