Moodle Tools to Build Learning Activities: A Basic List in Alphabetical Order
- Assignments can be specified with a due date and a maximum grade.
- Students can upload their assignments (any file format) to the server - they are date-stamped.
- Late assignments are allowed, but the amount of lateness is shown clearly to the teacher
- For each particular assignment, the whole class can be assessed (grade and comment) on one page in one form.
- Teacher feedback is appended to the assignment page for each student, and notification is mailed out.
- The teacher can choose to allow resubmission of assignments after grading (for regrading)
- Access from profile
- Options for individual entries to be private, public, or viewable by other users on the site
Displays the following events:
- Site (event viewable in all courses - created by admin users)
- Course (event viewable only to course members - created by teachers)
- Groups (event viewable only by members of a group - created by teachers)
- User (personal event a student user can create - viewable only by the user)
- Allows smooth, synchronous text interaction
- Includes profile pictures in the chat window
- Supports URLs, smilies, embedded HTML, images etc
- All sessions are logged for later viewing, and these can also be made available to students
- Like a poll. Can either be used to vote on something, or to get feedback from every student (eg research consent)
- Teacher sees intuitive table view of who chose what
- Students can optionally be allowed to see an up-to-date graph of results
- Allows the teacher and/or students to build, display and search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic.
- The format (images, files, URLs, numbers and text) and structure (layout options, number of fields, etc) of these entries is unlimited.
- Different types of forums are available, such as teacher-only, course news, open-to-all, and one-thread-per-user.
- All postings have the authors’ photo attached.
- Discussions can be viewed nested, flat or threaded, oldest or newest first.
- Individual forums can be subscribed to by each person so that copies are forwarded via email, or the teacher can force subscription for all
- The teacher can choose not to allow replies (eg for an announcements-only forum)
- Discussion threads can be easily moved between forums by the teacher
- Attached images are shown inline
- If forum ratings are being used, these can be restricted to a range of dates
- Participants create and maintain a list of definitions or any other information
- Supports attachments
- Comment feature can be enabled
- The entries can be searched or browsed in many different formats.
- Journals are private between student and teacher.
- Each journal entry can be directed by an open question.
- For each particular journal entry, the whole class can be assessed on one page in one form
- Teacher feedback is appended to the journal entry page, and notification is mailed out.
- A lesson delivers content in an interesting and flexible way.
- It consists of a number of pages.
- Each page normally ends with a multiple choice question.
- Navigation through the lesson can be straightforward or complex.
- A one to one text messaging tool.
- History of conversations are maintained
- Instructors can define a database of questions for re-use in different quizzes
- Questions can be stored in categories for easy access, and these categories can be "published" to make them accessible from any course on the site.
- Quizzes are automatically graded, and can be re-graded if questions are modified
- Quizzes can have a limited time window outside of which they are not available
- At the teacher's option, quizzes can be attempted multiple times, and can show feedback and/or correct answers
- Quiz questions and quiz answers can be shuffled (randomised) to reduce cheating
- Questions allow HTML and images
- Questions can be imported from external text files
- Quizzes can be attempted multiple times, if desired
- Attempts can be cumulative, if desired, and finished over several sessions
- Multiple-choice questions supporting single or multiple answers
- Short Answer questions (words or phrases)
- True-False questions
- Matching questions
- Random questions
- Numerical questions (with allowable ranges)
- Embedded-answer questions (cloze style) with answers within passages of text
- Embedded descriptive text and graphics
- The random glossary block can be used to display random entries, such as tips or quotes.
- A range of different resource types that allow you to include almost any kind of digital content into your courses.
- Files can be uploaded and managed on the server, or created on the fly using web forms (text or HTML)
- External content on the web can be linked to or seamlessly included within the course interface.
- External web applications can be linked in with data passed to them
- Enables RSS feeds from external websites or from within Moodle (i.e. from a blog) to be displayed.
- Built-in surveys (COLLES, ATTLS) have been proven as instruments for analysing online classes
- Online survey reports always available, including many graphs. Data is downloadable as an Excel spreadsheet or CSV text file.
- Survey interface prevents partly-finished surveys.
- Feedback is provided to the student of their results compared to the class averages
- Anyone can add to or edit.
- It enables documents to be authored collectively
- Allows peer assessment of documents, and the instructor can manage and grade the assessment.
- Supports a wide range of possible grading scales
- Instructor can provide sample documents for students to practice grading
- Very flexible with many options.
This handout was compiled using information from Moodle.org
Last modified: Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 3:31 PM