Moodle Feedback Module Best Practices

If you want to get the most out of the Moodle feedback module, you have to make use of the best practices and establish new goals. If you still continue doing things the same way you did them in the past months or years, there is no way you are going to get your courses in Moodle to the next level. Here are some Moodle feedback module best practices that you should consider employing;

1. Add videos

Videos can really increase your engagement with students. It is easier to interact when you are using videos. Therefore, try and encourage the use of videos to your students. Use videos as a way to generate discussions. You can post a video that is relevant to a particular subject and instruct students to freely post their reactions. Alternatively, you can create a database with videos and then instruct students to search for videos that relate to a particular subject. Ask them to describe what the video is all about and how it relevant to the subject in discussing.

2. Advanced grading methods

Advanced grading methods make it easy to grade assignments. They also help to create transparency and consistency. If you have not started using advanced grading methods, you should take sometime to create a few new forms that you will include in your courses. Make sure that you create forms that can be reused throughout you courses if you don want to do the same job several times.

3. Ask peers and students for feedback

Make use of the feedback module to ask you peer and students directly how you are doing. This activity will allow you to create custom surveys that will help you gain valuable information from the users. The insights and reviews that you get from your students and peers will really help you review and improve your courses.

4. Personalize your course

Use the Joule Personalized Learning Designer to set up rule in your course. This will help you customize and differentiate the learning pathways for your students without using a lot of effort. Think of this as a design mechanism that will help you save a lot of valuable time. Automate emails, create alert messages, send students to a specific URL and put them into groups based on performance.

5. Allow extra credit to increase motivation

It is also possible to award good students with an extra credit in Moodle. As you sum the grade, you can integrate extra credit into you Moodle course easily. Check the extra credit checkbox to set an activity as extra in the Moodle grader. You can give you good students extra credit without marking anything as ‘extra credit’ if the unlimited grades options is enabled on your site. This feature allows you to give your students points that are above the maximum for the grade item using the Moodle grade report or the Joule gradebook.

Making use of Moodle feedback module best practices can help you tremendously improve your online courses in Moodle. The best practices will also make things easy for you and your students. Therefore, you should start using them as soon as possible.

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.