Flipped PD: Make your Moodle Marvelous!
Flipped PD is PD on your time. Each week learn about a new technology resources and best practices from the library team, the tech team or your colleagues.
This week’s Flipped PD will focus on enhancing your Moodle page. Are you unsatisfied with the state of your Moodle page? Do you need better strategies for keeping your content up-to-date? This Flipped PD is just for you!
Attend a Training
Schedule a time with Mr. Chase to have a small group or 1-on-1 training. Enhance your Moodle page in 30 minutes!
Open hours on these tools will be held in the library:
Tuesday, January 22 @ 3:45
Thursday, January 24 @ 3:45
Friday, January 25 @ 3:45
Six Best Practices for your Moodle Page
Follow these six simple strategies to make your Moodle page more engaging!
To remove a block, make sure you are in the editing mode. Click on the red X in the blue bar of a block to delete it. You own your class pages, so feel free to remove everything and start from scratch. Too many boxes on the sides of the screen have the potential to distract your students. Consider removing all unnecessary blocks from the edges of your page.
2. Use HTML Blocks
Customize your courses and highlight content using separate HTML blocks. HTML lets you embed images and format text in unique ways. Target important content for your students by separating blocks instead of making long lists of resources that your students have to sort through.
3. Use Images
4. Use Links (in text and as images)
5. Include Learning Objects (like Images and Video)
Make your Moodle more relevant by linking to important learning objects, like videos, slideshow presentations, even Google Docs and Forms. Use HTML-based widgets to embed images and even video. To learn how to embed video, watch this tutorial:
6. Use the Topic View to Control your Course
For more of these great tips, watch the Classroom 2.0 Live Featured Teacher with special guest Beth Still. Many of the tips in this post come from Beth Still. More of the resources from that presentation are located on the Classroom 2.0 Live Livebinders Page.
- MoodleCommons.org: Training Videos – These training videos provide a variety of helpful resources, including information about how to “add a link,” “determine the number of topics or weeks that will show on your web page,” and “move a block’s location.”
- Peggy’s Moodle: Multimedia and Moodle – On this Moodle PD page, login as a guest to learn how to embed multimedia on Moodle.
- Moodle for Teachers Live, Online Class Option – From Virtual Homeschool group, this Moodle course is designed to be taken at your own pace.
- Best Practices in Moodle Course Design, Michelle Moore – This Slideshare presentation includes great examples of what to do, and what NOT to do.
- 2 Minute Moodles – These quick tutorial videos teach you how to easily use Moodle, with titles such as “Setting an Assignment,” “Setting up a Quiz,” and “Embedding a Video clip”.
- Moodle Mayhem: Moodle Multimedia – Find interesting multimedia content that you can embed on your Moodle page, including audio sites like AudioBoo, charts and graphs like Chartle.net, and more.