What you'll learn
- Download and build a Moodle server on their home PC
- Locate Free Moodle Plugins
- Download free Moodle Plugins
- Install Moodle Plugins on a Moodle Server
- Setup and Configure various Moodle Plugins
- Setup a Moodle course page in a variety of different formats
- No Special Requirements - You can create your own Moodle's server using Bitnami on your own computer (and will be taught how to do this) - if you do not have access to your own Moodle installation.
- You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
- You should be able to use the Internet and Web Browsers at a beginner level
Do you want to enhance your Moodle courses by installing free Moodle plugins?
Well this is the course for you!
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Download and Install Moodle at Home
Locate free Moodle Plugins
Download free Moodle Pugins
Install Moodle Plugins on a Moodle server
Enhance courses with the added functionality provided by plugins
I have chosen over 35 plugins for this course that I have personally used and tested over my 8 years in eLearning, and each of the plugins have unique characteristics and functionality that can be added to your Moodle course and enhance your students learning experience!
Some of my favourite plugins are covered including:
H5P - Add html5 interactivity to your Moodle course
Attendance - Take attendance in Moodle
Questionnaire - Create questionnaires for your staff and students
Checklist - Create amazing checkists
Heatmap - Which activities and resources are used most/least?
Quizventure - Add a Space Invaders game to a Moodle course
Game - Snakes and Ladders, Sudoku, Hangman.
Course Formats - Collapsed Topics, Tab, Grid, Buttons, Board!
I will begin the course by guiding learners through the process of installing their own Moodle server at home, which can then be used to practice everything taught in the course.
Following the introduction section, the course is split into 6 sections – we begin with course format plugins, closely followed by atto text editor plugins, course plugins, communication plugins, gamification plugins, reporting plugins and finally some random plugins.
In each section of the course, I will show learners how to download the plugin, the various methods of installing plugins, as well as guiding learners through the process of setting up and configuring the plugin. All lesson also include a downloadable paper guide, and each of these guides can printed to form a Moodle plugin user manual.
So, If you are an Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Classroom assistant, Course Creator, or just a Professional interested in enhancing online Moodle courses through the use of plugins, why not sign up today?
Plugins that not only enhance your course, but enhance the student experience as well!
Who this course is for:
- Administrators, Managers, Course Creators seeking to add Moodle Plugins to Moodle courses
- Professionals interested in enhancing Moodle online courses for Staff Training and Professional Development
- Anyone interested in enhancing Moodle online courses by installing Moodle Plugins
- Professionals that use Moodle on a day to day basis and want to make Moodle better for their students!
- Anyone interested in Learning Technology and how it can be used to enhance student learning
I have worked in eLearning for over 12 years, and in IT and computing for over 22 years.
I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support. I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.
Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.
I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.
I frequently identify and assess relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice.
I have regularly, throughout my career, designed and implemented a range of training, including student inductions, large scale teacher training, online training and individual training.
I am always interested in any Moodle or eLearning consultancy work - if you require this sort of service, please let me know, or visit my website.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.