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Practice

6
Aula Virtual: Dokeos
In this activity we will use a content management system LSM to develop learning
activities for our students, Dokeos is a learning suite that allows you to crea
te, organize, monitor and tutoring of e-learning activities or to complement the
classroom training allowing you to interact with students using various tools s
uch as chat, forums, work area, groups, and even through video conferencing. In
addition you can take your students' progress in terms of time, score, number of
hits on the tools, information, question by question, tool by tool, generic rep
orts, etc.
OBJECTIVE
Implement a virtual classroom as a learning environment to be used to supplement
the classroom training of subjects and allow interaction between teacher and st
udents.
Exercise Guide
1. CREATE USER ACCOUNT
Let's create our virtual classroom on campus free of Dole, will get to the main
page at the following address: http://campus.dokeos.com/
In the main window select the language to Spanish, then the user selects the blo
ck registry. In the window we enter the data necessary to create the account in
the following form:
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Fig.1 user registration page
Email: enter your e-mail is enabled valid User: your account name to Dole (we re
commend using the e-mail account) Password: Enter and confirm the password for t
he account created (may be the same e-mail ) Profile: Professor status define (c
reate one) for the system privileges assigned by the course creator. In the next
window, confirm the registration of your account, click on Register user
Now that you have your account on the Campus Dole, the next time to enter you mu
st type the following address: http://campus.dokeos.com and on the next screen e
nter your Username and Password then press Enter.
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Here
Figure 2 Main window of the virtual classroom
2. ESTABLISHMENT OF COURSES 2.1 Creating a Course.
When first accessed after the registration is entered directly into the window C
reate a course site, but from the My tab in the course of our User box, click th
e link Create a course.
Window Fig. 3 course management
Now we enter the following information form of our course: Title: for the course
Category: determine a category where you will stay the course, in this case is
(INGLES) Courses in Spanish. Code: for the course to create Teacher: Enter the n
ames of the teacher or tutor responsible for the course Language: Select the int
erface language course (Spanish)
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We finished the creation by clicking on the Create course
Figure 4 Window-building courses
The system will confirm the creation of the course, click on the link back to my
courses.
In the list of courses (Fig. 3), select and click on course name to access the c
ourse home page.
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Figure 5 Course Home
2.1 Creation of content
1. To enter the programming of the course (syllabus), from the home page we clic
k on the Course Description link to access the description page
Fig.6 options page course description
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2. Select each of the options for entering the contents in the text editor and f
inish by clicking on the OK button. At the bottom of the page will display the t
ext entered.
Figure 7 Window text editor for content
3. We entered all the necessary contents and return to the homepage of the cours
e, clicking on the link with the name of the course is on the top of the window.
2.2 Documents
The source documents are necessary to transmit information to students and then
can interact to general learning. We can upload or believe in it, and to manage
our portfolios.
Figure 8 document management window
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a. Upload documents. We work with the Send a document, where we locate our file
review and finalize the OK button.
Window lift Fig. 9 files to crus
b. Create a document.€We can also create documents in HTML format to employ this
option in the text editor where we enter the document name and content, then fi
nish with the OK button. Then return to the area or course documents with your b
rowser header
Fig.10 document editing window
NOTE. The text editor has the tools very similar to that of any editor, use them
to improve the presentation of text
Learning path 2.3
This option is generally used for activities in the form of virtual distance edu
cation, in order to track the readings on students.
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To create a learning path, we get from the course home page using the link Learn
ing path and follow the following steps. 1. We assign the title of the itinerary
by entering it in the Title text box, then OK
Figure 11 Window for generating routes
2. To continue to be added to the itinerary of a module or learning step (follow
ing content and activities) from the left menu, while in right screen to continu
e the existing resource type.
3. If we select for instance document the new step allows us to access a documen
t that has been entered before
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Select the appropriate document and then in the next window, enter the document
options and click OK
4. We note that a tree has been built with the content for the Itinerary.
Schedules for employees must be enrolled students, see that the progress column
shows their progress in reading the content.
Window Fig. 12 routes
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We consider links to the course set up to do this click on the link on the home
page links.
Window Fig. 13 links
Select the Add a link, we entered data links such as URL, Title and Description
then accept the painting show link on the homepage of the course, we conclude by
pressing OK
Figure 14 Window for entering the data link
2.5 Exercises
The exercises are practical assessments to develop students to enter an exercise
you click on the link New exercise.
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Figure 15 Window with the course exercises
We enter the data for and click on OK
Figure 16 Window to define the exercise
Determine the type of questions to add in the exercise, then edit each of them.
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3. 3.1 INTERACTION Agenda
The calendar appears in each course, is a business planning tool. To enter an ev
ent click on the link Add an event in the calendar, then fill in the fields: sta
rt date and end date, time, title and details of the event. Finish by clicking o
n the OK button.
Window Fig. 17 agenda
3.2 Forum
It is one of the most important tools in the classroom because it allows ongoing
communication and comprehensive among all members of the virtual classroom, it
makes the slogans to generate learning.
Figure 18 Window with Forums
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To add a forum we click on the Add a forum, where you should enter the title for
the forum and set up access for students, then the type of view in the hierarch
ical mode, then finish with the Ok button
Figure 19 Window to add a forum
We access the forum to create discussion, for it to enter through the link New T
opic
Figure 20 Window for the forum topics
Now we enter the title and text of the discussion for the forum, we left clickin
g on OK.
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Figure 21 Window for entering the discussion to the forum
Chat 3.3
Allows synchronous hold meetings with their students without requiring external
programs, which are archived for later review
Chat window Fig. 22
On the left side are connected users, and the right messages in the conversation
, underneath the text box to enter your message.
Works 3.4
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Allows course participants to send their documents to the classroom. Recepcionar
reports can be used to individually or collectively,€Practical etc. These docum
ents may be published or not depending on the charge of the course.
Figure 23 Window to submit work by students
3.5 Announcements
The Bulletin Board allows the teacher to send an e-mail to students and / or pub
lish your important information in their virtual classroom. Vículo compromised t
hrough the main page, then press the Add window ad and the form we enter the tit
le and ad text. We conclude with the OK button.
Figure 24 Window to place ads
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Presents a list of users in the course also allows us to register users and teac
hers. Accessed from the homepage using the link user.
Figure 25 User Management Window
Registration of users enter the link is made by user Enroll in this course (user
s must previously made his record), the sale of selected student enrollment and
click on the Register link located in the right column.
Figure 26 Window to the course user registration
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You can create and manage workgroups. A group may have their own ads, calendar,
and an area for storing your documents and papers. To generate groups agreed to
the option groups. To access the window
Figure 27 Group Management Window
To generate the groups agreed with the Create link groups, we define the number
of groups.
Finally assign names to groups, to enter the users to click on the icon groups
6. ADMINISTRATION 6.1 Report
The monitoring of the activities and progress of students is done through this o
ption is on the homepage of the course.
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Figure 28 Report Window users
a detailed visualization of the activities done by the participants is accessed
by pressing the>> details for each student.
Figure 29 details the participant window
6.2 Setting the Course
If required to modify some parameters of the course this option is accessed from
the home page through the Course Settings link. Determine the parameters to cha
nge and result by pressing the OK button.
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Figure 30 Configuration Window Course
6.3 Maintenance Course
It is always necessary to perform maintenance activities such as deleting the co
urse web site, make backups of course, restart the course for working with new p
articipants, and copy the course. Note: When using this option must be very care
ful.
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Maintenance window Fig. 31 Course
Activity
Configure a virtual classroom to develop educational activities of their courses
as a complement to the activities of classroom activity, for it must consider t
he following aspects: • • • • Description of the course (syllabus) Entry documen
ts (concept map, WebQuest, notes) Generating activities Enter through the forums
links according to their searches performed (google, blog)
Additional Sources
.
Video tutorials Dokeos in http://www.dta.uc.edu.ve/videotutoriales/index_dokeos.
html Teacher Manual, Student Manual in http://www.dokeos.com/doc/dokeos_teacher_
spanish.pdf in http://e-abc.educar.com.ar/manuales/estudiante-es.doc
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