Building a course in Moodle requires pre-planning (course design). This involves defining the intended course learning outcomes and identifying which available technological tools will best help your students achieve those outcomes. The key steps in building your course are:
- Planning or designing a blended or online course
- Choosing your Moodle course layout
- Building your Moodle course (adding content, activities, resources, assessments etc.)
1. Planning or designing a blended or online course
- Selecting technologies that support learning outcomes—review this page to find out about the technological tools you can use to achieve learning outcomes
- What can you do with Moodle?—this page lists each available Moodle tool, describes its function and suggests learning/teaching strategies appropriate to its use
- Moodle course design tips (PDF)
- You may find these online resources useful when considering how to structure your course.
- If you need help with course design, consult an Educational Developer in your faculty support team.
2. Choosing your Moodle course layout
- Understand the different course formats
- Choose a format for your course
- Apply a faculty template to your course
- Add content to the Moodle Course Home Page—video resource available
- Customise the look and functionality of your course home page using Blocks
- Add a Course Menu
3. Building Your Moodle Course
Before building your Moodle course, review the What can you do with Moodle? page to find out which Moodle tool(s) will best achieve the intended learning outcomes for the course.