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Week 1 covers:
- Setting up your first Moodle course
Setting up a Moodle course is not just about the choices you make for which functions and options are available, but is also about how the learners start the course. This is a critical moment with great impact on the subsequent success of the course.
- Orientation to the course
- First steps for learners
- The editor
Week 2 covers:
- Adding resources and using blocks
The building blocks of a Moodle course are often the labels, pages and static content representing the learning material. This section looks at how to best create and present this information.
- Course editing
- Labels, Pages, Files, Folders, URL's
- Using and configuring Blocks
- Course Administration
- Using the Calendar
Week 3 covers:
- Using Moodle activities part 1
In this topic we explore two of the most critical tools used for assessment of learning in Moodle - Assignments and Quizzes, and begin to understand the Gradebook basics.
- Assignments and grading
- Quizzes and Quiz Questions
- Introducing the Gradebook
Week 5 covers:
- Using Moodle activities part 3
Lessons are perhaps one of the most under-utilised activities within Moodle, partly due to the steep initial learning curve, and somewhat unintuitive interface. This week also covers the Database, and explores some creative ways to use this highly flexible activity.
- Comparing Book and Lesson
- The Gradebook revisited
Week 6 covers:
- Using Moodle activities part 4
Moodle includes a number of activities that have collaboration at their very heart including the Wiki - used for collaborative document development. This week also explores the use of RSS in Moodle, the Feedback activity, and using conditional activities.
- Using Conditional activities
Week 7 covers:
- Student and course management
Using Moodle as an effective learning environment requires more than just writing good content. Actively and skillfully managing learners and courses is a variety of environments a vital teacher skill.
- Roles and capabilities
- Reports, Logs and Event monitoring
- Backup, Restore, Import and Reset
- Moodle and mobile devices
Week 8 covers:
- Using Multimedia in your courses
In the world of Tablets, Smartphones, and YouTube multimedia is often used to provide a more engaging experience for learners. Understanding and applying some smart multimedia knowledge and skills can transform courses from being quite mundane to rich and highly motivating.