The University Moodle service has been up and running since the start of this academic year. About 200 modules are now delivered to roughly 1,700 students through Moodle.
The School of Life Sciences and Chemistry are the biggest "Moodlers", with the Centre for Applied Linguistics moving to the service this month and Warwick Medical School aiming to have the MBChB and their postgraduate courses in Moodle in 13/14. Other departments are piloting Moodle using a small number of modules.
What are people saying about Moodle?
"In Life Sciences we've used Moodle for all of our undergraduate teaching this year. Our students and academics have been so impressed that we're moving our postgraduate teaching onto Moodle in time for the next academic year. We've had great feedback from our students through the Student Staff Liaison Committee. They've said how easy they find it to access information, including assessments and feedback, and how much they appreciate the opportunities to engage with lecturers and other students online."
"Jim did a fabulous job with the user group. I think we'll have a few more forums and glossaries on Moodle soon!"
And from students:
"The new Moodle system makes things a lot easier. It's all at one glance!"
"Really like Moodle as a way to see how you are doing across the board."
"I like working on Moodle and having everything do to with the lab course in the same place. Especially for first years, having the question and answer style for the lab reports is good to give people an idea of what to write."
"Moodle was really easy to use and apart from some glitches at the start, it has been really useful and easy to navigate."
How is Moodle supported?
IT Services now have a dedicated support team in place. We run a service board to steer the service and inform priorities, reporting to the eLearning steering group. Emma King, Learning and Development Centre, runs an active user group for sharing practice.
How can I find out more?
If you'd like to know more about the University's Moodle service, visit: warwick.ac.uk/moodle.
If you'd like to speak to the Moodle team about how Moodle might support your online teaching objectives, please contact Steve Brydges or register your interest here: warwick.ac.uk/moodle/request and one of the team will be in touch.
How can I learn how to work with Moodle?
We're running Moodle training courses every two weeks through June and July 2013 at both an introductory and an advanced level. We also welcome requests from departments for bespoke training for groups of 6-10 people.
How can I get involved with the development of Moodle at Warwick?
The Moodle User group provides the opportunity to meet with colleagues who are using Moodle to support teaching and learning. The group meets monthly to share best practice, provide feedback on the Moodle service and discuss areas for on-going development.
If you'd like to get involved, email Emma King: firstname.lastname@example.org.