Whether you are new to the Moodle course management system, or have been using it in your classes for some time, here are some steps to help advance the level of interaction in your classes.
- Post the syllabus/course outline.
- Add any handouts that you would have normally printed out.
- Require students to edit their Moodle profile, write a description about themselves, and upload a photo.
- Use the gradebook so that students can keep track and "take ownership" of their progress in the course.
- Collect student work electronically using the Assignments feature.
- Use the Forums feature to continue classroom discussions outside. Require students to respond to a question or topic that you post. Ask them to reply to a fellow student's posting.
- Use the Choice feature to post a simple question and poll students. Ask a question for content review, or to gauge prior knowledge.
- Create an online quiz.
- Hold virtual "office hours" using the Chat feature.
- Use the Journal feature to create a self-reflection component in the course for students.
- Determine whether the textbook you use has an online component (aka "course cartridge") that can be uploaded to your Moodle course. This usually includes interactive activities, quizzes, glossaries, Power Points, etc...
Questions on how to do this? Contact Joe Hardenbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 424-3692.