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  • My students have to think harder before they bring in their assignment. How can I stimulate them?
    • One possible way is using the workshop activity where students can be required to peer assess each other's work before getting comments about their work. They then make changes and submit to teacher. It's amazing how peer assessment puts the torch to a body of work before the teacher sets eyes on it! (Jason Hando)
    • I am having success using the workshop module for peer assessment. This module offers at least four different methods to organize and record peer assessment.


  • How can you let students write a text together?
    • The Wiki module is ideal for this.
    • Before using the Wiki module, students might use the Chat module to share ideas on the assigned writing topic. They can then later view the log of the chat. This synchronous use of the Moodle is ideal for the student whose writing skills are weak. Peers model to each other ideas and the expressive language for their ideas.

Course Design

  • What course formats and settings are best for specific grade-levels?


  • How to use a forum in a class?
    • Consider rating by the quality of the post rather than quantity.
  • How can you let students collaborate on a forum?
  • How do you organise an on line discussion with Moodle?

Literature Circles

Basic literature circles have a number of jobs. Mine have 4 core jobs and an accessory job: Discussion Director, Illustrious Illustrator, Literary Luminary, and Creative Connector. (Students also complete Word Wizard.)

When students complete their weekly job, they go to the Moodle site to post their job in a forum. Once that is complete, students must post comments. --Jose Moreno 20:45, 25 October 2006 (CDT)


For language courses (in K-12 setting), you could also use "Drag and drop" questions (not default, you have to install it by yourself) as students love it. Here is a tutorial: