So now you have an idea on what Moodle is and how it’s used let’s get into some of the details about what you can do with Hubken’s Moodle solution, based around its main features.
3. Why choose Moodle?
1. Content Creation and Management
Moodle gives you a central place to manage all your training courses and learning content. You may already have your own learning content or may want to purchase ready-made content. Maybe a mixture of both? Whatever approach you take Hubken’s Moodle solution makes the process of producing and distributing course content easy.
With a simple drag-and-drop interface, you'll be able to:
- Upload learning resources – such as documents, videos, audio or images.
- Import content from external spaces – such as Google Drive, YouTube, or Flickr.
- Add links to useful sites, wikis or blogs – or even to your own forum discussions.
You can then use that content to build the activities and lessons that make up your Moodle courses. You'll also be able to build interactive elements into your courses including things like quizzes, games, presentations, e-books or interactive branching videos. It’s so important to ensure you have enough interactivity built into your content because it helps learning to be an engaging and enjoyable experience for your learners.
Build your own training courses
With the Moodle LMS, you can create training courses unique to your organisation, giving your learners the exact training, they need. With a built-in course creator and a simple interface, creating your own training courses is far easier than you may think.
Learner engagement matters and learners can express themselves with video and audio directly into forum posts or assignment submissions with the integrated webcam and microphone recorder. Trainers can also create adapting and branching lesson activities and build searchable glossaries and databases. Quizzes, polls and assignments can be added to a course to help you assess existing knowledge.
With Hubken’s Moodle solution, you’ll get access to a wide range of rich and interactive HTML5 content tools such as interactive video, presentations, games, image hotspots, branching video and 360 virtual tours.
Use ready-made course content
Depending on your organisation’s training needs and your resources it may be more appropriate to use ready-made learning materials.
Hubken Group partner with content provider GO1 who provide off-the-shelf learning content in hundreds of subjects including leadership, finance, health and safety, compliance, business, sales and much more. You simply subscribe to the GO1 Marketplace to find ready-made courses and learning content which can then easily be imported into Moodle. The ability to import off-the-shelf eLearning courses is a great time-saver, particularly for standardised training topics. All content is pulled in using industry standard SCORM 1.2 so you can be sure all progress is being tracked correctly.
So as a Moodle user you know you have options when it comes to course content. You can build your own or save time by investing in a subscription to the GO1 marketplace.
Build your own course content or access off-the-shelf content
Streamline course creation with drag and drop, and an intuitive editing tool
Develop mobile-optimised, interactive content within the system
Prove learning with quizzes, question banks and automated feedback
How are courses made in Moodle?
1. Divide your Moodle course into the named sections you want to cover.
2. Use Moodle’s drag-and-drop functionality to upload file resources such as documents, images, audio and video. Moodle also supports user-generated content including blogs, wikis and other web pages and forum discussions to help build each of your sections.
3. Choose from a list of activities to add to each section (quizzes, discussions, assignments, and more).
4. Decide the conditions for progressing (such as getting a certain score on a quiz).
5. Add in any certificates or badges for your learners to achieve.
6. Jump in and preview your new course before distributing to your learners!
What is SCORM?
SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. This is simply a standardised file format for sharing and reusing web-based learning content. So, if your LMS is SCORM-compliant – like Moodle – you can import external courses and use them in your training.
You can also create your own SCORM packaged eLearning in an authoring tool and upload into your Moodle course.
2. Collaboration and Communication
Web conferencing adds an engaging, real-time dimension to your learning environment. Whether it’s live web-cam video streaming, sharing of presentations and polls or live desktop sharing, web conferencing enables you to conduct up-to-the-minute sessions without the hassle and costs associated with face-to-face training.
One of the long-term changes after the Covid-19 crisis is likely to be an increase in home and other forms of remote working so it’s more important than ever that learners can still collaborate and communicate as part of their online learning.
Integrated web conferencing system BigBlueButton makes online training personal. BigBlueButton is a fully responsive, web-based virtual classroom, enabling learner access from anywhere and any device, and enabling trainers to provide a high-quality online learning experience for all.
Engage learners using BigBlueButton
With BigBlueButton web conferencing, you'll be able to give your learners:
- Real-time training with shared screens – as well as shared audio, video, presentation slides and of course chat.
- A personal experience led by a real trainer – no matter where your learners are.
- Collaborative learning through digital breakout rooms – where you can monitor the discussions and set timers for exercises and projects.
- Recordings of your virtual classroom courses – so they can review the content again.
- Opportunity for feedback - Built-in polling makes it easy to engage learners and recording sessions means they are available for later review.
- Emphasis on important points – with the whiteboard tool in BigBlueButton, annotations are automatically displayed back to the students in real-time. Presenters can zoom, highlight, draw and write on presentations to emphasise points to learners.
3. Managing Assessments and Achievements
Assessing the progress and understanding of your learners is critical in ensuring your training material and events are not only informative but effective. You can easily track your learners progress at any level from individuals, to departments and job functions or at an organisation wide-level.
Moodle has a range of assessment options including an inbuilt quiz engine as well as more formal assignment submissions. You can load assessments developed with popular third-party authoring tools and send scores and completion information to a central course gradebook.
Quizzes are a fun way to engage learners, so that both you and they can track progress and understanding.
Build Moodle Quizzes
Moodle’s quiz builder enables course managers to create predefined or randomly generated quizzes pulled from question banks, with automated grading. The quiz tool offers a range of question types including:
- Multiple-choice, free-text answer
- Drag and-drop
- Deferred or instant feedback and certainty-based marking
You can set up automated workflows which provide learners with customisable feedback based on responses, time and attempt limits and pass/fail tracking. Alongside the quiz builder, detailed reporting offers course and training managers an insight into learner scores and answers, allowing trend analysis across individuals, groups or entire quizzes.
Issue branded certificates and Open Badges
Achievements deserve recognition! Moodle’s open badge integration enables you to issue and display your own custom digital credentials.
Whether you want to reward a user for completing an activity, a course or a group of courses, the automated issuing system makes it simple to engage and motivate learners with visible, shareable badges.
The certificate generator allows you to upload your organisation’s own assets and colours to design and create on-brand certificates. If required, learners receive automated emails with the certificate attached for easy access.
Boost learner engagement with a different range of question types
Increase efficiencies with sharable question banks
Automate assessment process with response-tailored feedback
Recognise achievement with digital badges and certificates
Engage your learners with Hubken branding
There are many ways to engage your users with their online learning. You’ll want their experience to be comfortable and familiar which means adapting the look and feel of the interface, so it fits with your brand.
Hubken’s solution goes further and enables you to apply different branding for different cohorts of learners. Perhaps you have sub-brands or departments which incorporate different branding. We can easily help you adapt your LMS.
4. Mobile and Offline Learning
One of the biggest online trends for many years now has the growth in mobile usage. Where 10 years ago the web was mainly accessed via desktops, now mobile dominates. Increasingly online learners are using mobile devices for training and study and the last 3 years have seen a 200% increase in installations of the Moodle mobile app.
Hubken’s Moodle solution is fully responsive to any mobile device with native mobile apps for iOS and Android. Using the app, learners anywhere can easily access course content, check upcoming deadlines, keep up to date with messages and notifications, submit assignments and track their progress. Trainers can use the app for grading and providing feedback on learner submissions.
The latest version of the app enables users to participate in most activities when they are not connected to a network. For example, they can message other users, add course notes, post in forums or wikis and complete surveys. The app will automatically update user information when they are back online.
Hubken's Moodle Solution is fully responsive to any mobile device
Users can use Moodle wherever they are, even when offline
Improve the user-experience with mobile design activities
Increase engagement with direct notifications of messages
5. Custom LMS Integrations
If you have multiple in-house systems and need to integrate your new Moodle LMS with them, Hubken has the know-how to help you achieve your aims. Ease of access and seamless data consistency across different systems are key factors in LMS adoption.
With Hubken’s Single Sign On (SSO) solution you can integrate your e-learning with your other connected services, meaning one set of login credentials enables access to all the integrated systems – something your users will thank you for!
Hubken's integration team can integrate your LMS with existing essential platforms e.g. CRM, HR, finance, payroll and project management. Our integrations ensure that data is shared consistently and without manual intervention so that your records are always reliable and up to date. We have experience of integrating with Salesforce, HubSpot, iTrent, Workday, SAP, Gold-Vision, Accelo, Xero and more.
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