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Using Moodle to facilitate learning activities

Last updated: July 27, 2020, 11:53 p.m.

This page has been updated to reflect the Moodle 3.9 upgrade

***The content on this page will be continually updated.

Moodle offers a variety of functionality for instructors to display content such as documents and media. However, it has much more to offer than being a repository for content. Instructors can also use the space to facilitate a number of course activities including, assignment submission and grading, discussion forums, peer editing, and collaborative spaces, such as wikis.  However, the most popular uses of Moodle are:

  • sharing content
  • collecting and grading assignments
  • administering and grading quizzes
  • using discussion forums

Moodle can enhance any course whether it's online, blended or face-to-face by offering:

  • Anytime, anywhere access to course content and activities
  • More accessible format for those with learning disabilities and language barriers
  • Facilitation on course communications
  • Facilitation of group activities
  • Facilitation and management of assessment activities (including assignments and quizzes)
  • Effective means of getting feedback on student learning

Regardless of how little or much you use an LMS, it is clear that it can be a very powerful tool to help students achieve learning objectives, facilitate course work and communications, and improve accessibility. Refer to this complete list of Moodle activities to get an overview of what Moodle can do for you.

Getting started: Steps for setting up your course

The following series of steps is a rough workflow for starting to use an LMS for the first time.

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