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The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins
Rafael Scapin, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Educational Technology
Office of Academic Developm...
MoodlePluginsPage
https://moodle.org/plugins/
BigBlueButton
1 Big Blue Button
Free, open source, webconference system
It allows you to deliver real time
web conferencin...
Attendance
2 Attendance
It allows teachers to
maintain a record of
attendance, replacing or
supplementing a paper-
based a...
SharingCart
3 Sharing Cart
The Sharing Cart is a
block that enables
sharing of Moodle
content (resources,
activities) betw...
ProgressBar
4 Progress Bar
• Shows progress in
activities/resources of a course
Colour coded to quickly see
completed/view...
StudentFolder
5 Student Folder
With the module student
folder students can upload
documents which can be
made visible by t...
CourseDedication
6
Course Dedication
This block allows to see the estimated dedication
time to a Moodle course by the part...
ConfigurableReports
7 Configurable Reports
You can create custom
reports without SQL
knowledge. It's a tool
suitable for a...
Checklist
8 Checklist
A checklist can be created by a
teacher (or generated from
the activities in a course) and
then the ...
CollapsedTopics
9 Collapsed Topics
An interchangeable topic or
week based format that solves
the issue of the 'Scroll of D...
LessonObjectives
10 Lesson Objectives
It displays current lesson
objectives in the side bar (to
both teacher and students)...
OfflineQuiz
11 Offline Quiz
Offline Quiz module adds
paper-and-pencil multiple-
choice quizzes to Moodle. In
offline quizz...
Accessibility
12 Accessibility
Provides options for changing
text size and colour scheme.
Settings can be saved to persist...
PoodLLRecording
13 PoodLL Recording
An audio/video recording
question type for Moodle.
It uses a standalone mp3
recorder f...
GridFormat
14 Grid Format
A modular and visual course
format. Hides all topics and
creates a grid of icons (one for
each t...
Level Up!
15 Level Up!
Gamifify your course!
Engage your students! Gamify
your students' learning
experience by allowing t...
QuestionCreationActivity
16 Question Creation Activity
The Question Creation Activity
is a graded activity where
students ...
Heatmap
17 Heatmap
The Heatmap block overlays a
heatmap onto a course to
highlight activities with more or
less activity t...
Questions
rscapin@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
1404
Book an Appointment
http://rscapin.youcanbook.me
Contact Me
Rafael Scapin, Ph.D.
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The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins

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Workshop presented at the annual Moodle Day at Dawson College (Montreal). May 27th, 2016

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The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins

  1. The Best Moodle Modules and Plugins Rafael Scapin, Ph.D. Coordinator of Educational Technology Office of Academic Development Dawson College May 27th, 2016
  2. MoodlePluginsPage https://moodle.org/plugins/
  3. BigBlueButton 1 Big Blue Button Free, open source, webconference system It allows you to deliver real time web conferencing sessions. This allows you to share slides, audio, video, chat, desktops, and a virtual whiteboard. It also provides recordings of all sessions, so they can be watched again at a later date. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_bigbluebuttonbn
  4. Attendance 2 Attendance It allows teachers to maintain a record of attendance, replacing or supplementing a paper- based attendance register The instructor can set the frequency of their classes (# of days per week & length of course) or create specific sessions. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_attendance
  5. SharingCart 3 Sharing Cart The Sharing Cart is a block that enables sharing of Moodle content (resources, activities) between multiple courses on your site. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_sharing_cart
  6. ProgressBar 4 Progress Bar • Shows progress in activities/resources of a course Colour coded to quickly see completed/viewed • Teachers select which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included • Order by times/deadlines or course order Overview page for teachers showing progress of all students • Identify and contact at-risk students https://moodle.org/plugins/block_progress
  7. StudentFolder 5 Student Folder With the module student folder students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers. This facilitates publication of student's documents in a course and improves exchange of knowledge. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_publication
  8. CourseDedication 6 Course Dedication This block allows to see the estimated dedication time to a Moodle course by the participants of the course. How dedication time is estimated? Time is estimated based in the concepts of Session and Session duration applied to Moodle's log entries: • Click: every time that a user access to a page in Moodle a log entry is stored. • Session: set of two or more consecutive clicks in which the elapsed time between every pair of consecutive clicks does not overcome an established maximum time. • Session duration: elapsed time between the first and the last click of the session. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_dedication
  9. ConfigurableReports 7 Configurable Reports You can create custom reports without SQL knowledge. It's a tool suitable for admins or teachers. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_configurable_reports
  10. Checklist 8 Checklist A checklist can be created by a teacher (or generated from the activities in a course) and then the students or teachers can check-off each item as they are completed. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_checklist
  11. CollapsedTopics 9 Collapsed Topics An interchangeable topic or week based format that solves the issue of the 'Scroll of Death' when a course has many topics https://moodle.org/plugins/format_topcoll
  12. LessonObjectives 10 Lesson Objectives It displays current lesson objectives in the side bar (to both teacher and students) and allows a teacher to check them off as they are completed. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_objectives
  13. OfflineQuiz 11 Offline Quiz Offline Quiz module adds paper-and-pencil multiple- choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form). The students' answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the offline quiz module. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_offlinequiz
  14. Accessibility 12 Accessibility Provides options for changing text size and colour scheme. Settings can be saved to persist between sessions. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_accessibility
  15. PoodLLRecording 13 PoodLL Recording An audio/video recording question type for Moodle. It uses a standalone mp3 recorder for audio and a cloud based recording server for video. It is also possible to "draw pictures" as responses to questions, using the PoodLL whiteboard feature. Recording from mobile devices is also supported. https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_poodllrecording
  16. GridFormat 14 Grid Format A modular and visual course format. Hides all topics and creates a grid of icons (one for each topic) with short titles. Clicking on an icon brings up the content from the corresponding topic. It solves the issue of the 'Scroll of Death' https://moodle.org/plugins/format_grid
  17. Level Up! 15 Level Up! Gamifify your course! Engage your students! Gamify your students' learning experience by allowing them to level up in their courses https://moodle.org/plugins/block_xp
  18. QuestionCreationActivity 16 Question Creation Activity The Question Creation Activity is a graded activity where students must create questions in the Moodle question bank. A teacher grades the questions. The students get a grade for the questions they create. https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_qcreate
  19. Heatmap 17 Heatmap The Heatmap block overlays a heatmap onto a course to highlight activities with more or less activity to help teachers improve their courses. https://moodle.org/plugins/block_heatmap
  20. Questions
  21. rscapin@dawsoncollege.qc.ca 1404 Book an Appointment http://rscapin.youcanbook.me Contact Me Rafael Scapin, Ph.D.

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