What to do with RSS feeds?

Today I rely on RSS feeds to provide me with the information I want when I want. I can’t believe that a year ago I didn’t really know what the point of an RSS feed was. RSS is an acronym for really simple syndication, it provides automatically updated feeds from websites, blogs and news sites […]

Personalisation, online identities and avatars

. There are three things that I ask students to do when they first log onto our VLE at Rickypedia. 1. Change their password 2. Fill in the profile information (see previous post on customising profile feeds) 3. Create an avatar (an online picture representing them) The instructions I use for students are publicly available […]

Keyword and Glossary Fun

One neat and simple feature that Moodle has is a glossary. (I’m sure you could replicate this functionality easily enough using other features of other VLEs). The glossary lets the teacher or students put definitions of words, hence the name glossary. As it’s such a simple and easy to understand tool it’s one I have […]

Customising Profile Fields

Setting up custom fields on users’ personal profile is really easy. The standard fields in a moodle install are things like skype, msn, icq, e-mail, website. I felt a bit uneasy about encouraging students to put in all of those personal details which I or the school could have no control over, particularly personal websites […]