There are many useful resources available to help you with the creation of your Moodle VLE courses. Below are links to some that you may find helpful.
Activities & Resources (Moodle Docs)
When creating a Moodle course you can add what Moodle refers to as Activities. Usually, an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the tutor. There are a variety of activities that you can choose from including quizzes, assignments and workshops. To find out more about the different kinds of activity click on the links below:
- Assignment Activity
- Chat Activity
- Choice Activity
- Database Activity
- Feedback Activity
- Forum Activity
- Glossary Activity
- Lesson Activity
- Quiz Activity
- Wiki Activity
- Workshop Activity
See below for some ideas about how you might meaningfully incorporate the use of some of Moodle’s activities into the 3E element of the TEL Quality Framework.
A resource is an item that a tutor can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which you can add to your courses. To find out more about the different kind of resources click on the links below:
Blocks can be added to any page in Moodle and appear the on left, right or centre column of the page. When you create a Moodle with the minimum standards template it has two blocks added, the twitter feed and progress bar, you can edit or delete these two or add more if you wish.
- Introduction to Blocks
- Progress Bar Block
- Progress Bar Block Blog Post
- Twitter Feed (HTML Block)
- Twitter Feed Blog Post
Moodle and the 3E Framework
The aim of our TEL Quality Framework is to assist staff to meaningfully incorporate technology into learning, teaching and assessment, using the principles of the 3E Framework.
- Technology Enhanced Learning Quality Framework
- 3E Framework
- Minimum Expectations
- Moodle and the 3E Framework
Lynda.com is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The University subscribes to the service (using your university login details you can access the library of videos).
Teaching with Moodle MOOC
This free Teaching with Moodle course is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest!
The four-week course is also a great opportunity to connect with the vibrant Moodle community dedicated to sharing resources, ideas and anything that could help inspire better teaching practices everywhere.
Other Useful Resources
Learn Moodle Basics 3.4 (YouTube playlist)
The Digital Training team in ILS provide support, advice and guidance for Students in their use of Moodle.
As always though, if you need any help, information or advice then please just contact the TEL team at TEL@yorksj.ac.uk.
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