The Moodle Database activity module allows the teacher and/or students to build, display, and search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic.
Have you ever wished to create learning objects in one place and use them in multiple online courses? What about applying the same quiz in courses created in different Learning Management Systems?
Building a course for online delivery as a face-to-face instructor or content designer presents many challenges. Not only are you learning new technology, but you are also trying to maintain the effectiveness of your instruction, deal with time constraints, and create new activities that fit the online world. Many of your face-to-face activities won’t directly translate to the online environment, no matter how effective they may be in the classroom. In this blog post, I am going to cover ideas for designing an overall online course structure, whilst adding engagement and promoting collaboration in your online courses.
In a Moodle course, the resources and activities can create a long course home page. If a course has many resources and activities, the user will scroll endlessly to find content. This problem is referred to as the “scroll of death.” The scroll of death is inefficient screen navigation, leading to user frustration as they have a difficult time finding resources and activities. While a course builder will never be able to get away from using a plethora of resources and activities within a Moodle course, there are ways to make finding course content easier. In this post, I will show you two tricks to defeat the “scroll of death,” making your course easier to navigate, more attractive, and better organized.
Ever wonder what the best way is to locate and update the files you share within your course resources and activities? Every user on a Moodle site, including students, has their own area to save files. By using the My private files area you save server space, updating time, and it helps you organize your files in one location.
The Moodle Lesson module has massive potential to assess understanding, and help differentiate the delivery of content within Moodle. I want to remind you why we differentiate, present the potential benefits and possible pitfalls with implementing this module, focusing on ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the impact of these pitfalls, address several best practices for using Lesson, highlight some tricks and tips, and finally leave you with some thoughtful ways to use Lesson!
Moodlerooms has been collaborating with Moodle developers to create a new functionality that will work for most outcome use cases, including support for hierarchical outcomes and performance reporting. This new system is already included in all Joule 2 sites, and it will soon be incorporated to core Moodle. In today’s blog, I will explain a few things you need to know to start using the New Outcomes system available in Joule.
Content creation is not only an effective method of assessing students but an engaging opportunity for students to develop high-order thinking skills and demonstrate mastery. In today’s blog, we want to show you how to use Moodle’s Glossary module to engage students through content creation!
Express is an advanced branding capability created by Moodlerooms that allows users to customize the appearance of their site, categories, or courses. The benefits of using Express include dynamic information using variables, ability to change the design without advanced coding skills, real time updates, dynamic menus, and templates for consistent look and feel. In this blog, you will learn the 3 Tips for Success with Express.
As educators, we know that assessment is important in any learning environment and that assessment can vary wildly given our classroom need, our curriculum, our philosophy of teaching and learning, and the mandates we are required to comply with. In today’s blog, we want to introduce you to two unique assessment strategies, looking at familiar Moodle features from a new perspective!