Moodle training

The training has been divided into discrete modules, allowing you to pick and choose the training that suits your needs. Note that participation in Module 1- Getting Started or skills and experience to that level is a prerequisite for the other modules.

If you cannot make it to face-to-face training we will be releasing self-paced versions of these modules as they become available.


General information

Module 1 - Getting Started with Moodle

Module 2 - Effective Online Communication

Module 3 - Assignments, Quizzes and the Gradebook

Training dates and booking


General information

  • All sessions will be hands on and run in a computer lab.
  • Max 12 participants per session (computers permitting).
  • All participants will receive step-by-step training manuals in each session.


Module 1 - Getting Started with Moodle (Setting up and adding content)

(Duration approx 3 hrs)

Objective: By the end of this module you will be able to set up your Moodle course, add content and effectively structure your material and information using sound instructional design principles.

Contents:

  • Overview of Moodle
  • Pedagogy behind Moodle
  • Effective course structuring (showing exemplar courses)
  • Introduction to the Moodle course page (Blocks, Topics, Navigation)
  • Adding content
  • Adding links to external web pages
  • Creating web pages
  • Introduction to adding activities

Module 2 - Effective Online Communication

(Duration approx 2 - 3 hrs)

Objective:

By the end of this module you will be able to set up online forums and identify the capabilities of an effective online facilitator. You will be able to set up forums, spark discussions and moderate online communication. You will also be introduced to other Moodle and non-Moodle technologies for online communication and collaboration.

Contents:

  • Setting up forums in Moodle, introduction to different types and purposes of forums
  • Including online communication into the delivery of your course
  • Facilitating effective online communication
  • Introduction to other Moodle and non-Moodle based asynchronous communication tools
  • Discussion on synchronous online communication tools, their uses, drawbacks and available technologies

Module 3 - Assignments, Quizzes and the Gradebook in Moodle

(Duration approx 3 hrs)

Objective:

By the end of this module you will be able to set up and manage all your student assessment through Moodle, including setting up online assignment submission, quizzes, offline activities and managing the gradebook.

Contents:

  • Setting up assignments for online submission
  • Grading and giving feedback to students through Moodle
  • Setting up and managing the Moodle gradebook
  • Handling offline assignments
  • Setting up quizzes in Moodle (both graded and ungraded for self-assessment revision)
  • Quickly creating question banks by importing questions

Training dates and booking

Training dates and bookings can be accessed via our PD Booking page in Moodle.

You will be prompted to enter the following enrolment key: pd