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Minimum digital skills level of Educators
The recipe is aimed at teachers and content creators who wish to create a blended learning lesson to develop grammar and vocabulary exercises for homework.
A2 – B2 depending on the tasks created online that the learners have to fulfill.
- Internet connection
- Moodle software installed
- Ideas for exercises or exercises prepared beforehand to put into Moodle
- Optional: other websites such as YouTube, BookWidgets, etc.
- Optional: speakers, headphones
The recipe enables educators to develop exercises for grammar or vocabulary learning through a blended learning format. It enables educators to employ digital learning environments which are motivating and engaging. It also put learners’ active uses of digital technologies at the centre of the instructional process.
How to do it (step by step)
Go to your Moodle website.
Log in using your user name and password.
Go to the course for which you developed the exercises.
Click the “settings” icon.
Turn editing on.
Click “Add an activity or resource”.
Choose the type of activity you wish to add from the list.
Click “Add”. This will lead you to the mask you need to fill out to create the exercise.
Give your activity a name. There’s a number of other settings that you can complete now or at a later time. Save your work by clicking “Save and display”.
On the page that opens you, click “Edit quiz”.
On the page that opens up, click “Add” on the right hand-side.
In the menu that opens up, click “+ a new question”.
In the menu that opens up, choose the type of questions you wish to create from the list. Click “Add” to confirm your choice.
Now you can start building the exercise. Give the question a name in the field “Question name”.
Write down your text or question in the field “Question text”.
When you’ve completed all the fields, click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page.
On the page that opens up, you will now be able to see the exercise you have just created. If you want to preview the exercise, click on the magnifying glass icon on the right hand-side.
Now you can see what your exercise looks like and click through it as the students would.
If you’re done, click “Turn editing off”.
There is more…
Moodle is just one way of creating interactive exercises. It’s a great tool as it allows inserting many different exercises and online materials. However, in order to use Moodle in class teachers need to do some work. First of all, teachers need to get the software installed and create a course before they can start uploading material.
Moodle has many different features and is not always intuitive so creating activities in Moodle takes some time and getting used. This needs to be considered before implementing Moodle in class.
See the links provided below to get further information on Moodle and tutorials on how to get started with the platform.
- Moodle documentation for administrators: https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Admin_quick_guide
- How to create a Moodle course tutorial video:
- How to create a cloze test video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOn0jyq2WWU
- How to create a quiz in Moodle using the question bank video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hQDQKrw9a4
- How to add interactive widgets to Moodle: https://www.bookwidgets.com/blog/2017/10/the-5-step-guide-to-adding-interactive-exercises-to-moodle-with-bookwidgets
- How to insert a video into Moodle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSg4wUvyAZY