During semester 1 2015 the Moodle Media Collection will be available in two modes, Standard or theBox. By default Media Collections are created in the Standard mode however users have the advantage of opting into the theBox (Beta).
When the Standard mode of the Media Collection activity is chosen, collections and galleries are created within Moodle and all files are uploaded and stored within Moodle. Uploaded files count towards file quota and are affected by Moodles file size limit of 200MB.
You may wish to test certain elements of your course such as assignments, quizzes or forums from a student perspective before you make the course available. You can add test students to your course for this purpose.
On this page you can find information about creating media collections in Moodle. A media collection is a tool that allows you to add image, audio and video galleries to your course, and also make possible a collection-as-activity, which students can contribute to and be assessed on.
This page supplies TELT Administrators with instructions for creating a Moodle teaching course site in myUNSW and releasing it to course instructors.
For permission (in both myUNSW and Moodle) to do this, apply to Academic Administration. Your Head of School or Associate Dean, Education, will have to sign off on your application.
About TELT Workshops
The workshops are intended for course instructors and tutors who will have a teaching role in Moodle – that is, will be building courses, uploading resources, and managing activities. For tutors who will have mainly a grading role, please ask your school if they have tutor training planned.
The Lightbox Gallery tool enables you to create an image gallery in your Moodle course. When you set up a lightbox gallery you can enable commenting on images.
Before you create your lightbox gallery, upload the relevant images to the legacy course files area. To simplify this process, zip your files before you upload them, then unzip them inside legacy course files.
Step by step instructions
You can use blocks to customise the look and functionality of your course home page. Think of them as shortcuts to critical parts of your course.
There are several kinds of blocks in Moodle. View the following slide show to see a few examples of blocks used on Moodle course home pages.
UNSW Moodle was successfully upgraded to version 2.7 on 27 November 2014.
Key features and improvements