As a part of the process for new (and returning) students we recommend that academic staff spend some time inducting their students about the technology used within their studies. Online courses in Moodle can introduce many new ways of learning for a student and so spending a short period of time from the outset can have longterm long-term benefits.
Below is a presentation that can be modified for use in inductions. It will be most useful if customised to suit your department.
You may also want to consider a few other things:
- Induction task / , such as logging asking students to log in and checking students check they are able to find/access the correct courses/modules.
- Taking part in introductory activities, such as posting in an 'introduce yourself' forum, or watching some introductory or sample content in Lecturecast (perhaps a sample from past years).
- Introducing other learning technologies which will be used and where they will fit into the module as recommended in the UCL Connected Learning Baseline ('orientation' section).
- Moodle Student Inductions - template PowerPoint presentation (Updated)
Moodle Student Inductions - template TurningPoint (ppt) preentation (with TurningPoint voting slides) (Updated)
Note: you have full permission to edit/copy and change this presentation as much as you like, if anything we would encourage it.