Moodle Recipes [Video]

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  • Design activities using external resources
  • Set up study groups in order to create social interaction within the Moodle course
  • Design a wiki activity in order to use Moodle's social activities
  • Create activities using collaborative work
  • Explore and embed social networks in order to broaden communication within Moodle
  • Explore and use written communication within the Moodle course
  • Embed, upload, and use external tools for creating social online live interaction
  • Communicate through messages and notifications within Moodle

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

This video course shows how to create different types of activities in Moodle. It starts giving recipes on how to enhance the Moodle course using different types of external elements and embed them in it. Later it goes on adding social condiments as well as the creation of groups within Moodle. Afterwards, the course shows how to interact online and live among students, teachers, and parents.

By the end of the course, you will be able to make the most of Moodle for teaching purposes.

Style and Approach

A practical course with a special condiment in every section and a lot of multimedia elements. Multimedia is helpful to avoid overburdening the Moodle course.

  • Create and design attractive activities using external resources such as videos, sound, and images in order to enhance Moodle's resources and activities
  • Communicate with students, teachers, and parents using Moodle's resources or external resources and social networks
  • A hands-on course that will cover online live communication and create groups of students in order to interact with them
Course Length 2 hours 5 minutes
ISBN 9781787286726
Date Of Publication 22 Feb 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.