Florida Virtual Courses in Moodle
Virtual Summer School 2014
Introduction to Casey Schaub
Casey Schaub is now leading the virtual summer school project. Casey has been with the GISD as an instructional technologist for five months and previously taught virtual summer school for past few summers.
Please forward any questions to Casey Schaub via his email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moodle Pilot for VSS
There are several tasks that took a considerable amount of time during course setup in the Blackboard versions that are now much easier using Moodle.
We wanted to highlight a few of the enhancements and have included videos detailing the ease of use regarding the following concepts:
- Hiding modules and assignments
- The inclusion of a student progress bar
- Communication student to teacher
How do I access a Sample Course?
Our Moodle server can be found at https://moodle.gennet.us/login/index.php
- login: flvs.teacher
- password: Spring2014 (case sensitive)
Hiding Modules and Assignments
The Progress Bar
The first option is to create a discussion forum using the group feature of Moodle. Each group is made up of one student. A student can only see their discussion thread. All communication between the teacher and student will be within their discussion thread. Both the teacher and student can subscribe to the discussion thread to get email notifications.
The second option is to use the dialogue plugin. The dialogue plugin allows for two-way private communication between the teacher and a student only. For more information, please visit: Moodle Docs site.
We are currently investigating these two options and will send out additional communication when we have made our decision.