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Keywords: lesson, branching, questions, learning package.
The lesson module presents a series of pages to the student who is usually asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific page in the Lesson. In a Lesson page's simplest form, the student can select a continue button at the bottom of the page, which will send them to the next page in the Lesson.
Lessons can be used to build structured pathways through learning materials and test knowledge as students make progress.
Tutors or Course Administrators can set up Lessons.
Students can then take Lessons.
Planning your lesson is very important, and can be helpful later on. A lesson is made up of pages which may have content for the student to read or questions for them to answer. The questions can be created by the teacher or imported. The teacher decides the order in which these pages appear.
You need to have a clear idea beforehand of what you want to do with this lesson. Is it to be a graded, linear learning experience? Or an ungraded, non-linear practice session? Will students be able to go back and revisit areas or is it just a once-only opportunity?
Even those who are very comfortable working directly online might find it useful to note down on paper the direction they want their lesson pages to go in, rather than having to remember and visualise the navigation in their head.
The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for Structure:
The Orientation category suggests that you should:
The only required setting for a Lesson is the name (i.e. what appears in the Moodle course). While many of the settings are important to consider, you may want to revisit them once your lesson is created, rather than worrying about them from the start. Click the icon to see contextual help for that setting if you're unsure.
To set up a Lesson follow these steps:
Further guidance on the Lesson activity is available from Moodle Docs.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
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Q. Can I import questions to a Moodle Lesson?
A. If you have some questions in the allowed formats, you can import them to use in your lesson by clicking the Import questions link.
See Moodle Docs.