This comprehensive guide provides a one-stop shop for existing and new collaborative partner staff delivering or administering Roehampton franchise and validated programmes.
Roehampton Partnerships moodle: https://partnerships.moodle.roehampton.ac.uk/ – current and future modules
Roehampton moodle 2016-17: https://moodle.roehampton.ac.uk/ – franchise teaching staff have access to their UR counterpart modules only
Roehampton moodle 2015-16 aka archive: https://archive2015.moodle.roehampton.ac.uk/ – modules that ran prior to September 2016 during UR 2015/16 standard academic year
Recommended browsers: Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox
Accessing your modules: Dashboard or My modules links in header menu or via the search box
Password self-service: see link on moodle landing page, sign up to the self-service to be able to change or reset your password 24/7 without having to call the UR IT Helpdesk
Password resets (if not yet signed up to the self-service): see link on moodle landing page to Roehampton IT Helpdesk
Staff test page: play around with and test resources and tools on your test page accessible via Dashboard/My modules
Enrolling fellow colleagues onto your pages: Administration block < Users < Enrolled Users < Enrol Users
moodle gradebook: students no longer have access to the grade book, it is for administrative purposes only. NB The course total will never be correct due to mit circs/resit assignments and Turnitin submission inboxes.
Administration block < Grades: downloading grades as an excel spreadsheet
Tweaking your moodle page:
- Enter a blurb and your contact details to the right hand side About this module block,
- layout & sections,
- adding/changing/rearranging blocks,
- adding/updating files,
- using labels
- make sure the assessment and resit sections include all relevant details and are clearly signposted and structured – update the assessment table with the correct due dates & assignments.
Resource/reading lists: Please enquire with your institution’s library or with your relevant subject librarian at Roehampton (if appropriate) who will be able to guide you on how to add library resources, e-books etc. to your moodle page.
LibGuides: staff & student Roehampton Library Guides – databases/eresources, IT & moodle infos
Learning Resources: Encourage your students to check out their Learning Resources and Academic Skills pages.
Student view: Don’t forget to check your page in student view.
Student Turnitin test page: All students have access to one of those, please encourage them to submit a test assignment ahead of their formal submission and familiarise themselves with the concept of Turnitin. This can be done when you first introduce them their assignment and what is expected from them. The moodle guide that goes out with the student user details and student IDs also includes a section on Turnitin. Also pin-point your class to guidance on how to interpret their similarity score which is also explained again on their Turnitin test page.
Turnitin submission links: Setting up standard, mit circs/authorised late & resit inboxes including groups and hiding assignments from students
Marking in Turnitin Feedback Studio: Quick interactive tutorial on the main marking features, another brief tutorial on the commenting tools & more detailed help guide including un-anonymising submissions (see 4th tab on the list). NB If you copy feedback from a different document into Turnitin, make sure you strip it off all the formatting by first opening it in a text editor such as Notepad before pasting it into Feedback Studio.
Grading without a submission: using a Grading Template for group work or similar
Exporting grades: Download an excel spreadsheet from Turnitin
Encourage your students to look at their feedback: How students can access their grades and feedback.
Quizzes/in-class online tests
Generally as part of a franchise, the existing UR quiz is copied to your moodle page by your Roehampton eLearning Adviser, however feel free to set up a quiz of your own that may be better suited for the needs of your students. It is your responsibility to double check the quiz settings such as timings, question behaviour (are students allowed to return to questions? How many attempts do they have? Are the questions selected at random from a question bank?), general & specific feedback etc. Also do a test run by previewing the quiz and double check whether there are any duplicate or incorrect questions.
- Quiz settings, populating your questions bank & providing feedback
- Also check out the extensive quiz guide on moodle.org
- User or group overrides – grant individual students or groups extra time, resetting attempts etc. Quiz Administration block > User/Group overrides – NB If your have set your browser up to save your login details, make sure you erase them from the user overrides settings as students will otherwise be asked for your password before they can take the quiz.
- Guidance for running in-class tests: advise students to test their moodle logins prior to the test, have them ring the UR Helpdesk for a reset
- Manual grading of essay type questions rather than wading through each individual attempt: Administration> Quiz administration >Results > Manual grading. Offers an alternative way of splitting the marking between multiple lecturers.
Exploring other moodle activities and eLearning tools
Tracking student engagement: reports and analytics of how your moodle page is used, custom reports can also be created by the Roehampton moodle team upon request.
To add any of the below activities, Turn editing on, click Add an activity or resource and select the relevant activity from the list of options.
Conditional activities: Each moodle activity can be restricted to according to certain conditions such as dates, other completed activities, grade obtained etc. In the activity settings, select Restrict Access and set your conditions.
Group self-selection: The Group selection activity module allows students to select a group in the course that they want to be members of. Groupless students can create new groups (optional feature). Non-editing teachers may be randomly assigned to groups and group data is exportable as a spreadsheet.
Face to Face: voluntary booking system to manage workshops or training sessions – each activity is offered in one or more identical sessions. These sessions can be given over multiple days. Confirmation emails are sent when users sign-up for a session or cancel. Reminder emails are are also sent to users a few days before the session is scheduled to start. It also provides the ability to record attendance in relation to a booked session via the moodle interface; the attendance records can then be exported to a spreadsheet for further analysis.
Feedback for course evaluation: The feedback activity enables the creation of custom surveys for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types including multiple choice, yes/no or text input.
Glossary: The glossary activity enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or to collect and organise resources or information.
Checklist: set up a checklist for your students to work through
Scheduler: schedule 1:1 appointments with your students
Wiki: create a collection of collaboratively authored web documents.