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Enrich synchronous course
Resources and learning activities built upon the principles of collaboration and detailed feedback.
Moodle's Philosophy: Social Constructivism
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Demonstration: Blended Class
Moodle to supplement face-to-face
As a resource
As a means to enrich face2face, assess learning, and
Demonstration: Online Class
Login and access course from MyCourses page
Turning Editing On
Design Decision: Course Format by Topics or Weekly dates
Course Settings – name, choose format, # of topics, summary, availability
Name your Topics
Building Your Course -Resources
Add a Resource is used to present content in your course.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to:
Add a file
Create a Moodle Book
Create a web page
Add a link to a website
Insert a label to give more information
Embed video, images and external links
Building Your Course -Resources
Demo: 3 Main Ways to Display Content.
Syllabus as: a link to a file, a book, a web page, a link to a website
Create a link to a file
File directory & organization
Create a Book
Compose a web page
Link to a website
Insert a Label
Embed Media - Video, audio, widgets, presentations (ie Slideshare)
Embed a video, an image, an audio
Content Control Icons
Building your Course - Blocks
Add supplementary links, tools & resources
Building your Course - Activities
Building your Course : Activities
Activities used to engage learners with resources you've added, to show their learning, to assess learning and give feedback.
most can be graded
some allow students to rate the works of others and provide feedback
Major Course Design Decision - which activities would best fit with your learning objective in your student's application/analyzing/evaluation of learning?
Activities Graphic by Pieter van der Hijden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Building your Course - Activities
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Post an announcement in the News forum
Create a Choice to poll students or as a signup
Create a Chat for synchronous discussion
Create a Forum for discussion
Create a Wiki for collaboration
Create a Glossary for vocabulary building & research
Create Assignments for students to submit to
Create a Quiz to assess students or provide practice
Uses, Demo, Practice, Discussion
First, the activity will be introduced with ideas for use
Then, the activity will be demonstrated
Next, you'll practice setting up the activity
Lastly, we can share ideas about using this activity in your courses
The News Forum: Posting an Announcement
Emailed to students
Appears on course page in the Latest News block
Poll student opinion
Stimulate thinking about a topic
As an advanced organizer to introduce a unit, ask a prequestion, ideally connecting a concept to student's prior experience.
Assess prior knowledge
For a topic or presentation date
Choice Demo Favorite Food Poll Signup for a tool/technique
Collaboration in Moodle
Can schedule a session to happen once or reocccur at specific dates/times
Use for office hours
Space for group work collaboration
Last-minute test study - Set up a chat room for the night before an exam so students have a place to go and ask questions.
Optional: Have a T.A. moderate
Chat Demo An open chat with scheduled office hours
Tool for collaboration and peer review
Enforce groups so that students can collaborate on projects
Require the posting of a project as a discussion topic, require feedback to fellow learners.
Problem based learning
Assign groups to solve a problem, identify and correct a misconception, etc.
Q & A Forum Type: Students must post answer before see others
Weekly reading discussion
apply concepts from the reading
discuss a case study
use as resource to collect questions for in-class discussion
Tool for class-wide FAQ
Have one for whole class and/or ones for particular units
Have them consult the forums and the responses before sending you an email .
Interview a guest expert
Student moderation of a topic/issue
for chatting non-class issues
Post your own first to model
View all forum posts by a student in profile
Importance of Reading Standard Discussion
Importance of Reading Simple Discussion
View all posts made by a user in profile
A wiki is a page (or pages) that several people can edit together.
Each of the changes are saved in versions of the page, and the old versions can be retrieved to be re-examined.
Record research, create outlines
Produce a guide, article, brochure, etc.
Consider asking to have best of submitted to Wikipedia or another web wiki
Collaborate on assignments that are submitted to forum posts or uploaded to assignments
Portfolio - Student-teacher, student collects artifacts in Wiki
Web 2.0 Participant's Blog URLs
Edit & Add another page
Tabs & Menus
Research Wiki – Groups on
Instructor and/or student created
Entries organized by category
Entries can be commented on
Entries can be revised based on comments
Entries can be moderated by Instructor for approval into Glossary
Vocabulary building - Repository for key concept definition
Research Activity –
Assign each student (or team) to contribute a definition (and categorize appropriately if applicable).
Multiple definitions can be rated, with the highest-rated definitions submitted the final class glossary.
Mini-projects - small research projects to create resources for each other.
Have students research a topic (like organs in the body) then create an encyclopaedia-style glossary entry with pictures and resources.
Create glossary entries for biographies of historical people or those in the field .
Embed information on key concepts with autolinking
Anytime someone mentions a glossary term in a lesson, forum, or wiki, the word is linked back to the definition in the glossary.
Credit for word use: Assign points to using glossary terms in students' forum posts.
Random Glossary Block
Tip or Vocab Word of the Day/Week/Upon Refresh
Draws randomly or sequentially
Glossary Demo Literary Terms Glossary Add a new entry
Assessment in Moodle
Advanced uploading of files – submit to Moodle
PPTs, spreadsheets, Worksheet Word Docs
Review/mark file & reupload to student; Drafts
Upload a single file – submit to Moodle
Online Text – compose & submit in Moodle
I n-line commenting
Ideal for short written assignments; journals
Offline activity – submit in class/non-graded Moodle
To give credit and/or feedback for real-world activities like participation, presentations, etc
To grade a non-graded Moodle activity ie Wiki, Choice.
Assignment Demo Upload a file as student Online Text as student Grading an Online Text Grading a file
Formal tool to assess learning
Practice or Self Assessment
Zero-points for practice with concepts (use an older quiz that aren't giving again)
Adaptive (allow them to retake question immediately within same attempt)
Item analysis - identify defective test items & knowledge gaps.
Rapid, Explanatory feedback based on selection
Overall feedback based on final grade range
Randomly generate quizzes from pools of questions
Allow students to re-take quizzes multiple times
Optional: enforce a time delay between attempts
Pools can be reused in multiple quizzes, shared between classes
Quiz Demo Moodle Quiz Vocabulary Quiz Results
Present content like an article or a graphic, followed by questions on what they just saw
Supports engagement & mental models
Can be used as a flashcard exercise
Student is shown pages (cards) in random order. Usually these are question pages.
Setup 1: "After a correct answer" set to "Show an unseen page" never shows the same page twice (even if the student did not answer the question associated with the Card/Page correctly).
Setup 2: The other option is "Show an unanswered page" which shows the student pages that may have appeared before but only if they answered the associated question wrongly.
Create simulations and case studies to respond to student input - a Choose your own Adventure book.
Branching: Each page in the lesson can be followed by a question, and the resulting page depends on the answer the student gives.
Create a flowcart for organization to avoid confusion!
Supports application, analyzing, scaffolding to learner's ability
Complex; no time for demo or practice
Managing your Course: Administration
Who's doing what and when.
Extending Moodle 3 rd party modules add more features Moodle.org – Downloads – Modules Haven't used most of these yet
Alternative Course Format http://premier.demo.moodlerooms.com/course/view.php?id=37
Google Integration – single sign on
Sloodle – sloodle.org
Take Choices in SL; submit SL 3D to Moodle assignment
Filter: Insert Question into Resource or Activity.
Student-editable or not
Private, group, public
Export XML, PDF, image
Build maps with Google or Openstreetmap
Student or Instructor created
Automatically populate student locations
An indexing exercise for a map of coupled things (any pair of related text, images, or sounds) to be learned and retained.
Can create from matching questions
Create games from your quiz questions and glossary entries