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* [[:Category:Open_University|The Open University]] has contributed [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=10 many very well written and highly popular plugins] besides [https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Goals_of_an_online_assessment_system the superb Moodle 2 quiz engine]
 
* [[:Category:Open_University|The Open University]] has contributed [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=10 many very well written and highly popular plugins] besides [https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Goals_of_an_online_assessment_system the superb Moodle 2 quiz engine]
 
* [[:Category:AMC_Academic_Moodle_Cooperation|AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation]] has shared [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1765078 several really good plugins]
 
* [[:Category:AMC_Academic_Moodle_Cooperation|AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation]] has shared [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1765078 several really good plugins]
* There are [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1833984 more than ten plugins] made by the [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1833984 University of Ulm]. A [https://moodle.org/plugins/local_sandbox sandbox] plugin programatically restores courses to predefined course states. It can be used to provide playground moodle courses which will be cleaned periodically. The [https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_boost_campus Boost Campus theme] is a Moodle Boost child theme which is intended to meet the needs of university campuses and adds several features and improvements.
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* There are [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1833984 more than ten plugins] made by the [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1833984 University of Ulm]. A [https://moodle.org/plugins/local_sandbox sandbox] plugin programatically restores courses to predefined course states. It can be used to provide playground moodle courses which will be cleaned periodically. The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_course_overview_campus Course overview on campus] block was also made by the University of Ulm.
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_activequiz The Active quiz] The original plugin (real-time quiz) was written by Davo Smith, to which the University of Wisconsin - Madison (funded by an educational innovation grant given to the Medical school) re-wrote the plugin, which is now named active quiz
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_activequiz The Active quiz] The original plugin (real-time quiz) was written by Davo Smith, to which the University of Wisconsin - Madison (funded by an educational innovation grant given to the Medical school) re-wrote the plugin, which is now named active quiz
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/local_usertours User tours] local plugin allows administrators to create tours of Moodle to introduce new features, important information, and more. It was was paid for and sponsored by the kind folk of Dublin City University.
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/local_usertours User tours] local plugin allows administrators to create tours of Moodle to introduce new features, important information, and more. It was was paid for and sponsored by the kind folk of Dublin City University.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/tinymce_poodll PoodLL anywhere] development was funded by the Birmingham City University
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/tinymce_poodll PoodLL anywhere] development was funded by the Birmingham City University
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_quickmail Quickmail] was developed at Louisiana State University
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_quickmail Quickmail] was developed at Louisiana State University
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_course_overview_campus Course overview on campus] block was made by the University of Ulm
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* One of the authors of the [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_description Course description]  works for the Reutlingen University
 
* One of the authors of the [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_description Course description]  works for the Reutlingen University
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/assignsubmission_mahara Mahara assignment submission] was made from code developed by the University of Portland, and Lancaster University
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/assignsubmission_mahara Mahara assignment submission] was made from code developed by the University of Portland, and Lancaster University
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/report_engagement Engagement analytics report] was developed as part of a NetSpot Innovation Fund project by Monash University
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/report_engagement Engagement analytics report] was developed as part of a NetSpot Innovation Fund project by Monash University
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_custom_course_menu Custom Course Menu], developed by the University of Portland, is a block to display enrolled courses in a highly configurable manner for both students and teachers.
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_custom_course_menu Custom Course Menu], developed by the University of Portland, is a block to display enrolled courses in a highly configurable manner for both students and teachers.
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_groups Groups and Groupings Block] by the University of Muenster is a Moodle block to display groups and groupings to users. The plugin differentiates between the capability rights of users to evaluate the appropriate amount of information to be displayed.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_groups Groups and Groupings Block] by [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1936135 the University of Münster] is a Moodle block to display groups and groupings to users. The plugin differentiates between the capability rights of users to evaluate the appropriate amount of information to be displayed.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_collabora Collabora] - Collaborative document editing by  [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1936135 the University of Münster]  provides a document editor for real-time collaboration. Changes to a document are immediately reflected for other users who are accessing the same document. Moodle users can collaborate on simple text files, word, spreadsheet and presentation documents or upload a document. The plugin requires a self-hosted Collabora Online Server (CODE) that is accessed using the so-called WOPI protocol.
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_catalogue Catalogue block] by the Université de Cergy-Pontoise provides a visual and central place for a teacher to access everything he can use in his course (activities, reports, blocks, …) Frequently used items can be marked as favorites for quick access.
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_catalogue Catalogue block] by the Université de Cergy-Pontoise provides a visual and central place for a teacher to access everything he can use in his course (activities, reports, blocks, …) Frequently used items can be marked as favorites for quick access.
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_tutorialbooking tutorial booking] module by [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1805510 the University of Nottingham] is designed to allow instructors of a course to create slots that the students can sign themselves up to. It replicates the sign up sheet on an office door.
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* The [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1805510 University of Nottingham] has made [https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=1805510 several good plugins]:
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_allocationform allocation form]  by [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1805510 the University of Nottingham] can be used to provide more than one choice ("choose three workshops from the following selection") and/or to have students allocated to their choices fairly based on the overall choices/preferences made by all students using the Allocation Form you've set up.
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** The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_allocationform allocation form]  by [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1805510 the University of Nottingham] can be used to provide more than one choice ("choose three workshops from the following selection") and/or to have students allocated to their choices fairly based on the overall choices/preferences made by all students using the Allocation Form you've set up.
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** The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_tutorialbooking tutorial booking] module by [https://moodle.org/user/profile.php?id=1805510 the University of Nottingham] is designed to allow instructors of a course to create slots that the students can sign themselves up to. It replicates the sign up sheet on an office door.
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/report_lpmonitoring Monitoring of Learning Plans] is a report by the Université de Montreal. The [https://studium.github.io/moodle-report_lpmonitoring/ main goal of this plugin] is to facilitate the work of [[Learning plans]] managers. It provides an overview of user learning plan, without leaving the page to get information related to this learning plan (such as rating in courses,user evidence,)
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/report_lpmonitoring Monitoring of Learning Plans] is a report by the Université de Montreal. The [https://studium.github.io/moodle-report_lpmonitoring/ main goal of this plugin] is to facilitate the work of [[Learning plans]] managers. It provides an overview of user learning plan, without leaving the page to get information related to this learning plan (such as rating in courses,user evidence,)
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_moderator_guide Moderator Guide block], created by the Coventry University, displays guides for external teachers/graders. These guides are created by teachers and are based on templates created by administrators. The template creation system allows the generation of Moodle forms containing textarea, file uploader and links.  
 
* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/block_moderator_guide Moderator Guide block], created by the Coventry University, displays guides for external teachers/graders. These guides are created by teachers and are based on templates created by administrators. The template creation system allows the generation of Moodle forms containing textarea, file uploader and links.  
* The [https://www.hsr.ch/de/ University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil] developed the Moodle plugin [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_studentquiz StudentQuiz] to enable students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle,
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* The [https://www.hsr.ch/de/ University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil] developed the [[StudentQuiz module]] to enable students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle,
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/report_coursestats Course usage statistics], developed by the needs of online Brazilian university, UFLA,  is a Moodle report plugin that helps the admin to known how the courses are being used by users (e.g. as forum, as file repositories or as activities repositories).
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/tool_attestoodle Attestoodle] plugin, developed by the University of Caen and the University of Mans, is used to generate periodical training certificates for students on a massive scale, based on learning milestones completion.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_capquiz CAPQuiz] - additional activity for Computer Adaptive Practice, was developed by Ålesund University College and NTNU Toppundervisning at NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It was funded in part by Norgesuniversitetet.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_pdfannotator PDF Annotation] by Aachen University, allows students to insert questions, comments and remarks on learning materials in PDF format directly into the document.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/tool_supporter Supporter] administrative tool by Technische Universität Darmstadt, lets you easily manage your users and courses within a single window without reloading whole pages. Look up users and courses, enrol students, change settings and much more.
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* ... and [https://moodle.org/plugins/search.php?s=University&p=1&l=20&o=263 many more]
 
* ... and [https://moodle.org/plugins/search.php?s=University&p=1&l=20&o=263 many more]
  
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** [[:Category:Language_teaching|Language teaching]]
 
** [[:Category:Language_teaching|Language teaching]]
 
** [[:Category:Mathematics|Mathematics]]
 
** [[:Category:Mathematics|Mathematics]]
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** [[:Category:Medicine|Medicine]]
 
** [[:Category:Music|Music]]
 
** [[:Category:Music|Music]]
 
** [[:Category:Physics|Physics]]
 
** [[:Category:Physics|Physics]]
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==Themes==
 
==Themes==
There are Moodle themes made specifically by and for a University:
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There are several [https://moodle.org/plugins/?q=university%20type:theme Moodle themes made specifically by and for a University]. A few examples are::
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/theme_bcu BCU] and [https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_adaptable Adaptable] Birmingham City University. They are based on bootstrap and allow for extensive customisation and some unique features to help improve Moodle's usability.
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/theme_bcu BCU] and [https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_adaptable Adaptable] Birmingham City University. They are based on bootstrap and allow for extensive customisation and some unique features to help improve Moodle's usability.
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/theme_klass Klass] This is very very modern theme suitable for your school / college / university and other online educational websites.
 
* [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/theme_klass Klass] This is very very modern theme suitable for your school / college / university and other online educational websites.
 
*[https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_snap Snap's] user-friendly and responsive design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience users expect on the web today. Its intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.
 
*[https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_snap Snap's] user-friendly and responsive design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience users expect on the web today. Its intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/theme_boost_campus Boost Campus theme] is a Moodle Boost child theme made by the Ulm University, which is intended to meet the needs of university campuses and adds several features and improvements.
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==PhET simulations==
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[[PhET simulations]] are interactive simulations for science (physics, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences) and math at elementary, middle school, high school and University levels, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, that provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your Moodle server or desktop computer. All simulations are open source.
  
 
==Useful links for tertiary educators==
 
==Useful links for tertiary educators==
* [[Using certainty-based marking]]
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* [[Using certainty-based marking]] To encourage students to try to understand the issues, not just react immediately to a question.
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* [[All or nothing multiple choice question type]] This question type is great for life-saving or death-causing, critical situations/procedures/steps in medicine or engineering.
 
* [[Competencies]] and [[Learning plans]]
 
* [[Competencies]] and [[Learning plans]]
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* [[Effective quiz practices]]
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* [[StudentQuiz module]] - While Moodle’s Quiz module allows teachers to define quizzes to be answered by students with a variety of question types, StudentQuiz moves one step further allowing students to contribute to the pool of questions related to the course. StudentQuiz can be configured to award points for contribution and participation by students and allows techers to moderate the question pool by approving or deleting unsuitable or wrong question. StudentQuiz enables students to rate and optionally comment the questions they answered, awarding the creator of the question with additional points.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:27, 23 August 2019

The use of Moodle in Secondary education is often extended further at the tertiary/university level.

Moodle plugins by/for Universities

Many Universities have created custom Moodle plugins which were later shared in the Moodle plugins database, for example:

  • One of the authors of the Course description works for the Reutlingen University
  • The Mahara assignment submission was made from code developed by the University of Portland, and Lancaster University
  • The EJSApp is backed by the Spanish Open University (UNED) and other Spanish Universities, such as the Huelva, Complutense and Almeria Universities
  • The Media Gallery plugin was written by Adam Olley for the University of New South Wales
  • The Engagement analytics report was developed as part of a NetSpot Innovation Fund project by Monash University
  • The Custom Course Menu, developed by the University of Portland, is a block to display enrolled courses in a highly configurable manner for both students and teachers.
  • The Groups and Groupings Block by the University of Münster is a Moodle block to display groups and groupings to users. The plugin differentiates between the capability rights of users to evaluate the appropriate amount of information to be displayed.
  • The Collabora - Collaborative document editing by the University of Münster provides a document editor for real-time collaboration. Changes to a document are immediately reflected for other users who are accessing the same document. Moodle users can collaborate on simple text files, word, spreadsheet and presentation documents or upload a document. The plugin requires a self-hosted Collabora Online Server (CODE) that is accessed using the so-called WOPI protocol.
  • The Catalogue block by the Université de Cergy-Pontoise provides a visual and central place for a teacher to access everything he can use in his course (activities, reports, blocks, …) Frequently used items can be marked as favorites for quick access.
  • The University of Nottingham has made several good plugins:
    • The allocation form by the University of Nottingham can be used to provide more than one choice ("choose three workshops from the following selection") and/or to have students allocated to their choices fairly based on the overall choices/preferences made by all students using the Allocation Form you've set up.
    • The tutorial booking module by the University of Nottingham is designed to allow instructors of a course to create slots that the students can sign themselves up to. It replicates the sign up sheet on an office door.
  • The Monitoring of Learning Plans is a report by the Université de Montreal. The main goal of this plugin is to facilitate the work of Learning plans managers. It provides an overview of user learning plan, without leaving the page to get information related to this learning plan (such as rating in courses,user evidence,)
  • The Moderator Guide block, created by the Coventry University, displays guides for external teachers/graders. These guides are created by teachers and are based on templates created by administrators. The template creation system allows the generation of Moodle forms containing textarea, file uploader and links.
  • The University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil developed the StudentQuiz module to enable students to collaboratively create their own question pools within Moodle,
  • The Course usage statistics, developed by the needs of online Brazilian university, UFLA, is a Moodle report plugin that helps the admin to known how the courses are being used by users (e.g. as forum, as file repositories or as activities repositories).
  • The Attestoodle plugin, developed by the University of Caen and the University of Mans, is used to generate periodical training certificates for students on a massive scale, based on learning milestones completion.
  • The CAPQuiz - additional activity for Computer Adaptive Practice, was developed by Ålesund University College and NTNU Toppundervisning at NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It was funded in part by Norgesuniversitetet.
  • The PDF Annotation by Aachen University, allows students to insert questions, comments and remarks on learning materials in PDF format directly into the document.
  • The Supporter administrative tool by Technische Universität Darmstadt, lets you easily manage your users and courses within a single window without reloading whole pages. Look up users and courses, enrol students, change settings and much more.

Discipline-specific plugins

There are many Moodle plugins available for teaching/assessing several disciplines at and beyond secondary education:

Themes

There are several Moodle themes made specifically by and for a University. A few examples are::

  • BCU and Adaptable Birmingham City University. They are based on bootstrap and allow for extensive customisation and some unique features to help improve Moodle's usability.
  • Klass This is very very modern theme suitable for your school / college / university and other online educational websites.
  • Snap's user-friendly and responsive design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience users expect on the web today. Its intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.
  • The Boost Campus theme is a Moodle Boost child theme made by the Ulm University, which is intended to meet the needs of university campuses and adds several features and improvements.


PhET simulations

PhET simulations are interactive simulations for science (physics, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences) and math at elementary, middle school, high school and University levels, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, that provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your Moodle server or desktop computer. All simulations are open source.

Useful links for tertiary educators

  • Using certainty-based marking To encourage students to try to understand the issues, not just react immediately to a question.
  • All or nothing multiple choice question type This question type is great for life-saving or death-causing, critical situations/procedures/steps in medicine or engineering.
  • Competencies and Learning plans
  • Effective quiz practices
  • StudentQuiz module - While Moodle’s Quiz module allows teachers to define quizzes to be answered by students with a variety of question types, StudentQuiz moves one step further allowing students to contribute to the pool of questions related to the course. StudentQuiz can be configured to award points for contribution and participation by students and allows techers to moderate the question pool by approving or deleting unsuitable or wrong question. StudentQuiz enables students to rate and optionally comment the questions they answered, awarding the creator of the question with additional points.

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  • There are many good Moodle tutorials and books made by Universities available to everyone:

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