Some Pearls of Wisdom......

These great tips come from lecturers at Durack who are experienced Moodle users

When planning your Moodle course:

  • Use your Learning and Assessment Strategy (LAS) and Learning Program etc to guide the content and set out of your Moodle course
  • Decide if your Moodle course will be based on your whole course, a semester, a cluster, or a single unit
  • Talk to some other lecturers and look at their Moodle examples to help you decide what will work best for you and your students
  • Don't expect to build a 'perfect' course straight away. Start by adding the resources you use for your face-to-face delivery and then when you can, add more to it
  • Try to plan the structure of your course before you start building it. Moodle is quite flexible and things can be shifted around, but it is a lot simpler if you have the organisation of your content (sort of) right to start with
  • Think about how assessments will occur and set up the 'behind the scenes' categories and grades to reflect your assessment activities
  • Moodle courses that capture the same types of delivery strategies and activities that you use in your face-to-face classes are generally more 'student-friendly'.

Contact Durack's Training Innovations Leader, Cheryl Galloway on 9956 2724 (ext 2724) or email cheryl.galloway@durack.edu.au for more information about using Moodle.

Last modified: Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 8:28 PM