Tag: Moodle

LEaD Digital Education at City

Digital Education, the new name for the Educational Technology Team within LEaD Introducing LEaD Digital Education The LEaD Educational Technology Team have a new name! In light of the changes that have occurred over the past year and the increase in prominence of digital education both at City and across the education sector, we thought…Continue Reading LEaD Digital Education at City

Moodle 3.8 Activity completion

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Activity completion, which allows lecturers to set completion criteria for all or selected activities and resources, will be enabled by default on all Moodle modules for 2020/21. You can access and use the settings when you edit or add a new resource/activity to your module. Activity completion allows staff and students to track progress through…Continue Reading Moodle 3.8 Activity completion

Moodle 3.8 Assessment Improvements

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Moodle 3.8 brings some minor improvements to assessment features. The table below outlines these changes and how they will impact on the student and staff experience. Feature Application Option for students to Clear my choice when responding to Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Quiz. Students can change their mind after selecting an option and submit no…Continue Reading Moodle 3.8 Assessment Improvements

Moodle 3.8: H5P Improvements

The H5P (short for HTML5 package) activity in Moodle enables you to create new interactive content for your Moodle modules. This includes: interactive videos, image hotspots, flashcards and presentations. As well as helping you to design engaging content, H5P enables you to build interactions to engage students in more active online learning approaches. The H5P…Continue Reading Moodle 3.8: H5P Improvements

Improvements to Forums in Moodle 3.8

Moodle Forums are a great way to encourage communication, collaboration and debate amongst students and are very easy to set up. Students and staff can interact with one another and that can occur at different times and when people are in different places. This blog post introduces the major improvements to Forums in Moodle 3.8…Continue Reading Improvements to Forums in Moodle 3.8

Moodle 3:8 Update to Key Dates

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Following changes to dates for assessment, resits and assessments boards, Information Technology has made some changes to the previously advertised Moodle maintenance. Moodle will now be unavailable from 8pm Friday 17th July to 8am Monday 20th July 2020, this is to update Moodle to the latest release (v3.8) and optimise the database. During this time,…Continue Reading Moodle 3:8 Update to Key Dates

Moodle 3.8 Key Dates

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Please note that the date for the update has changed. Updated information is available from: Moodle 3:8 Update to Key Dates Moodle will be unavailable from 8pm Friday 3rd July to 8am Monday 6th July 2020. This is to update Moodle to the latest release (v3.8), optimise the database and allow enough time to resolve any…Continue Reading Moodle 3.8 Key Dates

Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

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The full programe of Educational Technology workshops of drop-ins has been published and is now open for bookings. The team is offering a programme of workshops including: An introduction to Moodle for academics Moodle assignments: managing offline feedback and grading Managing online assessment using Turnitin Interpreting Turnitin similarity reports An introduction to lecture capture An…Continue Reading Educational Technology Workshops and Drop-Ins, January-April 2020

Enhacing the student experience with audio feedback

At our Moodle Refreshers, we’ve been telling staff about the new audio and video feedback feature for grading assignments. One of the lecturers pointed out that there is a body of evidence to show the effectiveness of audio feedback. And so there is… One study sums up the potential benefits quite nicely and revealed “extremely…Continue Reading Enhacing the student experience with audio feedback

Students as Producers: the Digital History Vault

In June, the School of Arts and Social Sciences held its first Learning and Teaching Awards. Our own Connie Tse and Dina Fainberg, lecturer in Modern History, presented the Digital Vault project, a student-produced database of historical documents, for which they won the runner-up prize.   What is the Digital History Vault?  The Digital Vault is…Continue Reading Students as Producers: the Digital History Vault