Basic Course Pattern

The Basic Course Pattern is an abstract solution to recurring design problems that you may experience when first starting to create your online course. The term was originally used in architecture, but it has been applied more recently to pedagogical patterns...documenting good practices in teaching. In architecture, the placement of doors, gates, windows, and other elements are design patterns that recur in many buildings. The idea of a lobby in a large office building is a design pattern. Over time, these patterns can lead to the discovery of an entirely new way of delivering your education online. You will be provided with the knowledge to be able to create a dynamic course so get ready to create all of the necessary media and content for your course!

Moodle Configuration

This course provides essential instructions and advice to help the site administrator configure a new Moodle site. It will guide you through considerations for handling the creation of user accounts and courses and enroll users in those courses while providing step-by-step instructions for each of those processes. Documentation is provided to assist with the configuration of your site's theme and email features, in addition to other topics which may be relevant to your intended use of Moodle.

Course Creation

The goal of this course is to provide instructors with an understanding of the Moodle Learning Management System's basic functionality. Upon successful completion, you will be able to start developing your own Moodle course sites and for traditional face-to-face courses. You can think of this course as addressing those items you would need to know as a “course creator” in Moodle. 

Moodle Features

This course outlines features by providing examples of activities and resources. This is not how you should lay out a real course, we are organizing by activity type here just to help you find examples of different features.

Moodle Sandbox

The sandbox course is a separate course or learning environment where you can explore and experiment with the Moodle resources and activities to develop a lesson for your students. 

H5P Training

Easily create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your web browser using H5P. H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package and aims to make it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content. Interactive videos, interactive presentations, quizzes, interactive timelines and more are easily created using this tool. Start creating rich interactive content on your own website. It's free and easy to get started.   

Course Management

The goal of this course is to provide employees with training in some more advanced areas of the Moodle Learning Management System. Upon successful completion, instructors will be able to incorporate multimedia and more robust learning activities into their course design. Each of the sections below represents a learning objective for this course and will contain a video tutorial and mastery exercise for participants to demonstrate their understanding of that topic.