MoodleBites for Teachers is the solid foundation course for any teacher using Moodle - even if you have been using Moodle a few years - you will learn a lot as it covers all main features in-depth through facilitated resources and activities. For course fees, start dates and course content please refer to the full course outline.

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Week 1
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 point with huge impact on the subsequent success of the course.
  • Orientation to the course
  • First steps for learners
  • Profiles
  • The editor
  • Forums
  • Browsers
  • Blogs
Week 2
The building blocks of a Moodle course are often the Labels, Pages and other static content comprising 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
  • Messaging
Week 3
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 basics of the highly sophisticated Gradebook.
  • Assignments and grading
  • Quizzes and Quiz Questions
  • Question bank
  • Scales
  • H5P
  • Introducing the Gradebook
Moodle has numerous activities that can be quickly and easily added to a course to make content more interactive and participative. Some tools are quick and easy, while others take more thought and care to setup.
Week 5
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.
  • Book
  • Lessons
  • Comparing Book and Lesson
  • Database
  • The Gradebook revisited
Week 6
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, using conditional activities, and Badges.
  • Feedback
  • Wiki
  • RSS
  • Workshop
  • Using Conditional activities
  • Badges
Week 7
Using Moodle as an effective learning environment requires more than just writing good content. Actively and skillfully managing learners and courses in a variety of environments is a vital teacher skill.
  • Dashboard and Help
  • Roles, Groups, and Groupings
  • Roles and capabilities
  • Reports, Logs and Event monitoring
  • Analytics
  • Backup, Restore, Import and Reset
  • Moodle and mobile devices
Week 8
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.
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video
  • HTML5 and H5P

This course is used to enable MoodleBites for Teachers participants to print a Certificate of Completion and collect a Badge.

MEC pre-requisite quiz