As stated on the Github repository, the plugin simply “emits events from the Moodle Logstore as xAPI statements”. For those that don’t know, the Moodle Logstore is a log of activities in Moodle. When you view a course, complete a quiz, or grade a student a log of that activity is recorded in the Logstore. The plugin uses these logs to produce xAPI statements and then sends (emits) them to an LRS that you can configure.
CoursePress is a plugin that adds course and student management tools to any WordPress site.
We felt that many of the big-name LMS tools out there can be quite a bear to work with. And most importantly, they often require everything to be locked behind school logins resulting in classes that are completely walled off from the rest of the world.
We don’t think this is the way it should always be. So, we set out to make it easy to publish and manage online courses on the web.
Check the features list:
- Create courses, units, and lessons in WordPress – just like a blog post or page
- Control access to courses and content – open registration, a class code, and more
- Create assessments and quizzes with multiple choice, true/false, free response, and file upload
- Automatically grade quizzes or provide instructor feedback
- Add videos, files, and media to courses
- Include discussion forums and collaboration
- Schedule content to be published with course calendar
- Student management and reporting tools
- Works with any WordPress theme, and comes with a beautiful one too
- Course progress tracking
- So much more
3 September 2014: CodeRunner: authentic e-assessment for computer programming
Presenter: Richard Lobb, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Hosted by Dr Mathew Hillier, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 54 Minutes.
This session explored the features of CodeRunner; a Moodle question type in which student submitted program code is automatically evaluated against a range of test criteria and a grade assigned.
In introductory programming courses the question might be as simple as “Write a Python function sqrx that returns its parameter squared” however more advanced exercises can also be handled, such as “Modify the compiler discussed in lectures to handle the following language extensions”. The submission is graded by running a series of tests on the submitted code within a sandbox, comparing the output with the expected output. Students receive immediate feedback and are able to resubmit for a small penalty. It is also possible to process the responses to questions in which the student answer is not program code at all. Instead the question type can be used to accept any text as a response which can then be assessed against a set of test criteria defined by the instructor in the form of program code. Coderunner is used at the University of Canterbury for laboratories, assignments and mid-course tests in several courses and is to be used in a final exam for the first time this year. The talk reported on experiences with CodeRunner in several courses and demonstrated the authoring of questions and the range of different questions that can be asked.
Timestat tracks the duration of time a student has a browser window active with Moodle resources or activities displaying. This helps to provide teachers and administrators with information regarding time on task, an important metric for many certification and professional development requirements.
A #EasyOChem question type demonstration #Moodle course.
Demo Quiz Quick simple – quiz demonstrating a few of the question types:
- Name to Structure Quiz: 1Qpractice: 1
- Curved Arrow / Electron Pushing Qpractices: 2
- Select Atoms, Molecules or Reactions Qpractices: 2
- Drag and Drop Naming (easyoddname) Qpractice: 1
- Newman Projections Quiz: 1Qpractice: 1
- Fischer Projections Quiz: 1
- Lewis Structures (formal charge and non-bonding electrons)
Two years ago we built and released a Google Analytics feature for Moodle which offered some robust reporting for Moodle – beyond the standard url logging it logged the breadcrumb from Moodle – see here for details. This was released as a plugin on the Moodle plugin directory.
David Bezemer of UP Learning took this concept/plugin and then expanded it to included Piwik an open source analytics system. The plugin is also available in the plugin directory.
Using this plugin requires you to install your own copy of Piwik separately, which you can use for all your websites. So I used it for the Moodlemoot Edinburgh this year, and below include some of the reports that were possible to generate from it.
Download Moodle integration analytics plugin
This site is for the support of the Moodle Reader Module, a module that provides quizzes on over 3000 graded readers and books for young readers, so that teachers can have a simple way to assess their students’ work. All quizzes are randomized with a time-limit for their completion which allows students to take the quizzes open-book, even at home, while minimizing the possibility of cheating. Note that there is no reading material for students here apart from the quizzes themselves.
The Adaptive Quiz activity enables a teacher to create tests that efficiently measure the takers’ abilities. Adaptive tests are comprised of questions selected from the question bank that are tagged with a score of their difficulty. The questions are chosen to match the estimated ability level of the current test-taker. If the test-taker succeeds on a question, a more challenging question is presented next. If the test-taker answers a question incorrectly, a less-challenging question is presented next. This technique will develop into a sequence of questions converging on the test-taker’s effective ability level. The test stops when the test-taker’s ability is determined to the required accuracy.
Atto Plugin Template (by:Justin Hunt)
I have a number of #TinyMCE plugins to port to #Atto, I went and made a simple template and it is available on #GitHub . Hopefully it will help others get up and running quickly.
What is an Open LTI App Collection?
I have developed a patch for the current core Moodle component: “External Tool” plugin (which is a LTI Consumer implementation) that “Enable teachers to add (read config.xml uri) tools from the edu-apps.org LTI catalog” . Please vote for it Or use it with your system, If you find it useful.
Until the above patch is integrated into Moodle’s core, You can use a little external and independent tool I developed:
Extract LTI info from edu-apps.org config.xml files (url)