Moodle 1.9 Usability Testing, Round 1

The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) is sponsoring its first round of Moodle usability testing this spring. here are two tests, one for faculty, one for students, that evaluate common tasks that they are likely to encounter when working in Moodle (such as updating their profile, responding to forum assignments, creating assignments, grading assignments, … Read more

Camstudio: Screen Capture Test (Windows)

Here’s my test of audio/video screen capture using Camstudio, in which I use Google to find Waldo. This was done on a Windows XP machine running Camstudio 2.0.  The audio was recorded using a Logitech Desktop Microphone. The final video uses the Intel Indeo Video 4.5 codec. The AVI video full-screen, 1.05 minutes long and … Read more

Gorilla, err, Guerrilla Usability Testing

One our first tasks in getting usability testing for Moodle up and running is to find software that can capture video of everything that’s happening on screen, while simultaneously recording the audio of the user’s thought process. We’re still looking at Windows options, but the hands-down favorite on the Mac is Silverback. This $50 app … Read more

Moodle Usability Testing

One of our semester-long projects is to do usability testing of Moodle. We’ll be conducting a number of tests in which we give people a series of tasks to complete and how they do them. We’re not alone in this; we’re working with a number of other colleges (including Smith College, Reed College, Macalester College, Kenyon College, Earlham College and Luther College) who will be conducting tests of their own this spring.

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