Organise content: Remove a section if it is not required

You may find that you aren’t making use of a particular section provided by the Topics course template. For example, if your module does not require you to deliver online seminars and the only item in the ‘Meeting\Recording links’ section is the Panopto LTI then you may consider moving it to the ‘Module Information’ section …

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Organise content: Don’t swamp the course page with content

Try not to put too much content on the course page such as large blocks of text. The course page should be used as a place to ‘signpost’/link to content. Students may be accessing the course on devices with small screens so make use of the Page and File resources (amongst others) to present content …

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Organise content: Review content from previous weeks

Throughout Semester remember to check and review content from previous weeks. Hide content which is no longer relevant to students, especially time-dependent information.  For example: Don’t show a ‘description’ on the course page if the detail in it gives instructions for something that had to be done that week. Hide an activity if it’s no …

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Moodle: Ideas for organising course content and signposting

It will soon be time to prepare your Semester 1 Moodle course. Over the coming days I will post some useful ideas and tips. The posts will include 'before' and 'after' visual examples: Throughout Semester check and review content from previous weeks: Hide content which is no longer relevant to students, especially time-dependent information. Review content …

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What are Panopto Channels?

Channels are folders where you can store reusable content. These may be lecture recordings that you would like to make available to students on future runs of modules, ‘subject matter’ videos which can be used year-on-year, or recordings that you wish to share with students across several modules or programmes, for example, a ‘Placement Choice’ briefing. …

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Using LockDown Browser for ‘in-class’ tests

LockDown Browser® (LDB) is a custom browser that locks down the environment within a Moodle Quiz.  This year, IT Services have simplified the process of setting up and running quizzes and exams using LockDown Browser. It is currently being used to run ‘alternative provision’ exams. Jon White from the Pathways team has also been using …

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Updating your Moodle module (1) – “How do I organise the General section?”

Ensure that the General section has limited content. The student will have to scroll past the General section regardless of which Unit/Week section they choose to go to so it must be kept short.  General section (top of the course page) Replace the placeholder text in the Course summary section (at the top of the …

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