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build-a-course in moodle

Welcome to the Build-A-Course in Moodle! This tutorial will guide you through the steps necessary to build your first course in Moodle. In addition, you will learn to use best practices to develop engaging and interactive courses that your students will find engaging and easy to navigate.

Navigating This Tutorial

The tutorial can be used in many ways as you deem fit.

  • If you are a new instructor and need a comprehensive tutorial, then you should follow the video timeline below or use the attached PDFs. The topics, start times and end times of the video are in order and will lead you through the development of your first Moodle course.
  • If you are an experienced instructor and wish to focus on the areas you need to develop, use the topics, start times, end times or the PDFs to explore specific areas of interest.

Objectives

This tutorial will help you build your course in Moodle. Upon completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how Moodle is organized
  • Add different types of content and files to your course
  • Create assignments, collect submissions and provide grades
  • Create quizzes with different question types
  • Create forums and use chats to promote interaction and engagement
  • Setup your gradebook to record scores and calculate grades
  • Explore how to backup, restore and import course content to another course

Content and Activities

The learning process is designed to be interactive and practical. From the very first activity, you will begin working on your own course and will learn to modify and develop your course to suit your needs. You are encouraged to proceed with the instructional tasks in the order listed below. However, if you are an experienced Moodle instructor and you feel that you are already comfortable with any of the skills and tasks in this tutorial, you may skip to the segment you find more valuable.

ACTIVITY 1: CREATE a MOODLE course to practice with

Instructors can create only those course(s) that they prefer to offer through Moodle. Before you begin this tutorial, you will need to create a course to practice with. Note: Please hide this course from students until you are ready to show.

To create your course:
  1. Open a browser of your choice (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE)
  2. Type, copy and paste, or click on this link: https://delta.onu.edu/course
  3. Enter your Username and Password
  4. Click on LOGIN
    The page that opens will list your semester courses with a tab titled Create this Course in Moodle
  5. Click on the Create this Course in Moodle tab
     

ACTIVITY 2: HOW TO USE THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

The video tutorial titled USING MOODLE 3: A Comprehensive Moodle Video Tutorial by Sali Kaceli of Cairn University is organized into short segments or topics and is 3:16 hours long. To watch a particular aspect of Moodle, move the cursor over the video time bar and drag the tip to the start time as indicated in Activity 3 below.

To access this video, click Using Moodle 3: A Comprehensive Tutorials for Teachers  
or copy and paste the following link: https://youtu.be/ONvcFK-97Dw 

You can also use the forward or backward arrows to move slowly through the video.

ACTIVITY 3: PROCEED WITH the INSTRUCTIONAL TASK OUTLINED IN VIDEO TIMELINE or pdf

VIDEO TOPIC

START          

END            

PDF

1.  Getting started with a course in Moodle                                   

0:00               

11:00             

 Getting Started

2.  Posting the course syllabus

11:04

19:12

Adding Resources

3.  Posting lectures and other resources  

19:16

29:18

Adding Resources

4.  Posting YouTube videos in your course

29:20

31:45

Adding Resources

5. Hiding and showing resources in the course

31:46

34:06

 

6. Configuring the course gradebook

34:07

44:26

Gradebook

7. Changing the grading scale

44:26

48:02

Gradebook

8. Creating Assignments

48:02

58:50

Creating Assignment

9. Grading assignments

58:53

1:06:45

Creating Assignment

10. Configuring attendance in Moodle

1:06:48

1:11:22

Adding Attendance

11. Taking attendance in Moodle

1:11:26

1:14:31

Adding Attendance

12. Creating and using forums

1:14:37

1:22:52

Communication Tools

13. Configuring and using quizzes

1:22:54

1:39:44

Creating Assessments

14. Configuring and using lessons

1:39:44

2:14:35

Creating a Lesson

15. Contacting the students in a course

2:14:37

2:17:15

Communication Tools

16. Configuring and using live chats in a course

2:17:20

2:19:58

Communication Tools

17. Using BigBlueButton in Moodle

2:20:00

2:27:16

 

18. Configuring and using groups

2:27:20

2:37:28

Course Management

19. Using the duplicate feature

2:42:07

2:42:10

 

20. Configuring and using rubrics

2:42:15

2:52:00

 

21. Using the feedback module

2:52:06

2:57:22

 

22. Backing up course grades

2:57:24

3:01:15

Course Management

23. Importing a course

3:04:40  

3:12:36

Course Management

24. Enrolling students manually or others in your course

3:12:38

3:16:26

Course Management

 

Need Help?

If you need help using this tutorial, feel free to email ed-tech@onu.edu or contact either Joseph, Sharyn or Chandra.

Joseph Blankson, Ph.D.
Educational Technology Manager   
Phone: 410-773-2823
Email: j-blankson@onu.edu

Sharyn Zembower
Instructional Designer and Technologist   
Phone: 419-772-2311
Email: s-zembower@onu.edu

Chandra Dunbar
Pharmacy Instructional Designer and Technologist    
Robertson-Evans 257
Phone: 419-772-2494
Email: c-dunbar@onu.ed


Next Steps

Educational Technology offers many oppotunities to help advance the knowledge and skills required to use technology and to design effective courses. Please check out our Series of Workshops and Schedule


OTHER RESOURCES

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