This number of Moodle courses is growing by about 10% each month as educators and trainers learn the value of implementing open source Moodle. It offers advantages to both teachers and learners and you can start using or creating a course very quickly.
For further information:
- Select from one of three course layouts; Topic, Weekly or Social format (course settings).
- Click “Turn editing on” within the blank course template.
- Create the course!
Start with Activities
Most people start by uploading resources (Word/PDF documents, images etc) which is a great start but remember that these documents will need to be downloaded and opened by the learner. It really pays off for teachers and learners to have a level of interaction with activities that are already in Moodle.
- Assignments (issue tasks/instructions/assessments & get students to submit electronically. Very useful for external authenticator soft copies and detecting plagiarism)
- Lessons (let students catch up/review class work in their own time)
- Glossaries (get students to build for understanding subject terminology)
- Forums (online discussions)
- Attendance (can calculate percentage for each student)
Great Tools & Resources
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- Reduce scroll effect
- Increase user friendliness
- Achieve maximum use of space
- Add polish to the site
- Can be used in web pages, wikis, blogs or anywhere that allows you to view HTML code
- Collate a series of videos on the same subject, no distractions
- Creates an flashier/more interactive presentation
- Can convert a PowerPoint presentation to a Prezi (Prezi can be embedded but PowerPoint can’t)
- You name it, you can embed it
- Check out lots of courses and how they are structured – free resources for your own site
- download an entire course and customise for your own course