Build a Better Moodle Course

Imagine you're building a new home. You've carefully selected a builder, reviewed various styles of houses, scrutinized floor-plans, picked out cabinetry, flooring, paint colors, and lighting. Now it's time to break ground. You stop over to check on progress and you watch as things come together. With all that you have invested you dream of a solid, beautiful final product. The details will matter. You want a strong foundation, sturdy walls, electric and plumbing that adhere to code, and a stylish interior design. Once all those pieces come together you will be one happy home buyer!

eThink's "Build a Better Moodle Course" consists of seven modules, paired with 'webinar workshops' over the course of five weeks. Following a 30-minute kick-off webinar where we provide an overview of the sessions, participants will gain access to two modules at a time within a supplemental course. In the following four weeks, we will hold a 1-hour webinar to cover the key points of those two modules and hold an open discussion/Q&A session on those topics.



Webinar #1 (Kick-off) – August 15th at 1pm EDT

Webinar #2 (Setting the Foundation & Framing the Walls) – August 22nd at 1pm EDT

Webinar #3 (Running the Electric & Designing the Interior) – August 29th at 1pm EDT

Webinar #4 (Communicating with your team & Tracking Progress) – September 5th at 1pm EDT

Webinar #5 (Evaluating Quality of Work & Wrap-up) – September 12th at 1pm EDT

Participants can expect to spend approximately 2-4 hours per week between the webinars engaging with the supporting content and activities. By the end you'll be well positioned to construct your own well-built, long-lasting Moodle course!


Outline of Modules and Objectives:

Setting the Foundation

  • Identify features and settings
  • Understand course end dates and their impact on your Dashboard
  • Acclimate yourself with your participants page

Framing the Walls

  • Understand common activity and resource types
  • Consider outside-the-box creation of content in your courses
  • Dive into advanced usage of forums

Running the Electric

  • Learn about the lesson module and consider ways to use it
  • Explore the assignment module
  • Ponder ways to assess and connect to your learners

Designing the Interior

  • Explore the workshop module
  • Consider using wikis for collaborative and creative learning opportunities
  • Peruse the database module and think about what type of record keeping it could help you with

Communicating with your team

  • Notice message and notification icons are displayed at the top right of your page
  • Explore the preferences available in your user profile
  • Consider the accessibility of your content

Tracking the progress

  • Understand the capabilities of activity completion in your courses
  • Use reports and logs to pull information on student progress and participation
  • Incorporate restrict access settings to control content flow
  • Build badges for your learners to display as proof of mastery

Evaluating quality of work

  • Begin using feedback within your quizzes
  • Explore your review options to control what information students will be shown during a quiz, immediately after completion, and after the quiz is closed
  • Determine which grading and aggregation method(s) suit your needs
  • Pull results and run various reports on your assessments


The cost for this five-week course is $199 per participant.

Contact us if you are a current client who needs a coupon code or if you want to request more information on bulk pricing for 10 or more purchases.

Registration closes on the start date of this course on August 15th.

eThink Academy reserves the right to cancel this offering due to low registration. This offering involves collaboration with the peers in your cohort in addition to your facilitators, so it is critical that we reach a viable number of participants to ensure you get the most from this experience. In the event a cohort is canceled, we can easily move you to an upcoming cohort of your choosing.

Price: $199.00