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Moodle Update for MMU's EQAL Programme, Feb 2011
 

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These slides summarize progress and plans for Manchester Metropolitan University's deployment of Moodle to support it's Enhancing the Quality of Assessment for Learning (EQAL) initiative

These slides summarize progress and plans for Manchester Metropolitan University's deployment of Moodle to support it's Enhancing the Quality of Assessment for Learning (EQAL) initiative

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    Moodle Update for MMU's EQAL Programme, Feb 2011 Moodle Update for MMU's EQAL Programme, Feb 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Wednesday, February 02, 2011
      1
      Moodle and EQALUpdateFebruary 2011
      Professor Mark Stubbs
      Head of Learning & Research Technologies
      m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | http://twitter.com/thestubbsEQAL Strand 3 | Moodle:plan; policies; areas; integration | Training & Support: aims; progress
      EQAL Strand 3 Briefing2010-07-23
    • EQAL Strand 3
      Aims to:
      raise student satisfaction, engagement and success by providing a more seamless and personalised online experience of university activity
      by:
      delivering a new, integrated VLE & supporting tools [3A]
      enhancing the student portal [3A]
      ensuring staff can take full advantage of these tools [3B]
      Strand 3A coordinated by Mark Stubbs
      Strand 3B coordinated by Neil Ringan
    • Moodle | Project Plan
      Nov 2010 Faculty leads & those teaching mid-year starters trained
      Nov 2010 Sandboxes created for mid-year Unit/Prog teams
      Jan 2011 Moodle available for Jan starters
      Mar 2011 E-Learning Support Officers take up faculty positions
      Mar 2011 11/12 Unit and Programme Areas created in Moodle
      Mar 2011 Sandboxes created for all 11/12 Unit & Prog teams
      Jun 2011 WebCT archived as Moodle courses
      Aug 2011 WebCT switched off (August 31)
      Sep 2011 Moodle available to all students
      Accounts and areas being created in Moodle in accordance with Moodle Policy document approved in summer 2010
    • Moodle | Policies
      Approved by ICTSG summer 2010 following consultation
      automatic creation of areas for
      every Unit Instance
      every Programme Instance
      every Faculty
      Student Support
      standard toolset
      threshold standards for Unit and Programme areas
    • Moodle | Unit Area policy
      Every Moodle Unit Instance Area (UIA) will normally
      display the Unit Title, Code, Level, Credits and Department
      display the Unit Teaching Team email contact details
      display the Unit Reading List, which will distinguish clearly between items recommended for student purchase, essential items that students can expect to access from MMU library and further reading; (ideally) all links to e-resources will be single-sign-on
      display the Unit Assessment Regime, Submission and Work Return Deadlines
      display the Unit Timetable for the enrolled student for the next month
      be organised as a week-by-week teaching schedule
      display a link to the Unit Specification and Unit Handbook
      display a link to the Support Area
      display any “provisional” marks for the Unit held in QLS for the enrolled student
    • Moodle | Unit Instance Area
    • Moodle | Unit Instance Area
      Unit Code
      MMU ID
      Unit Instance Area
      Timetable
      Unit Code
      MMU ID
      Hand-ins & marks
      Unit Code
      Podcasts
      Unit Code
      Reading Lists
      Unit Code
      Past Papers
      Scanned articles
      On/off-campus media
      Unit Code
      MMU ID
      Enrolments
    • Moodle | Programme Area policy
      Every Moodle Programme Instance Area (PIA) will normally
      display the Programme Title, Code, Department and named Awards within the Programme
      display the Programme Management Team email contact details
      be organised by Stages or Levels
      display a link to the Programme Specification and Programme Handbook
      display a link to the Assessment Regulations
      display a link to the Student Support Area
    • Moodle | Portal integration
      List of areas & aggregated news for each user
      Unit Instance Areas
      Programme Instance Area
    • Support & Training | Aims of EQAL 3B
      Raise awareness of ways in which learning tech can be used to support unit learning outcomes & assessment strategies developed in EQAL
      Ensure learning tech embedded effectively for administrative and organisational purposes to enhance the student experience
      Support SLTFs, Faculty EQAL Leads, Faculty Moodle Leads and other Faculty leaders to design & implement curriculum development interventions to support effective embedding of learning tech
      Design & implement an appropriate range of online support resources accessible by all staff
      Co-ordinate work of faculty-based E-Learning Support Officers to ensure up-skilling of academic staff to ensure on-going viability
      Ensure effective engagement of central support units including ICTS, Library and SAS to deliver elements of training, support & administration appropriate to their areas of responsibility, and
      Establish and implement agreed protocols with appropriate stakeholders for management and resolution of queries about VLE & tools
    • Support & Training | Progress so far
      Over 90 staff completed initial Moodle training
      E-Learning Support Officer posts advertised
      7 positions (HP/623)
      applications close Feb 4
      How to Moodle, Moodle course (H2MM) available