Special tools

Attendance | BigBlueButton | Checklist | Group choice | Quizventure | Level Up! | Chemistry notation | Word count

In addition to the standard tools available in Moodle, we've specially selected the following popular additional tools for you to use:

Attendance activity

Want to keep track of your users? The attendance activity module enables online attendance management, for instance, teachers can take attendance during class and students can view their own attendance record.

The teacher can create multiple sessions as required and can mark the attendance status as "Present", "Absent", "Late", or "Excused" or even customise these status labels to suit their needs.

Reports are also available for the entire class or individual students for analysis and follow-up action.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Attendance quick guide.

BigBlueButton activity

Imagine having a video conference call for discussions with your students who are not in the class, or better yet, with one in a different country! BigBlueButtonBN enables you to set up Moodle links to real-time on-line classrooms using BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for distance education.

Using BigBlueButtonBN you can specify details such as the title, description, calendar entry (which gives a date range for joining the session), groups, and details about the recording of the on-line session and future access to those recordings.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our BigBlueButtonBN quick guide.

Checklist activity and block

Don't we all just love checklists and that sense of completion when each item gets done!

The Checklist activity enables teachers to create a checklist for their students to work through and to schedule their time. 

Students can then tick off each item on the list as they complete it and the resulting progress of the class can be monitored by the teacher. The student is also rewarded with a progress bar that shows how far through the checklist they have managed to get.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Checklist quick guide.

Group choice activity

Got some group-based projects coming up where you want student discussions within group forums for example?

The Group choice activity allows students to enroll themselves in a group within a course. The teacher can select which groups students can choose from and the maximum number of students allowed in each group.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Group choice quick guide.

Quizventure activity

Want some quick-fire action to rev up your concentration?

Quizventure is an activity module that loads quiz questions from the course it's added to. The possible answers come down as space ships and you have to shoot the correct one.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Quizventure quick guide.

Level up! block

Getting reward points for completed tasks motivates students to work through their course work!

Level up! is a block your teachers can add to a course. It's simple to set up, assign points to specific tasks and even customise with images for each level!

The block then automatically captures and attributes experience points to students' actions, displaying their current level and progress towards the next level. It adds a fun element of gamification to a course.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Level up! quick guide.

Chemistry notation

Want to sort out your H2O from your NaCl?

Mathematics, chemistry, and many other subjects, need great display aids for their formulae and equations but don't always notate the same way.

Take one example: uppercase letters are displayed in italics for mathematics, whereas element symbols are upright for chemistry.

The mhchem tool enables accurate notation for your editor window, whether it's TinyMCE or Atto.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Chemistry notation using mhchem.

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Word count

Doesn't counting words in a draft give you a sense of getting somewhere while you're in the composing stage? Your students will thank you for this handy feature.

Our essential word count option can be obtained (once enabled) by clicking the # button in the text editor.

The word count plugin should be enabled from Site administration.

It then provides a handy way for students to check the number of words they are typing, for example in assignments.

Check out our video to the right explaining this tool. For further information, check out our Word count quick guide.

Last modified: Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:56 PM