This summer, the Peer Assessment Tool, created by colleagues at Cass Business School and available for all City’s academic staff to use on Moodle, was further developed to include some great new features. The Peer Assessment activity: Allows students to participate in the assessment process and encourages engagement with their own learning. Promotes fairness in…Continue Reading Peer Assessment Tool on Moodle
November is a busy month for Turnitin assignment submissions. We have 69 assignments due this month. This post provides some tips to help students who are submitting to Turnitin. A PDF of the Turnitin Checklist is also available for download. Featured image by Dan Dimmock on Unsplash…Continue Reading Turnitin Checklist
Moodle Assignment Checklist
Assignment activity on Moodle starts to get busy from next week. This post provides a checklist to help you avoid the most common issues related to the Moodle assignment activity. Moodle Assignment Checklist Before students submit, double-check that your assignment settings are correct. The table below provides a checklist to help you avoid the most…Continue Reading Moodle Assignment Checklist
“Learning with Moodle”- A new student induction module
Welcome to a new Academic Year! Starting university it’s always an exciting experience, but can be overwhelming for some. As a student you get introduced to so many new people, places, ideas and systems. Apart from attending lectures, browsing in the library, stopping off at the student canteen and trying to find your way around Northampton Square you are also introduced to our Online Learning Environment- Moodle. This year to help our…Continue Reading “Learning with Moodle”- A new student induction module
What’s new in Moodle 3.2 for students?
Students from across the University provided feedback during usability sessions in Term 1. This has influenced the development of Moodle 3.2. So as a student, what can you expect in Moodle 3.2? We have concentrated on improving functionality and features that you use on a regular basis. New Grades & feedback report During our usability…Continue Reading What’s new in Moodle 3.2 for students?
Moodle 3.2: Maximise the City Course Format
As you think about the design of your Moodle modules for the new academic year, this blog post provides some tips to maximise the City Course Format. All taught Moodle modules at City are created with the City Course Format to provide students with: a consistent layout for Moodle modules across a programme; quick access…Continue Reading Moodle 3.2: Maximise the City Course Format
Top 5 tips for Moodle mobile design
Learning on a mobile device is learner-friendly due to the flexibility and convenience of accessing content from anywhere at any time. Our Moodle website is responsive (designed to work across all devices without the need for a separate mobile app). This post looks at some strategies you can use when designing the content in your Moodle…Continue Reading Top 5 tips for Moodle mobile design
Moodle 3.2 Pilot role
Moodle has a special Pilot role that teaching staff can request. This role provides the same permissions as the Lecturer role in Moodle, but you also get access to some new features which are outlined below. If you would like to try out any of these features; please log a request on ServiceNow to request access to…Continue Reading Moodle 3.2 Pilot role
Turnitin Feedback Studio is here!
Back in March we hinted that Turnitin will have a new look and feel from late July, and this morning we switched to the new Turnitin Feedback Studio. You will not notice any changes to the process of accessing and setting up Turnitin assignments from Moodle, but there are several improvements to the way you…Continue Reading Turnitin Feedback Studio is here!
Moodle3.2: Rubrics as a method of providing feedback using Moodle Assignment
There are several ways to mark and provide feedback on Moodle. In this blog post I will focus on rubrics as a method in which this is possible. A rubric for assessment, usually in the form of a matrix or grid, is a feedback tool used to interpret and grade students’ work against criteria and…Continue Reading Moodle3.2: Rubrics as a method of providing feedback using Moodle Assignment