Category Archives: Moodle

Moodle ideas, examples, observations, tutorials and documentation.

Engaging learners in Moodle – part 1

Foster independent learning through the thoughtful design of your Moodle course. Courses that simply contain lists of links to a teacher’s favourite web sites and documents are unlikely to be independently explored by students no matter what the circumstance. This article illustrates how students can be enticed to explore the resources and activities of a Moodle course by embedding hyperlinks into a simple narrative. As students follow links from the narrative, they discover additional resources to meander through. The ‘book’ activity in particular is a great tool for packaging resources into a single page in a format that facilitates this sort of investigative meandering. Continue reading

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Embed RSS feeds into a Web page

In the March/April 2009 (not May as stated in the screen cast below) issue of Learning & Leading with Technology is an article explaining how to create custom RSS feeds using a tool called Feed2JS. This screen cast demonstrates how … Continue reading

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Moodle News Forum – did you know?

One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues. All courses in Moodle have a News Forum. Only the teacher can post news and announcements in a course’s News Forum. All students enrolled in a course are automatically … Continue reading

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Moodle Calendar – did you know?

One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues. Each Moodle course has its own calendar and the teacher can record events in the calendar. When a teacher creates various activities (e.g. an assignment where students upload work), … Continue reading

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Moodle Blocks – did you know?

One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues. You can modify the ‘blocks’ that appear on the left and right sides of your Moodle course/s (e.g. the calendar block). You can move blocks up and down or … Continue reading

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