On completion of this sub-unit you will be able to:
Check course enrolments
Track student progress within the Moodle platform
Reach out to students are falling behind
Access and mark assignments with feedback
monitor the issuance of certificates and badges
An area where your role as facilitator is important is in managing the class. You need to monitor who is coping and who is not, identify those falling behind and who might need your support to get back on track. You also need to grade assignments and provide feedback.
Activity 1: Check enrolments
Are the right people enrolled for your course? Checking that the correct people are enrolled and that they have accessed the course materials and activities is an important managerial responsibility. Consider the video below,
Student activity is being tracked on the Moodle platform and course completion tracking statistics are available to the facilitator. You can see their progress through this unit of study by accessing course statistics in the right hand block at the top of the screen. Use the links below to see how to access these statistics.
After reading the activity report, what should be done about those students who are falling behind? Got some ideas? Create a four-slide PowerPoint presentation outlining what you think should be a good strategy to ensure no one gets left behind. Use the assignment tool below to submit your assignment.
Activity 3: Grade assignments and provide feedback
Grading is another opportunity to discern how the course is going and to what extent students are engaged. It is important, however, to use marking of assignments as an opportunity to provide students with feedback too. Quality, insightful feedback is a powerful student motivator.
Once students have the completed the course, or a specific section of a course, the Moodle platform can activate a personalised digital certificate and/or release a digital badge. As a facilitator you should monitor that this automated process goes without a hitch. You can see a list of the criteria and which students have been awarded certificates and badges.
We have been tracking you! Have you completed sufficient activities to be issued with a course certificate? Check to see if the certificate below is 'active'. If it is please take your course certificate.
Activity 5: Weekly quiz
OK! Two weeks complete, well done! Use the test below to see if you are retaining any of the week's study detail.