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    Wikis And Collaboration (And Moodle)

    Giving students the opportunity to learn to work within a team is a recurring theme in many educational institutions. Collaboration is required in virtually all work places so schools and universities are always looking for opportunities to get students off the individual assessment treadmill and to embrace tasks that are ...
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    Moodle Email Configuration - Could Not Authenticate With Gmail

    This is a technical post. If you're not interested in Moodle you probably won't like it One of the downsides of traveling through Asia is that you tend to see far more of the security precautions companies take on the Internet than you do in a western country. Today I ...
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    Grade Item Categories. Your Under Valued Friend.

    For courses with many activities, grade item categories are wonderfully useful. The ability to logically group your activities into categories then deal with them as a unit is invaluable in allowing you to easily manage your courses. So the powers that be have decided to make the weekly quizzes worth ...
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    Moodle Development Machine Speedy(ish) Setup Script

    Note: In the time since this was originally publised I have updated the script based on the feedback I received here and to set up the currently supported branches. I recently had to set up the laptop I will be taking on the road with me. While traveling I'll be ...
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    The Point Of The Moodle Chat Module

    Until recently I wasn't really sure of the educational value of the chat module in Moodle. Chat rooms were for goofing off on the Internet. Not learning stuff. How wrong I was. Noticing one little piece of functionality opened my eyes. Scheduled chat times. No longer are chat rooms places ...
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    Managing Large Groups In Moodle

    Setting up and managing large groups of students can be tiresome. Fortunately Moodle provides a few tools to help ease the pain. Firstly, automatic group creation. Simply specify how many groups you would like or how many students you want per group and Moodle will do the rest. With a ...
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    Assessment with Moodle

    Assessment in the context of online learning can be tricky. Luckily Moodle provides a range of tools that try to make assessment in Moodle courses both easy and accurate. The most obvious of these is the assignment module. Four types of assignment are supported. They allow users to upload their ...