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Moodle 2.8 Release Highlights - YouTube

Moodle 2.8 Release Highlights - YouTube | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Moodle 2.8 brings significant evolutionary improvements to the Gradebook tool, forums, analytics and usability in many areas. Discover the highlights of this...
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Upgrading/Upgraded to Moodle 2.8?
These videos highlighting new features could be useful.

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Tip: Paste from Excel to your Gradebook in Moodle 2.8

Tip: Paste from Excel to your Gradebook in Moodle 2.8 | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
One of the coolest and potentially time-saving tricks available in only to Moodle 2.8 is the capability of importing grades by just copying and pasting them from Excel
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Now that does sound useful....

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Moodle Help

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Some useful resources and ideas for support and training - thanks to Moodle Help (UNSW)

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Moodle and Mahara – Why do we need both?

Moodle and Mahara – Why do we need both? | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Originally posted here:  March 2, 2015 | by Allison Miller | Mahara, Moodle Allison Miller is the director of Vanguard Visions and an important member of a team of accredited consultants at eWorks....
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We definitely do need both and here are some suggestions why.....

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Auto Enrolment Plugin Enrolls a student on first click

Auto Enrolment Plugin Enrolls a student on first click | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Tired of manually enrolling students or describing the step by step that a student might need to take to self-enroll in a resource? The Auto Enrolment plugin will enroll students based on their interaction with a course on your site.

The enrollment plugin provides a quick and easy way to setup auto enrolment based on if the student views a course, views an activity or resource, or simply logs in.

Eugene Venter is the developer and maintainer of this plugin available only for Moodle 2.8. Check it out at https://moodle.org/plugins/view/enrol_auto

What might it be good for? If you have a bunch of courses that are open to any of your users that you want to provide a quick and easy way for them to connect with (and stay connected with) such as those that are social format focused on subject or communities or courses with lots of handy resources.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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this gets the official JJ rating of "useful & nifty"

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Improvement Watch: Change to Random Question Block will expose students to different questions on reattempt

Improvement Watch: Change to Random Question Block will expose students to different questions on reattempt | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

While the big changes are the ones that get the most attention, small tweaks to Moodle’s modules and usability can go a long way in making your course and course experience that much better. This small (in scope not in difficulty or complexity) change proposed by Tim Hunt is one that I can get behind: the proposal is to modify the behavior of random question blocks in the quiz to assign a weighting to which questions are displayed in subsequent attempts or other exams that utilize the same question banks.

You can read Tim’s full explanation here: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=310241

Vote for the improvement at https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-6340

How will it work? According to the explanation in the post,

* Find all the question that could go in this place. That is, the questions that are in the right category in the question bank.


* For each one, count up how often it has been used in all the students previous quiz attempts (if any).

 

* Look at all the questions that have been used the fewest number of times. (So, of some question have not been seen at all yet, take all of those. Otherwise, if all questions have been seen at least once but some have not yet been seen twice, take all the ones that have only been seen once. And so on.)


* Pick one of those questions at random and use it.


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Great idea - it won't revolutionise our lives but it will make the powerful and sophisticated quiz tool even more useful.

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The right tools for the job | Electronic Management of Assessment

The right tools for the job | Electronic Management of Assessment | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
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A useful checklist and comparison of Moodle and Turnitin - although NOTE with the new version 2 plugin Turnitin and Moodle assignment should be able to work together (version 2.7+?)

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e-Learning Ecologies from Coursera

e-Learning Ecologies from Coursera | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
e-Learning Ecologies

This course introduces innovative approaches to learning and teaching, with a focus on the use of e-learning and social web technologies.

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New Year? New You? New Mooc? Consider the 8 week e-learning Ecologies course

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Moodle plugins: Global Message

Moodle plugins: Global Message | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

Global message is a plug-in that enables a Moodle administrator to create automatic pop-up messages. The messages will appear for the users depending on the rules applied to each message.

A new message will be displayed once for each user when they log in, then will not be displayed again.

 

 List of message examples:

 

* Important server outage in the next 1/2 hour.

* Welcome message to new user. First time logged in.

* Holiday Message (e.g. New Year shutdown).

* The lab for the course Introductory to Chemistry has been changed.

* Any other important notices that you would like to show to the users...


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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not tried or tested this yet - but looks useful

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12 Tips for Success in Online Classes

12 Tips for Success in Online Classes | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

These 12 tips are designed to help you get the most out of your online classes and achieve success, regardless of your level or your technical understanding.

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A useful and comprehensive guide to help students get the most out of any online learning.

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Academic Moodle Cooperation » Offline quiz

Academic Moodle Cooperation » Offline quiz | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
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I Like the look of this - at last a plugin that provides an option to provide a printed version of any quiz... could be very useful. It would be good to see this going into core Moodle.

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Moodle Activities and Resources Explained

Moodle Activities and Resources Explained | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Moodle activities provides a number of powerful-collaborative activity modules & tools which enable you to link or add almost any sort of file to your course. There are many different types of activities that are available: several types-of assignments; activities for communication & collaboration between you & your students; surveys, quizzes and polls; tools to help in managing the students; & formats for delivering-interactive content.

An activity is the general term that is used to refer to a group-of features in the Moodle course. Basically an activity is some thing which a student does which interacts with the other students or/and the teacher

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A useful overview of activities and resource types in moodle

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Using mobiles to support active learning with Moodle – Moodlemoot 2014

Epic's Head of Learning Platforms Mark Aberdour presented a session about using Moodle for mobile learning at Moodlemoot 2014 in Edinburgh. This session expl...

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Some useful ideas for mobile and active learning with moodle by Mark Aberdour

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Moodle 2.8 Release Highlight: Event Monitor - YouTube

Moodle 2.8 introduces a new Events Monitor tool that can notify teachers and admins when certain patterns of behaviour are detected. Discover more of our new...
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Potentially very useful including... "create an alert for students to let them know their papers have been graded"

 

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Online Training: Evolution or Revolution

Online Training: Evolution or Revolution | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
There isn’t a business in any industry today that doesn’t feel the heat to transform themselves on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, or even a daily basis. The eLearning industry is no different. So th...
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I have scooped this because I wanted to share and remember the Major Online Training Trends especially.."Pull not Push. The first thing most learners think is, “They are making me take this course”. The future is creating an environment where people want to go to learn or get the content they need to do their jobs better"

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear

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A great summary of what we may already know or suspect - could be used as a check-list or activity...maybe rank them depending on the type of activity. Brevity is my number 1 what's yours?


JJ says "Emotions are important...emotional intelligence in eLearning needs exploring further"

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Where's My Feedback? - New Reports Plugin Available

Where's My Feedback? - New Reports Plugin Available | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
If you have worked with Moodle any length of time it is likely you have been asked the question "where's my feedback" at some point. Thanks to Jessica Gramp the answer just got a lot easier with de...
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I have seen the future! This looks potentially very useful.....
 

This plugin provides:users with an overview of all feedback across all their courses from activities such as:

Moodle AssignmentsTurnitin AssignmentsWorkshopsQuizzes
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How to use Moodle - Complete Video Guide

Teacher Training Videos presents you a step by step video guide on how to use Moodle and all of its features. By the end of this tutorial you will learn how to create courses with the platform, how to add information and media content, customize your site via themes, create online chat rooms and more. For more tutorials and information, please visit http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com

 

 


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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New to Moodle? Want to get started exploring, editing and creating courses in Moodle ? Then this video could be a useful place to start.

 

According to the source (teacher Training Videos) "a step by step video guide on how to use Moodle and all of its features. By the end of this tutorial you will learn how to create courses with the platform, how to add information and media content, customize your site via themes, create online chat rooms and more."

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Moodle + Microsoft Office 365 Webinar

This is a recorded webinar on the new Moodle and Microsoft Office 365 integration
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Interesting and useful presentation from Moodle Partner Remote Learner

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 2, 7:41 AM

In our new Moodle build this summer, we are going to heavily promote and use the Office 365 integration for students.  Thank you!

Nick Varney's curator insight, March 2, 8:14 AM

Moodle and Office 365 webinar by Remote Learner.

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
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Suggested by @philvincent 

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Sneak Peek at the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format for #Moodle

Sneak Peek at the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format for #Moodle | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

This could be a big game changer. Having moved from a Moodle school to one that uses Edmodo I recognise the pros and cons of both systems.

 

Replicating an Edmodo style interface in Moodle but backed up by Moodle second to none functionality and range of tools could have a huge impact in bring Moodle to a wider audience.

 

Watch this space......


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More information regarding the new Social/Edmodo format

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Mahara (ePortfolio) UK Review - November 2014 Survey

Mahara (ePortfolio) UK Review - November 2014 Survey | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

UK Mahara Web survey - if you are the Administrator/eLearning Manager in an organisation that uses Mahara please answer this 5 minute survey

 

- click link (Title) above

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UK based Mahara user? Please take 5 minutes to respond to this survey and/or share with anyone who is responsible for promoting the use of Mahara in your organisation or elsewhere.

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Moodle or Totara

Moodle or Totara | MoodleUK | Scoop.it
Should You Choose Moodle or Totara?   We are often asked by clients to describe the capabilities of Moodle and Totara. They want us to highlight the d...
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A useful and balanced discussion and appraisal of Moodle vs Totara - nice diagram of Moodle too!

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Moodle eCommunity Demo - YouTube

Michigan REMC organization is funding development and Moodle Partner Synergy Learning is helping build the project.
First video of new eCommunity Course Format coming to Moodle.

 

eCommunity” course format which gives your Moodle a Facebook- and Edmodo-like format and experience for students. The theme makes the main page of your Moodle course a wall where you just post a status, that status can be just a news forum post, can include documents (files) uploaded via drag and drop, can differentiate posts to different groups and can attach any Moodle resource or activit


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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This looks good - I will look forward to getting my hands on this tool. It looks like a Moodle response to Edmodo - I like it!

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | MoodleUK | Scoop.it

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.


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Useful list of Moodle videos

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