I want to provide a course that allows any student to go in and build activities they specifically need for a study-buddy room to help them learn shorthand.
These are my steps taken thus far to make this happen:
After creating the course, adding myself as Teacher, creating a course group and changing the student permissions to allow almost all Teacher rights, I assumed when the students clicked on the course, it would show the "Blocks editing on/off" button, but it doesn't. How can they create everything they need without this button? They can't!
How can I make this button appear so these students can create their own activities as they need them without changing their roles to teacher or admin?
I have done something similar, but we set up a separate instance of moodle where all the students were instructors of their own course spaces. This is the method we are using for student portfolios and I have a category of courses for student projects that are not portfolios.
I thought it was an easier solution that putting them on the main LMS for our campus and doing a lot of work with the roles. Is that an option for you?
I'm not sure I understand what "separate instance of Moodle" is. It sounds like a really good idea though. I think I remember reading about student projects from the front page moodle link lists. I'll go back and see how to set up student projects. This may work much better; I'm not sure. I like the idea of having one course with many groups.
I'll check it out; not sure I get a good picture of how this can be done yet.
THanks. Bye now, Ms. LEtha
Since Moodle does not have licensing restrictions, you can have as many as you want. We have quite a few--a faculty space, a portfolio space, an instructional space, and old moodles kept as archives. There are some tricks to running more than one on the same server (not difficult), or you can have them on different servers. If you set up the same external authentication method (we use LDAP) and upload the same usernames, there is little problem for the students going back and forth between systems. We do try to make them look different!