Moodle Course Design

Your first step towards running your very own online school

This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the technical side of creating Moodle courses. The tutor was a huge help in encouraging me to develop ideas for my first course and I was delighted with his very fast responses to Skype messages asking for technical help. This really was the first step towards starting my own online school!

Steve in Cambodia

Moodle Course Design is designed for teachers and trainers who wish to design their own online courses, using the Moodle virtual learning environment (VLE).

The training is in the form of an interactive user guide with full tutor support. You will be guided through a series of steps to simultaneously learn how to create content in Moodle while also developing your own courseware.

Introduction to Moodle

Moodle Sandbox

In sandbox mode, you have an individual page in which to develop a complete course. You will then do a pilot run of your course with up to 10 participants. This allows you to try out Moodle and to assess whether this is the right platform for your project. If you are satisfied, your content will be exported to your very own Moodle site where you can develop multiple courses with an unlimited number of students.

Course Syllabus

  1. Getting Started
    In Unit 1 we’ll get your course page up and running by guiding you in how to work with static content such as adding pages, creating links and labels and adding text pages. We’ll also cover how to work with images.

  2. Adding Activities
    Next, we’ll continue to develop content by adding some interactive activities. We’ll explore the use of discussion forums, interactive quizzes, wikis and glossaries.

  3. Adding More Activities
    In Unit 3, we’ll continue to develop content by adding even more interactive activities to our sample courses. We’ll explore the use of virtual classrooms, assignment submissions, and chat rooms.

  4. Working With Audio-Visual Resources
    Unit 4 covers how to add audio and video content to your course. It also provides assistance in creating your own audio-visual content, such as recording video tutorials which can be embedded in your course pages.

  5. Advanced Features
    Moodle is open-source, which means that developers around the world are continually improving it, and adding more features. So, the possibilities for your courses are limitless. In Unit 5, we’ll cover a few technicalities, such as working with HTML to edit your text, and introduce you to plug-ins, which are additional activities and resources created by the Moodle community.

  6. Course Delivery
    Having covered pretty much all of the technical skills involved in developing a Moodle course and introduced you to some of the most commonly used resources and activities, its now time to focus on designing a workable course and delivering it as a pilot run.

    To understand how to design and deliver effective online courses, we seriously recommend that you join our Online Course Delivery training before starting Moodle Course Design.

A fully-supported pilot run for up to 10 participants is included with this training. You are free to set your own rate for your course participants. At the very, very least your investment in this training should be simple to recoup. Moreover, this is an opportunity to make a profit and to assess the financial viability of launching a full online school with multiple courses.

Course length, dates & times

The training is priced at £36 for 3 months (renewable) and includes 60 minutes of live personal tuition, daily forum feedback and ongoing technical support.

The course runs on continuous enrolment, so you can start today!

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