Workshop 11: Basic LMS – Moodle And Google Classroom

Date & Time: Thursday, 3 April 2020 from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Conductors:

  • Dr. Kritya Bunchongchit, Program Director of Computer Science
  • Mr. Adriano Alberto Quieti, Lecturer from Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC)

This session aims to assist lecturers to better understand and optimize Moodle and Google Classroom for their courses. The participants were guided step-by-step to configure course at the site level including the elements at the course level. This includes navigating the tools and exploring basic commands such as, creating a page and quizzes, setting up a quiz to behave in a variety of different ways as the student is taking, grading and providing feedback to students who scored in any range of grades.

Moodle

Moodle is a free and open-source software that allows users to customize features to suit their needs. Through this platform, lecturers can create online classroom using the combination of different materials such as forums, video, games, quizzes and live sessions and learners are provided with personalized environment and variety choices of learning activities. Despite the flexibility, richness of resources and support from MUIC Educational Media Unit, the challenges some might find is that it’s not user-friendly and the interface is not that initiative.

Google Classroom

This is a free web service for schools that aims to simplify creating an online classroom area, and providing a teacher/student-friendly way of communicating and managing needed documents especially in terms of creating, distributing, and grading assignments. It allows users to use services like Google Drive, Google Docs, Forms and other services in G Suite to create and store documents. Lecturers can also post announcements and upcoming assignments which will be emailed to all students in the class.