Moodle has a number of activities and resources available to be used, here is an overview of the ones you may need:
The book module enables you to create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters. Books can contain media files as well as text and are useful for displaying lengthy passages of information which can be broken down into sections.
A book may be used
This option allows you to make a file available to your students to access, prompting them to download it.
Note that students need to have the appropriate software on their computers in order to open the file.
A file may be used:
Folders can be added to display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the module page. A zipped folder may be uploaded and unzipped for display, or an empty folder created and files uploaded into it.
A folder may be used:
The Learning & Teaching and Student Experience Committee has defined a minimum requirement for all Moodle module pages.
The Handbook resource includes the following sections:
Hyperlinks enable a lecturers to provide a web link as a course resource. Anything that is freely available online, such as websites, documents or images, can be linked to; the URL doesn’t have to be the home page of a website. The URL of a particular web page may be copied and pasted or a teacher can use the file picker and choose a link from a repository such as Flickr, YouTube or Wikimedia (depending upon which repositories are enabled for the site).
Note that hyperlinks can also be added to any other resource or activity type through the text editor.
The Lightbox Gallery resource module enables participants to view a gallery of images.
This resource allows you to create 'Lightbox' enabled image galleries within your Moodle course.
As a course teacher, you are able to create, edit and delete galleries. Small thumbnails will then be generated, which are used for the thumbnail view of the gallery. Clicking on any of the thumbnails brings that image into focus, and allows you to scroll through the gallery at your leisure. Using the Lightbox scripts creates nice transition effects when loading and scrolling through the images.
If enabled, users are able to leave comments on your gallery.
The page resource enables you to create a web page resource using the text editor. A page can display text, images, sound, video, web links and embedded code, such as Google maps.
Advantages of using the page module rather than the file module include the resource being more accessible (for example to users of mobile devices) and easier to update.
For large amounts of content, it's recommended that a book is used rather than a page.
A page may be used
Also known as ChiReadingLists, It allows users to access an interactive list of their module resources and gives instant access to any online resources such as online articles and eBooks.
All modules must have a Resource list to comply with the Moodle Minimum Requirements.
For further guidance on creating/editing your ChiReadingLists please contact your Subject Librarian to arrange a training session. Alternatively, please visit the ChiReadingLists Training Moodle for step by step guidance and video tutorials.
Use this to add text to your Moodle page, adding information of giving headings to lists of resources. You can also use the Text option to embed HTML onto your module, such as videos, Google Maps, Twitter feeds by pasting in HTML/iframe embed code into the "<>" button.
The text area may be used:
The Text box works in the same way as the text editor on a section, however it can be moved around the page and sits in between resources, so it is advised to used this rather than the text editor on a section.
The Moodle assignment activity enables a teacher to communicate tasks, collect work and provide feedback.
Students can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, or audio and video clips. Alternatively, or in addition, the assignment may require students to type text directly into the text editor. An assignment can also be used to remind students of 'real-world' assignments they need to complete offline, such as art work, and thus not require any digital content. Students can submit work individually or as a member of a group.
Although there is a grade function in Moodle, we do not use it for summative assignments. All feedback is recorded via MAF - More information can be found on the MAF help pages.
Please note that all summative assessments need to have the Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings enabled.
Please see the Online Assignment help pages for more information.
The checklist activity allows a teacher to create a checklist / todo list / task list for their students to work through.
Checklists can be used to control access to additional resources or activities. For example, a student can only see the Powerpoint slides if they have 100% on their checklist.
The choice activity enables a teacher to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses.
Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.
A choice activity may be used:
This activity allows you to create a student evaluation activity based on a predefined template.
The reports generated by this activity are anonymous to all except to the person who completed the evaluation.
For more information see the Online Module Evaluation help page
Forums have many uses, such as:
See the Moodle Forum help page for more information
The glossary activity module enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or to collect and organise resources or information.
A teacher can allow files to be attached to glossary entries. Attached images are displayed in the entry. Entries can be searched or browsed alphabetically or by category, date or author. Entries can be approved by default or require approval by a teacher before they are viewable by everyone.
A teacher can allow comments on entries. Entries can also be rated by teachers or students (peer evaluation). Ratings can be aggregated to form a final grade which is recorded in the gradebook.
Glossaries have many uses, such as
Lets participants create and select groups. Features:
H5P Interactive Content
The H5P activity enables you to create interactive content such as Interactive Videos, Question Sets, Drag and Drop Questions, Multi-Choice Questions, Presentations and much more.
In addition to being an authoring tool for rich content, H5P enables you to import and export H5P files for effective reuse and sharing of content.
User interactions and scores are tracked using xAPI and are available through the Moodle Gradebook. Note that it is currently possible for people with programming skills to cheat in H5P interactions and obtain the full score without knowing the correct answers. H5Ps must not be used for exams or similar.
You add interactive H5P content by creating content using the built-in authoring tool or uploading H5P files found on other H5P enabled sites.
For more information see the H5P content in Moodle for advanced users help page
|The questionnaire module allows you to construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users.|
The quiz activity enables a teacher to create quizzes comprising questions of various types, including multiple choice, matching, short-answer and numerical.
The teacher can allow the quiz to be attempted multiple times, with the questions shuffled or randomly selected from the question bank. A time limit may be set.
Each attempt is marked automatically, with the exception of essay questions, and the grade is recorded in the gradebook.
The teacher can choose when and if hints, feedback and correct answers are shown to students.
Quizzes may be used
Please note that Moodle quizzes should be used only for formative assessment and not as a summative test or a replacement for an exam
The scheduler activity helps you in scheduling appointments with your students.
Teachers specify time slots for meetings, students then choose one of them on Moodle. Teachers in turn can record the outcome of the meeting - and optionally a grade - within the scheduler.
Group scheduling is supported; that is, each time slot can accommodate several students, and optionally it is possible to schedule appointments for entire groups at the same time.
Scheduler activities may be used for:
Scheduled appointments show up on your Moodle calendar, which you can import into your Outlook calendar (though it will appear as a separate calendar, and you won't be able to push appointments from Outlook to Moodle).
For more information see the Schedule Tutorials help page