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Grouptool is another new plugin developed by AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation which enhances the functionality of Moodle default groups. Two of the additional features are the possibility for students to enroll themselves in groups with waiting lists, and the...
Since some of the key terms in Moodle terminology can be intimidating for a new Moodler, so Moodle.com has published a quick list for the key terms to help newbies learn Moodle easily. According to the original post (read the...
Another benefit of the 2.9 release was some refactoring and improvement to the Lesson module. Mary Cooch recently highlighted some of the possible uses of, and improvements to the Moodle Lesson Module, such as: user overrides can be created like...
Moodle 2.9, which is just released this Monday, has got a lot of new features out of which few are very much time saving for you as a teacher. Drag and drop images onto Atto text editor - If you...
Team builder is an activity module developed by UNSW, which allows you to build teams based off a set of criteria. It assigns students to groups based on their answers to a series of questions that you specify. You...
This addon from the University of New South Wales provides teachers and course managers a way to create teams automatically based on student responses to a student facing questionnaire. It's a pretty neat way to utilize Moodle to systematically...
Here's a quick video that highlights how to organize your course into groups by Sali Kaceli (http://www.youtube.com/user/skaceli) at Cairn University.  The video is only about 2 minutes long and shows the process for Moodle 2.3. Direct video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QoXA-WYwXw [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QoXA-WYwXw]
Here's a pretty slick feature that will be available in Moodle 2.4 which allows submitting and being graded as a group within Moodle's regular assignment options (read more about the feature here: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-31284). Students work as a group, each seeing...
Here's a quick video that highlights each of the common forum types and how to use them, including the benefits of each.  Worth a watch if you're trying to make sense of the different views and settings for forums. More...
Here's a cool innovation for Moodle 1.9: Group specific blocks. The idea is simple: one block that helps to communicate something different to each of your course groups.  Handy for quick notes, directions or "secret communique". Download the block here: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=5414 Configuration...