Tips about Moodle, wise quotes about facilitation, useful links to resources or How-to’s
September 27, 2016
What happens in Moodle when – a conversation about what happens when you disable Subscriptions on a Forum, post threads and then turn it back on to Auto-Subscribe
Short answer: nothing – still sends out to subscribers
gmail from me –> SylviaC
I thought, if I disabled the subscriptions for the Forum first, posted the threads and then turned it on again, the posts wouldn’t be sent out to subscribers – only the posts I did after I turned on the auto-subscribe would be emailed out.
That isn’t what happened when I tried that for our Week 1 demo – when I look at the order I received emails from the forum, it was still in the order I posted the 2 Activity threads and the 1 launch thread.
Ideally, what I’d like to do is keep the Feedback forum hidden, until the Week 2 activity launches. Then I’d like to reveal it cuz, hopefully, the new approach of having the team explicitly include the prompting for end of week feedback in their activity will be in place. Do you get my drift? What do you think ?
Response from SylviaC
September 23, 2016
Reminder on how to add the Participants list in the Quick Links block in FLO Moodle course shell – (from our Sept 2016 Gdoc Task List)
” Updated the participants link. For next time… The best way to grab the correct link is to add the ‘people’ block, copy the link, then delete the block “
September 19, 2016
gmail from me to SylviaC
Was wondering how best to broaden the scope of comments on this topic as it’s so relevant in setting the stage to talk about the facilitation skills that are developed in FLO and to use to support Activities.
Can you confirm that the videos contributed by RRU staff are NOT open licensed? I was hoping to use some quotes from them (as faculty members they have a different level of credibility ?)
If we can’t use quotes from their videos, what do you think of the idea of sharing the draft document with a select list of FLO-FDO participants – I’m thinking of approaching more facilitators that have experience teaching online?
Or would it be better to try posing the question, providing some examples of responses from PMc and BC-B, and seeing what they add to a google doc or Word attached to email?
Does that make sense at all?
September 18, 2016
My question about her approach to setting links to open in same page or open in new tab
“I generally use ‘open in new tab’ if it takes the reader away from the course site. But if it’s within the course, I use ‘open in same window’.
September 1, 2016
Adding a student test account (normally it is nobody, nobody but it needs to be added to new course instances?)
July 2016 – my notes of discussions with SylviaC
BCcampus changes to Prof Learning
I have some serious concerns about the lack of support from management? not sure where the lack of serious interest in FLO comes from. Had an honest discussion with SC to let her know my concerns and to try and understand what is changing and why in current structure of Professional Learning – BCcampus
April 24, 2016
Response to question about badge awards (completion tracking)
Re: Badge awards seem a little awry? by Sylvia Currie – Sunday, 24 April 2016, 1:24 PM
Here’s the activity completion overview: (Access through course admin menu > reports)
Each activity/resource is set up with criteria. To view that go into edit view for the activity, then ‘activity completion’ at the bottom.
The journal forum requires 3 posts (can be replies)
The handbook is set to “student must view…” which really just means they need to click on the link.
I checked the course completion report (where you can select who has done what by activity) to see if everyone has posted 3 times to the journal share forum. Some are still showing as 2x.
April 9, 2009
Answer to my question about her past project with the indigenization issues – she sent a link to their Elluminate session – see link to the website in the message – it is still maintained by June?
You are invited to a presentation and open discussion about the First Nations Pedagogy Online project, a website and online community for advancing our knowledge about effectively implementing learning opportunities for Aboriginal learners. (http://firstnationspedagogy.
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 11:00 PDT
Where: Online via Elluminate. Follow this link approximately 15 minutes before the start time: http://tinyurl.com/9m668l
Who: This session is facilitated by June Kaminski and Sylvia Currie. All are welcome so please invite your colleagues!
April 8 and 6 – SylviaC post to Railcar
Here’s what I know, and just double checked over in the Sandbox using the STUDENT test account. (Remember, it is a likely a security protection issue, affecting activities and resources that students have access to edit. Teachers have different access privileges.)
Using the Tiny MCE editor:
- Students can hyperlink to a YouTube video, and the video will appear.
- Students cannot embed YouTube videos
Using the ATTO editor:
- Students can hyperlink to a YouTube video, but it just appears as a hyperlink. The ‘media embed’ feature does not kick in
- Students cannot embed YouTube videos
So yes, it works, but only under certain conditions.
It’s still better (and easier) for students to hyperlink to a YouTube video, rather than go to <> view and use embed code.
Solution: I changed the default editor to Tiny MCE. I’m not 100% sure that will mean that editor will show up for all participants, but at least we know that suggesting they change to Tiny MCE in profile > preferences, and using hyperlinks rather than embed code, will solve the problem.
————–Issue, adding Youtube iframe- see further post in April 8 above
Myra, I think you might be in the wrong course?
Here’s the Sandbox link again: https://scope.bccampus.ca/course/view.php?id=6
The test account (username: nobody password: nobody), is what we need to be using to test the embedding issue from a student pt of view in the Sandbox. There is no ‘editing button’ if you use that login.
There are several forums in the Sandbox, plus the glossary where I’ve been testing.
TIP: In subject heading put the role and the editor you are using. In body put whether you posted YouTube link or embed code. Don’t delete. That way I can check before and after for any changes I make in admin settings.
I just gave you (Myra account) ‘teacher’ access in the Sandbox in case you want more access. Maybe we should set up a forum there so we can trouble shoot separately from the railcar.
Only if you have time, of course! This stuff can gobble us up if we let it!
April 6, 2016
————Question about how she has her PowerPoint ratio set (sharing slides resulted in skewed text blocks and distorted pics
Re ratio, my PowerPoint is set to 16:9 by default. The only other option I have is 4:3 and I don’t think I’ve ever used that.
————–Issue of how to find the recordings of our Collaborate sessions in SCoPe Moodle
Each Blackboard Collaborate room has a list of recordings. Here’s the link for the FLO room (A) (There’s a second room (B) in case we have a concurrent FLO running)
You need to right click on the icon beside the correct date to copy the recording link. I’ll start the conversion to MP4 after the session. It will show up on that list when it’s finished processing.