Teaching with Moodle

Students track their own progress

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Students track their own progress


I'd like students to be able to track their own progress, perhaps by means of a series of questions to be completed at the end of each session e.g. "I understand how to read cases". What would be the best tool for doing this on Moodle? 

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Picture of Richard Oelmann
Re: Students track their own progress
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There are a variety of tools you could use for this.

A feedback activity

Choice - although you may need a whole series of them, but may be good if you want to give a range of options - My understanding of XYZ is [great] [good] [ok] [needs developing] [Help!]


or simply add a collection of statements as separate labels, and turn on activity completion tracking for them and allow the students to tick them when completed (when they think they have achieved them)

I've seen the first two used, but have used the second two myself - more frequently the labels with completion tracking as its so easy to set up and monitor (and one of teh sites i was doing it on didn't have the checklist plugin installed smile )


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Picture of Regina Davies
Re: Students track their own progress

Thanks, Richard, very helpful! I've had the same question myself.

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Picture of Melanie Scott
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When you say able to track their own progress, I think of something like a transcript--I've completed these things...but it sounds like maybe you want self-assessment? Which is cool...

So, in addition to choice, you could have an Assignment where they write about where they're at and what they think they need (which can be credited when graded or credited for submitting).

Or you could have a Feedback where they answer questions like that--with feedback, you can allow multiple submissions (I never do...but it might be useful for this) where they assess at certain points and you can see the change in their answers.  Feedback has no right or wrong answers, just answers. This is good for a series of question.

Or you could just have a label on the page that has the question and they check the manual completion box to acknowledge it.  Checked labels can even be linked to course completion.

Or...I have quizzes that have correct answers (Yes, I acknowledge...) but are really just acknowledgement of receipt of information/acceptance of responsibility. Mostly we do this for IT stuff (Yes, I understand I'm not allowed to look at porn at work and that if I do, I can be fired) but it works pretty well.

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