Unmoodlingyour Moodle<br />Mark Drechsler						Marina Lobastov<br />Professional Services Manager		Educational Designer<br...
UnMoodle your Moodle site<br /><ul><li>‘Text book’ techniques
Sneaky tricks
Software changes</li></ul>Case Study: the ANU Staff Support site<br />
Why is it so?<br />Moodle has a deliberately<br />structure...<br />
Which is great when:<br />There aren’t lots of topics/weeks<br />and<br />There aren’t too many resources/activities<br />...
The<br />Scroll<br />Of<br />Death...<br />Otherwisewe may face...<br />
No one single cure...							...but there is hope!<br />
Tip 1: Better use of tools, e.g.<br />
Tip 1: Better use of tools (cont)<br />A web page resource,<br />linking to other resources<br />
Tip 2: Graphical navigation<br />Using a graphical navigation label to help users navigate the course<br /><ul><li>Can rep...
Can be in labels or as an HTML block
Hinges on linking to topics</li></li></ul><li>
Aside...<br />There are also alternative course formats that may be suitable and do the same thing such as the accordion f...
Tip 3: One very sneaky trick*<br />The ‘n-1’ topics method:<br />youtube.com/watch?v=XtHPUh_BaxM (or search for ‘Moodle un...
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Unmoodling your Moodle

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Although Moodle's flat structure suits many course developers, the new Moodler can find themselves stuck with a long, unwieldy course. This presentation shows some tips and tricks to avoid the Scroll of Death.

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Unmoodling your Moodle

  1. 1. Unmoodlingyour Moodle<br />Mark Drechsler Marina Lobastov<br />Professional Services Manager Educational Designer<br />NetSpot Pty Ltd ANU<br />
  2. 2. UnMoodle your Moodle site<br /><ul><li>‘Text book’ techniques
  3. 3. Sneaky tricks
  4. 4. Software changes</li></ul>Case Study: the ANU Staff Support site<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Why is it so?<br />Moodle has a deliberately<br />structure...<br />
  7. 7. Which is great when:<br />There aren’t lots of topics/weeks<br />and<br />There aren’t too many resources/activities<br />otherwise...<br />
  8. 8. The<br />Scroll<br />Of<br />Death...<br />Otherwisewe may face...<br />
  9. 9. No one single cure... ...but there is hope!<br />
  10. 10. Tip 1: Better use of tools, e.g.<br />
  11. 11. Tip 1: Better use of tools (cont)<br />A web page resource,<br />linking to other resources<br />
  12. 12. Tip 2: Graphical navigation<br />Using a graphical navigation label to help users navigate the course<br /><ul><li>Can replace the navigation structure completely
  13. 13. Can be in labels or as an HTML block
  14. 14. Hinges on linking to topics</li></li></ul><li>
  15. 15. Aside...<br />There are also alternative course formats that may be suitable and do the same thing such as the accordion format<br />
  16. 16. Tip 3: One very sneaky trick*<br />The ‘n-1’ topics method:<br />youtube.com/watch?v=XtHPUh_BaxM (or search for ‘Moodle unseen’)<br />* Method not endorsed by anyone, may lead to unexpected results causing confusion and delay.<br />
  17. 17. And one minor software change<br />Graphical navigation good, but first view is still potentially big<br />NetSpot’s Team Moodle have made small mod to allow first view to focus on Topic 1<br />(http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-19753)<br />
  18. 18. Set default topic in Course Settings<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />

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