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I have been using Moodle and creating Moodle content for many years. Throughout this time I have come across some not too great courses on how to use Moodle for teachers but I have also found some truly fantastic courses for teachers learning to use Moodle. They are straight to the point, tell you everything you need to know, they show you ‘how to’ while also explains why you are doing what you’re doing and you can always go back and re-watch them/re-take the courses if you need a refresher.

So without further introduction here are my recommended TOP 10 courses for teachers using Moodle. ( I have broken them into categories that outline the specific purpose of the courses).

For Teachers And Course Creators

How to use Moodle 3.9 for teachers and course creator

Course by – Chris Richter

Have you just started with Moodle and found all the information is scattered everywhere over the internet?

Then this is exactly what you need.

Everything you need to know in the one place that will show you how to complete all the common tasks that a course creator or teacher needs to work with Moodle.

Bonus tricks and tips section showing you easier ways to create content and activities.

Course development walk throughs with examples demonstrating how to create a course from scratch and how to setup grade book.

This course will continue to evolve and provide the most up to date and useful course development instructions.

This course will get you on the right track, provide all the information you need to not only get started but to continue to learn and improve your Moodle course development skills.

  • How do I use Grade-book?
  • How do I use Scales or how do I use Letter?

Let’s start Moodling…

 

How to use Moodle 3.7 for teachers and course creator


Course by – Chris Richter

Have you just started with Moodle and found all the information is scattered everywhere over the internet?

Then this is exactly what you need.

Everything you need to know in the one place that will show you how to complete all the common tasks that a course creator or teacher needs to work with Moodle.

Bonus tricks and tips section showing you easier ways to create content and activities.

Course development walk throughs with examples demonstrating how to create a course from scratch and how to setup grade book.

This course will continue to evolve and provide the most up to date and useful course development instructions.

This course will get you on the right track, provide all the information you need to not only get started but to continue to learn and improve your Moodle course development skills.

  • How do I use Grade-book?
  • How do I use Scales or how do I use Letter?
  • How do I make my course look awesome?

If there is a topic you need , let me know and it will be added to the course. This course will grow with you and become a reference to help you as you start using new tools and plugins in Moodle.

 

Moodle: From Novice Teacher to Expert Online Educator

Course by – Colin Grey

This course is designed to guide you from a complete beginner level to being an expert Moodle teacher. I cover both the technical and the teaching aspects, helping you not only to create a course easily, but to create it effectively, engaging your students in the best possible way. If you’re teaching with Moodle and need a little help with any aspect of it, then this course is for you.

This course was created using Moodle 2.7 – but even the newest version of Moodle hasn’t changed much so it’s still applicable.

In this course we’ll start by looking at how Moodle works as a website, including how to most easily navigate around the system. This is, surprisingly, pretty difficult for many to get to grips with. Next, we’ll look at the structure of a Moodle course, including a section on busting much of the jargon that tends to confuse matters in the Moodle world. Finally, we’ll explore blocks and how they can be used to enhance a course, adding extra features to make yours and your students’ lives easier.

Following introductions, we’ll get into the meat of the course, namely Resources and Activities. I’ll cover the full range of resources, including:

  • Labels, and how they can be used to signpost a course
  • Pages, and their main uses in Moodle
  • Books and how they can guide students through material
  • Files and URLs, and how both can add extra depth to a course

Then, we’ll get into the most common activities in use on Moodle, particularly Assignments, Chats and Forums. These are the base elements of creating interactive learning on Moodle and can be used to enhance any online course.

This course is a great introduction to teaching effectively in Moodle, but I’m certainly not finished yet. I’ll be expanding this course out to include every aspect of Moodle over the coming months, and I’d appreciate your help in doing so. By that, I just mean your suggestions on what to cover next! Moodle is a huge application, so let me know what elements you’re struggling with. Once you buy into the course, I’ll commit to answering your questions in the feedback comments and creating videos to cover those points.

I’d love you to get involved now and help me create the best Moodle course on the web. As an incentive I’m currently selling the course at a pretty low price in order to try to source that feedback. If you buy in now and help me out, you’ll be able to access the material permanently in future, even after I complete the materials and raise the price. Thanks for your help!

 

Moodle Administration Tutorial: Beginner, Intermediate Guide

Course by – Srikanth Shirodkar

Want to create and run a world-class online Learning Management System? Want to learn Moodle Administration trusted by 80 million users worldwide? Want a powerful skill on your resume?

Master the World’s Most Popular Learning Management System – MOODLE ADMINISTRATION in this Comprehensive Course.

  • Learn the LATEST version – Moodle 3.0x – and stay miles AHEAD of the curve
  • Start from the very basics – this course makes no assumptions
  • Earn promotions with your new skills – Become indispensable in your institution
  • Learn how to install Moodle 3.0x on your Windows laptop – or just use Moodle’s powerful and full fledged DEMO site for all of your learning and experimentation
  • Learn to install Moodle on a hosting Webserver – One-click Softaculous install
  • LEARN TO LEVERAGE from thousands of FREE themes and plugins – learning activities, plagiarism, reporting, course formatting – and a whole lot more
  • Learn World Class Moodle LMS Admin, Configure, Theme, Manage Courses, Users, Permissions, Roles, Security, Plugins, Installation

What am I going to get from this course?

  1. A step-by-step video tutorial starting from the absolute basics – all the way to advanced topics.
  2.  SIX hours of videos & lecture – over 64 separate lessons
  3. Countless hours saved with Moodle’s automation tools
  4. Respect of your Peers, Educators, Students, School Administrators
  5. A powerful and absolutely essential teaching tool that is indispensable in the future of education
  6. A lifetime access to this course – and all future updates, enhancements
  7. Very detailed instructions on how to install on a Windows computer (non-production usage)
  8. Tips, tricks, pitfalls and other points distilled from a lot of experience – these are distributed through out the course lessons

Quizzes

Moodle Quizzes

Course by – Ben Audsley

By the end of this course, learners will be able to create, configure and edit all the quiz question types in Moodle, as well as understanding the question bank and gradebook.

The course is split into 3 main sections – Quiz Configuration, Simple Quizzes and advanced quizzes.

I will begin the course by guiding learners through creating a new quiz and the host of configuration options that go with it.  We will also take a look at the Question Bank and the Moodle gradebook, so that learners can add, import and export quiz questions and grades.

The course will then progress to looking the simplest types of moodle  quiz questions – questions like  MCQ, True or false, essay and matching will be fully investigated in this section.

The course will finish by looking at more advanced quizzes such as Drag and Drop onto text, image and markers, numerical questions and select missing words question types.

Throughout the course, there will be special example lessons that demonstrate the skills and techniques learnt in the course, and I will include real life practical examples, so that learners understand when and where to use different quiz question types

So, if you are an Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Classroom assistant, Course Creator, or just a Professional interested in enhancing your Moodle courses with interactive, engaging moodle quizzes, why not sign up today?

Gamification

Moodle and Gamification

Course by – Ben Audsley

This course is all about using Moodle tools and plugins to Gamify your Moodle courses.

This course has been split up into various different sections.

I’m going to begin the course by showing learner’s how to create their own Moodle instance on their own computer.  This will be used throughout the course so that you can test and try all of the things I teach you. I will explain what gamificaiton is, and how it is used in the introduction to Gamifcation lesson.

The Moodle Gamification Tools section focuses on Activity Completion and Restrict Access, looking at criteria that can be used in a gamfication context.  A lesson on Course Completion finishes this section.

We then move on to Moodle Quiizes and Gamification and i will show learners how to configure the Gradebook, User Reports and Moodle Quizzes so that they can be used to gamify your courses.  An example lesson of how to gamify a moodle course using built in Moodle tools completes the section.

The Level Up Plugin is one of the most powerful gamification tools and i will show learners how to setup and configure the Level up plugin the Level Up Availablty Plugin and the Level Up Enrolment Plugin – with examples of each plugin as well.

The Stash Plugin is looked at in the next section of the course, and ill show learners how to download and install each of the plugins available – Stash, Stash Enrolment and Stash Availabilty, and of course, show you some amazing examples of how to use all three plugins in combination.

Next up – the Badges Section – where i will show you how to install and configure Moodle Badges – including Site and Course Badges, with several example lessons, and even how to design your own badges!

The penultimate section covers Other Moodle Gamification Tools, including the Quizventure Plugin –  a plugin that allows you to play Space Invaders in Moodle and the Completion Progress Plugin will be looked at too.

The final section investigates H5P and Gamification, and we shall look at H5P Interactive Videos, Columns and Course Presentations and how they can be used to gamfiy your course, as well as H5P Quizzes and H5P games.

So, if you want to learn a bit more about Moodle and gamification, why not sign up today?

 

How to build a fully Gamified Moodle Course

Course by – Ben Audsley

This course has been specially designed to show learners how to create a fully gamified course called Planet Learn, using exsisting Moodle content!

I’m going to begin the course by showing learner’s how to create their own Moodle instance on their own computer.  This will be used throughout the course so that you can test and try all of the things I teach you.

I will explain what gamificaiton is, the concept of the course and how to effectively plan and map Moodle courses.

The optional tools required section looks at installing all the Moodle Plugins you will require for the Planet Learn game, including the Stash Plugin, the Stash Availablity Plugin, the Course Completion Plugin, the Quizventure Plugin and the Sharing Cart.

Next, I will show learners how to create a new course in Moodle, how to add animations and graphics and configure course topics to convert them to levels of the Planet Learn Game.

Then the fun begins, with the three sections which look at creating the Planet Learn game itself.

The Farm Introduction section is first, and in this section I wll show learners how to configure the Moodle topic with content, activity completion, restrict access criteria, Stash items, Stash trade items, animations and graphics, badges and even show learners how to test the game so far.

The next two topics, the Ice Planet and the Fire Planet are setup in a similar way, showing learners all the tips and tricks they require to setup and configure the Planet Learn game and associated levels.

The Final Thoughts section completes the course, where we shall look into extra levels, accessibility, uploading your own content, alternative level configurations and course completion.

 

Course Creation

 

How to create responsive HTML and CSS in Moodle content

Course by – Chris Richter
 

In this course you will learn how to add various content components to the Moodle Learning Management System. You will learn how to make the content more responsive so that it is viewable on mobile devices, tablets and desktop devices.

You will learn how to import content from a Word document as clean HTML into Moodle.

You will also learn how to make templates and use HTML and CSS to quickly make changes to your content and make it much easier to manage and create quality looking and highly functional content.

You will learn quite a lot about HTML and CSS and even more about how you can use Moodle to create and manage content in a much more efficient manner.

This course does assume that you have administrator access to Moodle or at least access to an administrator that can install a plugin, templates and create courses for you.

Many Moodle themes are designed to be more responsive but sometimes the content that is created inside Moodle is far from responsive and suffers mainly because content developers are not taught the different ways they can develop content for Moodle.

During the course you will discover tips and hints to create better content for Moodle.

Moodle and H5P

Moodle and H5P

Course by – Ben Audsley

This course will show learners how to add interactive content to Moodle courses using the H5P Plugin.

I will begin the course, by showing learners how to create their own Moodle instance, and how to install the H5P Plugin.  The course is then split into 5 main sections – H5P Content, H5P Games, H5P Multimedia, H5P Quizzes and Advanced H5P.

I will also show learners how to use each of the different content types within H5P, as well as providing real life examples of each content type at the end of each course section.

H5P allows new interactive content types to be created within Moodle, including Games, MCQs, Accordions, Interactive Videos, Online Presentations, Interactive Books, Columns, HotSpots, Various Quizzes and much much more!

Now also including three lessons on the new Branching Scenario, and lessons on Interactive Books and KewAr codes!

Building an Online Course using H5P and Moodle

Course by – Ben Audsley

This course will show learners how to create an online course using Moodle and H5P, using existing Content.

I will begin the course by discussing the process to change content from traditional taught  to online content, and talk about the pedagogy involved, as well as showing students how to create learning objectives and both formative and summative assessment.

Then the course will continue by showing learners how to create their own Moodle instance, and how to install the H5P Plugin. 

Throughout the course, we will be constantly l referring back to our learning objectives, in order to put the student at the centre of the learning journey, and ensure the content we create teaches our students the content in the most interesting and engaging way.

I will also show learners how to use different content types within H5P, including Branching Scenarios, Drag and Drop Quizzes , Accordions, Interactive Videos, Online Presentations, Interactive Books, Columns, Find the HotSpots, Various Quizzes and much much more!

In the finishing touches section, I will add activity completion as well as showing learners how to use the restrict access functionality of Moodle.  I will also show learners how to add a Moodle Assignment, in order to test your students subject knowledge, add colour and graphics to a Moodle course page, add a course introduction, and even show you how to enrol students and teachers on your course.

Watch the video below