• Overview

    The first Moodle MOOC started in 2013. Moodle MOOCs take place 3 times a year. We now offer Moodle training for beginners and advanced Moodlers in November, January, and May of each year. The goal of  Moodle MOOCs is to introduce the participants to a learning management system called Moodle so they can use it to teach in face-to-face, blended, and in fully online programs. 

    Moodle MOOCs take place on the latest stable Moodle version. Participants learn how to teach online with the resources, activities, and blocks available in a Moodle course as students and practice as teachers and managers of a course. They learn to engage in team peer learning, create video tutorials using Screencast-o-Matic, LOOM, Flipgrid, Voki, Kahoot, Vimeo, Jitsi, Merithub, and ZOOM screen recorders to document and showcase their learning and use it in the flipped classroom in their own Moodle courses. 

    In weeks 2 - 5, participants work collaboratively to create a team policy and syllabus using Google docs and develop their collaborative Moodle courses. 

    Weekly digital badges and a final certificate will be available to participants who complete the tasks.  

    Target audience:

    • Teachers of any subject or age groups
    • Anyone interested in developing and teaching online courses for blended and/or fully online learning programs or the flipped classroom  


    Course Objectives

    By the end of the workshop learners should be able to:

    • Manage & edit course settings

    • Manage enrolment methods and enrol users

    • Create and edit basic activities, resources, and use blocks 

    • Create video tutorials

    • Collaborate and engage with peers

    • Create a course in a Moodle course area using the tools

    • Earn one badge each week (5 in all)


    Introduction and Orientation

    Week 1 Introduction to the MOOC, Moodle layout and to the participants, Screencast-o-Matic and Vimeo for screen recording to create video tutorials, and team formation.

    • Moodle as a platform designed for team peer learning and learner autonomy  

    • Interactive discussions for information sharing and effective team building tools.

    • Introduction to Screencast-o-Matic and Vimeo to create video tutorials

    • Learn and Teach with Moodle

    • Learn to navigate a Moodle course, use the rich editor, and record audio and video using PoodLL and the recorder, navigate and update personal Moodle profile, and post to the online discussion forums.

    • Discuss the meaning of student engagement and brainstorm ideas for collaborative lessons and projects.

    • Team formation for team peer learning with Padlet

    • Choose a course topic for the collaborative course.   


    Moodle Resources and Activities

    In week 2, participants will receive teacher rights, so you can try out the resources and activities available in a Moodle course in the Teacher Practice Area (TPA). They will receive team areas to practice adding resources and activities available on the Moodle. 

    • Compare the resources and activities in a Moodle course
    • Discuss the role of a teacher in the classroom and in a Moodle course 
    • Explore Moodle Tools in the Teacher Practice Area (TPA)
    • Document the resources available in the TPA by creating video tutorials with Screencast-o-Matic, Vimeo, Flipgrid, or Awesome and publish them on Youtube and/or Vimeo 
    • Document the activities available in the TPA by creating video tutorials with Screencast-o-Matic, Vimeo, Flipgrid, or Awesome and publish them on Youtube and/or Vimeo. 
    • Use Padlet to list the uses they captured with at least 7 of the activities and 3 of the resources.
    • Create a Kahoot challenge with 10 questions that include the images they capture of the activities and resources on the resources and activities. 


    Moodle Blocks and Planning a Collaborative Online Course

    In week 3, participants will receive rights as managers of a Moodle course and work on the blocks. They will practice in the Blocks Practice Area (BPA). They will also start working on their collaborative courses. 

    • Discuss the role of a manager of a school and in a Moodle course
    • Explore Moodle Tools in the Blocks Practice Area (BPA)
    • Document the blocks available on Moodle in the main course area as a student.
    • Document the blocks available in the blocks practice area (BPA) as a manager of the course by showing how to add blocks. 
    • Prepare a collaborative teamwork policy and a syllabus for their course. 


    Collaborative Course Design

    In week 3, participants will work in teams to design a collaborative course. They will document the process using Screencast-o-Matic and publish the recording as a team on Youtube or Vimeo. 

    Participants will learn to create and use digital badges and create certificates for their courses that relate to the activities of their Moodle courses. 


    Showcase and Reflections

    In week 4, participants will create videos to document their courses, reflect, and share them on Padlet, Wakelet, Miro, or Lino and provide feedback using Flipgrid (video). 


    Media:

    • Moodle 
    • ZOOM (directly from Moodle)


    Other technology tools:

    1. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/d312bb5f
    2. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
    3. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
    4. Voki https://www.voki.com
    5. Canva  https://www.canva.com
    6. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
    7. Miro https://miro.com
    8. Lino https://lino.com
    9. Padlet https://padlet.com 
    10. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 
    11. ZOOM https://zoom.us
    12. Jitsi (in the course).  
    13. Microsoft Teams (in the course) 
    14. Nearpod https://nearpod.com
    15. Aha Slides https://ahaslides.com
    16. EMAZE Slides https://emaze.com