Whilst instructional designers agree that using Moodle as a file repository isn’t a good idea, sharing files using Moodle is still necessary in a lot of scenarios. In this blog post, I explore 10 simple ways to keep your file sizes as small as possible, before uploading them to Moodle.
Why it matters
There are several reasons why you want to ensure your images & resources have as small a footprint as possible on your storage. Here are some of those reasons:
- Content is served faster to your users
-- Especially useful in parts of the world where connection to the Internet isn’t great
-- Limits the amount of storage needed
-- May allow to remain on cheaper hosting plan a bit longer e.g. Digital Ocean
- Reduces the size of course backups
-- Automated backups are completed faster
-- Backup files can be transferred more easily (e.g. via email)
-- Reduces amount of storage used for backed up courses
- Reduces the bandwidth used
-- Cheaper fees if using services such as Amazon Web Services, or RackSpace, which charge by the GB transferred
This is my presentation for MoRCE-NET conference. In this presentation I talked about the original Bloom's Taxonomy that was first published in 1956 by Benjamin Blooms and then I talked about the Revised Taxonomy introduced in 2000 by Andrew and Krathwohl . I also touched on the digital taxonomy and provided a practical example of how students can use it in conducting Google searches.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.