Learning requires collaboration, and in the dispersed environments in which weoperate, both online learning and classroom interaction are critical. In this paper, we will discuss how teachers can interact with students online using the Moodle course management system. The various Moodle tools are discussed, informing teachers of how to facilitate effective interaction inside Moodle.
option allows Teachers to add files and activities to the course. It can be found as a link in the Settings block or as a button at the top right of a course homepage. This option is only available to teachers of the course.
Adding Resources (files) and Activities to course
Go to the desired course
Ensure editing is turned on
Go to the topic / section where you would like the new resource or activity to be placed
Select either the 'Add an activity or recourse' menu
Select the appropriate option from the pull down list
In Turn Editing On mode course files and activities may be added, removed, indented, moved, updated, deleted, hidden, shown.
Editing resources (files)/activities icons:
- the edit icon goes to the "update" or "settings" screen for the activity or resource
- the open-eye icon means an item is visible to students. It will close when you click on it
- the closed-eye icon means an item is hidden from students. It will open when you click on it
- the right icon is used to indent course elements (there is also a left icon)
- move icon allows course elements to be placed anywhere
- move here icon appears when moving a course element, click on the box to move file/activity
- delete icon will permanently delete something from the course
Assignments enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line.
This module allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, consisting of multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions and more. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback and/or to show correct answers.
Create a wide range of questions to get student feedback e.g. on a course or activities. The goals of the Questionnaire module are quite different from those of the Lesson or Quiz modules. With Questionnaire you do not test or assess the student, you gather data.
Lesson activities can deliver content in interesting and flexible ways. It consists of a number of pages. Each page generally ends with a question and a number of possible answers, and leads to another page based on the student's choice.