Mastering Moodle [Video]

More Information
  • Design and grade activities as well as exams using multimedia elements
  • Set a time for tests to be available in a Moodle course
  • Create, edit, and combine Quiz Activities in Moodle
  • Explore and learn how to work with external testing and feedback tools
  • Prepare grade-books in a personalized way
  • Provide feedback to your students in several ways using Moodle or external tools
  • Create, upload, and use badges when finishing a graded activity and gamify your Moodle course

This video course shows how to create graded activities and exams, personalize grade-books, provide feedback, and award students with the use of badges in several ways using different tools. These may be within the Moodle course or external tools specific to such purposes.

The course also covers applying gamification to Moodle. There are plenty of items that can be used in order to gamify a Moodle course. There are simple steps to bear in mind when designing and then applying for a Moodle course. Students can get badges for specific goals within the course.

There are plenty of other elements that can be added to a Moodle course in order to make it more attractive to students. Blocks are also explored and added according to the needs of the course. Gamified courses need gamification blocks as well as certain plugins.

Testing and assessing are easier once students are engaged in trying to earn more and more badges.

Style and Approach

This hands-on informative course will help you to develop different types of graded activity using Moodle at the highest level. You will also learn how to test in different ways using Moodle.

  • Create attractive graded activities or exams using most of Moodle's resources and activities.
  • Provide feedback in different ways in order to cater for student needs and improve their learning
  • Gamify Moodle so as to add ingredients to attract students in today's world of games
Course Length 1 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781787286368
Date Of Publication 20 Jun 2018


Silvina Paola Hillar

Silvina Paola Hillar is Italian and has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching and has done a lot of research on teaching methodologies and management techniques, and embedded them into her e-learning and teaching. She has also explored different types of e-learning, combining them with Moodle. She also researches multimedia assets to enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. With her students, she tries to reinforce their learning through new resources that are appealing and innovative for them. In this way, she ensures that multimedia stimulates different thinking skills and multiple types of intelligence.

She is an English teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish), and has a postgraduate degree in Education (graduated with honors). She has worked at several schools and institutions with native English speaking students and students of English as a foreign language, and as an independent consultant for many international companies as an interpreter, translator, and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Course Designer.

She has always had a passion for using technological devices in education. Formerly, videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; however, computers still play a big role. Her brother, Gastón C. Hillar, designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she has been teaching using Moodle and the Web. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies. She has authored: Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher's Cookbook, Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook, Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook Second Edition, Mind Mapping with FreeMind, Moodle 2.3 Multimedia, and Moodle for Beginners Video Course. When not tinkering with computers, she enjoys traveling with her son, Nico and her partner, Jorge, with whom she spends wonderful time.