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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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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Being first at any cost

Yesterday I blogged over on the Brightcookie.com blog about a consortium of universities who took the time to look at how their staff used Moodle and what Moodle 2.01 had to offer.  They decided, for a list of very rational, objective reasons that Moodle 2 needs a few more versions to come right and their favourite plug-ins need time to catch up. They aren’t going for the early adopters achieve on this one. I posted…

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