It used to be that you could listen to YouTube streams on Safari in sleep mode. This was especially great for catching up on talks or listening to music in the background with the screen off. Unfortunately the ability to play the audio stream from a YouTube video like a piece of music was subsequently […]
Mini Maglev Train Demonstration – Superconductors, magnetic fields, liquid Nitrogen and a whole load of fun!
The first Maglev (magnetic levitation) patent was filed and awarded in 1905 by a German inventor,Alfred Zehden in the United States. Since then, a few working maglev transports have come and gone with more than a few in the pipeline.
If you manage a Moodle server or servers and the user accounts for your organisation, you might consider locking down some of the user profile fields such as their first name, surname and email address.
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In this video we look at the different aspects of Managing The Course Area on Moodle specifically: – How to Add, Remove or Hide a Section – How to Update Section Header & Description – How to Re-order the Sections Colour My Learning is your source for some of the best learning platforms and Virtual […]
Our first in the the series of VLE Tutorials from our Teaching with Technology Course that we will be producing in the coming weeks. In this screencast episode we look at how to Get Started on your Moodle VLE. This is the first in the series of training videos and we will be looking to […]
I recently had a really good chat with a Director of Learning at a large Academy and I was asked, “How would one use Moodle for lessons held in classrooms where students do not have access to computers?” While it is easy to see how one would use Moodle to teach Computing or ICT as […]
For those using the Assignment module to set homework for students, it’s easy to skip some of the settings available for you to control the way the module work. Apart from the Assignment Name and Description which are both compulsory fields, most users tend to skip down to the bottom to save and publish the […]
While there are mechanisms to synchronise your address book in Outlook with Gmail Contacts, this requires a third party software or plug-in such as one reviewed on CNET. CNET referred to a free software (with upgrade options) called Contacts Sync. The free option does have some limitations. If you are a Google Apps for Business user (a […]
New to Moodle? Here are some quick 5 steps tutorials to get you started. Originally created on Moodle as part of a course to introduce teachers to Moodle in schools, the quick 5 steps tutorials give you step-by-step instructions on how to create categories and sub-categories, create a course, enrol students, turn on editing and enable […]
Often schools find that the numeric scale on Moodle rather limiting and does not meet their specific grading requirements. The numeric scale ranges from 1 to 100. However, a maximum point can be set if the activity is part of a combined assessment. For example, if 40 is selected, students can be graded between 1 […]
Working with Food Technology, we looked at building an online recipe book on the VLE as part of the student’s activity. Glossary and Database immediately come to mind. But, which one is better? Let’s look at the pros and cons of using each one and ideas for applying these in your teaching.
If you are like me and have your files and folders organised on network share drive and wants to make this available on the VLE for students, you will appreciate this quick tutorial on how to upload files and folders onto Moodle.