|the default Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used by the University.|
Moodle allows students to access course materials, enter into discussion with one another, do online tests and submit assignments. Staff can access Moodle to upload course content for students and download course assignments as well as partake in discussions and forums.
Moodle can be accessed using one of the following addresses, depending on where you are based:
Online course for staff: Introduction to Moodle
Online course for students: Introduction to Moodle
To access Moodle Mobile, you will need to enter one of the following site addresses:
Open Learning Students: openlearning.lancs.ac.uk
Online course for staff involved in course administration: Course administration in Moodle
Comprehensive information, guidance and case studies about this topic can be found on the Digital assessment and feedback help and training page.
Online courses for staff involved in assessment
LibCal can be used to allow students to book one-to-one appointments. Links to LibCal appointment screens can be hosted anywhere in Moodle with a text editor. To learn more about LibCal, see: LibCal help and training.
For help and support with using eStream, see Lancaster eStream help.
You can also embed recordings of Teams meetings, lectures and seminars in Moodle by following these steps:
For help, support and training in using Xerte, see Xerte help and training.
H5P is a Moodle plugin that allows you to create page content which is responsive and mobile friendly.
Interactive content can be used to increase students’ engagement with the course material or used to assess students’ comprehension. H5P activities can be used to promote curiosity and to strengthen a sense of connectedness to course concepts. H5P activities provide instant feedback to students, allowing them to self-assess their understanding of the course material.
H5P can be used to facilitate:
Examples and Scenarios
There are many examples online:
Some popular activities in H5P:
This could be used for a wide range of subjects and topics.
Take a video in YouTube or Vimeo, and add annotations, hotspots, hyperlinks, pop-ups, in-video navigation, and quiz questions.
Create a slideshow and embed questions and other interactions.
Create text-based turning cards. Useful for vocabulary reinforcement, revision of key terms etc.
Create a timeline of events with multimedia.
Speak the Words
Answer a question using your voice. Great for language learning.
Enable users to compare two images interactively. Good for demonstrating a before and after scenario eg deforestation over time.
There are several options available for creating collaborative activities in Moodle.
The Forum activity allows students and teachers to exchange ideas by posting comments.
Wikis are a simple, flexible tool for collaboration. You would normally use a wiki when you want your students to work together to create some course content.
The Glossary activity allows staff and students to build up a bank of definitions for any terms which are specific to the course.
Ally is a toolkit added to Moodle that can provide guidance on how to improve the accessibility of PDF, Word, PowerPoint and other resources that are uploaded to Moodle.
For more information see Ally help and training.
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