The Moodle Cloud service was introduce by Moodle HQ just over one and a half years ago as a way to support smaller scale users of Moodle. The service is completely free (unless you want to turn off advertising, and recently Martian Dougiamas announced new tiered pricing at the #MootIEUK16) and is a fantastic way to do everything from get your first Moodle up and running, to hosting a small course or just experimenting with the platform.
The service was designed with the non-tech portion of the Moodle community in mind. It is literally a “sign up and go” service with everything you need to run courses. As such, users of Moodle Cloud can’t integrate all of the plugins and customizations they may want, but that’s not really the point.
One of the most notable changes to the Moodle 2.8 gradebook is a new grade aggregation method called natural weighting. In this article, I will provide a brief overview of natural weighting and share a few examples of how this new feature can be implemented in a Moodle gradebook.
At a basic level, natural weighting is just an updated version of the “Sum of grades” aggregation method. Moodle 2.8 does not include “Sum of grades” as an option, so instructors who simply want to add a group of grades together to produce a sum should use natural weighting instead. However, unlike “Sum of grades,” using natural weighting allows instructors to take advantage of some additional capabilities as well: grade items can be weighted according to their points (the default behavior) or according to any alternate weights that the instructor wishes to use.
Beginning with Moodle classes in the Summer semester 2015, natural weighting is the default aggregation method for gradebook categories, but Moodle’s other aggregation methods (“Simple weighted mean of grades,” etc.) can still be selected for a gradebook category on the category’s settings screen. In many cases, instructors won’t need to change to a different aggregation method, because natural weighting can be configured to produce a sum or a mean, with weights applied or not applied, based on what the instructor needs the gradebook to report.
Bonjour! Welcome to my French 2 unit, À la maison. This unit was created for my face-to-face French 2 class and adapted for the virtual classroom as part of my Assessment in E-Learning course through the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
As you read through this unit, you will find the demographic information for my current teaching position at Lake Mills High School, as well as the course content and description for my face-to-face class. While the learning objectives remain the same, the delivery, as seen in the Unit Overview and the Learning Objectives, utilizes assessments that will be used in a virtual classroom
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It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …
“ The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit”
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items select for the collection authenticate and …
This plugin adds the ability to export Moodle wikis as either PDFs or epub documents.
It was developed by Davo Smith of Synergy Learning, on behalf of the Judicial Institute for Scotland
Users with the 'mod/wiki:managewiki' capability also get a 'Sort pages for export' link, that allows them to choose the order in which pages will appear in the export.
There is an additional global setting which allows a copy of any wikis on the site to be sent (as a PDF) to a given email address, whenever they are updated (note, this will not export all wikis on the site the first time it is configured, it only sends those that have been updated since the email address was first entered).
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY.
Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a simple “method of teaching” (unfortunately I was not able to find a source of the definition… it seems to be floating around in so many spaces without a common attribution or source.)
The strategies, techniques, and approaches that teachers can use to facilitate learning.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.