Using Moodle to increase parental engagement

Our latest downloadable guide is centred around the use of Moodle as a way to drive parental engagement.

More and more as part of a school’s overall strategy, involving parents as much as possible is advantageous for a number of reasons:

  • Ensuring that parents are aware of their child’s day to day education, the subjects they’re studying and the school’s expectations of them as a student.
  • Providing parents with relevant information about a child’s strengths and weaknesses or specific needs, allowing them to coordinate support.
  • Fostering constructive communication between a child’s parents and teachers.

Schools often ask ‘Why use Moodle to drive parental engagement, when there are so many other tools”?

A well designed Moodle platform, integrated with the school’s MIS software, provides the ideal tool for fostering a high level of parental engagement, because:

  • Parents have access to relevant data 24 hours a day, from a range of Internet devices.
  • Anytime access and regular updates to the data available encourages regular use.
  • Communication tools are available in real-time or asynchronously to connect parents with staff.
  • Allowing parents to view lesson plans and any work set for their children along with any feedback helps them to support their child from home.
  • Storing course materials, grades, important events, etc in Moodle reduces the overhead for teaching and admin staff in communicating this to parents.
  • Via EduLink One integration attainment, attendance, and behavioural data can be shared with parents via easy to view reports.

This guide covers a number of items, such as a range of checklists for granting LMS access to parents, ideas to drive parental engagement, the use of EduLink integration and advice on releasing credentials to parents.

We now have a Moodle support portal called ‘Titus Community’ which hosts guides like this in a central location for all our customers, which you can access here.

If you would like to download just the guide, then you can do so here:

Using Moodle to increase parental engagement

To learn more about the work we’ve done with Moodle, or to find out how we could help your school or organisation improve engagement, communication and learning outcomes, book a short online demo with one of our team.

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