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Star Ratings: Moodle Development Criteria Checklist

The principal aims of these ratings are:

  • To reward staff for their commitment and resilience in embracing Moodle and what it has to offer.
  • To highlight examples of good practice
  • To highlight areas for further development and training
  • To set benchmarks to which staff can aspire

The criteria for each rating are not set in stone and are flexible in accordance with the requirements of each module or unit. There is an expectation that all modules/units will attain a minimum 3-star rating in a short period of time.

It has to be emphasised that these criteria refer to the functionalities Moodle has to offer and on their use within a module. They are not a measure of the pedagogic competencies of staff or the quality of their teaching.

Should you have any queries or doubts, please come in and visit the LTU which can be located in room U37 in the main building or email us at ltu@writtle.ac.uk.

James Wilson

(E-Learning Developer)
Criteria for achieving a 5-star rating
5 Stars
EXCELLENT – Comprehensive use of advanced features within the VLE.
  • Module Specification available
  • Module leader and tutor(s) introduced
  • Course structure has been created
  • Summary is provided in settings
  • Extensive learning resources made available
  • Assignment briefs uploaded
  • Web links created
  • Discussion/message forum in use
  • All read-only resources created in Web-friendly format e.g. PDF
  • Integrated quiz 
  • Good evidence of customisation of the course area
  • Use of at least two other activities on the VLE e.g. Wiki, Blog, Grade book and Glossary
  • Use of on-line assignments – learner has the option to upload assignments to the “course” area
Criteria for achieving a 4-star rating

Very Good

VERY GOOD – Further development required in the more advanced features of the VLE

  • Module Specification available
  • Module leader and tutor(s) introduced
  • Course structure has been created
  • Summary is provided in settings
  • Extensive learning resources made available
  • Assignment briefs uploaded
  • Web links created
  • Discussion/message forum in use
  • All read-only resources created in Web-friendly format e.g. PDF
  • Integrated quiz 
  • Some evidence of customisation of the “course” area
  • Use of at least one other activity on the VLE e.g. Wiki, Blog, Grade book and Glossary
Criteria for achieving a 3-star rating

Good

GOOD – Needs to focus on developing advanced features of the VLE
  • Module Specification available
  • Module leader and tutor(s) introduced
  • “Course” structure has been created
  • Summary is provided in settings
  • Extensive learning resources made available
  • Assignment briefs uploaded
  • Web links created
  • Discussion/message forum in use
Criteria for achieving a 2-star rating
SATISFACTORY
SATISFACTORY – Needs further development as a priority
  • Module Specification available
  • Module leader and tutor(s) introduced
  • Evidence of a “course” structure being developed
  • Summary is provided in settings
  • Some learning resources made available
Criteria for achieving a 1-star rating
At Risk
AT RISK – Requires  immediate attention
  • Module Specification available
  • Little or no resources available
  • No evidence of a “course” structure being developed
The above criteria are flexible in accordance with the requirements of each Moodle “course”