Moodle user group 15 03-11

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  • March 17, 2011
  • March 17, 2011
  • March 17, 2011
  • March 17, 2011
  • Moodle user group 15 03-11

    1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide Moodle User Group 15 th March Phil Hardcastle www.rsc-east-midlands.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
    2. 2. Moodle 2 Jim Judges, consultant with ULCC Sam Persse from Loughborough College New features for course creation/navigation Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    3. 3. Moodle 2 changes <ul><li>Navigation – improved, flexible docking </li></ul><ul><li>New editor for text etc </li></ul><ul><li>Resource drop down has changed </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and comments can be attached to a course </li></ul><ul><li>Students can send assignments to Portfolio – Google docs or Mahara </li></ul><ul><li>Some new blocks – e.g. Comment block </li></ul><ul><li>Conditional activities </li></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit March 17, 2011 | slide
    4. 4. Course Creation <ul><li>Conditional resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be introduced by date – show and hide – has been true for activities, now available for resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition to date restrictions, the course creator may limit access to a Moodle activity or resource based on:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A minimum grade received in one or more other activities within the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion* status of one or more other activities within the course  </li></ul></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    5. 5. Conditional activities and resources <ul><li>Forces learners to review content before doing tests or assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide good data to see what learners are viewing – and not viewing – without having to grade everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Can direct students to different materials within the same course, based on their performance of prior materials. E.g.If learners fail to complete an assignment satisfactorily they can be directed to refresher materials, but not the next topic or exam. </li></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit March 17, 2011 | slide
    6. 6. Moodle Training Materials <ul><li>Selling Moodle to staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rationale? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Showing them “how to” / teaching strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum requirement for a Moodle course </li></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    7. 7. Video materials <ul><li>Introducing Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle explained with Lego </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos on how to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step by step walkthrough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle 2 tutorials </li></ul></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    8. 8. Minimum requirements? <ul><li>Some learning organisations specify the minimum requirements for a Moodle course as a means of quality control. </li></ul><ul><li>What would your minimum requirements be? </li></ul><ul><li>Pros and cons of a minimum requirement policy? </li></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit March 17, 2011 | slide
    9. 9. Updates Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    10. 10. Moodle updates... <ul><li>Quickmail block. Enables tutor to quickly email selected students. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Apps Plug in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle users are automatically created in Google Apps (Google Docs, Calendar, and Gmail). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you log in to Moodle, you are automatically logged in to Google Apps. Gmail messages are displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Google Apps block on the Moodle Front Page displays links to your Google Start Page, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Gmail. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Google Widget shows a link to Moodle on the Google side. </li></ul></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 17 March 2011 | slide
    11. 11. Updates 2 <ul><li>RSC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good examples of Moodle courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online series on content creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next meeting? </li></ul></ul>Go to View > Header & Footer to edit March 17, 2011 | slide

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