Squeezing in before it's Week 3, just about...
My online activity is a virtual induction to Harcourt Hill Library (the campus library where I'm Academic Development Team Leader - it serves a variety of subjects including the Education students I look after). We used to do traditional face-to-face Library induction tours in small groups (and still do for some small courses who prefer that), but several years ago, partly because of the logistics of touring lots of large cohorts, and partly because of student feedback (as detailed in the attached document) began to experiment with moving induction activities online.
For several years I put the Virtual Tour and Library tutorial online but had the Library quiz on paper; I wanted (and still want) to encourage the students to actually come in and wander round the Library while completing it, rather than doing the whole thing online without ever coming in to the Library. However, the logistics of trying to mark so many paper quizzes got impossible - so last year I put the quiz online too for the first time. I am still trying to come up with a really good quiz question or two which can't be answered without coming in and exploring the Library, but can still be marked automatically by Moodle rather than having to be manually marked, as I found this year that manually marking just one or two questions was still unsustainable...
I've presented/analysed the activity using the JISC Effective Practice Planner, based on their Model of Learning Activity Design. (Though I found that the Planner doesn't include, as the Model does, a section on "other people" - so I added that in as I think it is helpful and in this case relevant.)
I've included a screenshot in my document to give you an idea of what the activities look like presented in the VLE, but here are links (all open in new tabs) to:
The "Getting to Know Harcourt Hill Library" tutorial - download the Powerpoint rom this link or, if you don't have Powerpoint available, run it as a Google Doc (doesn't look quite as snazzy but you will get all the information)
The "Welcome to Harcourt Hill Library" video (not strictly part of the induction activities, but a "hook" I created this year to show when I go into lectures to introduce myself to students and provide a personal connection to an otherwise all-online induction)
Document is attached as a PDF, which I hope is OK for everyone.
Off to look at other people's contributions now!