We have upgraded to 2.0 and unfortunately this has made it much more difficult for my teachers to be able to collaborate.
Here is what I want to happen:
•My 6 Year 8 Scinece teachers all begin with a common course. This course is "choc a block" with learning activities developed over a number of years by many different staff. There are over 50 assignments in the course. There are so many activities in the course that staff will not use them all.
•I don't want my staff to be "straight jacketed" to have to run exactly the same activites as each other so we don't use "Meta Courses"
. We run 6 standalone courses.
•We do want teachers to use the gradebook to record assessments, so having extraineous enrollments in the gradebook is problematic.
•We do want all of the six teachers developing quality new tasks like lessons, peer assessed assignments, rubrics and the like.
•When one teacher develops a resorce everyone else needs to be able to access it. They need to be able to "pull" the new activity from the other teachers course not have to wait to have it "pushed" at them. If we share we are half way there and sharing is not optional. If you put it on your moodle course others can grab it.
The changes in 2.0 seem to have made this much more difficult.
Yes sharing a whole course is easier but this only gets done twice a year at my school so it does not matter if it takes a bit of time.
Importing one or two items from another course is something I want to happen once or twice a week. It should be quick and easy. As mentioned previously only admins seem to have rights to import single items from courses. You can only import from a course if you are the teacher of both the course you are importing from and the course you are importing to. This means I have to make myself the teacher of all 6 of our Year 8 Science Courses. This will be a mess very soon as your "my courses" block will soon flow over!!! Will I be able to achieve what I want through manipulating roles? If so how?
If not how do I go about requesting changes to Moodle 2.1 to make teacher collaboration "on the fly" easier.
http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-25759 All/None switch when importing.
http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-25758 Course Finder Box when importing.