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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Adding Lessons to Your Course

In Moodle, a lesson is an activity that's structured to adapt answers to questions and send learners to different pages of the lesson based on their answers. Moodle adapts to the learner so content can be interesting and ever-changing. Lessons are most useful (and fun) when you're presenting branched or guided content or an assessment activity because these types of lessons enable learners to follow their own paths through the information.

Unlike other activities in Moodle, creating lessons is more complicated, but if you spend time planning them, you will quickly find they aren't as tricky as they may first appear. Taking extra time thinking and organizing your content will benefit the lesson's success and usefulness. Go on; jump in and have fun!

Effectively using lessons with learners

Classroom activities can support various learning styles that involve remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating new knowledge. One of your main goals as an educator is for your learners to put to use new knowledge and be creative. The unique aspect of a Moodle lesson activity over other Moodle activities is that you enable your learners to drive the lesson. Structuring is tied to a learning objective based on the choices learners make on each page. Here are a few examples of how you can use Moodle lessons for instructional and/or assessment purposes:

  • Branched assignment or quiz: Set up questions where each correct answer allows the learner ...

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