While this block hasn't yet been released, it is a great preview of what's to come when badges can be pulled directly into Moodle and displayed or can be customized by and displayed on a specific site.
Some great work here by Ian Checkland. Read his other posts somewhere else on this Scoopit
Great video from Mary about site wide groups and works well in conjuction with this article on Moodle.org - http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Cohorts and this one on synching: http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Cohort_sync
We set up Cohorts for Moodle and Mahara training to make it easier to move groups between courses. What's more, we have also create a range of fun and popular users to our course which those attending can randomly pick from a generator like http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/ - its a great ice-breaker!
What are conditional activities? Since the introduction of Moodle 2, it has been possible for users to track which activities/resources they have completed. This means that resources/activities are ‘aware’ ...
This is a MUST read for anyone interested in this rarely used and little understood feature. A teacher actually using this in his course to teach Year 7/8 students.
Full of great tips and features that show Moodle at its best (when in the hand of a highly innovative and imaginative operator!)
My friend Muriel wanted to take a risk and do something different for her observed lesson - we created a Moodle course for a 3 lesson project. Took us a couple of days but we are really pleased with the results.
Here is a brief look at what we did.
Next step is to add in the assessment features - I'm think designing a series of quiz questions that depending on the answer students give will give htem an indication on what level they will receive. Answers will also have feedback on what they can do to improve.
Students will upload work to their Mahara page for peer and teacher review