Lesson - settings and building

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Lesson iconThis entry relates to the Lesson activity.

When building inside a lesson tool, consider the planning stage as a chance to step out the pages of content and questions you will be incorporating. The choice of settings and success during the building phase will be reflected by your planning efforts:


Add a lesson activity to FLO: The settings 

It is good practice to plan your content pages and any questions (if required) before starting to build a lesson. The purpose of your lesson will be determine the settings you choose when you create the lesson, especially around reporting the results of any questions used during the lesson (are they being graded and need to be in Gradebook, or are they for revision only). The better your planning/preparation, the less likely you are to run into a problems later on.

Once you have planned your lesson on paper, use this structure to help you start the build process 

  1. Turn editing on using the green button – this button is available top left of screen on the topic homepage 
    Turn editing on

  2. Go to the module where you would like the Lesson activity to appear

  3. Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of the module
    Add an activity or resource link

  4. Select Lesson from Activities tab
    lesson add

  5. Now edit the following settings:
    1. General: give the lesson a name and a description (if required) 

    2. Appearance: Open the Appearance section and select Show more... Decide which features you would like to display to the students. Common functions include a Display menu if navigation is to be open or the Progress bar if you would like the students to see their progress through the lesson. The Link to next activity is also a useful function, for at the end of a lesson, students can be linked to another activity or resource in FLO. 

    3. Availability: set the availability, due date (deadline) or set a time limit for completion. Password protection can also be enabled if desired.
      Timeline block: The 'Deadline' will show to students in the Timeline block.

    4. Flow control: settings associated with the progress through the lesson, such as retaking questions if answered incorrectly or how many attempts you wish to allow. 

    5. Grade: set the grading type, maximum grade and pass mark.

    6. Common module settings: section enables settings for groups and grouping  (optional)

    7. Restrict Access: place restrictions according to prior activity completion, date, grade, the user profile or complex restriction sets (optional)

    8. Activity completion: determine completion tracking for the activity based on view, grade, end reached, time spent or date completed (optional)

Build a lesson activity
  1. Building a lesson is an important phase of the process in using this activity tool in FLO. How it functions and looks will enable your students to get the most out of the experience. Once you have added the tool (as described above), you will be ready to add content and questions (optional) and provide your students with 'next step' buttons. Any empty lesson tool is as below.
    empty lesson

  2. To build the lesson, you will need to add a content page or question page. Cluster pages can be used in more advanced lessons (for providing your user with choice with the lesson). All editing must be accessed through the Edit tab.

  3. content page requires a page title, page contents and at least one button to connect to the page/question required. The Page Contents is what will be displayed to your viewer/user. Use the text editor and media buttons to add content. Keep it simple and clear.

  4. question page requires a question type selection. This tool has six types of questions available: Essay, Matching, Multiple choice, Numerical, Short answer and True/false. Make your selection before following the prompts to edit the question page. Here you will need to provide a page title, page contents (the question), and at least one answer. It is encouraged to provide a response for each answer, ensure the 'jump' option is directing where the student is directed (for a correct and incorrect answer, and how many points (score) is connected to the question. 

For more information on building in the Lesson module, review more detailed documentation from Moodle.

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