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Category: Moodle

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Using Moodle Assignments for Group Work

March 19th, 2019 at 01:03

Moodle Assignments are really flexible and useful when setting up submission of groupwork. Set up an assignment for groups, and any member of a group can submit, and it will appear against all the other members of the group.  Mark one assignment and the marks and feedback appear against all the others in the group [...]

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 [...]

Working online more comfortably #3: More accessible ways to use Turnitin Feedback Studio

February 5th, 2019 at 09:02

The Turnitin HelpDesk passed onto me a good tip for those who prefer or need a larger font when creating or reading Bubble comments and general feedback in Feedback Studio. First open Notepad and paste into it the following code: <font size=”+2″>Test</font> Keep Notepad open When marking, each time you create a new bubble comment. [...]

Working online more comfortably #2: What can you do if you’re struggling to read text on the screen?

January 18th, 2019 at 10:01

Sally Hanford writes: We spend an increasing amount of time looking at screens and there is an expectation that processes that were previously carried out on paper will be transferred online in the future.  Many people struggle to read text on screen for prolonged periods of time for various reasons and this can become a [...]

Working online more comfortably #1: Accessibility options in Chrome

January 15th, 2019 at 10:01

Accessibility can be an issue for both students and staff using Moodle. If you are spending hours studying or marking online, then you want it to be as comfortable as possible. If you’re using the Chrome browser then you can add Accessibility extensions to the browser that you’re using to allow you to customise it [...]

Moodle messaging

January 4th, 2019 at 09:01

If you see this red flag next to your name at the top right of your Moodle page it means you have a message that you haven’t read. In Moodle, users can send messages to one another – like a sort of text message or Whatsapp – but people often ignore the notifications when one [...]

Moodle & Rogo cutover makes for a Happy Christmas…

December 21st, 2018 at 12:12

Following the recent updates, Moodle/Rogo are now back in place. We have now cutover from SATURN to Campus Solutions data. This means: New Campus Solutions module codes are now in the main titles of modules in Moodle with the old SATURN codes in brackets at the end of the title. This is only for 18-19 modules – [...]

New dates for Key Moodle Basics Training

September 21st, 2018 at 10:09

New dates have been arranged for Key Moodle Basics training courses – all on University Park this time Friday 28th September     1-3 pm Wednesday 17th October     2-4 pm Wednesday 14th November     2-4 pm Please book here

Eight ways that two monitors make your life easier

September 18th, 2018 at 12:09

More and more University staff are acquiring two display screens. If you can get an extra one, the bigger the better, and you can use them to save time and increase your productivity in a number of ways, especially when marking online. Here are 8 of them: Have your module’s Moodle page open in a [...]

Writing questions for quizzes in Moodle and Rogo

September 13th, 2018 at 07:09

Writing questions, such as multiple choice questions, for quizzes and tests, isn’t always easy. I like to try out quizzes sometimes and see if I can score well just by knowing how the questions work. It’s amazing how many online courses, MOOCs etc. I could have passed by gaming the quizzes… Pitfalls to avoid Try [...]