Does anyone know of an easy way to save our Moodle forum posts and discussions? When I click on my profile and hit "posts," there are 26 pages of uncategorized posts. Is it possible to filter all of the posts I've made for a particular class? And, if so, is there a way to view them all on one page? Thanks!
These is a way to make Moodle in the preferences, to only send one grouping of posts per day if that is what you are asking.
If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can right click on each of your forum pages and save them as pdf. The program also gives you an option to append a previous pdf file but I had to go through each of my pages. Tedious but it worked. Good luck.
You might want to be selective and just save the posts you feel are important. It is easy to do this by clicking the "export to portfolio" link at the bottom of each of your posts. You can export as an HTML file or to your Google Docs. You will want to rename your Google Docs file to be more descriptive.
Another cool tool I use is DownThemAll! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/ a Firefox plugin that will download any number of links present on a page. You can also specify what type of media you want to include. These will be downloaded to your assigned download folder on your computer (HTML).
I am going to request Moodlerooms have some sort of utility that will enable us to easily download to a CSV or spreadsheet file all forum posts. This would be very helpful. In the meantime, I advise simply selecting your important posts. If they are very meaningful and might add to your final portfolio, then you might want to create a learning log post.
Good question and we will keep you posted, of course.
Another excellent tool for saving webpages to your local harddrive is a Firefox extension called Scrapbook. There is an updated version called Scrapbook Plus, which I am just now experimenting with. You might want to decide which pages to save and then use this extension to save them to your Scrapbook. I've used this in the past to save webpages, and it works very well.
Scrapbook Plus is GREAT! Thanks for the tip, Barbara! It solves the same problem for me and will be useful also for archiving wesites that students create on web 2.0 (i.e., generally non-archivable) platforms.
Here is a great video that gives a quick overview of how to save webpages along with live links to subpages. http://randyfay.com/node/116
As far as I can tell, though, it's not available in Chrome.
I was given the tip to save the page as a webpage. I did this for the home Moodle pages of courses and for discussions.; then save it to a file for the course to access later for your Portfolio. This was a great help in creating my Portfolio. Then I could go back and refer to posts, discussions, and all course info. including the syllabus.The downside is the Moodle links will no longer be active, but it gives you a great reference for later use.
I like to just cut and paste into Word. Not all the replies are great, just as not all my posts are great, so I don't bother with those. So far, I've saved a couple of pages of text per class that I can reformat in Word to save space and layout in an attractive way. I save the linked replies just below the original post.
A real quick and not so dirty way, is to simply print the posts to PDF. The pages come through as they appear online with images etc. On a Mac this is built in, on windows you can add something like the free cutepdf reader. This works great and is very simple.