Some facts and figures:
- 1906 people started the course and of these 44% were awarded a Learn Moodle 3.11 participant badge for posting in a forum.
- 320 certificates of completion were awarded for completing all 32 activities - that's 17% of people who started the course.
What we did well:New Student activity completion feature
The clearer activity completion requirements in Moodle 3.11 meant that our participants had far fewer questions this time about what to do, particularly in terms of the Introduce yourself! forum where participants had to both start a discussion and reply to someone else. Having the requirements both on the course page and when clicking into the activity was very well received.
As usual, we’re grateful to our experienced Moodlers who attend regularly to offer assistance, and are particularly happy when this assistance is in languages other than English and in different timezones. Many thanks to John Bennett, Hart Wilson, Joost Elshoff, Sara Arjona Téllez and Darija Tadin-Đurović who all received the coveted Learn Moodle Basics helper badge
A very high number of Spanish speaking participants joined the course this time, and were supported by (amongst others) our own HQ developer Sara Arjona Téllez in dedicated Spanish speaking discussion threads. Ideally next year we very much hope to offer participants the choice of taking the course in English or Spanish. Watch this space!
It’s always helpful after the release of a new version of Moodle to test with a large number of users, and our MOOC has traditionally benefited from keen-eyed participants spotting bugs. This time, participants enjoyed using the Brickfield Accessibility toolkit to test their practice courses, and at the same time noticed an inconsistency (the inaccurate wordcount) which the Brickfield team were prompt to fix.
How we can improve:Video updates
Participants appreciated the concise nature of the video tutorials (available on our YouTube channel: Learn Moodle 3.11 Basics playlist) but some commented that not every video tutorial is created completely anew each time, where features do not change from one version to the next. Learn Moodle 4.0 Basics will require a total rewrite of the course and videos, and we’ll be working on that towards the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.