The surprising benefits of being a Moodle tester

I recently spent some time testing the next release of Moodle. This is the second time that I have tested a Moodle site, so I enjoyed it a little more. My first time round, I picked some safe, easy tests, and only did about 10 of them. I really wasn’t to sure exactly what to…

Take An Early Look At The Expanded Question Bank Manager, Coming Along For Moodle 3.5

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/take-an-early-look-at-the-expanded-question-bank-manager-coming-along-for-moodle-3-5/ The brainchild of the Moodle Users Association, its first-half-of-2017 Project Development Cycle, and University of Alberta’s Trevor Jones, the “Expanded Question Bank Management” functionality is close to finished and will be a part of Moodle 3.5, set for a May release. A prototype is available at Moodle’s sandbox. We logged in as a test teacher to give it a…

Privacy, Better Quizzes, Faster And Modern: The Latest Scoop On Moodle 3.5

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/privacy-better-quizzes-faster-and-modern-the-latest-scoop-on-moodle-3-5/ “Better” by scottjacksonx is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Moodle 3.5 is scheduled to be released the second Monday of May. It will be the next Long Term Support (LTS), which means it will enjoy 36 months of security updates rather than the traditional 18. Moodle 3.5 sits squarely in the middle of a refocusing of Moodle’s…

How can Moodle’s Gradebook improve the platform’s usability for teachers?

Source: https://moodle.com/2018/01/05/can-moodles-gradebook-improve-platforms-usability-teachers/ January 5, 2018 Did you know each course in Moodle has its own gradebook which can be accessed from the grades link in the navigation drawer? The gradebook contains the grades for each student in the course. By default, students and teachers can see this link and students can use it to can access…

Create learning objectives in your Moodle quiz templates

Source: Create learning objectives in your Moodle quiz templates – Moodle.com “How can you create learning objectives using Moodle quiz templates?” Three years ago Scott Hallman and the team at Otago University, New Zealand, began a project to answer that question, with three goals in mind: To move away from multiple PDFs, powerpoints, videos and…

No more blank faces with Gapfill

Source: No more blank faces with Gapfill – Moodle.com Gapfill, Fill in the blank, Cloze tests – whatever you choose to call them – are a very useful question type where learners must complete a text which has missing information. The best examples of this offer differentiation: learners may be required to add the information…