Moodle and Gamification
What you'll learn
- How to download and build a Moodle server on their home PC
- How to use built in Moodle Tools to Gamify a Moodle Course
- How to install, configure and use the Stash Plugin
- How to install, configure and use the Level Up Plugin
- 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 use H5P quizzes to gamfiy a Moodle course
- How to use H5P interactive video, Course Presentations and Columns to Gamify a Moodle Course
- How to integrate H5P games into your gamifed course
- 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 is all about using Moodle tools and plugins to Gamify your Moodle courses.
This course has been split up into various different sections.
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, and how it is used in the introduction to Gamifcation lesson.
The Moodle Gamification Tools section focuses on Activity Completion and Restrict Access, looking at criteria that can be used in a gamfication context. A lesson on Course Completion finishes this section.
We then move on to Moodle Quiizes and Gamification and i will show learners how to configure the Gradebook, User Reports and Moodle Quizzes so that they can be used to gamify your courses. An example lesson of how to gamify a moodle course using built in Moodle tools completes the section.
The Level Up Plugin is one of the most powerful gamification tools and i will show learners how to setup and configure the Level up plugin the Level Up Availablty Plugin and the Level Up Enrolment Plugin - with examples of each plugin as well.
The Stash Plugin is looked at in the next section of the course, and ill show learners how to download and install each of the plugins available - Stash, Stash Enrolment and Stash Availabilty, and of course, show you some amazing examples of how to use all three plugins in combination.
Next up - the Badges Section - where i will show you how to install and configure Moodle Badges - including Site and Course Badges, with several example lessons, and even how to design your own badges!
The penultimate section covers Other Moodle Gamification Tools, including the Quizventure Plugin - a plugin that allows you to play Space Invaders in Moodle and the Completion Progress Plugin will be looked at too.
The final section investigates H5P and Gamification, and we shall look at H5P Interactive Videos, Columns and Course Presentations and how they can be used to gamfiy your course, as well as H5P Quizzes and H5P games.
So, if you want to learn a bit more about Moodle and gamification, why not sign up today?
Who this course is for:
- Administrators, Managers, Course Creators seeking to enhance 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.