Moodle for Beginners [Video]

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  • Design resources and activities using multimedia elements as well as Moodle’s resources
  • Compare and contrast activities in order to check which is the most suitable to cater for students’ needs
  • Work with repositories and e-portfolios
  • Explore the lesson activity in Moodle, and see how to design it, combine it, and end it
  • Look for online resources and embed them in your Moodle course
  • Organize content in such a way to gamify the Moodle course
  • Use external tools to design activities and embed them in the course

Moodle is one of the most popular open source platforms to create, manage, and organize content for courses.

This course shows you how to create both activities and resources, creating them in a Moodle course and also using external tools. We’ll enhance our Moodle course by creating external websites, blogs, videos, and channels in order to create a dynamic course. Furthermore, you’ll learn to work with repositories and e-portfolios and organize the content to gamify the course. You’ll learn how to deal with and organize information, edit, and share it.

By the end of this course, you will be up and running with Moodle, having made your repositories portable for collaborative work.

Style and Approach

This hands-on informative course will help you grasp each topic by explaining it in a step-by-step manner, along with showing you its complete implementation.

  • Create attractive resources and activities using Moodle or external tools and embed them in the Moodle course
  • Customize, edit, and display resources and activities in order to create an attractive Moodle course
  • Organize your work in portfolio, enable a portfolio, and use it in order to look for content or organize it
Course Length 1 hour and 57 minutes
ISBN 9781787286788
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2017


Silvina P. Hillar

Silvina P. 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 embedding them into e-learning and teaching. She has also explored different types of e-learning combining them with Moodle.

She also researches multimedia assets that enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. She tries to embed the learning of students through new resources that are appealing and innovative for them. In this way, she ensures that multimedia stimulates different thinking skills as well as 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 in the capacity of an Interpreter, Translator, and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Course Designer.

She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Formerly, videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; the computer was, and still does, 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, and Moodle 2.3 Multimedia Video Course.When not tinkering with computers, she enjoys traveling with her son, Nico and her love, Jorge, with whom she spends wonderful time.