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Best way to share many links?

 
Picture of Chris Liang-Vergara
Best way to share many links?
 

Hi-

I have a few teacher that would like to share a significant quantity of links - but not have to put each one on the front page of their course.  It'd be more of depository of helpful websites.

I'm wondering if anyone has a tip on works best for this.  The two things that come to mind are a basic html page (which can get weird with formatting) or a database.  Any other suggestions?  Thanks!

 
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Re: Best way to share many links?
Moodle Course Creator Certificate holders
Hi Crhis

Teachers could use their Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)

cheers
 
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Picture of Glenys Hanson
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Hi Chris,

I use either the resource "Compose a web page" if it's really very long, or a block on the side if I want to be sure students see it.

Cheers,
Glenys
 
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Re: Best way to share many links?
Moodle Course Creator Certificate holders
Hi everyone smile

Reading again this topic (thanks Helen Foster),
I noticed that I didn't specified my answer

it says:
'Teachers could use their Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)'

and must say:

Teachers could use their Moodle Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)


cheers
 
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Picture of Harald Torbjørnsen
Re: Best way to share many links?
 

Hi Chris.

We use the forum to share links across schools and courses. The teachers have a common course in which they share links, teaching plans, etc.. Then the teachers, who subscribe to the forum, receive e-mail every time there is added a new link. In addition, they can also use the RSS feed.

cheers

Harald

 
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Ryan Chadwick
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A wiki may be useful also.
 
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learnscape
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What about using a service like Delicious and tag your links with for example the class name so your students can easily search.
 
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Re: Best way to share many links?
 
I use Diigo to collect bookmarks but Delicious works the same. Using the RSS block in Moodle, I can add the RSS feed for a particular tag (e.g. class name, or topic) to a paper/course. Students are then exposed to links without them taking up space in the main body of the paper. The database is also a solution that I would use.

One further thing that is worth considering is developing activities that have students adding, rating, commenting or summarising links and web pages rather than just having lots supplied.
 
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I often use the database to present a series of web links. I even sometimes include a screen grab and description or related subjects for each site too. Users can then use the search function of the database to find the link they are after.

Jon
 
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Picture of Danny Wahl
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We're using a modified version of the Aardvark theme as our site "default" template and one of the drop downs we have is called "resources" with a collection links that our teachers find most helpful or our school has a subscription to.

Using the capabilities function I added more functionality by determining if users are: guests, parents, students, or teachers and then showing or not showing them more categories/links

https://school.tiseagles.com

If you look at the Category called "subscriptions", when a teacher is logged in another link is populated called "subscription passwords" that links to a text file with the login credentials for those resources.

To further abstract it:

We have a hidden course that all campus teachers/ administrators are enrolled in. This is where that text file is stored as a resource, so even if a guest/student were able to get past the capability check, they still couldn't access our campus teacher resources, as they would get hit with another capability check: enrolment.

At the same time the campus teacher course is hidden, because every resource is populated in the menu, and it's just one less link for teachers to remember/bookmark, especially since they can get to the resources from any page in our Moodle Site.
 
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Picture of Christina Carpenter
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I use Pinterest to share links with my students--that way I can categorize them.

See an example here: www.pinterest.com/ccarpent1

 
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paula
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A glossary or database is a great way to share websites or files or ideas without listing on the front course page.

Paula Clough cool

 
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