How can I use Teams and Moodle effectively?
Teams is a complement to Moodle. Used effectively they can form a powerful digital ecosystem for teaching and learning.
Moodle provides students with a structured pathway through learning content and activities, while providing a secure and reliable space for assessment submission, marking and feedback. Moodle tends to be lecturer-led so students engage in activities that the lecturer has enabled.
While Teams are structured and facilitated by lecturers, they can be set up to encourage more student control over how they collaborate and communicate. We recommend the use of Teams to support induction activities and then to facilitate student collaboration and group work by providing them with access to the tools they need.
The most effective use of these systems together is to see them as complementary. Use of cross-linking (linking to a resource on Moodle within Teams and linking to the Team in the relevant Moodle module) ensures that students do not face confusion and a duplication of content and understand where to complete different activities.