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Moodle 3 Course Creation: The Basics

Master the latest version of Moodle as you learn how to build an online course using Moodle 3!
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Created by Laureen Ferry
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
A working knowledge of Moodle 3 and the features that are available for course creation
Specific, step-by-step instructions on how to set up the way a course looks and feels in Moodle 3
Walk-throughs on how to add all of the different types of resources (content) and activities that are available within the Moodle 3 platform
An understanding of the benefits, power and functionality of Moodle’s gradebook
Answers to any questions you may have about creating your own Moodle course
Support as you work your way through
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Requirements
  • A Moodle 3 course to work in as a teacher. Don't worry if you don't have access to one currently. There are a few free options to choose from that we'll go over at the beginning of the course.
  • The only other requirement is a desire to learn Moodle 3.
Description

Build the skills you need to confidently create your own online course using Moodle 3!  

This introductory course will walk you step-by-step through the process of getting your course set up and ready to go using Moodle.

Create your own online course as you master the latest version of Moodle.

  • Navigate like a pro
  • Plan your course
  • Create the “Look and Feel” You’re Going For
  • Add Resources and Activities
  • Get familiar with the Gradebook

A Powerful Tool at your Fingertips

Moodle is currently the most widely used Learning Management System with over 70 million users in schools, universities, and businesses all around the world. Moodle is an open source learning management system that is free and easy to learn.

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to build a course using Moodle 3. It will take you step-by-step through the course creation process. It could be instrumental in helping you to become the resident “Moodle Guru” at your place of employment, springboarding you into offering training to employees or courses to paying clients, or creating an online extension of your classroom where you can flip your class or share information, resources, and activities with your students.

Contents and Overview

This course is set up in a way that you can view the content in relatively small pieces and then get into your own course and practice what you’ve just learned about. If you do not currently have access to your own Moodle course, no need to worry! There are several free options to choose from that will allow you to practice.

You’ll begin getting comfortable with Moodle’s navigation and getting your course set up just how you want it by tweaking settings and adding different blocks. Depending on the overall goals for your course, this can mean very different things for different people. Moodle is a flexible tool that can allow you to do so many things to make your course your own.

You’ll add resources and activities to your course. I’ll introduce you to each one, talk about how you can use them in your course, and show you how to get them set up and ready to go! By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to add content, embed videos, create quizzes and assignments and much more within your course.

Together we’ll explore the gradebook and look at different ways you can set it up. Moodle’s gradebook is a powerful functional tool that when utilized properly can save you a lot of time and energy.

I'll be with you every step of the way to answer questions and provide support.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence you need to create your own course in Moodle 3.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you are a person who’s interested in learning how to set up a course in Moodle 3. This can include educators (K-12 and higher education), business/corporate trainers, and non-profit organizations.
  • You should NOT take this course if you are a Moodle administrator because it is focused on course creation.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Overview and Introduction
5 Lectures 08:27

Meet the instructor and get to know what this course is all about and how it's set up.

Preview 03:08

Some tips for getting the most out of this course.

Introduction
00:50

Learn how to navigate within Moodle 3.

Moodle Navigation
04:07

This lecture offers some free options for creating your Moodle Sandbox if you don't currently have access to a Moodle 3 course to practice in.

Moodle Sandbox Options
00:11

Complete this assignment before moving on to the next section of the course.

Assignment for Section 1
00:10
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Planning Your Online Course (Optional)
3 Lectures 04:22

This lecture talks about some of the things you should think about while planning out your online course.

Planning Your Online Course
03:25

Check out some sample Moodle courses to see how they're set up and what you like/dislike about them.  This will help you in designing your own Moodle course.

Explore and Reflect
00:45

Complete this assignment before moving on to the next section of the course.

Assignment for Section 2
00:12
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Getting the "Look and Feel" You're Going For
7 Lectures 49:04

Get a brief overview of this section of the course.

Introduction
01:18

Learn to edit the settings for a course in Moodle 3.

Edit Settings
16:33

Learn how to add, delete, move, and edit the different blocks that are available in Moodle 3.

Blocks
06:30

This is a bonus video of me choosing and adding specific blocks to a course so you can see the process for a few of the more complicated ones.

Bonus: Choosing Blocks (Some of the specifics)
13:05

Learn to use the section summary to welcome your students or introduce content.

Using the Section Summary
08:29

Learn how to switch to student view so you can see things how your students will see them as you build your course in Moodle 3.

Preview 02:37

Complete this assignment before moving on to the next section of the course.

Assignment for Section 3
00:32

This quiz covers the videos from Section 3 about Editing the Settings for your course, Blocks, using the section Summary, and Using Student View. Good luck!

Section 3 Quiz
6 questions
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It's All About the Content!
12 Lectures 48:08

Get a brief overview of this section of the course.

Introduction: Adding Resources to Your Course
01:36

Learn about the two different menu options for choosing resources and activities in Moodle 3.

Preview 01:54

This lecture describes the book resource in detail and goes over the settings involved.

Book
09:18

This lecture shows you how to add files to your Moodle 3 course.

File
06:18

This lecture goes over how to organize your files into folders.

Folder
04:14

This video shows you how to add an IMS content package to your Moodle course.

IMS Content Package
05:08

Learn how to use something called a label as a spacer within your Moodle course to add text, images, videos, etc. in between other activities and resources. 

Label
02:00

This lecture will go over how to create a page resource within Moodle.

Preview 03:18

Learn to add a URL to your Moodle 3 course.

URL
03:16

This video shows you three ways to embed a video into your course.

Embedding a Video
05:10

This lecture demonstrates how to manage resources - specifically moving, hiding, deleting, etc.

Managing Resources
05:23

Complete this assignment before moving on to the next section of the course.

Assignment for Section 4
00:33

This quiz covers the videos from Section 4 about adding different resources to your course, editing resources, and embedding videos. Good luck!

Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
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Learning is an Active Process
18 Lectures 01:51:54

Get a brief overview of this section of the course.

Introduction: Adding Activities to Your Course
00:56

This lecture goes over the different types of assignments that are available in Moodle 3 and the settings for each.

Assignment
11:18

This is a bonus video of me adding several different types of assignments to a course so you can see the settings in action.

Bonus: Sample Assignments
10:08

Learn to use the chat activity within Moodle 3. 

Preview 03:14

This lecture demonstrates the choice activity.

Choice
04:16

This video goes over how to set up a database activity in Moodle 3 and the different settings involved.

Database
07:48

This video goes how to add an external tool to your course.

External tool
03:54

Learn how to add a forum to your course.

Forum
05:47

This lecture goes over the glossary activity and the different settings involved.

Glossary
04:43

This video discusses the lesson activity and its settings.

Lesson
06:22

This video demonstrates a lesson being built so you can see the different settings in action.

Sample Lesson
14:25

Learn how to add a quiz to your Moodle 3 course.

Quiz
16:28

This lecture is about adding a SCORM package to your Moodle course.

SCORM package
05:51

Learn how easy it is to add a survey to your course.

Survey
02:57

This video explains how to set up and use the wiki activity.

Wiki
03:56

This lecture talks about the workshop activity and how to set it up for students.

Workshop
06:42

Learn to manage (delete, move, edit, etc.) the activities you create.

Managing Activities
02:21

Complete this assignment before moving on to the next section of the course.

Assignment for Section 5
00:48

This quiz covers the videos from Section 5 about adding different types of activities to your course.  Good luck!

Section 5 Quiz
6 questions
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There's Value in Assessment
3 Lectures 12:11

Learn how to get your gradebook ready to go.

Using the Gradebook
11:16

Complete this assignment and you're all set!

Assignment for Section 6
00:22

This is it!  The final lecture.  Hope you enjoyed the course!

Conclusion
00:32
About the Instructor
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Educator, eLearning Specialist, Instructional Designer

My experience has revolved around online education and professional development for over fifteen years. I have a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology and a previous background in teaching (both K-12 and higher education settings).

I like to stay on top of the ever changing palette of eLearning software and authoring tools and enjoy figuring out whether and where they "fit in" to the overall learning experience.

I have worked with companies, non-profit organizations, K-12 school districts, colleges/universities, and government offices. It’s my passion to help people create powerful, effective training experiences.

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