1st - it is awesome to have an embedded Google calendar in Moodle.2nd - there are some glitches with some bad side effects. 1 - I had a teacher embed her calendar as a "label" - it took away all her edit tools and deleted everything on her Moodle except the calendar. 2. I had a teacher try to move the calendar - same thing happened - bye bye edit tools and all other Moodle stuff.Moral of the story - backup OFTEN!!See More
"While Moodle can be used for creating whole classes online, that is not how Lake Orion is using it. Our teachers use it in various ways to enhance student learning and to go paperless.
Students routinely upload assignments - Word Docs, PPT's,…"
"I haven't personally used it, but usually when there is no reply button the problem is in how the forum was initially set up. On every Moodle page there is a "News Forum" already set up which is meant for the teacher to just post…"
"I have used the traditional form in class and it has worked well, I saw this post and tried the Q and A function. I think this would work great with a controversial topic, but I prefer the traditional forum when trying to get discussions going. I…"
With your work in Instructional Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.