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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

Overview of this book

Moodle is the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS). It is vast and has lots to offer. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. It works best when you feel confident that the tools you have at hand will allow you to create exactly what you need.This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and learning theory to give you new tools and new power with Moodle. It will show you how to connect with your online students, and how and where they develop an enthusiastic, open, and trusting relationship with their fellow students and with you, their instructor. With this book, you'll learn to get the best from Moodle.This book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. With this book, you'll have excellent support and step-by-step guidance for putting together courses that incorporate your choice of the many features that Moodle offers. You will also find the best way to create effective assessments, and how to create them for now and in the future. The book will also introduce you to many modules, which you can use to make your course unique and create an environment where your students will get maximum benefit. In addition, you will learn how you can save time and reuse your best ideas by taking advantage of Moodle's unique features.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques
About the Authors
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A look at the choice activity

Before we discuss some of the uses of a choice activity, let's look at a choice from both the students' and teachers' point of view.

Students' point of view

From the students' point of view, a choice activity looks like this:

Note that at the bottom of the window, the student can see how many other students have chosen a response. There is also a limit on the number of students who can choose each response.

Teachers' point of view

Before we discuss some of the uses of a choice activity, let's look at the settings available on the Editing Choice page. We will then see how we can make creative use of these capabilities.

Number of choices

When you first use the Editing Choice page, Moodle gives you space for five responses:

If you have used up all the choices and need more choices,you need to click on Add 3 fields to form button


The Limit option next to each choice enables you to limit how many students can select that choice. As shown in the preceding screenshot...