By Ben Audsley, Electronic Resources Manager

Simple Moodle 3.2+

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

A basic introduction to Moodle!

The course provides a basic introduction to Moodle, for people who have never used Moodle before or have basic understanding of Moodle and want to learn more!

The course begins with the Getting to know Moodle section, where I will explain what a VLE is and what it does, as well as focusing on Moodle itelf.  Ill then give a tour of the moodle interface and explain how to edit user profiles and preferences.

Next, I will show learners how to create a new Moodle course, how to add users, and how to enrol these users into various Moodle courses.

The Editing Moodle courses section focuses on introducing learners to the moodle course page, and ill explain how to edit the course, what each of the icons within moodle do and mean, as well as introducing the activity chooser and the Atto text editor.

We will then move on to adding resources such as page, urls, books and files and folders to the course, before adding various learning activities including lessons, chat, choices, forums and glossaries.

The Mutlimedia section focuses on adding variosu multimedia elements throughout your course - including images, video, audio, podcasts and Youtube Videos.

This course is slightly different to other online courses – the course content and lessons will be interspersed with the creation of a special exemplar course, where the skills learnt in the course will be used to build a ready made interactive Moodle course, which will be available for download too!

I have also added 5 learning activities, so that learners can practice what is being taught in the course, and these learning activities add up to create another exemplar course, which is also downloadable.

I ntroduce each lesson with a description, and follow this up by showing learners how to actually do it for yourself.  I actively encourage learners to watch the examples lessons, where examples are shown of all the topics covered within the section.  I also encourage participants to use the Moodle Cloud course, that we create at the beginning, to practice the things I teach, and build up their confidence and their own set of Moodle courses.

So, If you want to learn Moodle, why not sign up today?

Related Skills

Course overview - 46

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Getting to Know Moodle Introduction

  • What is a VLE / Moodle?

  • Create your own Moodle site - Moodle Cloud

  • Navigating around Moodle

  • My Profile

  • Preferences

  • Learning Activity 1

  • Introduction to Moodle Courses

  • Creating a new course in Moodle

  • Adding Users

  • Basic Course Enrolment

  • Learning Activity 2

  • Moodle Courses Examples

  • EXAMPLAR Lesson 1 - Creating the course, adding users, enrolment

  • Introduction to Editing Moodle Courses

  • Turning Editing On / Icons

  • Topics / Weeks

  • The Activity Chooser

  • The Atto Text Editor

  • Adding Resources - Introduction

  • Adding a Page

  • Adding a Book

  • Adding a URL

  • Files and Folders

  • Learning Activity 3

  • Adding Resources Examples

  • EXAMPLAR Lesson 2 - Topics, Add pages, Books, Files and URLs

  • Introduction to Adding Activities

  • Adding a Forum - Standard Forum

  • Adding a Choice

  • Adding a Chat

  • Adding a Glossary

  • Adding a Simple Lesson

  • Learning Activity 4

  • Adding Activities Examples

  • Introduction to Adding Multimedia

  • Adding Labels

  • Adding Images

  • Adding Audio

  • Adding Video

  • Learning Activity 5

  • Adding Multimedia Examples

  • EXAMPLAR Lesson 3 - Part 1

  • EXAMPLAR Lesson 3 - Part 2

  • Goodbye!

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Ben Audsley
Ben AudsleyElectronic Resources Manager
I have worked in eLearning for over 9 years, and in IT and computing for over 16 years.   I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support.   I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.   Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.   I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.  I frequently identify and assess relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice.   I have regularly, throughout my career, designed and implemented a range of training, including student inductions, large scale teacher training, online training and individual training.  I am always interested in any Moodle or eLearning consultancy work - if you require this sort of service, please let me know.   In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.