A SCORM package is a bundle of web content packaged in a way that follows the
SCORM standard for learning objects. These packages can include web pages, graphics,
browsers. There are many 3
party tools available that create SCORM compliant learning
objects. The SCORM module allows you to easily upload any standard SCORM package
and make it part of your course.
Scorm properties setup are simple; you will give the activity a name and description, and
then click the Choose or update a SCORM package button. On click, you will be given
a chance to locate the SCORM package. Once this action is completed you are ready to
click the Continue button. Moodle will now examine the XML file that accompanies the
SCORM package and create the activity for the course home page. It should be noted that
SCORM is an evolving standard, and that problems do occur when an XML file is not
formed in the way Moodle expects. If you encounter problems adding a SCORM activity to
your course, post a question in the SCORM module forum at http://moodle.org.
The Survey module provides a number of verified survey instruments that have been
found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments. Teachers can
use these to gather data from their students that will help them learn about their class and
reflect on their own teaching. Standard survey's included with this activity are:
ATTLS (20 item version)
COLLES (preferred and actual)
A Wiki enables documents to be authored collectively in a simple markup language using
a web browser. "Wiki wiki" means "super fast" in the Hawaiian language, and it is the
speed of creating and updating pages that is one of the defining aspects of wiki
technology. Generally, there is no prior review before modifications are accepted, and
most wikis are open to the general public or at least to all persons who also have access
to the wiki server.
The Moodle Wiki module enables participants to work together on web pages to add,
expand and change the content. Old versions are never deleted and can be restored.
This module is based on Erfurt Wiki. Setup properties allow you to create a Wiki activity
for a Group, Teacher or Student, and select whether the HTML editor is available in the
wiki when used. There are also options for how linking is done, whether uploads are
permitted and customizing initial pages.
A Workshop is a peer assessment activity with a huge array of options. It allows
participants to assess each other s projects, as well as exemplar projects, in a number of
ways. It also coordinates the collection and distribution of these assessments in a variety
of ways. Workshop module does have a learning curve, however the effort made can
include greater student participation. The following is a detailed explanation of properties
and management of Workshop module activity: