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Category: Moodle Magic

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Anonymous forums in Moodle

February 15th, 2019 at 12:02

We are occasionally asked about how staff can set up anonymous forums in Moodle. At the time of writing there is no official anonymous forum in Moodle. The Moodle space is designed to be, like the classroom, a safe learning community where students feel OK to speak, and there are ways to build that type [...]

Assessing students with video #2: two-minute video pitch

June 28th, 2016 at 09:06

In the second in our series on assessing students using video, Jackie Andrews reports on using a two-minute video presentation exercise as part of the assessment for a Nottingham Advantage Award module, Enactus Nottingham.  As part of this, students work on social enterprises, building and running projects and businesses. They put a lot of work [...]

Assessing students with video #1: video presentation on a topic

June 21st, 2016 at 09:06

Increasingly, lecturers are asking students to upload video as part of their module or course assessment. There are many ways to submit video, including uploading to YouTube and submitting a URL, and adding a video to a shared drive. At the University of Nottingham one of the options available for assessment in Moodle allows students [...]

Get to grips with Moodle – Introductory training dates April and May

March 24th, 2016 at 11:03

Whether you’re completely new to Moodle, have had a bit of use of it and want to understand it better or need a refresher, the Key Moodle Basics course is for you. Two hours of intensive demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice in the basics of creating and maintaining a Moodle module with lots of opportunities [...]

Moodle layout example: Economics Community

September 24th, 2015 at 10:09

With growing interest at this time of year in ways to make layout of Moodle modules more attractive and easy to navigate, I’m sharing, with their permission, the School of Economics Community module design. I’ve written about this module before, and this year it’s had a makeover. The Community Page uses the module layout “Show [...]

This month in the blog: June

June 30th, 2015 at 08:06

Today we review of some of the posts published in June in previous years that might still be of interest: 2014 Xerte Online Toolkits – some examples From the Xerte community a collection of examples of Xerte Toolkits and case studies. Lots of inspiration here, on Maths and Biology (one link has disappeared but the [...]

Moodle Plus Showcase from the Faculty of Arts: Mon 22 June

June 19th, 2015 at 08:06

Cecilia Goria invites colleagues across the University to an event showcasing the use of Moodle beyond the Moodle Everywhere Mandate. Location:  A21, Trent Building Date: Monday 22nd June 2015 Time: 2-4 pm Posters will show examples from the Faculty of Arts on a range of uses of Moodle including: Design and layout of books Use [...]

Moodle Magic 2: An all-School community page

June 5th, 2014 at 09:06

There are often documents, policies, information, news and announcements about events and information of relevance to all students and/or staff in a programme, a unit or a whole School.  This example comes from the School of Economics where Charlene Hill created a module Community Page (Economics) (UK). The School wanted to have a single place [...]

Moodle Magic 1: Sending a message to students (Announcements / News)

May 19th, 2014 at 09:05

A common question to our Helpdesk is about the most appropriate way to send messages to students and other participants.  This post covers sending a message to students  via the Announcements / News forum. Other choices are covered in our Moodle Help website article on How do I send messages to students. The examples detailed [...]

Talking of teaching blog

December 3rd, 2013 at 08:12

It’s always useful to see examples of good practice in using Moodle to inspire your own practice. Anyone who follows this blog will probably also be interested in the Talking of Teaching blog which covers a range of subjects relating to teaching and learning, including sometimes learning technology.  Today, the case studies from Magic with [...]