Activities - HotPot
A single HotPot activity consists of an optional entry page, a single elearning exercise, and an optional exit page. The elearning exercise may be a static web page or an interactive web page which offers students text, audio and visual prompts and records their responses. The elearning exercise is created on the teacher's computer using authoring software and then uploaded to Moodle.
A HotPot activity can handle exercises created with the following authoring software:
Hot Potatoes (version 6)
Activities - Glossary
A teacher can allow files to be attached to glossary entries. Attached images are displayed in the entry. Entries can be searched or browsed alphabetically or by category, date or author. Entries can be approved by default or require approval by a teacher before they are viewable by everyone.
Glossaries have many uses, such as
Activities - Forum
The forum activity module enables participants to have asynchronous discussions i.e. discussions that take place over an extended period of time.
There are several forum types to choose from, such as a standard forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time; a forum where each student can post exactly one discussion; or a question and answer forum where students must first post before being able to view other students' posts. A teacher can allow files to be attached to forum posts. Attached images are displayed in the forum post.
Participants can subscribe to a forum to receive notifications of new forum posts. A teacher can set the subscription mode to optional, forced or auto, or prevent subscription completely. If required, students can be blocked from posting more than a given number of posts in a given time period; this can prevent individuals from dominating discussions.
Forums have many uses, such as
Activities - External Tool
The external tool activity module enables students to interact with learning resources and activities on other web sites. For example, an external tool could provide access to a new activity type or learning materials from a publisher.
For example, to Add Echo360 activity, you can select "Echo360' from the 'External too type' drop down menu:
Activities - Database - Templates
There are three main templates you need to worry about:
All others can be left on their default settings.
This is the default view when people first arrive in the database activity. It shows multiple entries, usually stacked vertically one after the other. If there are a lot of entries in the database, and the entries are long, it may be worth making this a reduced view (with just a title and entry author) which can click through to the single entry.
Single entry view
This shows just a single database entry. It will contain all the information.
This determines what the page looks like when a student (or teacher) adds a new entry to the database. It will also contain all the possible fields for the participant to fill out, laid out in a way and order that makes sense.
Activities - Workshop
Submissions are assessed using a multi-criteria assessment form defined by the teacher. The process of peer assessment and understanding the assessment form can be practised in advance with example submissions provided by the teacher, together with a reference assessment. Students are given the opportunity to assess one or more of their peers' submissions. Submissions and reviewers may be anonymous if required.
Activities - Wiki
The wiki activity module enables participants to add and edit a collection of web pages. A wiki can be collaborative, with everyone being able to edit it, or individual, where everyone has their own wiki which only they can edit.
Wikis have many uses, such as
How to edit a wiki:
2. Click the wiki
3. Click the edit tab
4, Delete or Add the text you want to change.
6. Click save
Activities - SCORM package
A SCORM package is a collection of files which are packaged according to an agreed standard for learning objects. The SCORM activity module enables SCORM or AICC packages to be uploaded as a zip file and added to a course.
Content is usually displayed over several pages, with navigation between the pages. There are various options for displaying content in a pop-up window, with a table of contents, with navigation buttons etc. SCORM activities generally include questions, with grades being recorded in the gradebook.
SCORM activities may be used
Activities - Quiz
The teacher can choose when and if hints, feedback and correct answers are shown to students.
Quizzes may be used
Activities - Lesson
The lesson activity module enables a teacher to deliver content and/or practice activities in interesting and flexible ways. A teacher can use the lesson to create a linear set of content pages or instructional activities that offer a variety of paths or options for the learner. In either case, teachers can choose to increase engagement and ensure understanding by including a variety of questions, such as multiple choice, matching and short answer. Depending on the student's choice of answer and how the teacher develops the lesson, students may progress to the next page, be taken back to a previous page or redirected down a different path entirely.
Lessons may be used