Learning and Teaching Policy Forum

When can we start?

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When can we start?
by Bruno Lemke - Thursday, 10 July 2014, 3:38 PM

Hi David,

is it possible to start this next semester with Foundation Nursing?

if so are there any best practice links available at NMIT or elsewhere?

I already use graphics in the grid format.  Is there any other way of making a course in moodle more graphics rich?

I'm just about to set up my next semester's moodle.


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Re: When can we start?
by Kathryn Koopmanschap - Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:09 PM

Sorry for the delay in responding Bruno, I hadn't realised that David was away.

The answer is - you can start when you want for your courses. Chris Dunn (and all the other Managers) are making plans for what can be changed from Jan-15, but if you can do something earlier - I'm sure that will be appreciated too.

If you need some support for the change - please talk to the FLiT about what you need.





Re: When can we start?
by Craig Agnew - Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:19 PM

Hi Bruno

I'm going to respond to the part of your question about Moodle.

There are a few ways of making Moodle more graphics rich, but like any visual design you need to consider the impact - images can add interest and clarity, however they can also confuse, clutter and give inconsistent messages (both in terms of purpose and quality).

At FLiT we have a visual format that we have designed for fully online courses such as the Diploma in Business and the Creative Industries Training Schemes. This involves the use of colours and icons to separate activities. If you'd like to see a working example I can arrange this.

Otherwise if you'd like to have a chat with myself or Paul Devine, I'm sure we can help you with other solutions.

Cheers, Craig