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The Educational Design Unit (EDU) will facilitate Moodle drop-in sessions during the months of March and April. The sessions will begin with a brief discussion on a topic and the rest of the session is for you to build your Moodle site with our support.
The topics and dates are: Communicating with students in Moodle: 10 March 2014, 12.30pm – 2.00pm in Bld 41:102 Using Turnitin beyond punitive: 25 March 2014, 10.00am – 11.30am in Bld 41:103 Quizzes for engagement: 10 April 2014, 3.30pm – 4.30pm in Bld 41:105
An HTML block can be added to Moodle to help students find staff contacts and subject consultation hours. For example, Dr Bowles set up this block; the text in blue indicates an active link in Moodle. The HTML code is written so that when a link is selected on a mobile device it activates the relevant function eg call a number, send an email or find the office.
Where to go for help, editing your personal settings, configuring your site and a whole lot more.
Here are four document that you can download and print to help you set up and use Moodle. They have kindly been shared for the UOW community by the fabulous educational support team in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Online discussions are a great way to get to know your students and for them to get to know and learn from each other. Interaction in a face-to-face classroom can be intimidating for some students. An online discussion can level the playing field and allow students to take time to think about their responses. The potential for face-to-face discussions increases when students participate in online discussions as well.
As of the 28th of November, the Moodle platform at UOW has been upgraded from version 2.3 to version 2.5. While you may notice minor improvements to navigation and settings, these will not affect the way your site functions.
An inaugural free conference aimed at building a core of technology educators throughout the Illawarra region will be conducted at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus on Thursday 12 December.
Over the summer session at UOW (from 9 December 2013 – 17 January 2014), I will be running a series of workshops at each of the UOW Australian-based campuses for UOW students interested in developing their digital skills. Called Manage, Use, Create! the workshops are free for students and will be offered both face-to-face at each campus as well as online through Moodle.