Digital Subject Pack

Digital Subject Pack

Teaching Principle

Communicate clear objective and high expectations

What can I use?

A page dedicated to SUBJECT OVERVIEW with:

  • A link to a PDF of the subject outline optimised for easy online review or printing
  • A section headed DEGREE OVERVIEW. This could have a map of the degree showing where the subject sits and which subject it builds on and feeds into; bullet points to show which UOW curriculum themes the subject covers; bullet points to highlight which course learning outcomes are included in the subject.
  • A section headed SUBJECT EXPECTATIONS. This could be bullet points to outline any requirements for the subject.
  • A section headed KEY DATES outlined timings for the semester. Moodle Calendar could be used for this.

DLT Category

Digital Course Pack

DLT Element

Subject Overview/Explanation

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Title

Master of Management & Graduate Certification in Management Course Information

Source

CRSE267_13 Master of Management & Graduate Certificate in Management

Why was it done

To provide a central reference point for students

What was done

Customised course site homepage

Master of Management & Graduate Certification in Management Course Information

How was it done

The homepage was customised with a contextualised banner and colour scheme.

This particular banner was designed as part of an Educational Resource Development Agreement (ERDA) in consultation with an Educational Designer.

 The Moodle Collapsed Topics site format was used to make content organisation clear and accessible for students. To set the site format to Collapsed Topics:

  • From the Administration block click Edit settings
  • Expand the Site format menu
  • Select Collapsed Topics from the drop-down menu
  • Click Save changes

For more information about how to customise your homepage visit the Digital Learning & Teaching Blog:

https://www.uowblogs.com/digitallearningandteaching/learn-about-moodle/

Evaluation/feedback if applicable

Not evaluated

Moodle 2.7

DLT Category

Digital Course Pack

DLT Element

Subject Outline

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Title

Subject Outline

Source

ENGG152

Why was it done

To provide subject information to the student

What was done

A section of the Moodle site was named Subject Information.

Subject Information

How was it done

A section in Moodle was named Subject Information. In this section a range of information related to the subject, including a subject outline, and specific instructions and documents were uploaded as files.

Files can be uploaded by dragging them into the section you wish for them to be displayed. For more information about how to customise your homepage visit the Digital Learning & Teaching Blog:

https://www.uowblogs.com/digitallearningandteaching/learn-about-moodle/

Evaluation/feedback if applicable

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7

 

DLT Category

Digital Course Pack 

DLT Element

Activity Schedule

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Title

Activity Schedule

Source

LTC

Why was it done

Adding the calendar block allows students to check important dates for the course, with events such as due dates being highlighted. Hovering the mouse over the highlighted entry will display a popup with information relevant to that date. Clicking on the calendar date takes the user to the activities for the day, and provides a link to go directly to the Moodle assignment or quiz.

What was done

A Calendar block was added and placed in a prominent position on the Moodle site. When an assignment or quiz is added to the site, the due date automatically is added to the calendar.

Activity Schedule

Image: holding the mouse over highlighted date in Moodle Calendar

How was it done

A Calendar block was added as follows:

  • Click Turn editing on. A new block will appear titled Add a block
  • Select the Calendar block from the dropdown menu. The block will appear in the site.

All important dates and activities for the subject (e.g. quizzes and assignments) will automatically appear in the calendar. 

Evaluation/feedback if applicable

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7

DLT Category

Digital Course Pack

DLT Element

Explanation of delivery mode

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Title

Welcome

Source

EDU

Why was it done

To provide students with an explanation of how the subject will be delivered for the current session.

What was done

The Label resource in Moodle was used to present the following content:

Welcome

How was it done

The Label resource in Moodle was used. This can be accessed by turning editing on, clicking on Add an activity or resource and selecting Label and Add.

The Label resource is useful for adding text and multimedia (e.g. images and sound files etc.) to a page to split up lists of activities and improve the appearance of a site.

https://docs.moodle.org/33/en/Using_Label

Evaluation/feedback if applicable

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7

DLT Category

Digital Course Pack

DLT Element

According to COPTA this element should be included in the Subject Outline.
Explanation of what students will need to do to complete the subject successfully

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Title

Subject Outline

Source

ENGG953

Why was it done

The summary of the content of the Subject Outline provides the student with an overview of what is expected of the student to complete the subject successfully.

What was done

Subject Outline

How was it done

The details of the Subject Outline were unpacked and added as dot points to the description in the file upload settings.

Evaluation/feedback if applicable

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7