Learn basic steps to use Moodle, creating intuitive courses & integrating multimedia resources.

Location: Seville | Duration: 5 days

Summary

 

Moodle is an open source software package for creating and managing e-learning courses. Most educational institutions today use some kind of e-learning platform and a great majority of them use Moodle for their online campus.

This course will guide you through the basic steps for the use Moodle as a teacher, creating intuitive courses and integrating all types of activities, educational content and multimedia resources. Moodle can be used for online courses, but it is also used in blended learning situations in which the face-to-face work at school is complemented with a wide variety of digital materials.

Moodle’s wide variety of resources will contribute to provide a boost of extra motivation for your students. These digital, multimedia materials will give your subject(s) an extra dimension where the students will find themselves comfortable and eager to learn.

The course has a flexible approach in order to adapt the learning outcomes to the particular needs and ICT profile of the participants.

Methodology

The course has a very practical approach. Each of the participants will have an empty Moodle course of their own. They will use this empty course not only as a sandbox to practise all the Moodle features, but also as a real course adapted to their own school subject(s). At the end of the course, each participant will have a backup file of their own course that they can take back home to use with their students.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. understand the importance of current e-learning and blended learning trends in education;
  2. understand and the main characteristics of Moodle as a software for the creation of online courses;
  3. set up and use your own Moodle course;
  4. navigate through a course and customize it with different blocks and sections;
  5. create different types of learning activities and use them according to the desired learning outcomes;
  6. provide feedback for students’ work and grade assignments;
  7. create individual itineraries by restricting access to activities based upon conditions such as date, grades, performance, etc;
  8. create your own resources in Moodle and incorporate other external resources from the Internet;
  9. comply with copyright laws when using external materials for your courses;
  10. enroll your students in a Moodle course;
  11. monitor your students’ performance throughout the course;
  12. set up grading scales and configure the course grades policy;

How can the acquired skills be applied in your work?

The skills acquired by the participants during the course can be used to:

  1. Each participant will take home a backup of a Moodle course created by themselves with some model resources and activities that can be used in their classes.
  2. The participants will be able to complement the face-to-face interaction in their subjects with varied multimedia resources that their students can use online.
  3. The use of the Moodle platform will have a positive impact on their students’ motivation.

Day 1 (5 hours)

INTRODUCTION TO E-LEARNING AND BLENDED LEARNING. NAVIGATING THROUGH A MOODLE COURSE

  • Introduction to the course. Expected learning outcomes.
  • E-learning and blended learning: definition, characteristics and current trends.
  • Why Moodle? Advantages of the Moodle LMS.
  • Types of Moodle courses. Basic setup of a course.
  • Navigation in Moodle: teachers’ and students’ modes. Roles.
  • Blocks and sections in a course: types and functions.
  • Activities and resources in Moodle.
  • Practice: setting up a Moodle course.

Day 2 (5 hours)

MOODLE ACTIVITIES I

  • Types of activities in Moodle.
  • Choosing the right activity for each learning outcome.
  • Communication activities: forums, chats, surveys (choice and feedback).
  • Practice: adding communication activities to your Moodle course.

Day 3 (5 hours)

MOODLE ACTIVITIES II

  • Collaborative activities: wikis, workshops, databases, glossaries.
  • Individual activities: assignments, lessons, quizzes, SCORM packages.
  • Practice: adding collaborative and individual activities to your Moodle course.

Day 4 (5 hours)

MOODLE RESOURCES

  • Types of resources.
  • Teacher’s resources: labels, books, files, folders, content packages, web pages.
  • External resources: external links and embedded media.
  • Copyright and the use of external resources.
  • Practice: adding internal and external resources to your Moodle course.

Day 5 (5 hours)

EVALUATION IN MOODLE. MANAGING A COURSE

  • Enrolling options.
  • Grading: how to set up scales.
  • Grading: how to set up the course grades.
  • Monitoring students work. The use of reports in Moodle.
  • Course administration: course backup and restore.
  • Course administration: resetting a course for a new academic year.
  • Practice: backing up a course.

5 day course fee: 350€ 

The total cost includes:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Tuition & training materials
  • Training Certificate
  • Europass Certificate
  • Admin & organizational costs

(*) For courses lasting more or less than 5 days, please contact us to check the fees.

  • Additionally, We can arrange for:
  • Accommodation (hotels & touristic apartments)
  • Trips
  • Social programme
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport

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