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Jeffrey LePage 08-19-2008 03:49 PM

Question about Moodle and/or Wiki Tools for students
 
Greetings,

I recently installed Moodle for an elementary school. One of the upper-El (grades 4,5,6) teachers wants to do a project with Moodle in a few weeks. It's a geography project: "major bodies of water".

My first thought was using the built-in Wiki module in Moodle. The one problem is that it's difficult for a student to add images to their wiki. There is a workaround, but it's a little difficult.

Is there a better solution? Maybe a different wiki that I can install? What i need is a dead-simple wiki with a wysiwyg interface. It must also support easy adding/editing of images.



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Matt Burkhardt 08-19-2008 04:22 PM

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I've installed several different web content management / wikis and I've found that creating pages or a blog using Wordpress seems to be the easiest.Â* There's a plugin that will allow you to authenticate to an external db - that may be what you need...



http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/external-database-authentication/



On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 08:49 -0700, Jeffrey LePage wrote:


Greetings,

I recently installed Moodle for an elementary school. One of the upper-El (grades 4,5,6) teachers wants to do a project with Moodle in a few weeks. It's a geography project: "major bodies of water".

My first thought was using the built-in Wiki module in Moodle. The one problem is that it's difficult for a student to add images to their wiki. There is a workaround, but it's a little difficult.

Is there a better solution? Maybe a different wiki that I can install? What i need is a dead-simple wiki with a wysiwyg interface. It must also support easy adding/editing of images.



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"Simón Ruiz" 08-19-2008 04:23 PM

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We use MoinMoin; it's a standalone installation, though, it doesn't
integrate with Moodle or anything.

I remember it being pretty easy to install earlier this year; I found
a good tutorial online somewhere, but I didn't keep the link...

Within the first period I had kids on it they were posting pictures.

I had to ask them how to do it, myself. ;-)

Simón

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Jeffrey LePage
<jeffrey_lepage@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I recently installed Moodle for an elementary school. One of the upper-El (grades 4,5,6) teachers wants to do a project with Moodle in a few weeks. It's a geography project: "major bodies of water".
>
> My first thought was using the built-in Wiki module in Moodle. The one problem is that it's difficult for a student to add images to their wiki. There is a workaround, but it's a little difficult.
>
> Is there a better solution? Maybe a different wiki that I can install? What i need is a dead-simple wiki with a wysiwyg interface. It must also support easy adding/editing of images.
>
>
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Jeffrey LePage 08-19-2008 04:33 PM

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How old are your students?

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--- On Tue, 8/19/08, Simón Ruiz <simon.a.ruiz@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Simón Ruiz <simon.a.ruiz@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Question about Moodle and/or Wiki Tools for students
> To: "Jeffrey LePage" <jeffrey_lepage@yahoo.com>
> Cc: ubuntu-education@lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 10:23 AM
> We use MoinMoin; it's a standalone installation, though,
> it doesn't
> integrate with Moodle or anything.
>
> I remember it being pretty easy to install earlier this
> year; I found
> a good tutorial online somewhere, but I didn't keep the
> link...
>
> Within the first period I had kids on it they were posting
> pictures.
>
> I had to ask them how to do it, myself. ;-)
>
> Simón
>
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Jeffrey LePage
> <jeffrey_lepage@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I recently installed Moodle for an elementary school.
> One of the upper-El (grades 4,5,6) teachers wants to do a
> project with Moodle in a few weeks. It's a geography
> project: "major bodies of water".
> >
> > My first thought was using the built-in Wiki module in
> Moodle. The one problem is that it's difficult for a
> student to add images to their wiki. There is a workaround,
> but it's a little difficult.
> >
> > Is there a better solution? Maybe a different wiki
> that I can install? What i need is a dead-simple wiki with
> a wysiwyg interface. It must also support easy
> adding/editing of images.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint
> attachments.
> > See
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
> >
> >
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Sean McKay 08-19-2008 05:40 PM

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On 8/19/08 8:49 AM, "Jeffrey LePage" <jeffrey_lepage@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Is there a better solution? Maybe a different wiki that I can install? What
> i need is a dead-simple wiki with a wysiwyg interface. It must also support
> easy adding/editing of images.

Hi Jeff, there are a couple things that I'd suggest, however they might not
be all that popular...First off, as I've said before (not here), the Moodle
wiki is horrid (Martin and the gang know this and are working on it) so you
definitely want to use something else.

After that, I'd ask yourself if you can run it on a hosted solution. If so,
I'd suggest using pbwiki.com as it meets your requirements for dead-simple
and a WYSIWYG interface. Additionally, they have just built into their new
version the ability to have students use the wiki without having to have an
email address to access it.

If hosted is not an option, then in my experience WYSIWYG is off the table
and I've had the best experience using Swiki
(http://wiki.squeak.org/swiki/). There are some caveats though for a
successful deployment of Swiki (not many, just a few details to be mindful
of).

Hope that helps!

--Sean


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