Moodle for Training and Professional Development
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Moodle for Training and Professional Development

Develop effective online training and professional development courses using Moodle
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.
87 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for developers of certification programs, corporate training providers, learning organizations, or companies requiring training for compliance.
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
Setting Up a New Course
11 Lectures 15:21

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

Selecting Moodle for Professional Development

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

Selecting Moodle Hosting

Make changes to the entire course.

Turning Editing On and Off

Need to add a new course.

Adding a New Course

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

Setting Up Units and Course Organization

Need to structure the course around the topics.

Adding Topics

Need to rename/refine topics and units.

Editing Unit Names

Need to present learning objectives for the entire course.

Incorporating Learning Objectives

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

Following Bloom's Taxonomy

Need an organized and logical course that follows best practices.

Finalizing Topics and Planning Content

Using Moodle Docs to help troubleshoot any hurdles.

Moodle Docs
Preparing Modules
8 Lectures 15:24

Need to add activities and modify content.

Review of Icons in Moodle

Need to add activities that match the learning goals.

Adding Activities

Need to have a place for discussion.

Adding Discussion Board

Need a video in the course.

Adding Video Content from YouTube

Need to add graphics.

Adding Photos and Graphics from Flickr

Need to make changes.

Modifying Links to the URL

Review LibriVox, an open source resource for free content.

Adding Audio Resources
Types of Course Content
5 Lectures 09:14

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

Types of Content

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

Preview 01:35

Need good video content, archived plus streaming.

Sources of Video – YouTube Versus Ustream

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


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

Establishing Conditions for Learning
5 Lectures 09:33

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

Establishing Conditions for Learning

Add a forum with a good prompt.

Engaging With Personal Experience

Add a choice / test your knowledge.

Preview 02:27

Add a quiz (many different types)

Engage Using Quiz With feedback

Need to adjust the size of the graphic.

Size Your graphics
Basic Content
6 Lectures 13:51

Need to add an assignment.


Need to let learners know their required work.

Adding Checklists

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

Adding Quiz With feedback for Check Your Knowledge and Assessments

Need to upload files for a lesson.

Add a Lesson

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

Add a Quiz With Limited Access

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

Add a Calendar
4 Lectures 08:19

Need to assess learner knowledge.


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

Assessment Using Choice Activity

Need to set up a quiz.

Assessment Using Quiz

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

Preview 03:54
Boosting Collaboration
6 Lectures 17:05

Need to encourage interaction.

Adding Discussion Forums

Develop glossary for description and lower-level Blooms.

Adding a Glossary

Need to encourage learning by sharing and adding to knowledge.

Adding a wiki

Need to maximize/optimize interaction.

Expanding the wikis

Need to interact live and save transcripts.

Collaborating Synchronously Via Chat and Skype

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

Preview 04:49
Course Management
5 Lectures 13:12

Need to add students/register students.

Course Management – Registering Students

Need to set up gradebook


Need to add students to courses.

Enrolling Students in a Course

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

Issuing Certificates

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

Front Page and Appearance
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Packt Publishing
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