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Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Book Description

Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses

  • 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

  • In Detail

    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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Moodle Course Design Best Practices
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Moodle Course Design Best Practices
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Preparing to Build an Exemplary Moodle Course
        1. The advantages of Moodle
        2. Getting started with Moodle
          1. Preparing your Moodle workspace
          2. Creating user accounts
          3. Creating a new course shell
          4. Assigning course roles
        3. Site settings for course designers
          1. Activating filters
          2. Enabling completion tracking
          3. Enabling conditional activities
        4. Summary
      9. 2. Planning Your Course
        1. Learning outcomes
          1. Writing learning outcomes
          2. Bloom's Taxonomy
        2. Universal Design for Learning
          1. Multiple means of representation
          2. Multiple means of access and expression
          3. Multiple means of engagement
        3. Selecting resources and activities
        4. Types of assessment
        5. Summary
      10. 3. Organizing Your Course
        1. Looking at your course goals and the big picture
          1. Course settings
          2. General
          3. Description
          4. Course format
            1. Structuring your instructional material using a format
            2. The number of sections of the course
            3. Hidden sections
            4. Course layout
          5. Appearance
          6. Files and uploads
          7. Completion tracking
          8. Guest access
          9. Groups
          10. Role renaming
        2. Customizing your course page
          1. The Calendar block
          2. Instructor/institution links
          3. Student success links
        3. Additional elements to customize the appearance of your course
          1. Fonts
          2. Images
          3. Theme considerations
        4. Summary
      11. 4. Best Practices in Content Delivery
        1. Managing types of content
          1. Adding resources to our course
            1. Adding course materials via Book
            2. Adding files
            3. Adding folders
            4. Adding pages
              1. Embedding presentations
          2. Adding activities
            1. Assignment module
            2. Choice
            3. Forum
            4. Lesson
            5. Quiz
            6. Wiki
        2. Using assessments to deliver content
        3. Backing up and reusing activities
        4. Summary
      12. 5. Designing Self-paced Independent Study Courses
        1. Self-paced independent study
        2. Configuring your course – global settings
          1. Theme selection
          2. Activities
            1. Quiz
            2. Book
            3. Badges
          3. Calendar
        3. Course-level configuration
          1. Course settings
          2. Course completion
          3. Resources
          4. Book
        4. Resources
          1. Resources – File
          2. Resources – URL
            1. Recording webcasts/presentations
            2. Producing and sharing presentations
              1. Audio only
              2. Presentation only
          3. Activities and assessments
          4. Choice
          5. Quiz
          6. Certificates
        5. Achievement
        6. Summary
      13. 6. Developing Cohort-based Courses with Teacher-student Interaction
        1. Characteristics of instructor-led cohort-based courses
          1. Benefits and limitations of cohort-based courses in Moodle
        2. Setting up your instructor-led course – global settings
          1. Theme selection
          2. Configuring the plugins
          3. Course formats
          4. Forum
          5. Calendar
        3. Course-level configuration
          1. Course settings
          2. Resources
          3. Folder
          4. Student-created files
            1. Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools
          5. Activities and assessments
          6. Assignment
          7. Grades
            1. Course backups for cohort-based courses
        4. Summary
      14. 7. Creating Student-centered Project-based Courses
        1. Characteristics of student-centered project-based courses
        2. Setting up your project-based course – global settings
          1. Course default settings
          2. Theme selection
          3. Configuring the workshop settings
          4. Calendar
        3. Course-level configuration
          1. Course settings
          2. Providing resources for the course
          3. Links to applications for projects
            1. Audio, video, and geographical information tools
          4. Selecting activities
          5. Activities and assessments
          6. Workshop
          7. Configuring wiki
          8. Configuring grades
        4. Summary
      15. 8. Moodle for Online Communities
        1. Moodle and online communities
          1. Building a knowledge-based online community
            1. Choosing the best theme for your knowledge-based Moodle online communities
            2. Using the best settings for knowledge-based Moodle online communities
            3. Selecting resources and activities for a knowledge-based Moodle online community
          2. Building a task-based online community
            1. Choosing the best theme for your task-based Moodle online communities
            2. Using the best settings for task-based Moodle online communities
            3. Selecting resources and activities for a task-based Moodle online community
          3. Building an online community based on learning and achievement
            1. Creating a certificate course
            2. Creating badge-generating courses
            3. Creating a MOOC
        2. Summary
      16. Index