Moodle is Wooster’s chosen learning management system. Faculty can use moodle to post readings, create discussion boards, collect assignments electronically, administer quizzes, post grades online, and conduct a host of other learning activities. The system itself is designed around a “social constructionist pedagogy” and as such provides a great environment for students to construct new knowledge for themselves and to construct things for their peers to experience.
In the past year we have added a number of new features. It is now possible to schedule meetings with students in your class, connect your Microsoft Office 365 for easier uploading content from your OneDrive, takings attendance, upload a Solutions Sheet after a specified time, pull analytics about your course and users, and generating polls. These are are some of the many great features added in 2018.
Another feature that has been recently enhanced is the drag and drop matching you can add to quiz questions in Moodle. When developing a quiz, instructors can have elements to have students match key concepts or words to specific areas in order to answer the question. This adds variety to your online quizzes when developing or importing question banks into your course. If you have any other questions regarding Moodle, please contact any of the Educational Technology staff or visit the 4th floor of Morgan.