Alignment Chart
EDUC 766

Kelly M. Dempsey

Problem Identification

Getting faculty to use the Colgate-sponsored LMS, Moodle can be a struggle. The latest data from the Fall 2018 Moodle usage report shows about 60% of our faculty use Moodle but we would like to increase the usage. (In a 2015 ECAR study, 56% of college students said they wished instructors would use an LMS.) Some of the common challenges that deter faculty from LMS adoption are lack of time, resistance to adopting new technologies, lack of training opportunities, and lack of support.

Delivery Options

Instruction will be delivered in small group face-to-face workshops which will allow a personalized learning experience. Plenty of time for individual practice will be included. Self-paced, online tutorials will be offered after the workshop that are sequenced from the basics to more advanced topics.

Terminal Objective: Instructors new to Moodle or anyone who would like a refresher course will use the LMS to create content items to present a variety of learning activities to enhance student learning.

Enabling Objectives

Assessment Idea

Absorb Activity

Do Activity

Connect Activity

Instructors will create their Moodle course and be able to customize the layout according to their teaching style.


Course Creation: Instructor demonstrates the ability to create a Moodle course. (It is “live” on the Moodle server) Think-Pair-Share with a partner for feedback. Details

Listen to “live” presentation and watch the demonstration

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will create a basic Moodle course.

Assessment to check understanding: Show & Tell with peer then all workshop participants for feedback

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will create a basic Moodle course.

Instructors will upload files to their Moodle course


File Upload: Instructor demonstrates the ability to upload content (At least 5 files are available on the Moodle course) Think-Pair-Share with a partner for feedback. Details

Listen to “live” presentation and watch the demonstration

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will upload pdf files to their Moodle course.

Assessment to check understanding: Show & Tell with peer then all workshop participants for feedback

Terminal Objective:  Learners will use the available assessment tools in Moodle to deliver authentic assessments to evaluate student knowledge in a variety of meaningful ways.

Enabling Objectives

Assessment Idea

Absorb Activity

Do Activity

Connect Activity

Instructors will create, and manage individual Quizzes to assess student learning.


Quiz Creation: Instructor demonstrates the ability to create Quizzes (At least 5 Quizzes are available on the Moodle course) Quizzes – Several matching quizzes will be given to help learners assess their understanding of Moodle Quiz types. Details

Listen to “live” presentation and watch the demonstration

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will create a basic Moodle Quiz.

Assessment to check understanding: Show & Tell with peer then all workshop participants for feedback

Instructors will create and manage group assessments such as the Workshop Activity.


Workshop Creation:
 Instructor demonstrates the ability to create a Workshop Activity.  Match the Moodle Workshop Activity to its purpose (ex., Create a Workshop with the appropriate settings and timing for group or individual peer assessment) Details

Listen to “live” presentation and watch the demonstration

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will create a basic Moodle Workshop Activity.

Assessment to check understanding: Show & Tell with peer then all workshop participants for feedback

Terminal Objective:  Learners will use the LMS to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress.

Enabling Objectives

Assessment Idea

Absorb Activity

Do Activity

Connect Activity

Instructors will set up the gradebook to calculate grades automatically.

• Instructors will set up a weighted grading system according to their syllabus.


Gradebook Creation: Instructor demonstrates the ability to use the Gradebook. (At least 5 Gradebook Columns are available on the Moodle course)

Role Plays – Learn the Grading System (demonstration of a "live" Moodle site using the Gradebook, then role-playing using scenario-based grading to determine appropriate weighting and grading strategies) with a partner acting as a student. Each learner will receive feedback from these partners regarding the delivery of grades.

Listen to “live” presentation and watch the demonstration

Hands-On Activity: The instructor will set up a basic Moodle Gradebook with a weighted system.

Assessment to check understanding: Show & Tell with peer then all workshop participants for feedback

Updated: 11/18/18