Moodle Archive

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 more about “we” instead

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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 25 percent of the

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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 continuing my work as

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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 where people come and

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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 few clicks of the

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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 assignments as text, one

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Moodlemoot Australia 2011 in Sydney

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Moodlemoot in Sydney, Australia. It was wonderful to meet some real live Moodle users. Sitting in the Moodle office in Perth its difficult to comprehend just how many people there are out there using Moodle. I took notes on all the sessions I attended and

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