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Get SMART - Moodleposium - Moodle Moot 2014

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The College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU is known for it’s creative approach to the support and professional development of academics using Moodle. However like many other units supporting academics we are faced with the sad reality that, although some sites are designed in a clear and organized way, others clearly show that “scroll of death” is alive and kicking, especially among the “low tech” segment of our teaching staff. It is the old problem: easy to preach to the converted, but not so easy to change the way people do things - simply because it all seems way too hard. Students clearly tell us what is needed to improve the design and ultimately the usability of courses, but getting the message across sometimes is not straightforward. This is particularly the case when, like many teaching institutions, staff are appointed at the last minute and technology training competes with all other aspects of academic life. The other problem facing us now is that the new version of Moodle allows drag and drop even in the main page, so dragging everything in a mad scramble filling topics to the brim is far too easy, and the revenge of the scroll of death is upon us! So SMART (Sustainable Models for Adaptive and Responsive Teaching) was born . The idea is simple, instead of giving lecturers an empty Moodle site, give them a template with a choice of 3 ways to organize their site with an inbuilt “how to” guide and links to fully developed sample sites. This presentation will explain how the idea started, how it is implemented and the results so far."

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This is a good approach to getting teachers into Moodle with the focus on creating quality courses (as opposed to vertical scrolling information dumps).
I have also found that starting with a completely blank course befuddles the rushed and low-tech teacher. Its a good example of too much choice brings confusion.

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Moodle Moot US 2015: Developing Gamification Function & Instruction within Moodle by Stephen Bader

Developing Gamification Function & Instruction within Moodle by Stephen Bader

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Tracking Learners Activities: 10 Useful Reports Generated by Moodle LMS [Infographic]

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“ Report building is one of the crucial activities in any training process. It helps the training manager track the learner’s performance and training outcomes. Earlier, this process was done manually. However, with technological advancements, this process has been automated. Now, using a learning management system (LMS), training managers can generate reports with just a click. If you are using Moodle for your training activities, here is an info-graphic which lists 10 types of reports that can be generated by Moodle.”
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Tracking Learners Activities: 10 Useful Reports Generated by Moodle LMS [Infographic]

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“ Report building is one of the crucial activities in any training process. It helps the training manager track the learner’s performance and training outcomes. Earlier, this process was done manually. However, with technological advancements, this process has been automated. Now, using a learning management system (LMS), training managers can generate reports with just a click. If you are using Moodle for your training activities, here is an info-graphic which lists 10 types of reports that can be generated by Moodle.”
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Moodle plugins: Unanswered Discussions

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The Unanswered Discussions block allows users to see forum discussions that have gone unanswered. Users can see: * their own unanswered discussions, * oldest unanswered discussions (posted by others), and * random unanswered discussions (posted by others). News forums are excluded by default.
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Basic Moodling - Faculty - Moodle Information

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Basic Moodling for Faculty

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Handy list of headings for Moodle tutorials (old but useful)

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Moodle Common Tasks - IT Support Center - IUP

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Common operations web page
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Handy list of headings for Common Tasks in Moodle

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How to organize course content in Moodle | lynda.com tutorial - YouTube

“ This Moodle tutorial demonstrates best practices for organizing course content in a weekly outline format. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Moodle-2-0-tuto...”;
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A simple but clear approach to Moodle course organisation using weekly course format, topic summaries, sub head labels, and indented resources.
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Updating your Moodle modules

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“ Audience: City University staff Moodle guidance The Educational Technology Team are continuing to update the Moodle guidance on www.city.ac.uk/edtechhelp/staff.”;
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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 14, 2014 4:28 AM

Very useful guide for Moodle

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Moodle Activity Module: Dynamic Game design

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Moodle activity module to create dynamic games based on the question bank.

 

Students procastinating too much? Are they playing games instead of studying? Well now you can motivate them by allowing them to do both at once!

 

Quizventure is an activity module that loads quiz questions from the course it's added to. The possible answers come down as space ships and you have to shoot the correct one.


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CITY OF LIVERPOOL COLLEGE BTEC MOODLE PROJECT - Concepts Gallery

CITY OF LIVERPOOL COLLEGE BTEC MOODLE PROJECT - Concepts Gallery | Moodle-iscious! | Scoop.it
On this page you can find all the concept mock-ups we have put together so far...
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This project (http://btecmoodle.wordpress.com/) provides a behind-the-scenes insight into one college's approach to rethinking their Moodle theme to make it friendlier for teachers and students; and to fit the way they teach and assess. 

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PoodLL Anywhere (Atto) for Moodle - YouTube

PoodLL Anywhere (Atto) for Moodle - YouTube | Moodle-iscious! | Scoop.it
Record audio or video, draw pictures or take snapshots directly into the Moodle HTML area

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See also:

BLOG: http://poodll.com/poodll-anywhere-has-arrived/
DEMO: http://demo.poodll.com/

PLUGIN DIRECTORY: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=13 ;

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, June 10, 2014 12:50 PM

Justin Hunt’s been reworking his language labs plugins to work within Moodle’s new text editor, Atto

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Moodle login using face recognition

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One of the things missing on my ‘take a photo’ extension to the quiz has been the report at the end. I spent a little time building a report that would pull the photos along with the quiz results. Below is an image showing one result.

 

The users profile photo is pulled along with the two photos taken while doing the quiz. The first photo is taken before the user can start the quiz. The second photo is taken before the user can submit their attempt.


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Moodle plugins: MindMap Course Format

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Mindmap Course Format allows Moodle users using courses through interactive, personalized mindmap. Additionally, it provides features unavailable in standard Moodle, which are: graphical presentation of conditional dependencies and distinction of modules where student have problems (and which are near deadline).
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Moodle plugins: MindMap Course Format

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Mindmap Course Format allows Moodle users using courses through interactive, personalized mindmap. Additionally, it provides features unavailable in standard Moodle, which are: graphical presentation of conditional dependencies and distinction of modules where student have problems (and which are near deadline).
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Now available for public preview - OneNote Class Notebook with LMS (including Moodle) integration via LTI

Now available for public preview - OneNote Class Notebook with LMS (including Moodle) integration via LTI | Moodle-iscious! | Scoop.it
“ Today, we are delighted to announce that OneNote Class Notebook support for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard is now available for public preview. This means that instructors will be able to use OneNote Class Notebooks with any LTI-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). This integration streamlines the notebook creation process even further, and makes the Class Notebook easily accessible alongside other learning materials within the LMS.”
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Moodle (LMS) - Federation University Australia

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Help and support for the online learning management system LMS Moodle
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Good collection of current Moodle tutorials for staff

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Moodle Answers - Instructor Resources

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Moodle Answers was created to provide aid to instructors using Moodle at the University of Lethbridge
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Handy list of headings for Moodle tutorials

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Gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes - YouTube

It is possible to gamify any Moodle 2 course using out-of-the-box Moodle features. Watch this video to learn how to gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes. This video is aimed at intermediate Moodle users, beginners might find it overwhelming.
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Two approaches to gamification in Moodle - conditional release and treasure hunting.
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Advanced Moodle Gradebook Features

Advanced Moodle Gradebook Features: Using Rubrics, Marking Guides, & Checklists" 

 

The video below is about a 75 minute demonstration of advanced grading features as you would see them on a Moodle 2.6 site. The video trainer, Eric Brandt, highlights rubrics, checklists, and other advanced grading criteria that can be used in Moodle courses to assess students using Moodle’s standard activities.


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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

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The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.


Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.

 


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Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective

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Academia.edu hosts an interesting paper from 2010 by Indira Padayachee, Paula Kotzé, Alta van Der Merwe titled “Course Management Systems from a Usability Perspective“. The paper discusses usability principles, defined as “generic guidelines that are applicable to all user interfaces” and goes on to evaluate and discuss how usable the system is based on a few simple metrics:

* visibility of the system status (can you tell that it’s on/working?)
* localization (language and terminology)
* user control (and confidence that they won’t inadvertently break it)
* consistency and standards in the interface
* error prevention
* recognition and cognitive overhead
* flexibility and efficiency of use
* aesthetics
* helpfulness in error messages
* help and documentation

 

 


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Using badges in Moodle to show achievement

Becky Barrington

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See also these other excellent resources gleaned from my JISC RSC Open Badges research:

JISC Open Badge Design Toolkit: http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/media/421718/jiscopenbadgesdesigntoolkit-print_1.pdf
Badge System Design template: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnUOR-0CBMsTdE1hWnJnYXlNdnktVUlhWWdjVzFVR0E&usp=sharing#gid=0
Open Badges Specification: https://github.com/mozilla/openbadges-specification/blob/master/Assertion/latest.md
Issuing Open Badges in Moodle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZDai__Fn0

Finally: http://community.openbadges.org/

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4 Valuable Reports From Moodle

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Reports are a powerful tracking feature in Moodle LMS. They generate valuable information regarding the learners’ activity at the course level as well as the LMS site level.

By default, many types of reports are available in Moodle LMS. In this blog, I would like to share some of them.


1. Log report

2. Activity report

3. SCORM report

4. Configurable report


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