Timed document release in Moodle: Advent Calendar #7

Here’s a new feature in Moodle you might not have noticed, Timed Document Release. This resource was developed in direct response to the needs of students during take-home online exams. It allows anyone with an Editing Teacher role in Moodle to make a document (or set of documents) available to students, on or after a …

Easily transferring your Teams recordings into Echo360 Engage: Advent Calendar #6

Following on from yesterday’s post about Echo360 Engage, today Terry Willmer, Echo360 guru, tells us how to make your Teams recordings available to your students through Echo360 Engage. Terry shows how to easily copy recordings from a Teams folder to your personal OneDrive, and how to upload videos from your Recordings folder (or any other …

Timed Moodle Forum posts: Advent Calendar #4

Did you know that there’s a feature in Moodle forums that allows you to set a time that a post will be released? This is really handy for limited-time semi-synchronous discussions, or for scheduling Announcements at a particular time and/or date later on, so that you don’t have to log into Moodle at that particular …

The Moodle Archive: What happens to old modules in Moodle?

You may be surprised to hear that modules that have been offered to students using Moodle are all kept. This means that we have “snapshot” copies of every module ever taught from when we first started using Moodle in 2011. This is an amazing resource of over 100,000 archived modules. In October we archived (most …

Using video for formative assessment

We have been seeing an increasing number of video assignments being used with students. Having students submit video has a number of advantages including:  Can be used in the context of peer review.   May be a more authentic method of assessment.  Can be included in a career-facing e-portfolio.  Many students really enjoy creating videos. Video …

Training and drop-in sessions including online marking and face-to-face drop-in

Learn something new, or come for a refresher – we’ve got lots of training courses on offer this autumn. They’re aimed to provide you with the support you need at the right time of year. As assessment season hots up (unlike the real season…) there’s new training in marking online. These have been organised with …

Using images in teaching

We’ve been asked recently about good practice in using images in teaching. Which can you use, how do you prepare them and how do you use them? Copyright Images must all be checked for copyright. Provide your own images (take pictures) or use images that have a Creative Commons licence (include the correct attribution somewhere). The …

Top ten tips for staff before you make your module visible to students

There’s a lot to do at the start of session. So here are the top ten things to do with your Moodle module before the students get access: Can you see, in Moodle, the module you’re teaching? The 22-23 modules are all ready and waiting, visible to staff but possibly not yet to students. If …

Main new features of Moodle 3.11

The Moodle Upgrade to Moodle 3.11 has now been completed. Moodle looks and operates essentially the same as before: there are no major changes. There are a few new features: Student activity completion Instead of tick boxes, there are now clear labels to indicate to students what they need “To do” and when completed. You …

Changes to where Teams meeting recordings are stored

Next Monday 4th July, is now confirmed as the date when changes will take place to where Teams meeting recordings are stored. While new meeting recordings will continue to appear in the Teams Chat, they will NOT now be stored in Microsoft Stream. Recordings will appear in your personal OneDrive if: you have created the …