Concept is that a user earns Credits by participating in various activities.
Credits can then be used to buy items in other Moodle games.
Like today's eft-pos system I guess or XBox / RPG's gamer credits
I want to play a game of Life with the users where they have to buy and sell items over a period of time....
I have tried using the stamp module for this and replaced the stamps with bank notes but I needed a separate Stamp for each note I used.... got a bit confusing for students and teacher alike!
I can see the logic in using the Stamp Collection mod for this, but as you say there are limitations.
In terms of accruing 'dollars' maybe you could use a Glossary/Database - so that as each Student (or Teacher) Grades an entry from a different user the total will increase. That's just a first reaction response - not sure it would work in reality.
Teacher could probably use Offline Assignments in a similar way.
But I can't think of anything that would then allow 'trading/selling' of these Grades.
Alternatively, with some lateral thinking, you might find something creative like embedding a GoogleDocs spreadsheet in an IFrame would give you something workable?
Students accumulate points by uploading assignments, replying to forums, sending messages, blog posts etc. The more points students and staff get, the more stars they get.
We've also created a moodle points league so students can see how they rank against other students.
My colleague Lewis Carr has done a blog post on this here.
Also, seeing the points system from Leeds is awesome, is that otherwise available for Admins to get and install?
The only reason we haven't released it yet, is that it's currently specific to our Moodle install, with it looking at the activities and modules that we have installed.
I would imagine you scanned the log file for the various activities it recorded against a student , set a time frame, added them up, and then published a result???
We also write the points back to the database in the user table so we can pull this up again anywhere in Moodle.
Can you tell me how you track the points? I need to put together a course site where participants accumulater CEU from completing various quizzes in different courses.
Can you point me in a direction on this? Thank you,
Hi _ could you please update me on how far you and Lewis have got with this and making it into a module - it looks like a great tool, i really want to award students with credits for just loggin on as well as adding content etc
The idea of a Moodle Banking System related to a game I tried to play with some of my students recently ...
A bit like Monopoly and life mixed together
All were given a job a random job pulled out of a hat
Each was allocated an income that matched their job
Each ran a personal budget on a spreadsheet
They each paid rent, some more than others, brought food, etc from each other
Some had more discretionary funds than others
Only problem was there was no way to check on the honestly of the students about how much they had received in terms of income and how much they had expended in the game.
managing 70 spreadsheets was a nightmare.
I thought a simple log file in Moodle could do the job running a trial balance account as in small businesses... but idea got too big for my head.
Trying to work out how one student could pay another from their own account became a mental Ahhhhh.
And how would I manage/moniter the system - as a teacher I have too little time in the classroom let alone this ! ?
It would all have to have to be automatic - Cron based even.
Check against the account for existing balance before funds could be transfered
Move funds from one person to another
Be able to add recurring events like the reminder block
Keep a running total for users - Like XBox gamer points
Something akin to Paypal, Monopoly, The game of life and a New Zealand game called Polyconomy that included the stock exchange and an inflation index - all rolled in together !
Are you getting the idea?
BTW I called it the Allensville Project. They lived in Waynesboro, worked in Allensville, brought petrol from Carroll Convertibles, Food at Allen's Superette, , etc etc.... and I was the Mayor of Allensville Boss Hog...
(My full name is Allen Wayne Carroll ,..... despotic aye lol )