SEND IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements are important for keeping students in your course on track. Here’s a video tutorial “How to post news in Announcements in UMMoodle” [Note: students cannot reply to messages posted in Announcements.]
UPLOAD TEACHING MATERIALS
Produce voice-over on existing PPT slides (many of us currently teach with PPT slides). The PowerPoint files can be uploaded directly to Moodle, or converted into a video and then uploaded. Here’s a video tutorial showing the steps.
CREATE ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
Students can communicate with you and each other using discussion forum or text-based chat. Here’s a video tutorial on how to add a discussion to your course.
Teachers and students can now record short videos (200 MB max) directly into forums and assignments. Here’s a video tutorial, “Record Audio and Video in Moodle 3.5”. [Note: iPhone users are advised to use the Moodle app (video) to record videos directly into forum posts and assignments.]
COLLECT STUDENTS’ WORK WITH ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments work well for a variety of tasks and activities, including collecting essays, reflections, project work, video recordings, and individual/group presentations. To check texts for plagiarism, turn on the Veriguide function or use a Turnitin activity. The maximum upload size is usually 200 MB.
DELIVER LECTURES ONLINE
Deliver live lectures online with video conferencing software, Zoom. Zoom meetings can be created in UMMoodle for up to 100 students. Academic staff need to register for a Zoom license at account.icto.umac.mo. Here’s a video tutorial on how to schedule a Zoom meeting for each course. Stay tuned for a demo video on teaching with Zoom.