Creating a Moodle Glossary for History to look at the most significant events of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
How the Head of History at Perins School worked with the Director of eLearning to create a Moodle Glossary for a task where students evaluated the relevance of images related to the Cuban Missile crisis.
The PowerPoint slide explains the rationale behind the task, how the Glossary was made and what settings were chosen.
There is an evaluation of the task from the teacher and feedback comments given by students who carried out the task.
Copy of my "poster presentation" from Moodle MootUK14 which shows the work of our Head of Department Dan Gardner and other members in constructing a Moodle based "driving license" course so students become more familiar with key features and processes used at Perins School.
Personally I think that this applies across the board from business to school and would not disagree with any of these points. I particularly like Point 1 and think it is key to engagement and interaction.
Materials on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) reflects what we have been seeing on inspection, or as the result of visits and research, and offers resources and ideas for those looking to improve their Virtual Learning Environments.
Loads of excellent case studies and links to colleges. Many of the case studies using Moodle.
My presentation slides from MoodleMootUK 2014 in Edinburgh on how we develop innovative design, student assessment, quizzes and a range of amazing practice in an 11-16 comprehensive school somewhere in rural Hampshire, England.
The presentation mainly features information from Moodle 2.5 and 2.6 but also includes some stuff from Mahara which I have thrown in at the end.
Welcome to South Devon College's Community Moodle known as ComMoodle! This is a version of Moodle that can be accessed by members of the public and educational community without requiring a college login. This site is used for sharing good practice, community activities and to provide resources linked to events. Please note: This is not the main Moodle for staff and students (click here instead if you want the main Moodle). To fully engage with the content on this site it is recommended that you create yourself a login here. Some pages allow guest access whilst others allow you to view as a guest but need a login to join in with activities. Any content shared by individuals is not the responsibility of the college. However, please do report any inappropriate use here.
Quick video showing a design for a GCSE Biology course using Gareth Barnard's amazing grid format. Updated for Moodle 2.6 I have set it to show square images and made all the uploaded images square shape first (very important!)
The icon link design is one we use a lot of at Perins. External links are shown on a separate page. Internal links eg to downloadable files or Moodle activities are made to another topic that can be hidden from the students.
Some CSS changes made to the block. Looks not too shabby!
In older versions of Moodle there was a question type called “Random short-answer matching” It was like the matching question type except that the answers to be matched actually came from previously made short-answer questions. It stopped working three years ago and has only just been fixed (thanks to French Moodling quiz enthusiast Jean-Michel Védrine) This week the question type has been put back into Moodle, so if you have the lastest Moodle versions, 2.5.5 and 2.6.2, you will be able to use it.
Many people however only started using Moodle recently and won’t even know of is prior existence. So this post is just to explain it and introduce it. Jean-Michel has added some detailed documentation on the Random short-answer matching question type.
If you have Moodle 2.5.5 or Moodle 2.6.2 then when you add a quiz question you will see this new type available:
There are two things to be aware of. (1) You can’t just add this question and make it there and then, like any other question type, because you need first to have some short-answer questions pre-made and (2) those questions need to be connected in some way, share a theme.
Here is a neat and useful but often ignored feature on Moodle, Auto Linking. A feature that has been around on Moodle for a while now but may not be visible or enabled on your server. So What does it do?