The University's online learning environment
Moodle is the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) used for some modules in the academic year 2011-2012 and across the whole University from September 2012. We chose Moodle as the University’s online learning environment after a review of several possible options which involved students, staff, administrators and technical experts giving their viewpoints.
Moodle is the hub of a suite of learning technologies used to support teaching and learning across the University, including the Rogo e-assessment system and Xerte Online Toolkits for easy creation of online learning materials.
Moodle is used to support blended learning programmes, where much of the learning activity takes place face to face in seminar rooms and lecture theatres, as well as programmes for distance learners where the online learning spaces are the key resource for learning materials and activities.
Moodle is the place where lecturers upload learning materials such as lecture slides, handouts, readings, web links, audio and video, but you may also be asked to take part in activities such as submitting assignments, participating in discussions, contributing to wikis or blogs or providing content for student-generated databases and glossaries.
Moodle is used in different ways in different modules with each lecturer placing features and items according to what is most appropriate. It interfaces with a variety of other University systems and is being developed and extended specifically to suit the University’s needs, providing the best possible student online learning experience.
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Hear from our staff
Having NEVER used an e-learning programme before I am finding the basics of Moodle very easy.
Centre for Biomolecular Sciences
I have found it easier to develop some initial quizzes, assessments and assignments. There seems to be more options to tailor these activities for the class.
School of Computer Science