Moodle: From Novice Teacher to Expert Online Educator
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Moodle: From Novice Teacher to Expert Online Educator

The definitive guide to creating Engaging Online Courses in Moodle for any student, including School, College & Business
4.1 (218 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,911 students enrolled
Created by Dr Colin Gray
Last updated 2/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Undestand how to navigate the Moodle system
  • Be up to date with Moodle 2.7
  • Create engaging, effective learning content
  • Create effective quizzes and assignments
  • Work confidently with the Moodle content editor
  • Design a great looking Moodle course
  • Work with Blocks to include useful learning tools
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  • You should have Teacher access to your own Moodle course
  • You should have course content in mind, ready to create

This course is designed to guide you from a complete beginner level to being an expert Moodle teacher. I cover both the technical and the teaching aspects, helping you not only to create a course easily, but to create it effectively, engaging your students in the best possible way. If you’re teaching with Moodle and need a little help with any aspect of it, then this course is for you.

This course was created using Moodle 2.7 - but even the newest version of Moodle hasn't changed much so it's still applicable.

In this course we’ll start by looking at how Moodle works as a website, including how to most easily navigate around the system. This is, surprisingly, pretty difficult for many to get to grips with. Next, we’ll look at the structure of a Moodle course, including a section on busting much of the jargon that tends to confuse matters in the Moodle world. Finally, we’ll explore blocks and how they can be used to enhance a course, adding extra features to make yours and your students’ lives easier.

Following introductions, we’ll get into the meat of the course, namely Resources and Activities. I’ll cover the full range of resources, including:

  • Labels, and how they can be used to signpost a course
  • Pages, and their main uses in Moodle
  • Books and how they can guide students through material
  • Files and URLs, and how both can add extra depth to a course

Then, we’ll get into the most common activities in use on Moodle, particularly Assignments, Chats and Forums. These are the base elements of creating interactive learning on Moodle and can be used to enhance any online course.

This course is a great introduction to teaching effectively in Moodle, but I’m certainly not finished yet. I’ll be expanding this course out to include every aspect of Moodle over the coming months, and I’d appreciate your help in doing so. By that, I just mean your suggestions on what to cover next! Moodle is a huge application, so let me know what elements you’re struggling with. Once you buy into the course, I’ll commit to answering your questions in the feedback comments and creating videos to cover those points.

I’d love you to get involved now and help me create the best Moodle course on the web. As an incentive I’m currently selling the course at a pretty low price in order to try to source that feedback. If you buy in now and help me out, you’ll be able to access the material permanently in future, even after I complete the materials and raise the price. Thanks for your help!

Who is the target audience?
  • Those entirely new to Moodle, looking to learn the system
  • Those looking to improve their current Moodle courses
  • Those who want to use new Moodle Tools
  • Those who want to get up to date with Moodle 2.7
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
1 Lecture 01:40
Welcome and Introduction
The Basics: Finding Your Way Around Moodle
3 Lectures 08:19
How Moodle is Structured

Navigating Your Way Around using Breadcrumbs

Using the Navigation Block to Find Your Way Around Moodle
Exploring and Editing a New Moodle Course
5 Lectures 20:00
Exploring the Default Course View

The Basics of Editing a Course: Exploring the Editing Icons

This is a first introduction to creating content within Moodle. For tutorials on the content editor, look to the next section.

Exploring Terminology: Naming the Parts of the Moodle Page

Editing Front Page Summary Areas: Intro & Sections

Editing Section Names
The Moodle Content Editor
7 Lectures 21:50
A tour of the Basic Editing Tools: Headings, styles, bold, italic & Lists

Working with Images in Moodle: Uploading, Moving, alignment & Sizing

Creating External Links within Moodle Content

Working with Videos: Linking to and Embedding Video Content

The Advanced Editing Tools: More styles and paragraph formatting

Creating Tables

An Introduction to the HTML Editor
Working with Blocks
9 Lectures 13:58
What Are Blocks?

Deleting Blocks & Tidying Up a Default Course

Moving Blocks Around & Creating a 2 Column Layout

Adding a New Block

The Block Dock

The Recent Activity Block

The Online Users Block

The HTML Block

The Activities Block
Creating Course Resources
7 Lectures 20:48
An Introduction to Course Resources

Adding and Editing Labels

Adding and Editing Pages

Adding and Editing Books

Adding a URL Resource

Adding Files to a Moodle Course

How to Easily Edit Resources: 2 Methods of Editing
Creating Activities for Interactive Learning
3 Lectures 24:37
The Assignment Activity

The Chat Activity

The Forum Activity
Section 7: Next Steps
1 Lecture 01:12
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About the Instructor
Dr Colin Gray
4.1 Average rating
238 Reviews
7,721 Students
3 Courses
Managing Director at The Podcast Host ltd.

I'm a Podcasting and Online Learning PhD based in Dundee. My main work is now in teaching Podcasting online, helping small businesses to market themselves through voice.

Having learned my eLearning trade with Edinburgh Napier University, I now teach a number of online courses, from Podcasting, to Moodle to social media.

My main job is as Managing Director of The Podcast Host ltd, a company aimed at helping everyone get into Podcasting - teaching the skills and offering the tools needed to promote your business, hobby or teaching through podcasting.