Moodle Plugins
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Moodle Plugins

Enhancing Moodle 3 Functionality using Moodle Plugins
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Created by Mr Ben Audsley
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 52 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Download and build a Moodle server on their home PC
  • Locate Free Moodle Plugins
  • Download free Moodle Plugins
  • Install Moodle Plugins on a Moodle Server
  • Setup and Configure various Moodle Plugins
  • Setup a Moodle course page in a variety of different formats
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Requirements
  • No Special Requirements - You can create your own Moodle's server using Bitnami on your own computer (and will be taught how to do this) - if you do not have access to your own Moodle installation.
  • 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
Description

Do you want to enhance your Moodle courses by installing free Moodle plugins?

Well this is the course for you!

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Download and Install Moodle at Home
  • Locate free Moodle Plugins
  • Download free Moodle Pugins
  • Install Moodle Plugins on a Moodle server
  • Enhance courses with the added functionality provided by plugins

I have chosen over 35 plugins for this course that I have personally used and tested over my 8 years in eLearning, and each of the plugins have unique characteristics and functionality that can be added to your Moodle course and enhance your students learning experience! 

Some of my favourite plugins are covered including:

  • H5P - Add html5 interactivity to your Moodle course
  • Attendance - Take attendance in Moodle
  • Questionnaire - Create questionnaires for your staff and students
  • Checklist - Create amazing checkists
  • Heatmap - Which activities and resources are used most/least?
  • Quizventure - Add a Space Invaders game to a Moodle course
  • Game - Snakes and Ladders, Sudoku, Hangman..
  • Course Formats - Collapsed Topics, Tab, Grid, Buttons, Board!

I will begin the course by guiding learners through the process of installing their own Moodle server at home, which can then be used to practice everything taught in the course. 

Following the introduction section, the course is split into 6 sections – we begin with course format plugins, closely followed by atto text editor plugins, course plugins, communication plugins, gamification plugins, reporting plugins and finally some random plugins. 

In each section of the course, I will show learners how to download the plugin, the various methods of installing plugins, as well as guiding learners through the process of setting up and configuring the plugin.   All lesson also include a downloadable paper guide, and each of these guides can printed to form a Moodle plugin user manual.  

So, If you are an Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Classroom assistant, Course Creator, or just a Professional interested in enhancing online Moodle courses through the use of plugins, why not sign up today? 

Plugins that not only enhance your course, but enhance the student experience as well!

Who is the target audience?
  • Administrators, Managers, Course Creators seeking to add Moodle Plugins to Moodle courses
  • Professionals interested in enhancing Moodle online courses for Staff Training and Professional Development
  • Anyone interested in enhancing Moodle online courses by installing Moodle Plugins
  • Professionals that use Moodle on a day to day basis and want to make Moodle better for their students!
  • Anyone interested in Learning Technology and how it can be used to enhance student learning
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Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
05:11:31
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:10

This introduction lecture will welcome students to the course, and give a complete overview of the sections and

lessons being taught.  

Preview 02:10
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Moodle Server / Plugins
4 Lectures 20:39

In this talking head lecture, I will outline the curriculum for the Moodle Server / Plugins section.

Preview 01:30

In the first lesson of the Moodle server /plugins section, I shall show learners how to download and install Moodle on a PC at home.  This Moodle instance will serve as a test server for the remainder of the course. 

Create your own Moodle Server - Bitnami
07:21

This video will explain about the thousands of free plugins available on Moodle.org. It will discuss the Moodle.org community, how to get in contact with the plugin developers and take a look through some of the different categories of plugins.

Preview 04:06

The installing plugins lesson will concentrate on the process of installing plugins to a Moodle server.  I will show learners the various methods of installing plugins, and will also show learners how to use the plugins notifications page to ensure plugins are installed correctly.

Installing Plugins
07:42
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Course Format Plugins
8 Lectures 49:48

I will give an overview of the course format section , including a discussion on what will be taught in this section.  I will also cover the reasons behind adding new course formats to Moodle.

Introduction to the Course Format Plugins Section
02:03

This course format turns a Moodle course into a series of Grids. I will show learners how to install the plugin and configure the plugin to give the best possible learning experience to your students!

Preview 03:48

This lesson will focus on the configuration of the Grid course format plugin, and show users how to create anew course using the Grid format.

Grid Course Format Plugin - Configuration
06:54

Collapsed Topics Course Format
07:48

The buttons course format allows learners toconfigure a course using buttons.  I will explain how to install the plugin, as well as the reasons for suing the buttons course format.

Buttons Course Format
06:24

The board course format is unusual as it allows both a grid and blocks to be used as the main course format.   

I shall show learners how to install, configure and use the Board course format.

Board (Grid and Blocks) Course Format
06:54

I will show learners how to install and configure the Tabs course format, along with the advantages and dis-advantages of using this course format.

Tabs Course Format
06:15

I shall show learners examples of various different course format plugins, along with discussing when, why and where they should be used.

Course Format Plugins - Examples
09:42

A multi-choice question style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the Course Format Plugins section. This is a formative quiz and will not count towards passing the course.

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Atto Text Editor Plugins
6 Lectures 26:19

In this introduction video, I shall outline the curriculum for the Atto Text Editor Plugins section.  I will explain how Atto text editor plugins are typically installed, and talk about the uses of each plugin.

Introduction to the Atto Text Editor Plugins Section
02:07

The font size plugin is a great addition to the Atto Text editor.  After a step by step installation, I shall show learners how to use this great plugin.

Preview 04:46

There simply aren't enough colours in the Atto text editor.  This lesson will show learners how to install and use the More font colours plugin.

More font colours
04:27

Using different fonts can help improve the student learning experience.  In this lesson, ill install the font family plugin and show learners how to use it.

Font family
04:17

Moodle's Atto text editor doesn’t really cater for Maths and Science equations - this plugin does!  I shall show learners how to install the plugin for Atto an how to insert Maths and science equations.

The WIRIS math & science plugin for Atto requires the WIRIS math & science plugin to be installed first, and ill show learners how to so this at the beginning of the lesson.

WIRIS Math & science Plugin for Atto
08:20

I shall show learners examples of various different Atto text editor  plugins, along with discussing when, why and where they should be used.

Atto Text Editor Plugins - Examples
02:22

A multi-choice question style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the Atto text editors section. This is a formative quiz and will not count towards passing the course.

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Course Plugins
8 Lectures 55:10

This introduction video will discuss the curriculum of the course plugins section, detailing all the plugins that we

shall be investigating in this section. 


As pre previous sections, I will begin all the lessons showing learners how to install the plugin.  Ill then
demonstrate its uses.

Introduction to the Course Plugins Section
02:30

The attendance plugin is vital should teachers and tutors require a class register. I shall show learners how to setup, configure and use the attendance plugin and how to generate attendance reports.

Attendance Plugin
08:19

The course module navigation plugin is a block, which shows topics, sections and a list of activities and resources.  I will show learners how to configure this block and demonstrate some ways it can be used.

Course Module Navigation Plugin
04:35

The checklist plugin allows teachers and tutor to create checklists for their students. I will guide learners through how to configure the plugin, the options within the checklist.

Checklist
07:08

This plugin is one of my favourites as it shows a graphical representation of course completion progress.  Ill show learners how to install, configure and use the completion progress plugin.

Completion Progress Plugin
08:04

I will show learners how to install the questionnaire plugin using the Moodle Plugin installation screen, and discuss the configuration options.


Questionnaire Plugin - Installation
03:19

The questionnaire plugin is one of the most powerful plugins.  It allows the teacher or tutor to create surveys and questionnaires, and I shall show learners the various options, including how to compile reports for the data collected, and how to setup the many question types included in the plugin.

Questionnaire Plugin
11:33

I will provide a range of examples for the various plugins within the course plugins section.  The examples will outline the advantages and dis-advantages of each.

Course Plugins - Examples
09:42

A multi-choice question style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the course plugins section. This is a formative quiz and will not count towards passing the course.

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Communication Plugins
7 Lectures 33:59

I shall introduce learners to this section and explain the various plugins that shall be covered in this section.

Introduction to the Communications Plugins Section
02:27

I will demonstrate how to install the forumNG plugin in this lesson.


ForumNG Plugin Installation
06:14

In this lesson, I shall show learners how the ForumNG plugin works and have a discussion on when and where to use this forum over the standard Moodle forum.

ForumNG Plugin
03:43

The Live School Plugin  transforms a Moodle course into a virtual online classroom.  I shall show learners how to install the plugin, as well as how to configure the plugin for optimal use.  I shall describe how to invite students into the classroom, as well as outline the controls and menus.

Re-Engagement Plugin
05:55

In this lesson, I will begin by showing learners how to install the plugin.  I will then explain the configuration options and show learners how to add the people plugin to Moodle.

People Plugin
04:30

The newsletter plugin allow learners to send newsletters from Moodle to their students. I will begin the lesson by showing learners how the plugin is installed,and then move on to configuring the plugin and creating a newsletter.

Newsletter Plugin
07:28

I will provide a range of examples for the various plugins within the communications section.  The examples will outline the advantages and dis-advantages of each plugin.

Communication Plugins - Examples
03:42

An MCQ style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the online communications plugins section. 

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Gamification Plugins
9 Lectures 42:04

In the gamification section, I will begin by outline what gamification is, and how several plugins can help you gamify your Moodle course.  I will also show learners the curriculum for this section, explaining when and why participants should use the particular plugins.

Introduction to the Gamifications Plugins Section
03:16

I will begin by showing learners how to install the level up plugin, before continuing with explanations of how it is used and how to configure and setup the plugin.

Level up plugin
08:44

Did you know that with this plugin you can install a range of games that can be used to enhance your Moodle course.  I will show learners how to install the plugin in this lesson.

Game Plugin - Installation
03:17

In this lesson I shall show learners how to configure and play the crossword and cryptex games.

Game Plugin - Crossword and Cryptex
03:06

In this lesson I shall show learners how to configure and play the Hangman and Hidden Picture games.

Game Plugin - Hangman and Hidden Picture
04:05

In this lesson I shall show learners how to configure and play the Millionaire, Snakes and Ladders and Sudoku games.

Game Plugin - Millionaire, Snakes and Ladders and Sudoku
04:55

Space invaders for Moodle? It's possible with the Quiz venture plugin.  I will show learners how to install the plugin and use Moodle Quiz questions to create their own Space Invaders game!

Quizventure Plugin
05:00

The stamp collection plugin enables teachers to award stamps to students.  The stamps can be given to other students and teachers on the course, and the stamps themselves can be highly configured.  I will begin this lesson by installing the plugin, and will follow this with an in depth look at each configuration option.

Stamp Collection Plugin
04:43

In the examples lesson, I will show a range of examples of all the plugins with the gamification plugins section.  This lesson is aimed at broadening learners experiences by showing the power of the gamification plugins and how they can help you enhance your Moodle course.

Gamification Plugins - Examples
04:58

An MCQ  style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the gamification plugins section. 

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Reporting Plugins
5 Lectures 17:55

Reporting in Moodle has long been a huge problem, and this section has been designed to show learners the range of plugins which can assist with Moodle reporting.  I will introduce each plugin in this lesson.

Introduction to the Reporting Plugins Section
01:30

The heatmap plugin is a new plugin which aims to show graphically the most used resources and activities in Moodle.  After showing learners how to install the plugin, I will show learners how this wonderful plugin is used.

Heatmap Plugin
04:29

Reporting in Moodle has always presented challenges.  Overview Statistics is a plugin which produces various site wide and course report charts.  Ill show learners how to install, configure and use the plugin.

Overview Statistics Plugin
03:18

You can never have enough graphs!  This plugin graphically represents student data, and after showing learners how to install the plugin, I will also show learners how to use the graphs.

Analytics graphs Plugin
04:20

In this lesson, I will show learners several examples of the reporting plugins that we covered in this section.  I will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each plugin.

Reporting Plugins - Examples
04:18

An MCQ style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the reporting plugins section. 

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Random Plugins
10 Lectures 01:01:15

In this introductory lesson, I shall outline what is being taught in the random plugins section.  I will discuss each plugin and how and why it should be used to enhance your Moodle course.

Introduction to the Random Plugins Section
05:53

The sharing cart is so useful for moving resources and activities between courses.  I shall show learners how to install the plugin and how to configure and use it.

Sharing Cart Plugin
06:34

The scheduler plugin allows students to sign up for scheduled events.  In this lesson, I shall focus on installing the plugin, 

Scheduler Plugin Installation
03:57

I wil show learners the configuration options as well as how to use the scheduler plugin.

Scheduler Plugin
07:25

In this installation lesson, i shall show learners how to install the H5P plugin.

H5P Plugin - Installation
04:21

This plugin is undoubtedly my favourite plugin in Moodle.  H5P offers learners the ability to create multiple html5 resources.   I'll walk learners through using the interactive video feature, and add a multiple choice question to a video.

H5P Plugin - Interactive Videos
08:13

I'll walk learners through using the course presentation feature of H5P.

H5P Plugin - Course Presentation
05:22

In this lesson, I'll show learners some of my favourite features of the H5P plugin.

H5P Plugin - Random Features
07:34

Ever needed a gallery of images to be shown on your Moodle course?  The lightbox gallery allows you to do this!  Ill show learners how its used and how to install this great plugin. 

Lightbox Gallery Plugin
05:48

The examples lesson will show learners examples of each of the plugins within the random plugins section.

Random Plugins - Examples
06:08

An MCQ  style quiz, intended to test learners understanding of the key topics covered in the random plugins section. 

Test your Knowledge
5 questions
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Until Next Time
1 Lecture 02:12

This talking head video will thank learners for taking the time to complete the course and include a quick goodbye from me!

How the Moodle Plugins Course was Made, and Farewell !!
02:12
About the Instructor
Mr Ben Audsley
4.3 Average rating
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183 Students
3 Courses
eLearning Specialist

I have worked in eLearning for over 8 years, and in IT and computing for over 15 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 identifies and assesses 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 blog.

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.