Moodle is a free, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re a teacher, student or administrator, Moodle can meet your needs. The course is directed primarily at teachers and its objective is to give them a solid preparation in the use of the platform and all its features, in order for them to enhance their teaching and add more interactivity to their lessons.
The course will address these specific objectives:
- Understanding the importance of technology in the classroom
- Understanding the needs of learners and teachers
- Learning how to set up a Moodle platform
- Learning how to create lessons and activities, how to assign roles, how to enrol students, how to create groups, design exercises, etc.
- Assessment and evaluation
DAY 1: Welcome and course introduction; The importance of technology in the classroom; Understanding the professional needs of participants; Introduction to Moodle; How to set up a Moodle platform (basic notions); Installing the Moodle on a local computer; Understanding the learning environment; Customising the learning environment (appearance, themes, blocks, etc.); Editing your profile.
DAY 2: Creating users and assigning roles; Setting up your courses; Uploading course information; Enrolling students; Giving instruction to students; Embedding widgets in your course and using media; Creating course events and using the calendar
DAY 3: Managing private files; Setting up assignments; Making group assignments; Understanding grades and setting up your gradebook; Uploading feedback files.
DAY 4: Building glossaries; Using repositories; Surveys and choices; Backing up and restoring a course
DAY 5: Creating a discussion forum; Setting up a chat room; Blogs; Creating a Wiki; Tracking student progress; Rewarding students with badges; Getting student feedback; Revision of the course and feedback