Tag: City University London

Moodle 2: Communication settings and Activities

Moodle offers ways in which to effectively effectively contact students and staff directly using Moodle. The notification settings allow you to configure how you would prefer to receive all communications from Moodle (this includes items such as forums posts and messages). To configure your notification settings, click My profile in the top navigation bar and…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Communication settings and Activities

Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study

I was recently playing host for an Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) Summer Symposium held in one of our very own flexible spaces A109. The highlight of the symposium was the keynote that looked at an example of transforming the students experiences of learning using the flipped classroom model. Who’s…Continue Reading Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study

Moodle 2: My Moodle features

Logging In Go to: http://moodle.city.ac.uk. Select the Login button from the top right of the page. Enter your Username (e.g. abcd123), Password and click Login. Overview The My Moodle homepage where you will find a list of the modules you are enrolled on and information related to these modules. All the current modules you are…Continue Reading Moodle 2: My Moodle features

Moodle 2: Enhanced Layout and Navigation

There are now improved ways to navigate around your module page. The module dashboard is a quick link to different areas of your module. You can upload a module image and navigate quickly around your module. Module Layout A. Floating Navigation Bar for quick navigation to settings and topics B. Dashboard for fast access to…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Enhanced Layout and Navigation

Moodle 2: Using Discussion Forums to facilitate students learning

Why Discussion Forums? One of the issues that universities face is the challenge of getting students to reflect on their own learning, particularly whilst off campus. Wenger et al. (2002) promotes the idea that groups who share their concerns and/or passions about a topic will be deepening their knowledge and expertise if they are interacting…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Using Discussion Forums to facilitate students learning

Moodle 2: Activity Completion

Activity completion is a new feature in Moodle that allows the teacher to set completion criteria for a specific activity or resource. A tick () appears against the item when the student meets this criteria. The criterion might be viewing, receiving a certain score or a student marking it as complete. Activity Completion allows staff…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Activity Completion

Moodle 2: Group Submissions with group marking and feedback

In the new Moodle, you can now set an assignment/assessment not just for a single student to work on individually but for a group of students to work collaboratively and if you wish gain a collaborative grade. Students can submit on behalf of their group, with all group members being able to see and edit…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Group Submissions with group marking and feedback

Moodle 2 on the move

Moodle 2 has gone mobile.The increased use of handheld and portable devices, along with the widespread use of wireless networking, means that structured learning opportunities are becoming an “any time, anywhere” enterprise. These devices can all create a ubiquitous learning environment, which can be defined as “any setting in which students can become totally immersed…Continue Reading Moodle 2 on the move

Moodle 2: Releasing selected activities and resources

Restrict Access (or as some recognise it -Conditional or Selective release) allows you to restrict access to activities and resources based on certain conditions: time, grades, users or activity completion. When to use You might use the Restrict access settings, for example, to create a self-paced learning environment in which you time the release of…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Releasing selected activities and resources

Moodle 2: How to guides and resources

Now that the new Moodle is in operation, you will be invited to a training session via your local educational technology teams. However you might also want some further help and general ‘how to’ guides on our full range of educational technologies. Previously, the guidance on educational technologies has been delivered in various ways but…Continue Reading Moodle 2: How to guides and resources