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 steps for using groups with announcements is even easier in Moodle 3.0 and can greatly improve your student experience! Groups enables you to target your announcements to your groups and stop you from swamping them with irrelevant information. If you’re not sure how to create groups, follow the first part of this tutorial: #393… Continue reading #409 Don’t swamp your students! Use groups with Moodle Announcements
This post follows on from yesterdays post and explains how to check discussion post ratings in the forum and in the grade book. Watch the video below to find out more: Click here for more Moodle tips. Featured image: “show of hands for venice” by baldeaglebluff is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.
Rating discussion posts provide a quick and easy way for staff and students to provide individual feedback when using forums. The rating feature can be added using a custom scale (to learn how to set up a scale by reading blog post #192) Watch the video below to find out how to add a scale… Continue reading #354 Rating discussion posts in Moodle [1/2]
The ability to add an anonymous discussion topic to a forum in Moodle brings a whole new dimension to this activity. It is a perfect mechanism for students to ask questions in an open forum without revealing their identity. I have seen this used as a revision technique where students can post their questions to… Continue reading #165 Add an anonymous discussion topic in a Moodle forum