Encourage class-wide participation with Moodle Forums

Posted on: March 3, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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A Moodle forum is an asynchronous communication activity used to discuss various course topics.  There are several types of forums and different purposes for each.  Choosing the right forum Standard Forum is best suited for large discussions monitored by the instructor, or for social forums facilitated by students.  A standard forum may have numerous threads and require …

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Moodle improvements for Fall 2015

Posted on: August 17, 2015 | By: Sara Vanderpool | Filed under: Teaching and Learning, Moodle Musings

Moodlerooms, Elon’s Moodle hosting provider, upgraded our Moodle installation to version 2.8 on July 9th, 2015. This upgrade included several changes and new features for the gradebook, forums, and quizzes, which are highlighted below. Gradebook improvements Improved grader report Many improvements have been made to the grade book, with the grader report now functional across all devices, including …

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Answer student questions with a virtual coffee shop

Posted on: September 26, 2012 | By: Victoria Shropshire | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Guest Post by Victoria Shropshire – English Instructor Forums can be used in a variety of ways in any course, but at their heart, they encourage and increase writing.  At a University where writing across the curriculum is one of our most pressing goals, why not embrace a technology that is easy to use and (in my …

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Moodle Q&A: forum emails, resubmit assignments, remove from gradebook

Posted on: September 19, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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In this Moodle Q&A post, Elon faculty ask how their students can stop receiving an email every time someone posts in a forum. We also cover how to give a student a chance to resubmit a file after they’ve submitted something. In a previous post, we walked through enrolling yourself in your course as a student to experience …

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5 design strategies to engage your students in Moodle

Posted on: March 27, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Guest post by Moodlerooms – Elon’s Moodle partner.  Engaging students in fresh and interesting ways can definitely be a challenge in the classroom, even more so in the online arena. Here are some design strategies that you can use in Moodle to engage your students.  Videos Incorporate videos to foster forum discussions. Videos can be a great way …

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