This block improves gamefication into the moodle plataform.
The ranking block works together with the moodle course completion. In the moodle course you configure the criterias to the end of the course. The ranking block monitors these activities and add points to the students based on accomplishing the activities. There are different ways to gain points.
- If a student completes a html page the ranking adds 2 points.
- If a student completes an assignment and it is ended only when the student receive a grade. The ranking add 2 points plus the grade points to the student. You can configure the default points in the block configuraion.
Moodle 2.8 provides evolutionary improvements to Gradebook, including a more modern Grader interface that scrolls well on all devices including touch screens, a new “single view” of any row or column, simplified setup using “natural weighting”, and detailed history of grade changes and more.
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.
Want to see some of what you missed at the 2014 iMoot? Many of the recorded sessions are now posted online at Youtube under Pukunui’s account. From Martin’s keynote to many sessions from around the world focused on all things Moodle.
Here’s an introduction to Moodle created as a Prezi deck, it highlights what Moodle is, how it can be used, and introduces important elements and tools which users may first encounter in Moodle. The Prezi has a lot of annotated screenshots and integrated video tutorials.
In it’s conclusion is suggests using Moodle because it’s Powerful, Secure, Comprehensive (All-in-one), and provides Instant Feedback.
Learning is happening inside an active Chalkup Discussion. Whether it’s a burning question that a student just asked and got answered, a quick class poll, or that perfect video to go with today’s lesson, your class is never more active and connected than it is on Chalkup.
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.
Display site news in full scale at my startpage. You may find it useful to make it sticky above or below the course overview.
A small block, which was designed to fit our needs.
We want to use the "My Home" page as default page after login, but The normal "site news" block was small and reached no attention by our users. I.e. sometimes important notes (e.g. shut-downs) where not read. The normal "site news" block isn't designed to placed in content area and will look ugly.
Because of that, we decided to print the site news in an own block. Maybe someone else will find that handy as well.
The Top 100 Tools for Learning is in its 8th year of and has once again unveiled a list of 100 technologies and websites that can be used to enhance learning. Moodle hits the list at number 12 (down one from 2013) which is the highest placement for a learning management system. The ranking is created through the Learning Tools Survey which compiled over 1000 votes from 60+ countries. “Learning Tool” is defined as follows,
A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning
In the Best of Breed category Moodle ranks 1st out of the 7 LMS solutions present on the list. Check out the full list and slide deck at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/
The local_staticpage plugin is designed to fetch a static HTML document from disk, enrich it with Moodle navigation and theme and deliver it as a standard Moodle page which exists outside any course.
Static pages will be available on catchy URLs like http://www.yourmoodle.com/static/faq.html and can be linked from Moodle HTML blocks, from your Moodle theme footer and so on. Using the local_staticpages plugin, you can create information pages within moodle, but without misusing a whole course just for showing a textbox.