5 Steps for Student & Staff to Make the Most of Their Moodle

“Among many other things, Moodle enables teachers to upload learning resources such as PowerPoint presentations, links to websites, class notes, or message their students, and keep a display of important information such as hand-in dates for homework and reply to any pupil or student questions they might post.” – Dr. Geoff Elliott of Pembrokeshire College

Moodle has taken over the classroom and put the virtual world at the heart of the education system. To really take advantage of everything that Moodle has to offer, students and teachers must truly understand the different tools and features that are built-in to the powerful tool. Once the tool is better understood, teachers and students can integrate the right Moodle modules that would increases classroom engagement and make learning more fun.

Let’s take a look at 5 top tips that students and teachers can use to make the most of Moodle.

1. Automated User Sign-In for Convenience with Security

These days, we have different passwords for everything. We don’t usually remember all of them. Moodle offers a convenient and secure automated sign-up option to avoid these kinds of issues. Integration with existing user authorization systems and single sign-on can help smooth the path to student and staff e-learning productivity and achievement.

 

2. Use Robust Moodle Modules

Moodle offers over 1,000 plugins available for download. These tools enhance the classroom by offering dynamic and engaging features. Chats, forums, voicethreads, and so on allow teachers and students to interact more than ever before, reinforcing material, and making the learning process a lot more fun.

 

3. Improve Course Navigation with Existing Tools

Moodle has many built-in possibilities that improve navigation. One example is Moodle’s Collapsed Topics functionality, which makes it easy to navigate documents with a large number of pages. This is a huge time-saver.

 

4. Offer Real-Time Onscreen Guidance

Real-time guidance software such as WalkMe for Moodle helps users navigate Moodle who aren’t familiar with how to leverage all of the product’s features. Onscreen guidance offers context appropriate guidance to students and faculty, to ensure that they complete all their tasks successfully, no matter how complex.

 

5. Make Mobile Access as User-Friendly as PC Access

In a mobile-driven world, users expect access and usability from tablets and smartphones as well as from their computers. Moodle’s mobile access allows students and faculty to access their Moodle accounts on the go, essentially making the classroom available anywhere. It even uses a responsive web design so that the screen automatically resizes according to the mobile device.

Once students and teachers must know how to use all of Moodle’s helpful functionalities, the ease of learning will be able to reach new heights.

 

This article is part of a White Paper called “How to Heighten Student & Faculty Engagement with Moodle for Better Learning Results.” 

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The White Paper covers a range of topics including:

Chapter 1: 7 Challenges that Derail Your Institution’s Moodle Implementation and Adoption Efforts.

Chapter 2: 10 Data-Backed Tips to Ensure Your Student & Staff Successfully and Accurately Engage with Moodle.

Chapter 3: 5 Tools You Must Know About Hot to Get Your Students & Lecturers Onboard with Moodle and Using it Correctly

Nicole Lewis
Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.
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