Meet MooTyper! – The personalized typing instructor in Moodle #Moodleplugins

Learn to Type using Computer keyboard with Moodle

Online typing tests are very popular on internet. You will find a variety of typing tests and practice lessons online. Online typing tests gives you the ability to check your typing speed, accuracy and skill levels. But, How do you create a typing exercise in Moodle?

The answer is – MooTyper activity plugin for Moodle.

MooTyper Moodle Plugin:

MooTyper is an activity module that helps you learn how to type real fast and without looking at the keyboard. Recently, the MooTyper for Moodle has been upgraded for Moodle 3.3 version with new features.

The MooTyper plugin for Moodle allows the teacher to add the MooTyper exercise to their Moodle courses. You can create practice lessons for your students as well as check out by taking an exam. You can also define the required precision level to complete the activity.

MooTyper! - The personalized typing instructor in Moodle #Moodleplugins

In the new version of the plugin, There are now multiple typing modes based on how you set the Continuous typing and Count mistyped spaces, setting:

  • Default – both options left blank. Cannot go to the next character until you type the correct one. Mistyped spaces do not count as mistakes.
  • Continuous typing selected – Count mistyped spaces left blank. You advance to the next character type with every keystroke, but mistyped spaces are still NOT counted.
  • Continuous typing and Count mistyped spaces – Cannot go to the next character until you type the correct one and mistyped spaces count as a mistake.

The plugin also supports multiple keyboard layouts which will make the typing practice easy for the students. Keyboard layouts coming as a standard with the plugin are:

  • English
  • Belgium
  • Dvorak
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portugese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Slovenian

Moodle Teachers/ Administrators and Managers can create lessons/exercises and keep them categorized. You can even backup the lessons and share them on other Moodle site.

You can download the latest version of the MooTyper plugin for Moodle from the Moodle plugins directory here.

How you are taking the typing exams with Moodle? What are the other Moodle plugins to test the typing skills of learners? Do let us know in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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