PacktLib: Moodle Teaching Techniques

Copyright

Preface

Introduction

The Moodle Advantage

What will We Accomplish with this Book?

Some Moodle Requisites

Standard Modules

Instructional Principles and Activities

Summary

Forum Solutions

Single-Student Forum

Motivate Students to Interact with a “Best-of” Forum

Keeping Discussions on Track

Monitoring Student Participation in a Forum

Summary

Chat Solutions

Uses of Chat

Tips for a Successful Chat

Summary

Quiz Solutions

Distribute Quizzes Over Time

Use Quizzes for Frequent Self Assessment

Making Quiz—A Learning Tool

Reinforce Expertise with Timed Quizzes

Host a Proctored, Timed Test from a Secure Location

Summary

Lesson Solutions

Moodling Through a Course

Controlling the Flow through a Lesson: Instructional Pages, Questions, and Remedial Pages

Use a Lesson to Create a Deck of Flash Cards

Use an Ungraded Lesson to Step through Instructions

Spot Students who are having Trouble

Summary

Wiki Solutions

Use a Wiki to Relate Material to Big Ideas

Individual Student Wikis

Suggested Wiki Etiquettes

Summary

Glossary Solutions

Moodle’s Glossary Functions

Adding Memory Aids to Glossary Entries

Student-Created Class Directory

Student-Created Test Questions

Making Use of the Random Glossary Block

Summary

The Choice Activity

A Look at the Choice Activity

Choosing Teams

Asking for Students’ Consent

How are We Doing?

Preview the Final

Summary

Course Solutions

Am I in the Right Room?

Important Announcements

Moving Blocks to the Main Course Area

The Syllabus

Summary

Workshop Solution

Workshop Basics

Step-by-Step Example: Create the Workshop

Summary