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. 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.