Moodle Course Creation for Educators
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Moodle Course Creation for Educators

Learn how to create an online course using the Moodle Learning Management System.
4.3 (5 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.
78 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2013
Price: $30
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build an online course using Moodle - a free Learning Management System
  • Create your your very own online school
  • Foster an engaging and meaningful online learning environment
  • Establish yourself as a relevant and effective teacher for 21st century learners
  • Streamline your grading, content delivery, and student management
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  • Access to a Moodle Installation


I originally developed this tutorial series for a colleague of mine who wanted to use Moodle with her high school students but was unsure of where to start. I spent some time on the web looking for resources that might help her with the software, but I was unable to find any that were comprehensive or affordable. I decided that I would write and record a couple tutorials for her that would cover the basics of the program. After I finished one tutorial I would think to myself, "I just have to include one more tutorial covering another facet of the software." Needless to say, about 50 tutorials later I felt I had something that would really lay the foundation that she needed. 


Just in case you are wondering what Moodle is exactly... Moodle is this free, open-source, learning management system wherein educators can create online learning environments for their students. It is what high schools and colleges use to offer online classes. Educators use the program to distribute notes and resources, implement quizzes, set up forums and chats, and build an online community around their subject matter. 

I love that Moodle allows my students to acces my subject matter and participate in my classes from anywhere in the world... even when they are sick or on vacation! I love that Moodle does the majority of the grading for me... which means I can hang out with my wife more! I love that Moodle allows me to integrate media into my curriculum with ease; this keeps my students engaged. And I love that Moodle helps prepare my students for the acadmic environments they will undoubtedly encounter after graduation.


Course Creation walks you step-by-step through the activity and resource functions of the Moodle learning management software. This course includes 48 video lectures that detail each step in the process. This course is meant for those who already have access to a Moodle Installation whether personal or through a school or district.

It is meant for those who are in the early stages of using the software.

So many educators want to incorporate technology into their instruction but don't exactly know where to start.

If you are looking for a place to start...

...this course is for you! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Educators Interested in Using Moodle, a free Learning Management System (LMS), for Instruction
  • Educators Interested in Learning Moodle for Professional Development
  • Professionals Interested in Using Moodle for Staff Training and Development
  • Professionals Interested in Learning Moodle for Professional Development
  • Anyone Interested in Starting their Very Own Online School!
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Course Pages / Adding and Editing Blocks
8 Lectures 42:03

How to Add a Profile Picture as a Teacher

Adding and Editing the Activities Block

Adding and Editing the HTML Block / Hyperlinking Text

Adding the Online Users Block

Rearranging Blocks

How Students Set Their Profile Pictures
Adding Resources to a Course
6 Lectures 40:04
Adding a Word Document to a Course

Adding a Label to a Course

Adding a URL to a Course

Setting Up the System for Embedded Content

Adding an Embedded Video to a URL Resource

Adding an Embedded Video as a Label
Creating a Quiz Part I
9 Lectures 01:18:40
Changing the Time Zone in Your Installation

Creating Question Bank Categories for Quizzes

Adding a Quiz to Your Course

Adding Multiple Choice and True/False Questions to a Quiz

Adding Matching Questions to a Quiz

Adding Short Answer Questions to a Quiz

Adding Graphics to a Quiz Question (Video Lecture Only)

Adding an Essay Question to a Quiz

Changing the Point Value of Questions within a Quiz
Creating a Quiz Part II
4 Lectures 32:12
Taking a Quiz: What the Student Sees

How to Manually Grade an Essay Question

Creating a Quiz From Question Banks

Editing a Quiz
Adding Activities to a Course
14 Lectures 01:00:11
Adding Forums (Teacher View)

Accessing Forums (Student View)

Adding a Chat Room (Teacher View)

Accessing a Chat Room (Student View)

Adding a Glossary (Teacher View)

Accessing a Glossary and Adding an Entry (Student View)

Grading a Glossary (Teacher View)

Glossary Auto-Linking (Video Lecture Only)

Uploading a Single File (Teacher View)

Uploading a Single File (Student View)

Accessing and Grading an Uploaded File (Teacher View)

Adding an Online Text (Teacher View)

Adding an Online Text (Student View)

Other Odds and Ends
7 Lectures 24:07
Tour of the Gradebook (Video Lecture Only)

Layout and Themes


Exporting Question Banks

Importing Question Banks

Importing an Entire Course

Linking a Course to PayPal
1 Lecture 00:00
Thank You
1 page
About the Instructor
Jeffrey Johnson
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
609 Students
3 Courses
English Department Chair at Northwest Christian School

My name is Jeff Johnson and I teach sophomore English at Northwest Christian School. I received my BA in Secondary Education from Arizona State University in 2007. Though I have enjoyed teaching these past five years, I have been anxiously waiting to formally return to a university. I enjoy class discussions where worldviews, philosophies, and perspectives coalesce into dynamic thought.  

Upon graduation, my wife Jess and I moved to Seattle, Washington and I had the privilege of staring my career at Seattle Christian School. I was young, 22 at the time, and teaching senior English. Though some of my students were only 3 years my junior, I fondly remember those years as some of my favorite years in the profession. In 2009, my wife and I moved back to Phoenix and I have been teaching at NCS ever since. I have been a part of a very supportive faculty that have not only allowed me to hone my craft but realize some of my dreams and passions within the institution itself. At this point I do not plan on leaving the profession, but hope to stay relevant as teaching is undoubtedly changing. 

When I am not teaching I spend my time gardening, playing guitar, writing punk rock music and slam poetry, designing lesson plans (to sell on teachers pay teachers), and dating my beautiful and intelligent  wife. Hamlet is my favorite play and last summer I was so lucky as to see it performed at the Globe Theatre (although, my wife and I had to sneak in as it was sold-out months in advance). Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a close second when it comes to favorite literature. My wife and I do not have kids, but we have dogs if that counts for anything. 

Steve McCarthy
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
346 Students
2 Courses
Filmmaker, webmaster, digital daredevil.

 My name is Steve McCarthy, and while I am primarily a filmmaker & web designer in Tempe, Arizona, in reality I wear a lot of hats.  From stage productions to touring with a rock band, I've done a lot.  But two things matter to you: I know Moodle, and I know teaching.

I did a crash course on Moodle the hard way - learning as you go.  Trial by fire.  But what I ended up with was a fully functioning online school, and one very happy client.  I came away from that experience impressed by what the platform had to offer, and knew that others could benefit from using it.  Moodle offers an incredible (and cheap) way for teachers to bridge the digital divide and engage students in new and exciting ways.  I love teachers, and I'm stoked for any technological innovations that frees them up to do what they love and automate the rest.

Teaching isn't new for me - I've been doing it for just about a decade, in a variety of non-classroom settings.  As both a volunteer and full-time employee of non-profits, an integral part of my job was instruction and mentorship.  I'm excited to engage with the Udemy crowd and share my love.

When I'm not preaching the Moodle gospel, you can probably find me curled up with a good book and a strong cup of coffee, idly strumming my guitar, or hiking up and down South Mountain.