End of year tasks in Moodle, don’t rely on Santa to do it for you!

SantaThis year our teachers made amazing progress with the continuing adoption of Moodle at Wodonga TAFE. Now dozens of teachers at Wodonga TAFE have integrated or are integrating Moodle into their teaching practice.

As we approach the end of the year, there are a number of tasks that must be completed in preparation for 2012. Those teachers who have incorporated Moodle into their teaching delivery should plan on discuss the following points.

Apply template
During the year, Learning Innovation worked closely with CIAS to create a Moodle course template. This template ensures we tick the right boxes with regard to compliance matters, it comprises of-

  • Learning program information in Moodle book format
  • Student acknowledgement sign off developed in a ‘quiz’ format
  • Student acknowledgment/sign off for assessment instructions developed in a ‘quiz’ format
  • CF61/2/3 Student evaluation forms developed in the Feedback module

This ensures students know and record via quizzes that record in the Gradebook that they understand their rights & responsibilities, what’s required of them (and us!) throughout the unit, what’s required of them (and us!) with each assessment and the evaluations provide teachers with a data-driven approach to validation and continuous improvement.

Not all courses within Moodle have had the template applied to them, if your Moodle course is one of them, please make some time with the  Learning Innovation team (Geoff on ext. 6525) to discuss how you can transition your course to the new compliance format.

Backup course
As courses finish for the year, you’ll need perform a backup to your Moodle courses so that you have a digital record of all that transpired. To do this, click on the Backup option under the administration block of each course. This option will present a number of options for what to include, please ensure all logs, users etc. is included, If you require assistance have a look at this prior post on our blog or you can contact Geoff on ext. 6525 to arrange some training.

Reset courses – Now your hard work of developing a unit has been done, it’s easy to deliver it again in 2012. Once you have backed up the course, use the Reset option under the course Administration block. This will ask you which options you wish to reset, quiz attempts, forum posts, assignment submissions etc. With your selections made, continue through the prompts and your course will be reset.

If you require assistance have a look at this prior post on our blog or you can contact Geoff on ext. 6525 to arrange some training.

Enrol 2012 students
With your course reset, you may need to enrol your 2012 students in your Moodle course. The most efficient method to achieve this, is to use the spreadsheet to bulk upload students into the appropriate units. As a teacher, or administration officer, you should be familiar with this process, if not contact Geoff on ext. 6525 to arrange some training.

Create additional units
Now that you’ve seen the benefits of using Moodle for some of the units you deliver, you should now consider implementing it for other units. Please contact Learning Innovation to discuss how best to make this happen.

If you have any issues or questions regarding the tasks above, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Learning Innovation department at learninginnovation@wodongatafe.edu.au.

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