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

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
    Michael de Raadt
  • I wrote a book…
    Role at HQ
    Development Manager
    Before that
    Academic at USQ
    Assisted with CONTRIB
    Today
    My Top 10 (backwards)
  • Would you like to…
    …have an automatic table of contents for a course page?
  • Course Contents
    10
  • Course Contents
    10
    Note: The Sections block is available in Moodle 2.x, but it does not show section titles.
  • Would you like to…
    …allow students to translate strings into multiple languages, right in Moodle?
  • Translation Block
    9
    Language classes
    Common words in multiple languages (Sudoku, café)
    Crazy re-translations
    Translating Moodle strings
    Note: There are numerous similar alternatives
  • Translation Block
    9
  • Would you like to…
    …reveal hidden snippets of content, as students read it?
  • Hidden Text Filter
    8
    Micro-formative assessment
    Annotations
    Avoiding over-complicating content
    Hiding "easter eggs"
  • Hidden Text Filter
    8
  • Would you like to…
    …get geographical with maps?
  • Map Module
    7
    Allowing students to show holiday destinations
    Geographically, historically or politically significant locations
    War zones

  • Map Module
    7
  • Would you like to…
    …micro-blog with your students?
  • Twitter Search
    6
    Search based on hashtag
    Institutional notices
    Teacher tweets
    Student tweets
    Topical news
    Info popular for students
  • Twitter Search
    6
  • Would you like to…
    …help students manage their time?
  • Progress Bar
    5
    Show students what to complete next
    Motivate students to complete
    Monitor class progress
  • Progress Bar
    5
  • Would you like to…
    …allow students to sort themselves into groups?
  • Group Selection
    4
    Project groups
    Interest clubs
    Research collaborations
  • Group Selection
    4
  • Would you like to…
    …create custom surveys and analyse the feedback?
  • Feedback
    3
    Attitudinal feedback
    Student input into future content of a course
    Express opinions on topical issue
    Collecting data for statistics lessons
  • Feedback
    3
    Note: The feedback modules is included as a standard module in Moodle 2.x, but is hidden by default
  • Would you like to…
    …avoid the "scroll of death"?
  • Collapsed formats
    2
    Weeks or topics
    Automatically opens current section
  • Collapsed formats
    2
  • Would you like to…
    …mark and annotate assignments without leaving your browser?
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    1
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  • My Top 10
    UploadPDF AT
    Collapsed formats
    Feedback
    Group Selection
    Progress Bar
    Twitter Search
    Map
    Hidden Text filter
    Translation block
    Course Contents
    Lightbox
    Book
    Wikipedia filter
    Peer Review AT
    Online Users map
    Mindmap
    Shoutbox