Moodle: From Novice Teacher to Expert Online Educator
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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:
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!
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Welcome and Introduction
|Section 1: The Basics: Finding Your Way Around Moodle|
How Moodle is Structured
Navigating Your Way Around using Breadcrumbs
Using the Navigation Block to Find Your Way Around Moodle
|Section 2: Exploring and Editing a New Moodle Course|
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.
Editing Front Page Summary Areas: Intro & Sections
Editing Section Names
|Section 3: The Moodle Content Editor|
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
An Introduction to the HTML Editor
|Section 4: Working with Blocks|
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
|Section 5: Creating Course Resources|
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
|Section 6: Creating Activities for Interactive Learning|
The Assignment Activity
The Chat Activity
The Forum Activity
|Section 7: Section 7: Next Steps|
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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.
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