CHE Moodle Refresher

Posted On: June 25, 2019

With Semester 2 only a few weeks away, teachers from the College of Humanities & Education (CHE) at the Nasinu and Samabula campuses polished up on their Moodle skills with the Centre for Flexible & E-Learning (CFEL). 36 participants representing the Schools of Education, Communication, Literature & Language, Creative Arts, Ethics and Sport Science attended the 1 day workshop. While it was a refresher for most, a few were fairly new to using Moodle. Paced similary to the FMA Refresher Workshop held a week earlier, conditional release activities were again deployed by the Learning Technologists facilitating the workshop to ensure the pace was reasonable. Coverage of the basic ‘Resource’ vs. ‘Activities’ sessions were fairly straight forward until the more complex topics of setting up quizzes and using Turnitin presented somewhat of a greater challenge for some. CFEL hoped to follow up this refresher session with workshops focused on the more complex Moodle tools. Targeted workshops in the future will look at specific courses that require certain tools such as the online marking feature and gradebook in Moodle. The workshop was a good opportunity for new Learning Designer, Ms. Flora Bentley to observe how the Moodle workshops by CFEL were run for the Colleges. Since January 2019, some 500+ teachers at FNU have been provided Moodle training and supporting good practice guides from CFEL to enhance their technology enabled teaching experiences.