Moodle allows you a lot of flexibility to make your course suit your teaching and students. Without drastically changing everything you can make your course much more user friendly by using a few simple features.
- Using Labels (Moodle.org)
- Video: Adjusting Layout and Adding Labels (unitube.otago.ac.nz)
- Video: Adding Descriptions and Completion Tick Boxes (unitube.otago.ac.nz)
Minimum Course Requirements
For each course in Moodle we recommend including a few basics (we refer to these as the Minimum Course Requirements) – these requirements have been endorsed by MCC for 2019:
- Introduction and welcome – introduce the convenor and other key people, provide contact details.
- Objectives and Outcomes – let the students know what it is they’re going to know by the end of your course.
- Course documentation – handbook, long books, allocations etc.
- Assessment – how does assessment work in your course?
- eReserve – links to readings (as mandated by the Vice-Chancellor).
- Timetables – online timetables (see your eLearning Facilitator for guidance).
- Results – all formative assessment results and marker comments available in Moodle.
- Turnitin – recommend that all written assignments are checked by anti-plagiarism system (Turnitin).
By the end of 2019 the following should also be achieved:
- Full digital record of summative assessment are on Moodle (i.e marking guides, supervisor reports).
- Utilise Moodle’s ability to compute final results using formulae/algorithms.
- All PASAFs to be digital.
These basics should take up the first section or two of your course and be easy to find for students. For longer sections you’re able to provide structure by using labels and descriptions for various activities.