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Moodle nanogong assignment

Moodle has a new basic assignment type, thanks to Dan Poltawski of LUNS and CLEO land here in the NW of England. Similar to the “upload a single file” type where students can browse and send you their work for marking , the nanogong assignment presents them with a little sound recorder into which they can record themselves , play back to check and then send to you. Nanogong‘s been around and popular for a while but now it’s in an easy-to-operate assignment . Below is a simple screencast showing how to install (if you have admin rights) and how to use it with your students. It has been a big hit for us in Modern languages because it’s an excellent way of setting speaking homeworks – but it has advantages also for those students who might find writing/typing difficult and who would  be happy to speak their responses instead of worry about spelling. They can have a choice now – speak or type!

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  1. Mary, thanks for your video showing how to install and use the nanogong assignment type. Your voice sounds beautiful and clear on all your videos 🙂

    For anyone wishing to use the nanogong assignment type, here’s a link to the modules and plugins entry where it can be downloaded from:

    Comment: Helen Foster – 29. October 2009 @ 4:02 pm

  2. Oh thanks Helen 🙂 I meant to add the link to the database in the post but forgot. It’s in the video though.

    Comment: admin – 29. October 2009 @ 7:08 pm

  3. Thanks for a super description and very clear video. I tried to install the full version of Nanogong and it crashed my whole moodle installation. I’d ignored it since then.

    Your solution works perfectly. Thanks again!

    Comment: Olaf Elch – 30. October 2009 @ 9:12 pm

  4. Hello,

    I loved the video. The nanogong plugin will work amazingly once I figure out how to connect Java to the server. I believe that is the problem I’m having. I get the message, “failed to establish connection to the server.”
    I look foward to the availablity of speaking assignments.


    Comment: Daniel – 18. December 2009 @ 1:54 pm

  5. Great!

    Thanks for this. It’s exactly what Moodle needs.
    I’m a big fan of Nanogong.

    Thanks again

    Comment: Steven Roach – 23. December 2009 @ 2:35 am

  6. Thanks for the outstanding tutorial, I am new to moodle and your step by step instructions were just what I needed. Between reading the Using Moodle ebook, and this blog I have more help and support than I every imagined!

    Thanks again,


    Comment: Lamar Johnson – 08. January 2010 @ 5:35 am

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