Learning Technology

Category: Summer of Moodle

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A Summer of Moodle #13: Training sessions to help you use Moodle and other technologies

August 28th, 2020 at 08:08

A number of training sessions are being run by the Learning Technology Section and colleagues to help staff plan and create online learning for the new academic year.  More sessions are added all the time, but currently the following are available, all of which help you use Moodle more effectively, often by linking to other [...]

A Summer of Moodle #12: Engaging students with Moodle Quizzes

August 26th, 2020 at 09:08

The Quiz activity in Moodle allows you to design and set quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple-choice, true / false, and short answer questions. Moodle questions that you create are kept in the course question bank and can be re-used within courses and between courses. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. [...]

A Summer of Moodle #11: Communicating with students on your module

August 24th, 2020 at 08:08

Moodle gives you the ability to send an email message to all the students who are enrolled on your module. The email message will be sent to the email address in the student’s profile which has been fixed to the student’s University of Nottingham student email address. Use the Announcements function in your module to [...]

A Summer of Moodle #10: Encouraging students to collaborate using Wikis and Databases

August 19th, 2020 at 09:08

Moodle has several activities suitable for learners to work together as a whole class or in groups of various sizes. These collaboration tools allow you to set up group working exercises in the same way as you might in a classroom or other situation outside Moodle. Two of these tools are Database and Wiki The Database activity in Moodle [...]

A Summer of Moodle #9: Adding a Reading List to your module

August 18th, 2020 at 08:08

Online reading lists allow academics to guide students to relevant material to support their studies. The University of Nottingham uses the Talis Aspire software to manage reading lists.  Talis Aspire is a separate system, but can be automatically displayed within your Moodle page. Reading lists can be structured to suit your module and teaching. Adding items [...]

A Summer of Moodle #8: Peers assessing each other using Moodle Workshop

August 17th, 2020 at 11:08

The Moodle Workshop is one of the lesser used Activities available in Moodle, It is a peer assessment / peer review tool that enables students to review each other’s work. Editing Teachers can set up criteria that the students follow on how to provide feedback, for example comments or rubrics, and can provide a mark of [...]

A Summer of Moodle #7: Building branching scenarios in Moodle

August 14th, 2020 at 09:08

Did you know you can build branching scenarios on Moodle? Using the Lesson Activity, you can build an interactive branching scenarios in which you can present students with a scenario, the ability to make choices, and the consequences of their decisions. Before you start building your branching scenario in Moodle, here are some things you [...]

A Summer of Moodle #6: Linking Moodle and Teams

August 13th, 2020 at 10:08

At present there isn’t a way of directly integrating one Moodle with three tenancies of MS Teams (one per international campus). Here are ways in which you can link Moodle and Teams to provide as seamless an experience as possible for your students. Put a link to your Team within the Moodle page along with [...]

A Summer of Moodle #5: New features in Moodle 3.8

August 12th, 2020 at 03:08

This summer, we upgraded to Moodle 3.8 and there are some new features mainly within the forums, books and the text editor. Here’s a video to give you a tour of the new features. A Summer of Moodle All Summer of Moodle posts A Summer of Moodle #1: Should I add a file individually or [...]

A Summer of Moodle #4: Open Badges in Moodle for enhancing engagement

August 10th, 2020 at 03:08

We’ve talked about Badges in the past on this blog. Open Badges are a form of microaccreditation that also provides motivation for students to complete a module or part of a module. They appear on an individual’s profile in Moodle and can also be exported to display on LinkedIn or a Badge Backpack. Recently, we’ve [...]