This remote-facilitated course trains you not only to configure your site but also how to be an effective and efficient site administrator in the long term. With topics aligning to each area of the Moodle Site Administration area, you will learn about managing users and courses, configuring your site to be secure, and more!
This self-paced course is designed for students who are new to Moodle. It introduces participants to Moodle and prepares them for taking online courses in it. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to navigate in a Moodle site; describe the basics of Moodle from a student perspective; identify ways that you may personalize your Moodle experience; recognize the features of a Moodle course that are key to a successful learning experience; participate in the most common activities and resources in a Moodle course; and identify how to monitor academic progress through a Moodle course. This course is not facilitated.
This self-paced course is designed for faculty, teachers, course builders, trainers, and site administrators who are new to Moodle/Moodlerooms, as well as those who are who are migrating from another Learning Management System and want to understand the core features of Moodle. It includes an overview of Moodle, how to navigate within it, how it may be customized, reviews the basic components of a Moodle course, introduces basic course design and course building information, and introduces course management information. This course is not facilitated.
Mastering the Gradebook in Moodle and Moodlerooms is designed for the course builder and course facilitator, taking you from ground zero to full on grading and facilitation, utilizing the most efficient pieces of the gradebook and grading methods. Learn how to set up your gradebook, choose aggregation methods that meet your course goals, create and grade with advanced and alternative grading methods, and more! This course is facilitated.
Take your courses to the next level by learning the advanced features of Moodle and Moodlerooms. This course focuses on creating advanced activities to add collaboration, increase interactivity, gain student feedback, and monitor progress. It also covers how to grade those activities, map Moodlerooms outcomes to resources and activities, use select third-party plug-ins, configure groups and groupings, manage badges, manage competencies, and follow best practices. This course is not facilitated by an instructor.
This course is designed for faculty and course builders who have already mastered using common resources in Moodle and Moodlerooms and are ready to start using activities, the gradebook, and Moodlerooms features. In this course, you will learn how to use the Moodle gradebook, create commonly used activities, grade activities, and use key features of the Moodlerooms platform. You will also learn best practices to follow as you build your online courses, how to grade using the Moodle graders and the Moodlerooms Grader, and other powerful Moodlerooms features such as the Personalized Learning Designer (PLD) and Moodlerooms Reports. This course is not facilitated by an instructor.
Learn how to get started in Moodle and Moodlerooms by learning how to navigate in the system and use its basic functionality to build courses. This course focuses on skills for new Moodle users and includes topics such as using the Moodle file repository for managing files, using the HTML editor, updating of profile settings, and creating resources for a course. This course also covers how to use Moodle's activity completion and restrict access settings, add video to increase engagement, use communication tools, and use course management tools such as enrollment and course backups/restores. This course is not facilitated by an instructor.
The goal of this course is to help teachers get started with online course design. While teachers know how to design a course for the face-to-face environment, they don't always have the knowledge required to design an online one. Designing online courses requires a paradigm shift in thinking about what a course is and how it is delivered. It can be more challenging than most expect. For this reason, we've created this course to aid in easing the transition and in creating an online course that meets the needs of both students and teachers.
This course introduces participants to best practices for online course design, and it provides an Online Course Planning Document to use while planning and designing online courses. A course facilitator will review submitted design documents and provide feedback to course participants. This course focuses on course design and is not platform specific; therefore, it is relevant to all users, no matter the system participants plan to use for delivering courses.
The goal of this course is to help participants with online course facilitation. Being an effective, online facilitator requires a set of skills that are similar to those required in the face-to-face classroom. The online or blended learning facilitator must be able to build community while having little to no face-to-face contact, offer clear and informative feedback, communicate effectively in a medium that lacks body language and tone of voice, as well as use instructional strategies that are independent of time and space to support student learning. The added aspect of the required technologies also comes into play.
This course will introduce participants to the many facets of online facilitation to build skills in four areas: technical, managerial, social, and pedagogical. Finally, to synthesize all you have learned, you will build a Facilitation Checklist to help guide your ongoing facilitation needs. This course is facilitated by an instructor.