Tag: City University London

Moodle 2: Save time uploading files by using the drag and drop

Uploading of files and folders into Moodle just got a whole lot easier and faster. You can now use Moodle’s drag and drop function to upload files or or an entire folder into your Moodle module. The whole process can substantially reduce time spent that it has taken in the old Moodle since before you…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Save time uploading files by using the drag and drop

You said we listened: Moodle 2 features delivers a better learning experience

Drag and Drop and a new activity feed are just some of the new features that you asked for in Moodle 2. Testing has been meticulous and has included all schools. With confidence therefore, we are able to showcase these new features at the learning at City conference this year. I will provide you with…Continue Reading You said we listened: Moodle 2 features delivers a better learning experience

Sir could you repeat that please?

What is Lecture capture? As discussed in my earlier post, lecture capture is an automated system for recording lectures and subsequently making them available via the web.  Lecture capture is the chosen service name for City’s installation of the Echo360 system and tends to be the common term used in the educational technology community though…Continue Reading Sir could you repeat that please?

Its a cut and paste job.

One of the more challenging aspects of our work as educators is how we develop students understanding of plagiarism. At the beginning of the year, you may have felt that you have appropriately outlined your expectations to your students in terms of plagiarism. You may even have called in the expert librarians to help run…Continue Reading Its a cut and paste job.

Moodle 2: A personal MyMoodle

MyMoodle is staff and students very own private learning space in Moodle.    The aim of MyMoodle is to provide staff and students with a personalised page which helps organise modules and activities within them. These activities could include unread forum posts, upcoming assignments and/or quizzes. MyMoodle, if used to its fullest potential, could be…Continue Reading Moodle 2: A personal MyMoodle

Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

One of the more exciting developments in Higher Education has been the way in which learning spaces can now be transformed into an interactive fora where students are able to engage with one another in a constructive dialogue. This can take place even in a large lecture space. This can be achieved by using the…Continue Reading Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

Moodle is City University London’s virtual learning environment (VLE). As you may know, the ed. tech teams in schools are busy working on enhancements to Moodle. This will take advantage of exciting new functionality offered by the recently released Moodle in terms of functionality, tools and new look and feel. What will this mean for…Continue Reading Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

City staff pave the way forward in Moodle 2

With the Moodle 2 upgrade not far off, many of our ed. tech teams in each of the ETC working groups, have been working hard to provide all staff and students with an easier, friendlier, enjoyable experience on Moodle 2.  So what better then to commend the work being put into this change. Well there…Continue Reading City staff pave the way forward in Moodle 2

Ten things you need to know about MOOCs

What is it? ‘A Massive Open Online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person, with no limit on attendance (hence the word massive), that want to attend the course’. Educause,2011 Where has the idea of MOOCs come from? The MOOC is a response to the challenges faced by…Continue Reading Ten things you need to know about MOOCs