When discussing the dashboard during our last staff consultation session, one of the most interesting ideas we came up with was a timeline to show what the students have coming up throughout the year, so they can plan their time ahead. According to the teachers within the group, some of their students struggle to plan time and get overwhelmed during busy periods in year.
Feedback from our BTEC teachers this week is that the Moodle gradebook is a complete mess. Some of our BTEC courses have 100+ students and 30-40 assignments set up within their Moodle area, this does not fit well into the currentl gradebook table.
Another staff consultation session, this time with our BTEC IT teachers. Once again the feedback reveals problems with the layout of our course pages and gradebook when used with BTECs.
Our games development tutors are struggling with the number of assignments required to collect evidence across all units in their BTEC, the gradebook becomes unworkable when the number of assignments exceeds about 10 and many of our BTEC courses have upwards of 30 assignments set.