Customising Articulate Storyline’s LMS Goodbye message

I’m on a steep learning curve with a new piece of software (Articulate Storyline) and writing tutorials about another piece of software that I’m not offay with. Not a comfortable place to be but the challenge is pushing me and being uncomfortable is okay now and again. It’s when I end up learning the most. I’ve learned that Moodle doesn’t handle SCORM comfortably – no matter what the SCORM package, whether it opens in the…

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Audio assessment using SoundCloud + Moodle

The instructors I work with are looking for options beyond text for learners to demonstrate knowledge and skills. Audio assessment is one of the alternatives we’re exploring and soon we’ll be creating assignments for learners to submit links to recorded audio. We’ll be putting in the caveat that learners are NOT allowed to read from a script. Obviously some might – and if it’s mission critical they don’t, we’ll look at video assessment. Here is…

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Audio assessment – Moodle Flash plugin or third party site – or both?

I’ve been thinking a lot about authentic, contextual assessment lately and it occurs to me that audio assessment in the human services industry really makes a whole lot of sense in some instances.  In one of the Australian Institute of Social Relations courses for Financial Counsellors, learners are asked to write and submit their opening statement to clients. Yet, when they are in front of a client, they’re not likely to be reading it off a…

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Moodle plugin review: Checklist

For a while now, one of our online educators creates a check list for learners  to download and fill in at the end of each learning module. This gives them a chance to see what activities and assessments and evidence of competency are required on one page and also ensures they have completed what they need to in order to move onto the next module of learning. Enter Moodle 2.2 and with it completion tracking…

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Activity reports in Moodle courses

This is another messy brain dump because I’ve had to look this up more than twice… To be able to access activity reports in Moodle courses – The site admin must ensure that the Navigation block is active The course owner must add the Navigation block (The course owner can decide whether or not learners can see their own Activity reports in course settings) OR If you are afraid the Navigation block will confuse students (you…

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