If you are using a VLE then one way to support learners is through the use of widgets. A widget is a small piece of software that can be installed on a web page or VLE course page.
Care must be taken on what widgets are introduced to the course page as some may contain malicious code, if at all unsure take advice from your IT Services department.
The widget is downloaded from their website in the form of HTML code.
To add it to a Moodle VLE course page you:
select HTML from the drop-down menu in the Add A Block section
Select Configure the Block Settings and provide a Block Title.
From the toolbars select the HTML editor (<> icon) and paste in the widget’s HTML code.
To get the website to open in a new tab/window, you need to add the code
target=”_blank” as seen in the image above (select the image to see it in full size) before the <table style=…… instruction.
Written for HOLEX by Ideas4Learning Limited