Though we’re nowhere close to having a complete, 36-week course available to share with the world, we do have about 1/4 of the course completed. (Also known as building the plane while in the air!) So, what in the world does this look like? How is the Moodle set up? Though we’re not quite ready to offer guest access to the Moodle yet, I thought I’d give a sneak-peak of some examples of what we’re doing. I took some screenshots from our course showing how we’re setting it up and put them into a presentation, uploaded to Slideshare. To be able to read the text clearly, you may want to view full screen or download the presentation.
One feature we’ve added recently, and as instructors are having a blast with, is in-class achievements. For example, we challenged students to successfully “friend” each of their classmates in the game. The two students who successfully completed this on the first day assigned, were awarded the “Fast Friend” achievement. We’re creating game-like achievement badges for unlocking these and then adding them to the students’ Moodle profiles.