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The assessment challenge – an end-to-end solution

As some of my last posts have documented, Sussex University has been engaging in the provision of an end-to-end solution for online assessments. Our solution uses Turnitin and GradeMark as the technical infrastructure to support the project. We have presented the project at the Dublin Moodlemoot conference and the Assessment in Higher Education conference and […]

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Making Moodle a scaleable enterprise solution

An early task after installing Moodle is to integrate as much existing data held within an institution that would be helpful in the virtual learning environment (VLE) context.  Even though Sussex has had an institutional Moodle installation since 2006 there are still many possibilities for further integration. Pre-existing Sussex systems Sussex has a history of ORACLE development […]

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Maintaining sites for the students’ programme duration

At Sussex we made a decision that Moodle sites which related to a Sussex course should be maintained for the duration of the students’ degree programme. This means for any particular course we have sites for every year it is run. For example Sussex 3rd year students have Moodle sites for all the course modules […]

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Moodle guest access

If you login as a guest on the Sussex Moodle, Study Direct,  you’ll see something very different from a standard Moodle install. Guest users are presented with sites – by academic year – to which the creators have allowed guest access. When Moodle became our institutional VLE a minority of staff had issues with users having […]

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Teaching groups imported into Moodle

At Sussex our course modules may have a number of teaching activities, including : seminars tutorials workshops laboratory classes Each of these might split a module cohort into groups. We call these teaching groups. Like our course modules at Sussex, Moodle has a notion of groups and teaching groups which they call ‘groupings’. Using these groupings […]

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