Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Connecting With Online Students and Assessing the Connection

Teaching online courses presents many of the same conundrums as teaching face-to-face classes. Participation in class, whether online or face-to-face, is traditionally difficult to encourage and to assess. Does just showing up or logging in count? What if a student is present, yet silent? What if a student raises a hand or makes a posting simply to gain the incremental peg count toward full participation points?

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Including & Excluding Empty Grades in Moodle

There are primarily two methods of displaying/calculating grades. (1) Exclude empty grades This is the method we usually recommend. It gi...