Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.
If you’ve ever received an email from Moodle, you may find that the font used isn’t too readable. To change the font it’s actually a setting within Microsoft Word and this then changes the default font for HTML styled emails that haven’t had a font specified. We hope you find this one useful – I… Continue reading #523 Changing the font for Moodle emails
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
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
The Recycle Bin in Moodle 3.3 enables you to recover recently deleted items in your Moodle area, phew! You can recover items you have deleted in the past 7 days, but after that time they are permanently deleted. Don’t panic if you can’t see your Recycle Bin in your Moodle area, it only appears once… Continue reading #461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle
Following on from our earlier posts on forms in Office 365, in this video we explore how you can embed those forms into your Moodle site! In a later post we’ll look at how you can create quizzes in your forms too, so keep an eye out for that one. Featured image: CCO by Pixabay