Create a kanban board with Designer 1.2

We’ve recently released our new course format Designer and feedback was super positive, which we are very grateful for! Today, I want to give you a sneak peak at one of the features we’re working on at the moment: Kanban board. Moodle courses are not only great for learning, they can be used for many other usecases. Probably the most popular one so far is a “community”. Using the course as a container for one or several forum activities, a course can essentially bring together employees, students and project teams to discuss anything and everything. Moodle.org relies heavily on this, and it works great! There’s one more use case which we think makes a lot of sense: courses as projects. In core Moodle, roles can already be renamed locally in a course, so the non-editing teacher could become a “project mentor”, students can become “project members” and the teacher the …

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Mix and match your course layout with the Designer plugin

If you teach with Moodle, it’s quite likely you use a variety of content – perhaps some links to websites, some resources for reading and some assignments and quizzes for actively involving your learners. Perhaps you use one of the standard Moodle course formats, such as the Topics or Weekly format. Or perhaps your organisation has installed course format plugins in Moodle which allow you to display your content in different ways, making it more appealing to your classes. Whichever format you use, until now it has only been possible to have one type of layout per course. But what if that restriction were removed? What if within the same course, you could select the most appropriate layout for your content? Mix and match! This month’s featured plugin is a course format called Designer, developed by Stefan Scholz (whose other contribution Kickstart we’ve featured before in this series) which enables you to do just …

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Designer 1.0 — test our new course format now!

Without doubt, Moodle’s has a lot to offer when it comes to learning activities. From pages that can contain multi media content to assignments with powerful grading workflows, from highly interactive content (h5p) to easy to build feedback forms, teachers can choose from a variety of tools to create collaborative and diverse courses.

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