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Moodle Scheduler Activity

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An appointment scheduler for planning face-to-face meetings between teachers and students. Teachers can set up time slots, and students can choose one of these on Moodle. The chosen Time slots go straight to their Moodle calendar. Find out more here. Join the forum

Design for eLearning

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Our good friend Gala Hesson developed some excellent resources on design for elearning when she worked for HEDC, which are sadly no longer available online. However, she has graciously allowed us to share the handout from her Communication Design for eLearning workshop. If you’re wondering about some good principles for elearning design, this handout is… continue reading »

Power Copy and Paste

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  As we roll into the new year, a few quick tips on how to Copy and Paste will save you time. In the following video you will see how to: Find the place in a Word document where you were editing the last time you worked on the document.(Shift+ F5 (Mac and PC)) Move… continue reading »

Moodle Forum activity

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The forum activity allows students and teachers to exchange ideas by posting comments as part of a ‘thread’. Files such as images and media maybe included in forum posts. The teacher can choose to rate forum posts and it is also possible to give students permission to rate each others’ posts. Explore the forum settings…. continue reading »

Considering Course Design

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  When developing an online course, either as a standalone or as part of a blended learning programme that includes a face-to-face component, it is important to consider how that online component will be used by the student. As you prepare for 2017, think about these five considerations for designing a course online. 1. Integration and… continue reading »

With Students in Mind Part 1

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This first post of With Students in Mind presents practical teaching tip #1: Design your course with students in mind Buzz words in higher education are “flipped classroom”, “active engagement”, and “student-centred” but what do they mean? In essence, they mean that students do most of the talking and thinking during class time rather than… continue reading »

Moodle Lesson activity

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The lesson module presents a series of HTML pages to the student who is usually asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific page in the Lesson. In a Lesson page’s simplest form, the student can select a continue button at the bottom of… continue reading »

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 »