Within moodle – there’s an Office 365 option which allows you to link to your files in OneDrive – this saves you having to re-upload files when you update Word and PowerPoint files image CC-BY-SA-4.0 via Wikimedia
If you want to add an interactive Word Cloud to your VLE, you can use Mentimeter to do this. The Word Cloud will be embedded in your course and students will be able to submit entries at any time when the ‘Audience pace’ setting is selected. Mentimeter is free to create an account. Watch this… Continue reading #618 Display a Mentimeter Word Cloud in your VLE
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
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
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
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
If you have marked offline but would like to use Moodle to share grades with your students, you can use the import function in the gradebook to do this. You’ll need to set up a Moodle assignment first to add the grades against, but once you have, you’re good to go. Featured image: CCO from… Continue reading #404 Importing grades into Moodle
Moodle has a helpful little feature called auto-groups. This enables you to split your students automatically into groups. This can be done to a fixed number of groups (to match the number of markers) or split students into maximum sized groups (to help identify how many markers you need)! Once your groups are created, you… Continue reading #394 Team marking in Turnitin/Moodle? Auto-groups can help!