Archive for the ‘e-learning’ Category
2013/12/19 Leave a comment
2013/12/04 Leave a comment
- Last time we started from “Add folder” to get to the handy drag-and-drop file upload control in Moodle 2.
- This time we do not want to create a new folder, but work within an existing folder (better for categorizing lots of files).
- Browse into the folder and click edit
- click create folder
- add name and click create
- click to open folder
- drag/drop files as zip in folder
- oops, check the upper right warning :
- Split your files into smaller segments
- And be patient, there is no visual indicator of progress, or any action, after the drop), or else you get duplicates:
- Just delete duplicates you might have created:
- click on each zip file and choose “unzip”:
- Delete the zip files (not needed anymore)
- Finally, click “save changes”
- Note, by working within a folder, you cannot link directly to the new folder you created. It should however be easy enough to navigate to it if you send the link to the root folder, here “Interaction”.
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2013/11/22 Leave a comment
2013/11/18 Leave a comment
Straight from the documentation, straight under your fingertips in the tutor interface, and most useful during assessments, but also for individual students that won’t stay on task.
2013/11/14 Leave a comment
- You could start with the document properties
- some students leave even the author and editing time in. However, author does not prove any wrong doing, a student may have borrowed a laptop, including its MS-word installation, to author a document and submit it
- It may actually be more of an indicator of something illicit if document properties are empty.
- Students have likely used the “Document inspector”:
- (1): File / (2) Info, (3) view the properties (this document looks like it had its privacy information removed), you can use (4) to view even more.
- to remove all privacy relevant information, like so: (5) unfold “check for issues”, (6) “inspect document””,
- in the window: “document inspector”, click , you will be given the option to “remove all”personal information:
- However, removing personal information can be perfectly legitimate, unless something else was assigned. And it does not help plagiarizers cover their tracks anyway, for…
- …there is the more substantial “compare” documents feature which (even though it was developed for the legal profession, as blackline) tracks what really counts: content changes.
- Access it form the ribbon’s “review” tab:
- point the tool to your 2 documents:
- make your life easier by selecting on the “review” tab to view only content changes (formatting comparisons is noise for plagiarism detection):
- You get a handy (here blurred, but still demonstrating the amount of similarity (=black), compared with changes (= blue), between the 2 documents ) overview of (from the left)
- list of changes
- view of changes in a merged document (which you can save)
- original document
- secondary (likely plagiarized) document:
- The feature is nice, but only moderately intelligent (see the first match, I would obviously not count that as substantially different) and best used with discretion, to make it easier for a teacher to decide how likely it is that these similarities are accidental.
- In this instance, even if the teacher questions are not counted, it seems obvious that only minor alterations were made to the original document and many responses, including quite lengthy sentences, are entirely the same.
- While this an instructional use, you can find happier instructional uses of MS-Word’s reviewing/tracking changes feature here.
2013/10/22 Leave a comment
- …using animated .gifs. Different speed? 0.25sec,0.5sec, 0.75sec, 1sec, , 2sec, 3sec, 4sec, 5sec, 6sec, 7sec, 8sec, 9sec, 10sec. 1.5sec
- And the answer is: You now can simply drag-and-drop a zip file (provided you are using a recent web browser). Start with “Turn editing on”, “Add resource”, “Folder”, and then proceed like so:
- Easy enough, but you can still save time: If your folder is reusable not only between terms, but also teachers (sections etc.), I suggest doing this in our Moodle metacourses (once).
- If you want to use an existing instead of adding a new folder, a slightly different way to manage your multiple files upload in Moodle 2 is described here.
2013/10/02 Leave a comment
- Symptom: When you click on your Saba Centra Event in Moodle, you get only a blank frame within Moodle.
- On your Moodle course page, in the "Activities" block, click the "Centra Events" link.
- Click the "Attend in Browser/Download Recordings" link on top.
- A new window, My Schedule, opens and there are 4 tab across the top: Upcoming, Ongoing, Recordings, Past.
- You will need to check the Upcoming, Ongoing and Past tabs to find your session.
- Click the "Attend in Browser" link. If it works, this is what the result looks like:
- This is per advise from ITS/CTL. They are still looking for root cause and a permanent solution for this campus-wide issue.