A newly released Moodle plugin, “Debate”, allows learners to take sides in a discussion and actively express their opinions.
Here at Moodle we regularly share well-established, popular or interesting new plugins which we think you’ll like to try on your Moodle sites. This month we’re exploring a relatively recent plugin which supports a popular educational scenario and which will appeal to teachers of a variety of subjects: the Debate activity.
How is the debate activity set up?
Once installed in your Moodle site, the Debate activity will be available to you from the ‘Activity Chooser’. To set it up, the first thing you’ll need is a topic to debate! In this Pet care course, the hot discussion this week is ‘Cats make better pets than dogs’, so our teacher adds this as the title of the debate and can optionally include an image and more details:
The teacher then decides how many points students can make. ‘Unlimited’ means they can add as many arguments for or…
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