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Explore the Extended Classroom

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The Extended Classroom (EC) toolset is a suite of technologies that can be used to facilitate and promote good teaching practices and extend your teaching and the learning experience for students beyond the confines of standard teaching spaces in-class and online.

A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a set of teaching and learning tools designed to enhance a student's learning experience by including computers and the Internet in the learning process. At Warwick, we use Moodle, an open-source VLE, which is integrated with Student Records, Echo360 (Lecture Capture) and Talis Aspire (Reading Lists).

Use technology to support assessment and feedback activities: services to help you with assignments, tests, online exams and a diverse range of assessment types. Warwick provides assignment submission and marking through Tabula, assessments through Moodle and MyPortfolio, source matching through Turnitin and online exams through QuestionMark Perception.

This centrally-supported service assists Departments with end-of-module Student Module Feedback data collection and analysis using a template in the Moodle VLE with six core questions to aid data aggregation within departments. When the survey closes, staff with relevant access rights can see a quick review or results or request advanced reports on individual modules, aggregated data across a single year, or data on a particular module across multiple years.

The University of Warwick automated lecture recording system is powered by Echo360. Lecture Capture recordings are published online so that students can study the lecture again, bookmarking particular points or filling in missing notes at their convenience, making it an ideal revision tool. Our Lecture Capture service offers you a suite of tools that make it easy for you to produce video content for your students to access. Lecture capture recordings appear in Moodle, our VLE.

Provide richer learning and assessment experiences for your students through recording video at your desk, recording your taught sessions using the automated lecture capture service, using video-based assignment submissions and managing your streaming videos.

ePortfolios are an online learning record that provides evidence of achievement and facilitates students' reflection on their own learning, leading to more awareness of learning strategies and needs. At Warwick we use Mahara which is integrated with Moodle for assessment.

Fast, efficient and reliable method of automatic marking for multiple choice exams. Comprehensive analysis of student performance, breakdown of results, questions and test performance.

User-friendly for students.

Student engagement in every lecture. Immediate feedback for teachers and students. Personal response teaching enable responsive teaching, peer learning and active learning in large-group teaching.

Add a discursive element to your Moodle Module Space, encouraging students to respond with their own ideas and questions. Well designed and facilitated forums encourage deeper student engagement and assure a sense of community around course content.

Create and clearly structure course readings for your module. Efficient access to topic specific, essential and supplementary readings. Incorporate reading lists with your teaching materials, easily collecting a wider range of resources, effectively organised and continually developing. Warwick provides this via Talis Reading Lists.

Deliver online exams and other assessments to students using Questionmark Perception. Author questions, quizzes and exams, schedule secure exams through a web browser, set up automated and mediated marking, and access rich reporting and analysis. Explore Moodle for alternative assessments.