How to use the WMDA education website
Personal account for the WMDA education website
The administrator of the WMDA education website will create an account for you to access the WMDA education website once you've filled out the online registration form. When your account has been created, you will receive an email with your username and password. This temporary password should be changed when you log in the first time on the WMDA education website.
Editing your profile
Each user has a personal profile in WMDA education. A few things can be changed, but for some, you will need to contact the education administrators (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to enter your courses
Once you login to Moodle and succesfully registed for your course, your courses will be visible in the menu under the book icon.
You can also find your courses in the left column under My Courses, or in your Dashboard where your full list of courses will be displayed under the heading "Course Overview".
On your dashboard you will find not only your course overview but also the course progress. You can change the dashboard to your own preferences by clicking on 'custom this page'.
Course activities and resources
The WMDA uses activities and resources during your courses.
A resource is an item or object that a teacher can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which teachers can add to their courses. In edit mode, a teacher can add resources via the 'Add an activity or resource' link. Resources appear as a single link with an icon in front of it that represents the type of resource.
Here is a brief descriptive list. Each Resource type also links to the Moodle community's documentation for more information.
- File - A picture, a pdf document, a spreadsheet, a sound file, a video file
- Folder - For helping organize files and one folder may contain other folders
- Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor
- URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia
An activity is a general name for a group of features in a course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher. Here is a brief descriptive list of the Activities available, with links to additional information on the Moodle community's documentation site:
- Choice - A teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses
- Feedback - For creating and conducting surveys to collect feedback.
- Lesson - For delivering content in flexible ways through modules
- Quiz - Allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback and/or to correct answers shown
- Wiki - A collection of web pages that anyone can add to or edit
More information regarding activities and resources can be found in the official Moodle documentation.
Computer/ internet/ software requirements
The WMDA education website works on every recent operating system of Windows, Linux or iOS. For safe access to the internet, make sure that your computer software is up to date.
To view the lectures, you need to install Adobe Flash player for a proper presentation of the lectures. To view the pdf documents, Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar program is required.
The lecture will open in a YouTube screen within our WMDA education website. To view the lecture you need Adobe Flash player installed on your computer. For countries that do not support YouTube, we can provide the lecture files in an alternative manner.