Bloom's taxonomy

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.7. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Bloom's taxonomy.

Bloom's taxonomy is a system for categorising learning activities according to the type of thinking they involve. The scheme suggests that lower order knowledge is needed before higher order analysis can be undertaken. Each element of Moodle's diverse toolset can be used in a variety of ways, so here are some suggestions for what can be done for each level.



Provide any information you can, taking care to either avoid overwhelming them, or to provide specific instructions on what to do with it, e.g. what information to look for when watching a video on You tube. This could be as a label above the activity. SCORM and IMS content packages can present some text, animation or video and ask questions about what has just been learned. They are available from commercial providers, or you can make your own using packages such as eXe (open source) or Camtasia.


Provides ways to get students to find definitions of key terms.

  • Make a glossary and add some terms. Then get the students to find the definitions, either by assigning one or more words to each person, or asking them to fill them in as a group. Add a time limit if in a classroom for extra edge in encouraging cooperation.
  • Make a glossary and show the students how it works, then leave them to fill it in themselves over time.







  • Set a group task to build a wiki page on a particular topic. It is good to set several groups different topics, with the second part of the activity being to use the information the other groups have collected to answer a series of questions, prepare a debate or similar.