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Moodle Assignment Activity

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The assignment activity provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. This saves on paper and is more efficient than email. It can also be used to remind students of ‘real-world’ assignments they need to complete offline, such as art work, and thus not require any… continue reading »

Expanding the Team – a new ELF

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I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Kimberley Johnston the new eLearning Facilitator working in the Centre for Early Learning in Medicine based in Dunedin. I’ve spent at least the last 8 years working in the eLearning team in ITS supporting the wider University of Otago community with all their eLearning needs. Before working at Otago… continue reading »

Moodle Attendance and Checklists

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UOC has been taking digital attendance into Moodle for the past 2 years. They use Moodle Checklist and the Attendance plugins to do this. Students scan their student ID at the door and the attendance is signed off in Moodle for the students to keep track of. Find out more about Checklists here Find out… continue reading »

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 »