I am in a team that is working towards moving our student learning program into Moodle…and wow does it require patience! I love the idea of Moodle, opensource software that allows integration with so many different programs, eventually making life easy for students, academics and us here in the library. At the moment however, I am hating on it!
The main thing I’m hating, the lack of description in the ‘how to guides’. All day I have been trying to work out how to insert a plugin into part of a lesson I am designing…all day!!! I have looked at Youtube videos, the Moodle forums, outsourced to my Twitter account. Everything that comes back my way is vague, so frustrating!
This whole day has taught me two valuable lessons. Firstly, patience is definitely needed when working with a fairly new program, that nobody truly understands. Secondly, the next time I am writing ‘how to’ programs I am definitely going to provide enough information to ensure it is as simple as possible. Rather than just ‘Go to the module and make some matching questions’. What does that even mean!!!