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#584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

Ever find yourself in need of a set of icons? Not sure your graphic design skills are up to the job? Fear not! PowerPoint can be used to create a range of simple icons, and the best bit is it’s super easy to do. These Icons can then be used to transform your Moodle Grid… Continue reading #584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

#1minuteCPD · Information literacy · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#538 OneTopic format in Moodle

Another method of reducing the amount of scrolling in Moodle on an area is to use the OneTopic format. This places tabs at the top of the page which represents topics or weeks. Instead of showing everything at once, it’s broken down in to topics. There’s less scrolling for your users. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from… Continue reading #538 OneTopic format in Moodle

#1minuteCPD · Information literacy · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#533 Grid Format in Moodle

Make your Moodle page less cluttered and more visual with the Grid Format in Moodle. Make your Moodle area more visual and minimise the scrolling that users need to do. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

#5MinuteReflection · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Moodle · Office 365

#5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

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

#5MinuteReflection · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital identity management · Moodle

#5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

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.

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

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

#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

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#461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle

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