Tag: City University London

Moodle 2: Marking Strategies

There are several ways to mark on moodle. In this blog I will list three ways in which this is possible. Mark Moodle Assignments Using a Marking Record A marking record is very similar to a rubric, but it’s even more simpler. For each marking criterion, a comment explains what is being sought, and provides…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Marking Strategies

Moodle 2: Ideas for Innovative Assignments

Our educational technology team have identified a number of tools that can be used to help build innovative assessments in your modules. These can be seen in the diagram below. For more ideas, visit our website link here. Tool Available from Types of assessment City Blogs is a service for staff and students to bloAg…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Ideas for Innovative Assignments

Understanding formative and summative assessments

What are formative and summative assessments? As per wikipedia – Formative assessment or diagnostic testing is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures employed by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment.[1] It typically involves qualitative feedback (rather than scores) for both student and…Continue Reading Understanding formative and summative assessments

Moodle 2: Embedding twitter(social media) into your module

What are the benefits of using social media for students? Embedding social media into modules can make your students want to: engage with your module much more be able to easily network with their peers and personal tutor be more receptive to receiving new types of information Why is it important to have social media…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Embedding twitter(social media) into your module

Moodle 2: How to make personal tutorial appointments with your students

Moodle 2 has an integrated system called the Scheduler which can help you set up one-to-one appointments with your students, but I am told you can also set up group appointments if you have created groups on your course. Could this be the end of notices placed on your doors which students fail to see? If…Continue Reading Moodle 2: How to make personal tutorial appointments with your students

Moodle 2: Quizzing your students

Moodle offers lots of quiz questions and the list is endless: Algebra  – students enter an algebraic formula for their answer. Calculated – Students enter values calculated using the given values. Values are randomly selected from a set of possible values so it is unlikely that two students would get exactly the same question. Description…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Quizzing your students

Moodle 2: What does your online profile say about you?

Have you ever wondered why students don’t seem to engage that much on Moodle? Why they may not be interacting with their peers as much as you thought? Well there might be a number of reasons for that, but one I put to you is this. Do your students have an updated profile on Moodle?…Continue Reading Moodle 2: What does your online profile say about you?

Moodle 2: Reading Lists Online

A new and improved online reading service is in town! Its called Reading Lists Online (RLO) developed by a company called Talis Aspire. The fundamental aspect of the tool is that it is online; meaning that students can access their module/ course reading lists anytime from anywhere. What is Reading Lists Online? RLO provides students…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Reading Lists Online

Moodle 2: A guide to enabling groupwork

Group work is one of the educational strategies, that if employed well, can promote collaboration and participation amongst students. Group work can also nurture a more active and deeper learning experience and can provide lecturers with valuable insights into the way students understand particular topics and or concepts. In addition to exposing students to different…Continue Reading Moodle 2: A guide to enabling groupwork

Moodle 2: Designing and Developing Multiple Choice Assessments

A key purpose of assessment is to provide feedback to students on their learning. Multiple Choice questions (MCQs) can be a useful tool for formative testing. The design and the embedding of feedback into MCQ items can be arguably the most important part of the exercise as well as the most time-consuming (Bull & McKenna,…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Designing and Developing Multiple Choice Assessments