Moodle4iPhone – shift of emphasis

I’m going to shift the emphasis of my investigations into Moodle4iPhone, instead of working through the options, I’m going to try to have a different look. I’m going to map what I currently do on one of my Moodle courses to what is on offer through the Moodle4iPhone app. This is a prelude to the work we are doing at Bath with a much larger group. So, based on the survey being run by Nitin at the moment …

How do I use Moodle?

It is used on PGCAPP unit. Mainly used to support a few face to face workshops and our 1-2-1 meetings, and provide supporting material. There isn’t any significant amount of interaction, it tends to be a contact and support material, i.e., links to files, rss infeeds from journals, and use of discussion forums (not a lot of discussion). Participants are expected to complete database entries, and upload assignments.

Three most common activities are,

  • Uploading and linking to files
  • Creating/replying to Discussion Forum posts
  • Other: RSS

So can I achieve the above?

In terms of files, no serious problems. It opens Microsoft files, and audio. There did appear to be a problem with the Label resource. It seems to display a label which can be edited, it will not zoom in or out, and some of the text runs over the right hand side. I can’t read it ;-(

In terms of the forum, all OK, except for a problem with threaded discussions stepping to the right on the screen, and getting to the point where last words on each line become obscured. This was evident when reading the “this is mine” discussion started by Dave Hildebrandt in the “Each person posts one discussion” forum.  problems start with the post by Dave on wednesday 24th march.

There doesn’t seem to be an RSS option for this at this stage 😦

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