Build a Better Moodle Course - May Cohort

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!

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eThink's "Build a Better Moodle Course" consists of seven modules, paired with four webinars 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. The following week 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. 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 in a position 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

 

This blended course will be offered Tuesday, May 14 - June 18, 2019 with a 1 hr synchronous session each Tuesday at 1 PM EST. These sessions will be recorded, but we encourage live attendance to engage with your learning cohort. This opportunity to ask questions and view the work of others will help cement your experience.

Participants can expect to spend approximately 2-4 hours per week between the webinars engaging with the supporting content and activities.

Our Instructional Team

Vanessa Royce, Client Care Analyst

Vanessa Royce has nearly 10 years experience utilizing the Moodle LMS in both traditional educational settings as well as the corporate environment. She has worked behind the scenes in curriculum design, course design, and instruction and currently provides training and support for clients of eThink Education. Ms. Royce holds a B.A. from SUNY - Albany and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from California State University.

 

Claire Machia, Director of Support Services

Ms. Machia joined eThink Education in 2014 with a range of experience in academic settings. She previously worked as an Instructional Technologist and Institutional Researcher at SUNY Potsdam and as a consultant for Cyberlearning, Inc. before joining Metropolitan College of New York as their E-Learning Coordinator and Moodle administrator. Ms. Machia has also taught and designed online and blended courses and serves as a certified course reviewer for the Quality Matters program. She holds a BA in History and Secondary Social Studies Education, a New York State teaching certification, and a MSEd. in Educational Technology.

 

Cost

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

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