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What Moodle 2 Can Do For You 
Lambda Solutions 
Feb 12, 2013 
@lambdasolutions
@lambdasolutions 
•
Topics for today 
 Moodle 2.0 -> 2.4 
 Completion Tracking & Activity Completion 
 Advanced Grading: Rubrics and Markin...
Moodle 2.0 to 2.4: 
A Feature Timeline 
@lambdasolutions
What Version of Moodle are 
you on? 
 http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_pol 
ls/ODUzNzk0MDAy 
@lambdasolution...
@lambdasolutions 
Moodle 2.0 
 Navigation Block 
 File Picker and Repositories Introduced 
 Portfolio Support 
 Activi...
@lambdasolutions 
Moodle 2.1 
 Introduced Web services (allowing Apps to access) 
 Restore from 1.9 course backups – but...
@lambdasolutions 
Moodle 2.2 
 Advanced Grading Methods: Rubrics 
 External Tool: IMS 
 MyMobile Theme
@lambdasolutions 
Moodle 2.3 
 Drag and Drop Files 
 File aliases and shortcuts 
 Cleaner UI: New Icons, New Activity C...
@lambdasolutions 
Moodle 2.4 
 Performance Improvements – even for IE! 
 Integrate external Calendars
Completion Tracking 
Lambda Solutions 
@lambdasolutions
Completion Tracking? 
 Completion tracking can be used to report on the 
students progress in a course or if a student ha...
The Value of Completion Tracking 
 Students can clearly see where they are in your Moodle 
course, and know how far they ...
Course Completion 
@lambdasolutions
Advanced Grading: 
Rubrics and Marking Guide 
@lambdasolutions
Assignments – Condensed 
@lambdasolutions 
 Before: 
 Advanced Uploading of 
Files 
 Online Text 
 Upload a Single Fil...
 Articulate a grading scheme for assignments based on a 
series of criteria 
 For each criteria, you can describe levels...
 Like the Rubric, but more flexible. 
 Can add frequently used comments 
*Available as of Moodle 2.3 
@lambdasolutions 
...
Tips for Rubrics in Moodle 
 Have a 0 level for each criteria to avoid confusion 
 Showing the student the rubric before...
Moodle Repositories 
BC Campus Webinar Series, Sponsored by Lambda Solutions 
Oct 25, 2012 
@lambdasolutions
Moodle 2.3 Repositories 
@lambdasolutions 
 Why repositories? 
 Get up and Running 
 Private Files 
 YouTube 
 Wikime...
Why should you care 
 Use existing resources 
 Can be LMS independent 
 Leverage / use creative commons licensed materi...
@lambdasolutions 
Google Docs / Drive 
Process: 
http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Google_OAuth_2.0_setup 
Google Site API Sett...
@lambdasolutions 
Dropbox Setup 
Process: 
http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2012/10/23/ 
using-dropbox-repository-wi...
@lambdasolutions 
MediaCapture 
Process: 
https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=repository_ 
mediacapture 
Installati...
Repository Cheat Sheet 
Repository Notes 
Private Files Like a USB stick – in the cloud 
YouTube Search all of youtube. No...
Workshop 
Sponsored by Lambda Solutions 
Feb 12, 2013 
@lambdasolutions
Why use the Workshop? 
 Builds collaboration into your Moodle assignments 
 Allows peer review and peer feedback 
 Mark...
Moodle Workshop Module 
@lambdasolutions 
Five Phases 
1. Setup 
2. Submission 
3. Assessment 
4. Grading Evaluation 
5. C...
 Moodle Show & Tell: Show your Moodle! 
 Widening the Circle 
 Make Your Moodle Mobile 
 Less is More: Stripping Moodl...
www.lambdasolutions.net 
For support with Moodle, contact: 
support@lambdasolutions.net 
@lambdasolutions
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What Moodle 2 Can Do For You

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Presentation on some of the key features found in Moodle 2.0 - 2.4. The presentation focused on feature sets, advanced grading techniques; Activity and Completion tracking, repositories, and the workshop module.

This presentation was delivered Feb 12, 2013, at the Canada MoodleMoot in Vancouver, BC.

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What Moodle 2 Can Do For You

  1. 1. What Moodle 2 Can Do For You Lambda Solutions Feb 12, 2013 @lambdasolutions
  2. 2. @lambdasolutions •
  3. 3. Topics for today  Moodle 2.0 -> 2.4  Completion Tracking & Activity Completion  Advanced Grading: Rubrics and Marking Guide  Repositories @lambdasolutions  Making Your Moodle Mobile  Workshop Module
  4. 4. Moodle 2.0 to 2.4: A Feature Timeline @lambdasolutions
  5. 5. What Version of Moodle are you on?  http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_pol ls/ODUzNzk0MDAy @lambdasolutions
  6. 6. @lambdasolutions Moodle 2.0  Navigation Block  File Picker and Repositories Introduced  Portfolio Support  Activity Completion and Conditional Activities  Cohorts  Blocks everywhere  Cohorts  New editor
  7. 7. @lambdasolutions Moodle 2.1  Introduced Web services (allowing Apps to access)  Restore from 1.9 course backups – but not user data nor blocks  Copy or clone an activity
  8. 8. @lambdasolutions Moodle 2.2  Advanced Grading Methods: Rubrics  External Tool: IMS  MyMobile Theme
  9. 9. @lambdasolutions Moodle 2.3  Drag and Drop Files  File aliases and shortcuts  Cleaner UI: New Icons, New Activity Chooser, etc  Advanced Grading: Marking Guide  Assignment rewrite  Book becomes core  Completion Tracking by Topic  One Topic per page view
  10. 10. @lambdasolutions Moodle 2.4  Performance Improvements – even for IE!  Integrate external Calendars
  11. 11. Completion Tracking Lambda Solutions @lambdasolutions
  12. 12. Completion Tracking?  Completion tracking can be used to report on the students progress in a course or if a student has met the recommended prerequisites of a course.  The Completion tracking feature works on two levels of Course Completion and Activity Completion. @lambdasolutions
  13. 13. The Value of Completion Tracking  Students can clearly see where they are in your Moodle course, and know how far they have progressed.  Teachers can ensure students have a firm understanding of course fundamentals before progressing, locking future resources until prerequisites are complete.  Businesses can quickly and easily monitor and track staff professional development. @lambdasolutions
  14. 14. Course Completion @lambdasolutions
  15. 15. Advanced Grading: Rubrics and Marking Guide @lambdasolutions
  16. 16. Assignments – Condensed @lambdasolutions  Before:  Advanced Uploading of Files  Online Text  Upload a Single File  Offline Activity  As of 2.3  Assignment  Type of assignment controlled through settings
  17. 17.  Articulate a grading scheme for assignments based on a series of criteria  For each criteria, you can describe levels of quality, from poor to excellent *Available as of Moodle 2.2 @lambdasolutions Rubrics
  18. 18.  Like the Rubric, but more flexible.  Can add frequently used comments *Available as of Moodle 2.3 @lambdasolutions Marking Guide
  19. 19. Tips for Rubrics in Moodle  Have a 0 level for each criteria to avoid confusion  Showing the student the rubric before the assignment is in the side navigation menu @lambdasolutions
  20. 20. Moodle Repositories BC Campus Webinar Series, Sponsored by Lambda Solutions Oct 25, 2012 @lambdasolutions
  21. 21. Moodle 2.3 Repositories @lambdasolutions  Why repositories?  Get up and Running  Private Files  YouTube  Wikimedia  Google Docs / Google Drive  DropBox  Equella  Media Capture  FTP
  22. 22. Why should you care  Use existing resources  Can be LMS independent  Leverage / use creative commons licensed materials  Leverage / use open education content  Access your cloud files  Better control of document management @lambdasolutions
  23. 23. @lambdasolutions Google Docs / Drive Process: http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Google_OAuth_2.0_setup Google Site API Settings:  Setup: https://code.google.com/apis/console#access  Client ID= Web application  Authorized Redirect URLs = http://yourmoodlesite.org/admin/oauth2callback.php
  24. 24. @lambdasolutions Dropbox Setup Process: http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2012/10/23/ using-dropbox-repository-with-moodle/ DropBox API Settings:  Setup: http://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps  AppType = API  Access = Full DropBox
  25. 25. @lambdasolutions MediaCapture Process: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=repository_ mediacapture Installation:  Copy to MOODLEROOT/repository/  Trigger moodle upgrade script  Enable the plugin from Site administration -> Plugins -> Repositories -> Manage Repositories
  26. 26. Repository Cheat Sheet Repository Notes Private Files Like a USB stick – in the cloud YouTube Search all of youtube. Not connected to a profile. Wikimedia Use any Wikimedia file via creative commons license. Google Docs Users can access their files; copies rft / xls versions. DropBox Create App with DropBox, allows users to bring DropBox @lambdasolutions files into Moodle. Media Capture Easy way to allow users to record sound. Works for video too but need a red5 server. FTP Allows access to specific directories on your Server. http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/whitepaper-moodle-2-repositories/
  27. 27. Workshop Sponsored by Lambda Solutions Feb 12, 2013 @lambdasolutions
  28. 28. Why use the Workshop?  Builds collaboration into your Moodle assignments  Allows peer review and peer feedback  Marks assigned for submission and feedback @lambdasolutions  Comes with core in Moodle 2
  29. 29. Moodle Workshop Module @lambdasolutions Five Phases 1. Setup 2. Submission 3. Assessment 4. Grading Evaluation 5. Closing
  30. 30.  Moodle Show & Tell: Show your Moodle!  Widening the Circle  Make Your Moodle Mobile  Less is More: Stripping Moodle Down @lambdasolutions
  31. 31. www.lambdasolutions.net For support with Moodle, contact: support@lambdasolutions.net @lambdasolutions

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