This activity can be very important when reflective activity is encouraged, either connected
with a certain coruse topic or as part of another activity. The teacher asks the student to
reflect on a particular topic, and the student can edit and refine their answer over time.
This answer is private and can only be seen by the teacher, who can offer feedback and a
grade on each journal entry (discussed in Learner Management section of manual).
It s usually a good idea to have about one Journal activity per week.
Journal properties setup allows you to create a description for the activity, determine
whether the student entry carries a grade or assessment, and set a time period in days or
weeks for when entries can be submitted.
A lesson delivers content in an interesting and flexible way. It consists of a number of
pages. Each page normally ends with a question and a number of possible answers
(Fig. 22). Depending on the student s choice of answer they either progress to the next
page or are taken back to a previous page. Navigation through the lesson can be straight
forward or complex, depending largely on the structure of the material being presented.
Lessons are a great way to assess practical knowledge of a subject, and with creative use
of Moodle's HTML editor very effective simulations can be built.
Lesson module allows you to add entire lessons that guide the student based on the
student's answers. It might be helpful to think of a Lesson activity as a kind of flowchart.
The student reads some content. After the content, you ask the student some questions.
Based on the answers the student gives, the system sends the student to another page in
the Lesson. For example, if a student chooses question one, then the system might go to
page 3. If the student chooses answer two, the system goes to page 1. If the student
answers question 3, the system goes to page 5 etc. Lessons are very flexible, but do
require some set up.
To add a Lesson, select Lesson from the
Add an activity menu on the course
homepage. This action will take you to the
Lesson editing properties page (Fig. 22a).
Fill in the Name of the lesson. Next, select
the maximum grade to be given for the
whole lesson (a number from 0 100).