Moodle supports communication between editors and students as well as student-led activities and collaboration using a number of commonly used tools. Effective use of these tools supports increased student engagement.
- Announcements - to notify students of key events. This is available on all Moodle spaces by default but may be hidden.
- Discussion forums - enable students and staff to exchange ideas by posting threaded comments.
- Wiki - a simple, flexible tool for collaboration used to create simple lists of web links or entire encyclopedias.
- Blog - a more personal page suited to individual or small group discussion and reflective writing.
- Chat - allows course members to hold real-time, text-based conversations with other course members. Different chat rooms can be set up for the same course and for different groups.
- Upcoming Events and Calendar blocks - helps students keep track of upcoming due dates and events in a course. They are linked to the Calendar and automatically updated when activities with due dates are added.
These activities are also useful for collaborative working:
- Database - allows students and/or instructors to populate, display, search, and comment on a bank of record entries.
- Glossary - a collection of terms and definitions that course participants can search, browse and add new entries to.
- Workshop - enables the collection, review, and peer assessment of students' work.
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle
- Introduction to Echo360
- Getting started with Echo360 Lecture Capture
- Getting started with Universal Capture (Personal)