Moodle & Planet eStream
Planet eStream is the Derby College video platform. It is a video sharing platform and also records TV and radio broadcasts.
Planet eStream is available internally and externally and from a variety of mobile devices.
Planet eStream is also integrated in Moodle and you can for example embed videos from Planet eStream in a Moodle page or also use it for video assessment.
Moodle for Assessments
Moodle offers many different styles of assessment.
Remember that Moodle is safe, secure and
Reset your course/s to remove old student data and enrolments
You can then modify the content of your course to reflect any changes in curriculum.
Please note: If you run a course that stretches over 2 years or more, then you probably shouldn’t reset your course. If you are unsure about what to do, please contact me before resetting your course.
Resetting your course will unenrol all existing students and remove all the student data from your course ( e.g. forum posts), but will leave the resources and activities in place for your new cohort to use.
To reset your course, do the following:
- Go into the course you wish to reset.
- In the ‘Administration Block’, under ‘Course Administration’ heading, click on “Reset”.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Select default” button. ( if you are unsure about the settings or if you have any queries about the default, please contact ILT)
- Scroll to the bottom again and click the “Reset course” button to start the reset process.
- Click “Continue” to return to your course home page.
Your Moodle course has now been reset.
Does your Moodle course looks different since the update?
Moodle pages that used to display the Onetopic course format have temporarily reverted to displaying all resources in a long list. Until Onetopic format is reinstated, you can display your page/s using Collapsed* or grid format if you prefer. They have a clean, more modern appearance and load up onto the page faster. To do this go to:
- Edit Settings
- Course format
Remember to check the Number of sections is correct and set Elements to no additions if using collapsed format.
NB some sections may show as “orphaned” in which case, you need to increase the Number of sections in Administration/Edit Settings.
*To see an example of a collapsed topic page, click here
Does your page have lots of information that you want learners to read?
- Display information in “chapters” within a book
- Your page will look neater and more professional
- Reduce scrolling
- Improve Moodle’s response time
Click this link then FAQ to see Book in action
Insert content pages of information, links, pictures and short videos.
- Follow content pages with quiz questions within the lesson.
- Guide learners’ activity; wrong answers return the learner to a previous page to re-read and re-attempt the exercise.
- Quiz questions within Lesson act like Moodle Quiz – they’re self-marking and can be saved as a spreadsheet.
- Make this a Blended Learning activity – set it as homework or for Distance Learning then use class time to discuss the lesson.
Use this to organise your Moodle page
- Either move existing resources into a subpage to tidy your Moodle page or add new resources into it.
- Add sections to the same subpage to categorise content.
- Speed up the loading time of your Moodle page.
- Enhance your learners’ online learning experience by displaying resources logically and tidily
Use Moodle in a more interactive way…
- • Moodle quiz marks students’ work – no need to grade piles of papers.
• Flip learning – gathers feedback from students after they access activities via Moodle.
• Use to reinforce and revise learning.
• Save the results in a spreadsheet.
No time? Send me your questions and I’ll create a quiz for you then show you how it works.
|Do you have lots of individual files on your page?|
- Save upload time
- Preview files to find the one you need
- Editing options on screen when you (teacher) open the folder
- A neater page – no long list of links to scroll through
- Improves Moodle’s response time
- Order your resources more logically for your students to navigate
Instead of lots of individual links you could have one link which opens as a folder
- Teachers and students can leave messages on the side of your Moodle page.
- Students can use this to leave comments on the course or resources.
- Use on secondary pages – when a student opens a Moodle resource the comments relate to that resource.
Allow your students to feedback on your resources
- Send posts to students through a link on your Moodle page.
- Students reply to your posts on Moodle.
- Ask students to feedback on Moodle activities using the link.
- Students can upload small videos, documents and photos to posts.
- Have you got several paragraphs and images on Moodle that take up a lot of room?
- The “Page” activity is a single link that opens as another page displaying your text and images.
Look for it under add an activity or resource
- Display text and images that otherwise occupies a large area on the Moodle page.
- Display several website links.
- Your page will look neater.
- Reduce scrolling.
- Improve Moodle’s response time.
- List multiple website links.
The resources are listed by systems of the body, with lots of information supported by images, videos and quizzes.
- Annotate your work on the board.
- Create Notebooks on your PC to use in class.
- Create Notebooks during lesson.
- Upload Notebooks to your Moodle page.
- Use interactive activities and games in Notebook.
Would you like to learn some new features?
- Get in touch with me to arrange a time to meet up.
- I’m at Broomfield from Mondays to Thursdays.
- Teachers can upload definitions to this link.
- Participants can create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary.
- Add images, links or documents.
- Learners can upload their own definitions.
- Search alphabetically, by category, date or author.
- Entries can be approved by default or require approval by a teacher before they are viewable by everyone.
- Learners and teachers can comment on and rate entries. Aggregate ratings to form a final grade, recorded in the gradebook.
Glossaries have many uses, such as
- A collaborative bank of key terms
- A ‘getting to know you’ space where new students add their name and personal details
- A ‘handy tips’ resource of best practice in a practical subject
- A sharing area of useful videos, images or sound files
- A revision resource of facts to remember
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