Thanks for your screencast explaining all the different ways there are to monitor activity. I especially liked your use of highlighting.
However, despite your efficient editing out of pauses, I don't think it's possible to thoroughly cover all the ways of monitoring activity in just 3 minutes. Although, as you point out, the video can be paused or rewound, I think that too many features packed into 3 minutes will scare teachers new to Moodle.
Here are my suggestions for recording a video that will really help teachers new to Moodle:
- Before starting your recording, login using one or two student accounts and create some activity e.g. forum postings, quiz submissions.
- Save time in your video by starting recording on the course page when you are already logged in as a teacher.
- Highlight the recent activity block and demonstrate how the teacher can simply click links to access recent forum posts and quiz submissions etc. (In my experience, this is the easiest and most useful way of monitoring student activity.)
- Mention the recent activity advanced search but save time by not reading out all the options.
- Take a look at the participants list, in particular the last access column (another feature I find useful in monitoring student activity).
- Choose a student from the participants list and demonstrate how to view all logs of their activity. You could even demonstrate what happens when you click on a link in the action column.
- Mention course reports but do not go into detail. (Reports should really be the subject of a different video - perhaps I'll get around to adding it as a new task. )
- Finish the video with your usual helpful summary slide.
Best wishes and thanks again for participating in GHOP.