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Moodle Training Workshops

Moodle workshops are designed to provide staff with the skills and knowledge to use Moodle tools. While it is not necessary to attend all five workshops in the specific order below, it is highly recommended that staff begin with Moodle One: Getting Started.

Additional Moodle 'Digest' workshops are scheduled during teaching recess. The first three standard workshops are condensed into two 2-hour workshops for a 'speedy' look at the Moodle basics.

Moodle One: Getting Started with Resources

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group:Teaching and Support staff

Description: This workshop is designed to help staff become familiar with the Moodle environment and provide the basics of navigating and editing within a Moodle paper. Participants will create several resources including an uploaded course file such as a course outline.

Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will:

  • Successfully log on to Moodle and become familiar with their Moodle profile
  • Understand the Moodle site and course page layout and know how to access help
  • Understand and use the major Moodle navigation options
  • Recognise and understand the purpose of the Moodle editing functions
  • Successfully add welcoming text to a Moodle paper
  • Understand the general purpose of a Moodle Resource
  • Successfully create a composed web page, a link to a website and an uploaded course file

Moodle Two: Paper Settings & Communication

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff

Description: This workshop is designed to extend staff knowledge of the Moodle environment with a focus on structuring a Moodle paper and using the communication tools provided by the system for instruction and collaboration.

Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will:

  • Understand three different Moodle paper layouts
  • Control resource and activity availability
  • Understand how to manage their personal view of a paper
  • Successfully add another participant to the paper
  • Successfully create and participate in an interactive forum
  • Successfully create and participate in a private dialogue
  • Successfully create and participate in an interactive chat
  • Understand and use the messaging function
  • Understand the function of the calendar

Moodle Three: Assessment tools in Moodle

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff

Description: This workshop is designed to extend staff knowledge of the Moodle environment with a focus on creating assessments, managing Moodle grades and monitoring student progress.

Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will:

  • Understand the various Moodle Assignment activities
  • Successfully create an Assignment activity
  • Understand the Moodle-TurnItIn integration and view a report
  • Understand the assignment submissions screen and Moodle gradebook
  • Successfully create and categorise Moodle quiz questions
  • Successfully create a Moodle quiz and add questions to it
  • Understand the various reporting functions of Moodle

Moodle Four: Groups and Groupings

Duration: 1 hour

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff

Description: This workshop is designed to extend staff knowledge of the Moodle environment with a focus on creating group activities and managing access to resources and activities.

Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will:

  • Understand the group function when used within a forum
  • Successfully create a group activity
  • Understand how groupings can restrict access to resources and activities
  • Successfully create several groups and a grouping

Moodle Five: Completion & Conditions

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff
Description: This workshop is designed to extend staff knowledge of the Moodle environment with a focus on setting up completion and conditional release for activities.
Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will: 

  • Complete activities manually and based on conditions
  • Successfully set up one or more activities which allow manual completion
  • Successfully set  up activities which allow conditional completion 
  • Successfully set up activities to be made available based on predefined conditions

Moodle Digest One

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff
Description: This workshop is designed to help staff become familiar with the Moodle environment and add resources to a Moodle paper and should be attended before any other session.
Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will: 

  • Successfully log on to Moodle and know how to access help
  • Recognise and understand the purpose of the Moodle editing functions
  • Successfully add welcoming text to a Moodle paper
  • Understand the general purpose of Moodle Resource and successfully link to an uploaded course file

Moodle Digest Two

Duration: 2 hours

Target Group: Teaching and Support staff
Description: This workshop is designed to to extend staff knowledge of the Moodle environment with a focus on the basic Moodle communication and Assessment tools.
Expected Outcomes: As a result of participating in this session staff will: 

  • Successfully add another participant to the paper
  • Successfully create and participate in an interactive forum
  • Successfully create and participate in a private dialogue
  • Understand and use the messaging function
  • Understand the various Moodle Assignment activities
  • Successfully create an Assignment activity
  • Understand the basic Moodle gradebook

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