Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#503 Moodle gradebook and weightings – revisited

In my job as a Learning Technologist at Manchester Metropolitan University I get asked about setting up the Moodle Gradebook and apply weightings to summative assessment. In this post we revisit how to do this in the current version of Moodle that’s used at Manchester Met University. Image is CC0 and is available here Advertisements

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Forum · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Moodle · Uncategorized

#502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought

Moodle forums can be a very useful way of extending learning beyond the physical classroom. A popular activity is to ask students to comment on an article or a video relating to what was covered in the class, but often students will read other posts before formulating their own, which can lead to repetition. A… Continue reading #502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought

#ios · Apple · Digital wellbeing · Uncategorized

#501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

If you are anything like us them you’ll also find that sometimes you need a break from screentime and a rest from scrolling through twitter and pinterest. However, these pesky social media designers work hard to make their sites as attractive (and addictive) as possible! So what can we do to make sure we give… Continue reading #501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

Digital wellbeing · Uncategorized

#5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Happy new year! ….And welcome to our new post type for 2019, a #5MinuteReflection. These posts, in addition to our familiar #1minutecpd posts, will provide some wider context and embed the technologies that we cover in #1minutecpd within practice. Each post should take approximately 5 minutes to read, so sit back and take a moment… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Uncategorized · Video

#499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Have you ever wanted to create a GIF? BB Flashback has a built in export option to GIF. If you work at Manchester Met you’ll find BB Flashback is installed on your computer as standard, if you’re not sure where to start with BB Flashback, check out one of our earlier guides: #41 Introduction to screen… Continue reading #499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Browsers · Mobile · OS X · Timesavers

#498 Mobile view in desktop browser

Sometimes you may need to view a website in a mobile mode but don’t want to leave a desktop in order to do it. With developer tools you can quickly switch a website into mobile view. This video shows this in Opera and Safari but you can also do this with Chrome and Firefox. Photo… Continue reading #498 Mobile view in desktop browser