The best Moodle extensions you might not have heard about

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From my book, which surveyed Moodle extensions, this presentation gives my top 10.

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The best Moodle extensions you might not have heard about

  1. 1. The best Moodle extensions you might not have heard about<br />Michael de Raadt<br />
  2. 2. I wrote a book…<br />Role at HQ<br />Development Manager<br />Before that<br />Academic at USQ<br />Assisted with CONTRIB<br />Today<br />My Top 10 (backwards)<br />
  3. 3. Would you like to…<br />…have an automatic table of contents for a course page?<br />
  4. 4. Course Contents<br />10<br />
  5. 5. Course Contents<br />10<br />Note: The Sections block is available in Moodle 2.x, but it does not show section titles.<br />
  6. 6. Would you like to…<br />…allow students to translate strings into multiple languages, right in Moodle?<br />
  7. 7. Translation Block<br />9<br />Language classes<br />Common words in multiple languages (Sudoku, café)<br />Crazy re-translations<br />Translating Moodle strings<br />Note: There are numerous similar alternatives<br />
  8. 8. Translation Block<br />9<br />
  9. 9. Would you like to…<br />…reveal hidden snippets of content, as students read it?<br />
  10. 10. Hidden Text Filter<br />8<br />Micro-formative assessment<br />Annotations<br />Avoiding over-complicating content<br />Hiding "easter eggs"<br />
  11. 11. Hidden Text Filter<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Would you like to…<br />…get geographical with maps?<br />
  13. 13. Map Module<br />7<br />Allowing students to show holiday destinations<br />Geographically, historically or politically significant locations<br />War zones<br />…<br />
  14. 14. Map Module<br />7<br />
  15. 15. Would you like to…<br />…micro-blog with your students?<br />
  16. 16. Twitter Search<br />6<br />Search based on hashtag<br />Institutional notices<br />Teacher tweets<br />Student tweets<br />Topical news<br />Info popular for students<br />
  17. 17. Twitter Search<br />6<br />
  18. 18. Would you like to…<br />…help students manage their time?<br />
  19. 19. Progress Bar<br />5<br />Show students what to complete next<br />Motivate students to complete<br />Monitor class progress<br />
  20. 20. Progress Bar<br />5<br />
  21. 21. Would you like to…<br />…allow students to sort themselves into groups?<br />
  22. 22. Group Selection<br />4<br />Project groups<br />Interest clubs<br />Research collaborations<br />
  23. 23. Group Selection<br />4<br />
  24. 24. Would you like to…<br />…create custom surveys and analyse the feedback?<br />
  25. 25. Feedback<br />3<br />Attitudinal feedback<br />Student input into future content of a course<br />Express opinions on topical issue<br />Collecting data for statistics lessons<br />
  26. 26. Feedback<br />3<br />Note: The feedback modules is included as a standard module in Moodle 2.x, but is hidden by default<br />
  27. 27. Would you like to…<br />…avoid the "scroll of death"?<br />
  28. 28. Collapsed formats<br />2<br />Weeks or topics<br />Automatically opens current section<br />
  29. 29. Collapsed formats<br />2<br />
  30. 30. Would you like to…<br />…mark and annotate assignments without leaving your browser?<br />
  31. 31. UploadPDF<br />1<br />PDF submissions<br />
  32. 32. UploadPDF<br />1<br />
  33. 33. My Top 10<br />UploadPDF AT<br />Collapsed formats<br />Feedback<br />Group Selection<br />Progress Bar<br />Twitter Search<br />Map<br />Hidden Text filter<br />Translation block<br />Course Contents<br />Lightbox<br />Book<br />Wikipedia filter<br />Peer Review AT<br />Online Users map<br />Mindmap<br />Shoutbox<br />…<br />

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