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Using Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin, instructors can now design quiz questions so students can respond verbally using their microphones. This feature certainly adds a new twist to the quiz-taking process. STEPS * Login to myPlymouth [http://my.plymouth.ed...
The content of your course serves as a foundation to student learning. Whether that content is a link, video, document, or another file type, it's a necessary addition to your Moodle classroom. Once you have added these items to your course, students can ...
When you add a gradable activity to your course, whether its an assignment, quiz, graded forum, etc., Moodle automatically creates a grading column in your Gradebook area. Once you grade those activities, Moodle will update your Gradebook with the appropr...
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The Moodle Page resource is an extremely versatile feature, as it can be used to display customized text, audio, images, and video. Use this feature to embed a YouTube video (see instructions here: Embedding a YouTube video [https://support.plymouth.edu/i...
Establishing a Moodle presence for your course doesn't necessarily mean you have to add all sorts of bells and whistles. Simply adding your syllabus and making it available to students is greatly beneficial to both you and your students. As the instructor...
There are two main steps to add a Twitter timeline to Moodle: * Create a Twitter Widget in Twitter Widget Configurator which produces some HTML code. * Add an HTML block containing the Widget HTML code to your Moodle module. TWITTER TIMELINES Ther...
Always a staple in the Moodle classroom, the _Assignment_ activity allows students to upload files to the instructor for grading. As the instructor, you'll have the entire student roster and their respective submissions all in one centralized area. Instea...
* When adding a label, forum post, or assignment description, you have the option to enhance your content with images. * Once you have a text editor window open, click the the _INSERT/EDIT IMAGE_ ICON button in the formatting toolbar (looks like a mou...
Moodle allows you to display your content using containers called Topics. By default, there are 17 topics per course, but you can modify this amount. Please refer to the steps below to adjust the amount of topics or weeks in your course. To add or remove ...
The Quiz feature is a tool that allows for automatic grading, assuming you create questions that have definitive answers. There are a number of various question types for a wide range of possibilities for your assessment. Follow the steps below to add a q...
The online Chat feature gives Professors the opportunity of increasing their availability to students outside of a face to face class. Professors can also conduct their office hours in this manner, which is especially helpful in the case of distance learn...
The _Choice_ feature allows the Professor to ask a single multiple choice question to their students. Professors can get a quick read on the opinion of the group on any topic at all, and they have the option of showing the results for all students to see....
The Moodle web page is an extremely versatile feature, as it can be used to display customized text, audio, images, and video. Use this feature to embed a YouTube video (see instructions here: Embedding a YouTube Video [https://support.plymouth.edu/index....
Moodle's _PoodLL_ plugin offers instructors the ability to incorporate audio into their courses. When creating an assignment, the instructor just has to enable the _PoodLL_ checkbox and students will be able to record their assignment using a working micr...
This option is helpful when you would like to group files together and display them for an assignment. One example of this feature would be for an Art Department course to have an assignment where the Professor groups together a series of images that they...
First let's define what Moodle means by "Groups" versus "Groupings": * GROUP – A combination of individual students working together on the same project/assignment in a collaborative model. * GROUPING – A collection of groups. A Grouping also provid...
Adding web links (or URLs) are great ways to include content from external websites. Some popular uses of this feature is placing links to popular news articles or including valuable library resources. Follow the steps below to add a web link to your cour...
The HTML block is a useful addition to any Moodle course. This empty block allows you to enter any text you wish to display on your course page. Many folks use the HTML block to display information about themselves, such as _Meet Your Instructor_ or _Inst...
Using HTML code, you can _embed_ a video, located from a variety of websites, without having to worry about owning it or downloading to your own computer. This is a valuable technique as your students do not need to click on a link and be taken to YouTube...
The _Glossary_ feature is just what it sounds like, a listing of words and terms that are specific to your course's area of study. This is a great place to build on terminology week to week whether your course pertains to Meteorology or Language and Lingu...
When using graded forums in your course, it is best to include clear expectations and a description of forum grading practices in your syllabus. Please read through the following steps to learn more about grading your students' posts. Tip: If you first ...
H5P allows you to easily and quickly create rich interactive content on a web page. Contents types include presentations with interactive elements, videos with embedded quizzes, multimedia timelines, and more! Please check out the tutorials below, and con...
Depending on the situation, it may be easier to insert new quiz questions into Moodle by creating them one by one. However, if a publisher has provided a list of questions in Word format, it is possible to import them into Moodle automatically. Unfortunat...
The Journal features is similar to a Forum with one key difference - it is a PRIVATE forum between the Professor and the Student. The Journal is used when feedback is required of the student, but the content is private or not appropriate for other student...
Mind mapping is a visual brainstorming process that represents ideas and concepts in a unique diagram. Using a main idea or word as a starting point, a user can then build branches, called _nodes_, off of that central point. A mindmap could use countless ...
_PoodLL_ allows users to incorporate audio, whiteboard drawings, and webcam snapshots into their courses. PoodLL can be used anywhere you see Moodle's formatting toolbar (Labels, Pages, descriptions, etc.) It can also be used to create audio quiz question...
_PoodLL Anywhere_ is Moodle's audio recorder, whiteboard, and webcam snapshot feature, all integrated into the formatting toolbar. This toolbar is found in most Moodle resources and activities, such as a Label, Page, description area, forum posting, etc. ...
The Questionnaire feature is commonly used as an anonymous survey tool. Instructors can set up Questionnaire surveys with as many types of questions as they'd like (multiple choice, essay, etc.). If desired, Questionnaires can be graded. When a student co...
Instructors can use the Attendance Activity to keep track of their students' presence in a face to face class or online classroom. When using this feature, instructors create class sessions, where you can mark students as being Present, Absent, Excused, L...