How to build a fully Gamified Moodle Course
What you'll learn
- How to build a fully gamified Moodle course
- How to download and build a Moodle server on their home PC
- How to configure and use Moodle Quizzes, Gradebook and User Reports in a Gamified context
- How to create, edit and set criteria for Site and Course Badges
- How to add a quizventure plugin to Moodle and how to configure it
- How to use completion progress block and how to configure it
- How to integrate H5P into your gamifed course
- How to integrate H5P games into your gamifed course
- How to install, configure and use the Stash Plugin
- A basic understanding of Moodle
- You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
- You should be able to use the Internet and Web Browsers at a beginner level
This course has been specially designed to show learners how to create a fully gamified course called Planet Learn, using exsisting Moodle content!
I'm going to begin the course by showing learner's how to create their own Moodle instance on their own computer. This will be used throughout the course so that you can test and try all of the things I teach you.
I will explain what gamificaiton is, the concept of the course and how to effectively plan and map Moodle courses.
The optional tools required section looks at installing all the Moodle Plugins you will require for the Planet Learn game, including the Stash Plugin, the Stash Availablity Plugin, the Course Completion Plugin, the Quizventure Plugin and the Sharing Cart.
Next, I will show learners how to create a new course in Moodle, how to add animations and graphics and configure course topics to convert them to levels of the Planet Learn Game.
Then the fun begins, with the three sections which look at creating the Planet Learn game itself.
The Farm Introduction section is first, and in this section I wll show learners how to configure the Moodle topic with content, activity completion, restrict access criteria, Stash items, Stash trade items, animations and graphics, badges and even show learners how to test the game so far.
The next two topics, the Ice Planet and the Fire Planet are setup in a similar way, showing learners all the tips and tricks they require to setup and configure the Planet Learn game and associated levels.
The Final Thoughts section completes the course, where we shall look into extra levels, accessibility, uploading your own content, alternative level configurations and course completion.
So, if you want to inspire your students and revolutionise their online learning, why not sign up today?
Who this course is for:
- Administrators, Managers, Course Creators seeking to enhance Moodle courses
- Teachers looking to enhance their exsisting Moodle courses
- Professionals interested in enhancing Moodle online courses for Staff Training and Professional Development
- Professionals that use Moodle on a day to day basis and want to enhance Moodle for their students!
- Anyone interested in Learning Technology and how it can be used to enhance student learning
I have worked in eLearning for over 12 years, and in IT and computing for over 22 years.
I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support. I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.
Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.
I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.
I frequently identify and assess relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice.
I have regularly, throughout my career, designed and implemented a range of training, including student inductions, large scale teacher training, online training and individual training.
I am always interested in any Moodle or eLearning consultancy work - if you require this sort of service, please let me know, or visit my website.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.