Moodle Course Design Best Practices

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  • Set up a template for a series of courses
  • Design the appearance of your course
  • Manage the resources and activities of your course
  • Organize your course content effectively
  • Set up instructional materials for your course
  • Select and set up assessments
  • Include effective instructional strategies in your course
  • Archive your course content for reuse

Moodle Course Design Best Practices is a practical guide that will teach you how to use the tools available in Moodle to develop unique courses for many kinds of organizations.

You will be able to utilize the themes that have been contributed by developers. You can incorporate many different types of course materials and interactive assessments. You will also learn how to modify the structure and presentation of resources, activities, and assessments to create courses for individual use, cohorts, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The use of the various multimedia features to enhance your Moodle courses is also explained in this book.

  • Explore Moodle’s course development features like themes, social media plugins and archiving content
  • Bring together instructional materials, social interaction, and student management functions in your courses
  • An easy-to-follow guide to help you create or update your Moodle course
Page Count 126
Course Length 3 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781783286812
Date Of Publication 16 Apr 2014


Susan Smith Nash

Susan Smith Nash has designed, developed, and administered numerous online programs and courses for more than 15 years. She has experience with many different platforms and applications, with uses in higher education, training, and organizational development and leadership. Her latest books and videos are on Moodle and Canvas.

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore, a former middle school math teacher, has been an advocate for Moodle since discovering it more than ten years ago during the writing of a review of learning management systems while completing her master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Enamored with Moodle's capabilities and its foundation in social constructionism, it wasn't long before Michelle's passion led her to a full-time position in training and providing support for educators and trainers in schools, universities, and businesses across North America. Since then, Michelle has helped thousands of Moodlers leverage Moodle's features to design quality online, blended, and mobile learning experiences.

Michelle is an energetic, award-winning speaker who presents regularly at MoodleMoots and educational technology conferences worldwide on the use of Moodle, with a strong emphasis on pedagogy and best practices. Michelle is pursuing a doctorate in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas where she is actively researching online education and constructivist teaching methods. Follow Michelle on Twitter at @michelledmoore or visit her blog at