Options for Reflective Work in Moodle

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Many staff like the idea of having their students keep a reflective journal of their learning journey, but are unsure of the best format for setting this up in Moodle. I’d like to discuss two options that can be set up in Moodle to set up a reflective portfolio that also allows for the convenor… continue reading »

Learning Analytics

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  Technology Enhanced Learning. eLearning. Educational Technology – this is a field that is so filled with buzzwords we have trouble deciding what to call ourselves. One emerging field that some might consider a buzzword is Learning Analytics. Simply put, learning analytics is the practice of analysing data from student interactions with online learning material… continue reading »

Moodle Database Activity

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The database activity module allows the teacher and/or students to build, display and search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic. The format and structure of these entries can be almost unlimited, including images, files, URLs, numbers and text amongst other things. Join the Moodle forum and learn more. Or find some ready… continue reading »

Creating Groups in Moodle

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Moodle provides a way to automatically create groups. You have options to choose the following: Your naming convention Students per group, or per number of groups Random, or surname based This video will show you how you how. Hosted by UniTube Another post will show you how you can use ‘Team Builder’ to create groups based… continue reading »

Preparing for the Move to eReserve

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screenshot of eReserve on Moodle

eReserve – What is it? In order to keep better track of what digital resources are being used and how often they are being used while satisfying our legal and contractual requirements, the University of Otago has made the decision to move to a software program called eReserve. This program is being administered by the… continue reading »

Confidential Moodle Forums

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Discussion forums are useful in many ways, for example for peer/teacher discussion around a clinical case. However, making sure your forum remains confidential for particular staff involved, along with students (or a particular student group) is important. To adjust the permissions regarding who is allowed to view the discussions. 1. Click on the forum that… continue reading »

One Quiz – Many Groups

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Often, it is difficult to get all your students in a room at the same time to take a quiz online, usually because the computer lab is not big enough for everyone. One way to deal with this is to create two copies of the same quiz and set one for one group of students… continue reading »

Moving items easily on Moodle page

Tehmina How-To, LMS

Assuming you have hit the “Turn Editing On” button in a course. Double click the 4way arrow, and you can easily position the item, either up or down a long list of resources within a course.