- Incorporating your existing handouts, worksheets, and other resources into Moodle courses
- Quick methods to make your Moodle courses engaging, attractive, and fun
- Fast ways to add multimedia to your course, or incorporate existing sounds and videos
- Using Moodle as a repository for departmental guidelines and documentation
- Moving marking online! You will see how students can submit their assignments right into Moodle, for you to mark or assess on the computer â€“ no more backbreaking boxes of assignments to lug to and from school
- Using forums and messaging to keep in contact with students when it's convenient, rather than having them call into your office during your breaks or preparation time
- Moving 'discussion activities' into Moodle so that classes can work together even if they donâ€™t have much classroom time
- Finally, making your course into a completely online experience â€“ dispensing with face-time all together
Schools, colleges, and universities all over the world are installing Moodle, but many educators aren't making much use of it. With so many features, it can be a hassle to learn â€“ and with teachers under so much pressure day-to-day, they cannot devote time to recreating all their lessons from scratch.
This book shows how to bring your existing notes, worksheets, resources, and lesson plans into Moodle quickly and easily. Instead of exploring every feature of Moodle, the book focuses on getting you started immediately â€“ you will be turning your existing materials into Moodle courses right from the start.
The book begins by showing how to turn your teaching schedule into a Moodle course, with the correct number of topics and weeks. You will then see how to convert your resources â€“ documents, slideshows, and worksheets, into Moodle. You will learn how to format them in a way that means students will be able to read them and along the way you will learn plenty of shortcuts to speed up the process.
By the end of Chapter 3, you will already have a Moodle course that contains your learning resources in a presentable way. But the book doesn't end thereâ€¦ you will also see how to use Moodle to accept and assess coursework submissions, discuss work with students, and deliver quizzes, tests, and videos.
Throughout the book, the focus is on getting results fast â€“ moving teaching material online so that lessons become more effective for students, and less work for you.