Mathematical Notation In Moodle

There are many disciplines across the University of Nottingham who make use of mathematical notation in their teaching. From the Faculty of Science to Engineering and beyond. Below we have shared some of the tools that you can use to embed mathematical notation in your teaching resources inside your Moodle module and in other formats …

Ten Moodle Tips and Tricks for Students

Many thanks to our guest author, Claire Storr, Learning Technology Consultant for Placements, for this week’s post. Claire shares some top tips for helping students make the most out of Moodle, from customising the Dashboard, to setting up Forum preferences. 1. Customise the dashboard Click on the ‘Edit Mode’ toggle switch (top-right) and then select …

Moodle Content and Layout Ideas – Part 2

In recent weeks the Faculty of Science have been undertaking work to review the layout and design of Moodle module sites in the faculty. This work has developed out of the move to Moodle 4.1 in December 2023 and feedback received from student reps in each school around the usability of Moodle sites. In part …

Moodle Content and Layout Ideas – Part 1

In recent weeks the Faculty of Science have been undertaking work to review the layout and design of Moodle module sites in the faculty. This work has developed out of the move to Moodle 4.1 in December 2023 and feedback received from student reps in each school around the usability of Moodle sites. The new …

Be Prepared For Your Online Exam

As we head into another exam period, students will be gearing up to undertake exams on Moodle and ExamSys platforms. At this time of year it’s often useful to keep in mind some top tips which can help the process of undertaking an exam run more smoothly. Here are some some of the common questions …

Staff and Student Drop-in Support Sessions

This is just a quick reminder about our staff and student drop-in support sessions. Student drop-in sessions have been scheduled throughout January. Feel free to visit for advice and guidance on Moodle, Examsys, or for any other technology-related questions you may have. Student drop-ins: Pop by for any of the drop-in sessions below. We will …

Getting to Know Moodle 4.1

As you will now be aware, we successfully upgraded Moodle to version 4.1 in December 2023. In this post you can find out more about the new version of Moodle, the improvements and new features as well as some links to other posts on specific tools introduced in 4.1. Enhanced layout The redesigned course module …

The Moodle Dashboard

Many thanks for today’s guest post, written by Suzanne Wright, the Faculty and School Support Team Leader.  The eagerly awaited Moodle 4.1 gives us a new and updated dashboard when you log in to Moodle.  The interface is much cleaner and has more white space so it looks much more uncluttered than perhaps the current …

Peer Assessment in Moodle 4.1

As part of the 2023 upgrade to Moodle 4.1, a new activity will be introduced which allows academics to run peer assessment tasks in their Moodle module. The new activity is called Peer Assessment. The Peer Assessment activity is essentially a group assignment submission combined with peer grading, allowing students to assess each other for …

Moodle 4.1 is here!

The feedback from our staff Moodle roadshows and student drop-ins has been overwhelmingly positive! So, we are pleased to announce that Moodle has now been upgraded to version 4.1. If you missed our training events, or you want a quick reminder of what to expect, please see an overview of the key improvements below. Enhanced …