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Training

The Academic Technology team provide both synchronous (live) training sessions and self-study courses which can be studied at your own pace. Our current offering covers the most commonly-used academic technologies at Warwick: Moodle, H5P, Vevox and Mahara.

Self-study courses

We recommend that users new to a tool begin with its respective self-paced training course. The following courses are available in Moodle. Once you click a link you will be automatically enrolled in the course.


Live training

Our live group training sessions currently take place via Teams. You will receive a meeting invite after signing up to a session.

All our sessions are led by a member of the Academic Technology team. They offer hands-on activities and the opportunity to ask questions.

If you would like to arrange bespoke group training for your department on these or any of the technologies we support, please contact us at academictech@warwick.ac.uk

Click on a tool below to see what training sessions we currently offer.

Click here to see all upcoming dates for Moodle training sessions.

Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that allows teachers & trainers to share and create resources and activities. This hands-on session will provide an overview of Moodle at the University of Warwick where participants will learn how to navigate Moodle efficiently, structure a Moodle space effectively and be introduced to some of the most common activities available.

Course outline
  • Overview of Moodle
  • Introduction to the Moodle Dashboard
  • Effective course structuring
  • Introduction to the Moodle module space
  • Adding resources
  • Adding activities
  • The Moodle Gradebook
This session covers the same content as the self-paced Learn Moodle@Warwick course as listed above.

This training session is an introduction to using the Moodle Assignment activity. A basic level of proficiency in using Moodle is required for this course.

This training session will show you how Moodle can be used to submit, manage and grade student assignments. A basic level of proficiency in using Moodle is required for this course.

The Moodle Assignment activity provides a space into which students can submit work for you to grade and give feedback on. Submissions can consist of files, Mahara ePortoflios, video/audio or pasted text. Students may submit as individuals or in groups. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used.

Course outline
  • Submission types
  • Feedback types and grading methods
  • Group submission
  • Turnitin settings
  • Allocating markers
  • Marking workflow
  • Releasing feedback to students
  • Viewing and managing the Moodle gradebook

This training session is an introduction to using the Moodle Quiz. A basic level of proficiency in using Moodle is required for this course.

The Moodle Quiz is a very powerful activity that can meet many teaching needs, from simple, multiple-choice knowledge tests to complex, self-assessment tasks with detailed feedback.

It allows you to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple choice, numerical, calculated, short answer and drag and drop images and text. These questions are kept in the question bank and can be re-used in different quizzes.

Moodle quizzes can be used for formative or summative assessment with options on time limits, number of attempts allowed, availability of feedback and more.

N.B. Please note that Moodle quizzes are not designed for use in live teaching situations. For making lectures and seminars more interactive, consider using the Vevox personal response system, training on which is also available.

Course outline
  • The setup of a Moodle Quiz and its various settings
  • Introduction to various question types
  • The question bank
  • Tips on writing good questions
  • Building, editing and previewing a Quiz
  • Viewing and analysing the results of Quiz attempts

Click here to see all upcoming dates for H5P training sessions.

H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package. It is free software that allows you to create web-based, interactive learning content. There are over forty activities to choose from, including quizzes, games, presentations and interactive videos.

H5P is integrated into Moodle, so you can create H5P activities directly in your Moodle space and participant grades are recorded in the gradebook.

The aim of this course is to provide an insight into H5P and how it could be used to make your Moodle learning space more exciting and interactive for your learners.

Course outline
  • The basic features of H5P in Moodle
  • Introduction to H5P.org support resources
  • How to setup an interactive H5P activity in Moodle
  • How to embed H5P content in a Moodle Resource, such as a Page, Label or Book
This session covers the same content as the self-paced Introduction to H5P in Moodle course as listed above.

The Interactive Video activity in H5P is a simple way to combine video with interactive elements such as links, text and quiz questions. It helps to engage students and allows both them and their teacher to check their understanding of the content.

You can upload a video or embed one from another location such as YouTube and add interactions at particular points in the video's timeline. You can pause the video until the interaction is completed, or allow the student to choose whether to activate the interaction.

Furthermore, this is all set up from within Moodle and quiz responses are automatically recorded in the Moodle gradebook.

NB. Interactive Video is also covered in the 'H5P in Moodle - An Introduction' course but this course focuses particularly on the Interactive Video activity and is useful for those interested only in this type, or who have attended the Introduction course and would like a refresher using interactive video.

Course outline
  • What is Interactive video content type and its key features
  • How to setup a H5P interactive video in Moodle  
  • How to add quiz questions to gauge your students' understanding
  • How to add interactive elements, such as text annotations, links and crossroads
  • Adding Captions/transcripts to the videos
  • How to embed an interactive video in a Moodle Resource, such as a Page, Label or Book 

Click here to see all upcoming dates for Mahara training sessions.

Mahara is an ePortfolio system that can be used for assessing students' continuing professional development and showcase their reflective learning. This is a hands-on course that will demonstrate how Mahara works and show you how to build templates which can be shared with students and submitted for assessment via Moodle. We will provide some examples of Mahara ePortfolios to give you ideas of how you can use them with your students.

Course outline
  • Overview of Mahara and examples of use
  • Dashboard and navigation
  • Types of 'artefacts' including files, embedded media, plans and journals
  • Pages and Collections
  • Creating and sharing templates for students
  • Sharing and submitting Mahara portfolios
This course covers the same content as the self-paced Introduction to Mahara for Teachers course as listed above.

Click here to see all upcoming dates for Vevox training sessions.

Vevox is a Personal Response System (PRS) which enables responsive teaching, peer and active learning. The tool allows you to run live polls, surveys and Q&A in a session and responses can be shared with the audience in real-time and/or analysed as data sets afterwards. Participants simply access Vevox via a URL and by entering a unique session ID. For regular users, Apple and Android apps are available from their app stores. The tool can be used for both on campus and online sessions and in combination with other technology.

This session is aimed at teaching and tutoring staff, especially of large cohorts.

Course outline
  • What is a PRS?
  • Use cases
  • Getting a Vevox account
  • Navigating the dashboard
  • Creating a Vevox meeting
  • Creating activities: polls, Q&A and surveys
  • Settings for meetings and activities
  • Using the PowerPoint plugin
  • Vevox from an audience (student) perspective
  • Accessing Vevox data
  • How to get technical support
  • How to get pedagogical support
This session covers the same content as the self-paced Introduction to Vevox course as listed above.

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