Whether you have been following the Teaching With Moodle MOOC with diligence, or you just found out about it today, here’s a source of great value: The complete MOOC video playlist. Gently paced by Moodle’s official Community Educator Mary Cooch, the playlist shows, in detail, all the elements of Moodle, as she has covered them in the MOOC.
But if you are thinking about learning Moodle, you are still welcome to join learn.moodle.net.
And now a recap of the final week: Advanced Moodling
This week we studied:
- Workshop. A by-stages process with defined advancing criteria until completion. It allows peer assessment. We completed a Workshop in the MOOC.
- Lesson. A content activity with extra grading features along the way. It can be linear or non-linear with branching options depending on the student question. Lessons remind me of Choose Your Own Adventure.
The following settings need to be enabled by the Moodle administrator.
- Completion Tracking aka Checkboxes. A great way to automate the status of pending and completed activities and courses. We also used this in the MOOC.
- Badges. Another of Moodle’s trademarks, the ability to show a course or challenge completed. It is compatible with Mozilla Open Badges.
- Competencies. Either the most or only complex Moodle topic in this MOOC. Unassailable, if we are serious as Moodle as a global learning standards player. Administrators must enable competency frameworks (Learning Plans), for teachers to attach completion evidences. It enables a competency breakdown for each student. We have written about competencies in the past.
- Access Restriction\Permissions. Teachers can make students eligible for new content after a date or completion criteria. Student groups and mobile access are among the many restriction criteria available.
- What else is there? In Martin Dougiamas, it’s worth to take a step back and look at Pedagogy in Moodle.
The MOOC ends with an overview of Moodle Partners and Moodle Cloud, some argue the future of Moodle. These services come in handy if you want to save the course you created alongside the MOOC. The Moodle documentation on Lesson is the basis of this part. Course Backup and Restore videos are part of the playlist.
The video playlist is a good source of reference to keep close. The MOOC will also point you to the relevant pages of Moodle official documentation. And the forums are a great way to find out information and other people’s ideas.
What was your favorite outcome of Teaching with Moodle: The MOOC? Share it with us in the comment section below!