Moodle for Training and Professional Development

Develop effective online training and professional development courses using Moodle
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  • Lectures 50
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Demonstrating competency and a mastery of skills is more important than ever in today’s rapidly changing workplace. It often requires worker certification and legal compliance with training mandates. You can provide online training in a flexible way by taking advantage of Moodle's powerful capabilities.
Moodle for Training and Professional Development walks you through all the areas that you need to know in order to build your own courses, develop registration databases, create assessments, and administer interactive training for synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
With Moodle for Training and Professional Development, you'll learn how to design, build, administer, and archive results with effective online training using the popular open source Learning Management System(LMS).
This video guide shows you how to create courses, incorporate highly effective multimedia instructional materials, create interactive lessons and training sessions, build interactive assessment, streamline course administration, and manage certification.
Learn how to use the powerful, popular Learning Management System(LMS), Moodle, to build courses that meet the needs of your learners to receive training and certification in solid, content-rich courses, with reliable, and effective assessment.
Moodle for Training and Professional Development covers everything you need to design the course, build content, create discussion forums, workshops, incorporate outside multimedia materials, including text, graphics, audio, video, web conferencing, presentations, develop collaborative and individual portfolios, and more. With the capability of incorporating both synchronous (chat, web conferencing, live streaming media), and asynchronous content (archived and streaming), it’s possible to deliver content and testing how and where you want it.
This video guide breaks the process into functional units and allows you to quickly build the kind of training and assessment you need to deliver high-quality certification courses and professional development in an online format.

What are the requirements?

  • Moodle for Training and Professional Development breaks the process into functional units and allows you to quickly build the kind of training and assessment you need. Meet today’s professional training needs for certification, compliance, and new skills acquisition by affordably and effectively building courses incorporating social media and interactivity using the world’s most popular open source LMS.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop courses and assessment including certification for training and professional development in Moodle 2.4
  • Set up a new course in Moodle 2.4
  • Prepare modules and the course structure
  • Select and add course content: text, graphics, audio, video, maps, diagrams
  • Create engaging and effective learning conditions as you administer the course, students, and certifications
  • Build modules containing basic components
  • Develop effective assessments ranging from quizzes to workshops
  • Incorporate collaborative learning

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for developers of certification programs, corporate training providers, learning organizations, or companies requiring training for compliance.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Setting Up a New Course

Identify goals and learning objectives; Moodle can help you organize instructional materials.


Need low-cost, easy-to-use Moodle hosting; MDL2 is one example (offers Moodle 2.3).


Make changes to the entire course.


Need to add a new course.


Need to set up the course to meet the needs, and align units.


Need to structure the course around the topics.


Need to rename/refine topics and units.


Need to present learning objectives for the entire course.


Need to develop effective learning strategy for presenting the material and assessing learning.


Need an organized and logical course that follows best practices.


Using Moodle Docs to help troubleshoot any hurdles.

Section 2: Preparing Modules

Need to add activities and modify content.


Need to add activities that match the learning goals.


Need to have a place for discussion.


Need high-quality open access content.


Need a video in the course.


Need to add graphics.


Need to make changes.


Review LibriVox, an open source resource for free content.

Section 3: Types of Course Content

Cut down the need for developing all the resources, but find and use material that is web-based and commercially available.


Satisfy all types of learners, and include multimedia with from a few reliable sources.


Need good video content, archived plus streaming.


Need different sizes and resolutions for maps used for different historical purposes.


Need high-quality graphics that support learning objectives; both licensed and free.

Section 4: Establishing Conditions for Learning

Need to engage the audience in order to create conditions for learning.


Add a forum with a good prompt.


Add a choice / test your knowledge.


Add a quiz (many different types)


Need to adjust the size of the graphic.

Section 5: Basic Content

Need to add an assignment.


Need to let learners know their required work.


Need to let learners check their knowledge, and also engage in review.


Need to upload files for a lesson.


Need to add a quiz that has limits to access and a number of attempts.


Need to add a calendar that gives learners an overview of the course.

Section 6: Assessment

Need to assess learner knowledge.


Need to be able to assess using multiple choice self-grading tests.


Need to set up a quiz.


Need to develop a virtual workshop for collaboration and developing projects for assessment.

Section 7: Boosting Collaboration

Need to encourage interaction.


Develop glossary for description and lower-level Blooms.


Need to encourage learning by sharing and adding to knowledge.


Need to maximize/optimize interaction.


Need to interact live and save transcripts.


Need to have synchronous streaming video instructions, with capacity to archive

Section 8: Course Management

Need to add students/register students.


Need to set up gradebook


Need to add students to courses.


Need to self-generate certificates with grade, name, date of completion, and performance


Need to list your organization and course information on the front page.

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Instructor Biography

Packt Publishing, Tech Knowledge in Motion

Packt has been committed to developer learning since 2004. A lot has changed in software since then - but Packt has remained responsive to these changes, continuing to look forward at the trends and tools defining the way we work and live. And how to put them to work.

With an extensive library of content - more than 4000 books and video courses -Packt's mission is to help developers stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. From new web frameworks and programming languages, to cutting edge data analytics, and DevOps, Packt takes software professionals in every field to what's important to them now.

From skills that will help you to develop and future proof your career to immediate solutions to every day tech challenges, Packt is a go-to resource to make you a better, smarter developer.

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