Welcome to the QMplus Community Forum Examples of innovative uses of QMplus MINDMAPS PRESENT LECTURE CONTENT VISUALLY Chris Miles in the School of Business and Management uses 'Freemind' to augment his lecture . 'Freemind' is embedded in QMplus and is free to use. Presenting Course Content with the Book Tool Prof Karim Brohi uses the book tool to present structured learning material on his Masters course in Trauma Science. Generate a Graduate Attributes Profile for your Module using the GA Widget Alex Tompkins and Oliver Trampleasure have developed a widget that allows academics to generate a pre-formatted page of Graduate Attributes tailored specifically for a module. The result is a pre-formatted page of Graduate attributes associated with your module or programme Developing Communication Areas for a School in QMplus Mathew Mauger and Richard Coulton in SED have developed a series of interconnected 'Zones', based on Moodle course areas, where different parts of the School of English & Drama can communicate. Each zone has its own branding, pre-made groups for emailing, docs and contact info Monitoring Student Attendance in an innovative way Linnaea Stockall in SLLF adds a Feedback activity into each weeks online activities in QMplus. By answering the question students have registered their attendance and provided valuable feedback to inform module development. Delivering Content to multiple courses from a central location The Institute of Dentistry has placed all their module handbooks into a central course and linked to them from all the others. Adapting template elements to suit local needs Chris Sparks, History, has adapted the HSS template Assessment information area to include a clearly signposted coversheet and a special area for Associate students. Using Multimedia to teach Evidence-based Decision Making Dominic Hurst, Institute of Dentistry, has found that QMplus allows video to be embedded easily onto the coursepage. Using a Wiki as a reflective tool for formative assessment Ruth Ahnert, SED, gets her students to post brief responses to a question which she then comments on herself. Creating a gallery of images for your module Markman Ellis, SED, has a visual glossary of a range of images pertaining to 18th century London arranged into categories. in the glossary tool. Displaying a gallery of images for discussion Matthew Mauger, SED, has set up a gallery of images using the 'lightbox tool', these form the basis of the discussion in the week one seminar. Capturing feedback during the semester Rob Ellis, SED, evaluates the seminars in the module he teaches on by using the feedback tool. Introducing up to date resources and debate into the module homepage Rob Ellis, SED, has embedded a Twitter stream on Medieval London into his Module home page. Using QMplus as an interactive repository of student performances Martin Welton, Drama, has set up a glossary where students can upload videos of their performances, add key words, and allow other students to comment Capturing student feedback on a WWI Module Dan Todman, History, uses the feedback tool to capture students reflections of their learning every fortnight ENTER THE STUDENT CAFE: Discussion forum Gary Schwartz, Medicine and Dentistry, provides an online discussion area to foster the sense of community and encourage participatio in a distance learning programme. Using the workshop tool for Peer Assessment Warren Boutcher, SED, gets his students to submit a reflection on a piece of text from their studies then QMplus randomly assigns that submission to another student to review . Recorded Course Welcome Message Ioannis Goutos, Medicine and Dentistry, introduces his distance learning students to their course area Embedding pre-packaged e-learning modules into QMplus Bertille Calinaud, HR, has developed an online module Equality and Diversity. The package (SCORM) features a number of lessons and contains auditing tools Making engaging content and giving structure with the Book tool in The MSc Burncare course, Moodle books are used to deliver segments of course content. The pages have a consistent look and feel and have been received enthusiastically by students.