Some moodle activities the road less travelled

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Presenting on some Moodle activities that may be overlooked in building a course

Presented at Moodlemoot Romania 2013.

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Some moodle activities the road less travelled

  1. 1. Choosing Moodle Activities
  2. 2. Profile - > http://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavinhenrick Blog - > http://www.somerandomthoughts.com Books -> http://www.moodleaddons.com/book/ https://www.packtpub.com/moodle-2-0-for-business- beginners-guide/book
  3. 3. Read Robert Frost poem.
  4. 4. Looking at some less used activities in Moodle » Book » External Tool » Glossary Other lesser used (but not today) » Workshop » Lesson
  5. 5. Book is to Pages as Folder is to Files
  6. 6. » Create a resource of related web pages » Chapter and sub chapter titles formatting » Use Editor to configure content » Embed videos, images
  7. 7. » Linked content pages together » HTML Editor (online) » Browser access (for tablets/mobile) » No Plugins needed » Can print chapter or whole book » Auto-Linking filters
  8. 8. » Support Manual … » Interactive Course Content » A library of resources (embedded videos?) » Student Showcase » Public facing content pages
  9. 9. » Demo creating Book
  10. 10. Linking Learning Tools to Moodle
  11. 11. » Use Moodle as a launch pad for other Learning Technology » Easy integration with no plugin » Single Sign on “Allow the seamless connection of web-based, externally hosted applications and content, or Tools to platforms that present them to users”
  12. 12. MOODLE 1. WP Admin Gives Teacher Configuration Details 3. Student Clicks Link 2. Teachers Adds External Tool 4. Wordpress creates student account Logs student in 5. Student Writes blog posts
  13. 13. MOODLE 1. Admin Gives Teacher Details 3. Student Clicks Link 2. Teachers Adds External Tool 4. creates account Logs student in Gives access to course Central Exam Moodle 6 Sends Back Grade 5. Student Does Exam 7 Grade added to Gradebook
  14. 14. » SpACE .5 » WebPA 1.0.0.3 » Campus Pack v4.2 » Noteflight 2.1 » CourseSmart ServiceHub 2 » Mediasite v6.0.2 » WebAssign API v1.0 » Ucompass Octane » Tegrity BLTI » Barnes & Noble NOOK Study » PebblePad » ChemVantage » SCORM Cloud BLTI » Piazza » BadgeStack
  15. 15. » Bigbluebutton » Moodle » Tandem » Mediawiki » LangBlog » Elgg » Mahara » Joomla! » Question2Answer » Status.net » Vanilla2 » Videochat » Google Apps » LTI Plugin for Wordpress...
  16. 16. » Demonstration
  17. 17. “a list of terms in a specific subject area with accompanying definitions”
  18. 18. » Teacher or Student Creation » Teacher or Student rating (grades) » Teacher or student comments » Entries grouped in Categories » Entries searchable » Auto-link filter!
  19. 19. Before: » Teacher has glossary in word document or pdf » Teacher uploads the PDF into the course for students After » Teacher creates the entries in the glossary activity » Students can now browse/search it online
  20. 20. Before: » Teacher creates the entries in the glossary activity » Students can now browse/search it online After » Teacher adds the random glossary block to the course page » Students now see random definitions on the page while viewing the content
  21. 21. Before: » Teacher creates the entries in the glossary activity » Students can now browse/search it online » Random Block enabled After » Teacher enables auto-linking filter so that phrases in glossary are linked within course content text.
  22. 22. » Demonstration
  23. 23. Letsturnit onitshead
  24. 24. OLD WAY NEW WAY » Teacher did all the work » Teacher created entries in glossary » Students viewed them » Students do most of work » Students create entries in glossary » Teacher approves them » Students co-create the glossary
  25. 25. Some ideas More Ideas » Book Reviews » Biographies » Quote Collection » Article Clippings » Interesting Resources » Quiz Questions » Recipes » Student Showcase » Image gallery » Video Archive
  26. 26. » Demonstration of Student creation, commenting and rating
  27. 27. Gavin Henrick E: gavin@lts.ie T: @ghenrick B: http://www.somerandomthoughts.com S: http://www.slideshare.net/ghenrick/ L: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavinhenrick W: http://www.lts.ie
  28. 28. Moodle Add-ons Book Available on » Kindle » iTunes » Print -> http://moodleaddons.com
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