I'll send you a test account in a sandbox course if you want to see it in action.
Contact me off the forum if this is what you are wanting to try.
But (using lesson_cdc with custom scoring) you could just put a 1 point question on the last page of the lesson, with only one answer jump, to end of lesson, make it a 1 point lesson, and then you would get it in the gradebook.
Using gradebook_cdc, put this item in a 0 weighted category and it won't show up in the student's total grade for the course, but you will be able to tell if they completed the lesson or not.
The new lesson (cdc or standard 1.5) also has a very nice detailed reports page similar to quiz, which can also give you lesson completion info. on a per lesson (graded or not graded) basis.
I know Martin D his not too hot on the idea of having the ablity to create "printer-friendly" pages in Moodle, but, it was really nice to be able to print out the manual in the Book Module from your site.
Because Blackboard and Moodle (not in Book mod) html pages print poorly and yet students demand printable course materials, many of our faculty post everything in word or acrobat anyway, which hardly helps the situation (one of those examples of the law of unintended consequences).
Thus I advise them to post course material in Book, which is much easier on the students and the network, and since it prints very nicely offers a viable alternative to word/acrobat.
We're trying to get the computer lab folks to put in some add-on hardware for the printers which automatically prints on both sides of the page, which IMO is a better way to handle the paper wasting issue than trying to make it hard for students to print their course material.
IME, one of the big reasons students print course material is to annotate it, so work on those ideas to allow students to annotate online documents might prove helpful in reducing the amount of printing going on...
I am an older student and I need hard copy. I think the younger folk who have essentially grown up with computers can handle the process of reading online better. And, I agree with you about
- Annotation &
- Two sided copying (Which I do to keep the paper use down and to carry less weight [particulary when using many large documents.]).
The ability to have the option to have "printer-friendly" pages in certain areas of Moodle like forum threads and resources as well as the Book module would be very helpful and actually save a lot of paper in the long run.
If one does not want to use a "print-out" feature one just does not have to chose to use it.
I love this gradebook! How can I download it to our Moodle server. I would love to start using it immediately. This totally rocks.
There are instructions in the zip file.
THANK YOU very much for the quick reply!
Try logging in as
teacher with password teacher
or student1 with password student1
I took a backup from a live class and tried to sanitize it to remove student info. I installed it on another server I am setting up as a project.
You can mess around in here if you want. Do me a favor and don't change any passwords. You can change settings or weights, play with bonus points, whatever.
The quizzes don't work, but when I get back from pancake supper, I'll try to clean it up a little.
I have the graphics uploaded for the quizzes now too.