Talk to Student Information Point Colleagues about Moodle


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This slidedeck was written to support a workshop with Student Information Point colleagues about process improvement - it sets out plans for MMU's new Moodle VLE, highlighting the importance of tagging with curriculum codes to aggregate content from different systems into Moodle

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Talk to Student Information Point Colleagues about Moodle

  1. 1. Moodle, Portal and all that … SIP Workshop GM201, January 2011 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies | EQAL Strand 3 | Moodle: policies; areas | Portal: integration; timeframe | Training & Support: aims | Internal CommunicationsTuesday, January 18, 2011 EQAL Strand 3 Briefing 1 2010-07-23
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Moodle | Unit Area policyEvery 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
  5. 5. Moodle | Unit Instance Area
  6. 6. Moodle | Unit Instance Area Unit Instance Area Timetable Hand-ins & marks Podcasts Reading Lists Past Papers Scanned articles Enrolments On/off-campus media
  7. 7. Moodle | Programme Area policyEvery 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 Support Area
  8. 8. Moodle | Programme Instance Area
  9. 9. Moodle | Portal integration List of areas & aggregated news for each user Unit Instance Areas Programme Instance Area
  10. 10. Enhanced Portal | Timeframe• myMMU launched Sept 2009, has 30,000+ users• Make-over Sept 2010 + new features for EQAL – Fee status (traffic lights with follow-up) [10/11] – Bi-annual online Unit-level satisfaction surveys [10/11] – Assignment hand-in schedule [10/11] – Update contact details (mobile, address, ..) [10/11] – Transcript of Achievement [11/12] – Personal Timetable [11/12] – Prog-specific info on PDP + showcasing talent [11/12]• myMMU mobile launched 30/09/2010
  11. 11. Support & Training | Aims• 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
  12. 12. Student Comms | Review• David Crow leading – Cross-university working group• Collecting data – M&C focus groups – National survey on students’ mobiles / info preferences – Current practice• Developing proposals – Communication Protocols • Messages & Channels
  13. 13. Opportunities to follow up?• Moodle User Community (Neil & Mark)• Moodle Training (Alex & Karen liaising with Neil)• Moodle Support Protocols (Neil convening working group)• Communication Protocols (Alex rep on David’s group)• …