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Tired of using Moodle to upload documents and Power Points?

Need ideas to make the most of Moodle?


We need fresh and new ideas‌



Teachers need to‌

Ensure that students have a rich interactive multimedia experience

Engage students in collaborative activities

Meet students’ needs

Support students when learning online

Give more importance to the look and feel

Encourage students to reflect on their learning experience

Learners need to‌

Participate more

Be able to work independently

Be familiar with using the computer to study

Be motivated and engaged

Receive support

Access multiple methods of learning

Have opportunities to collaborate, communicate and reflect

How do we do it?

How do we engage learners?

How do we provide...

... an interactive learning experience?

Here are some handy tips from teachers...

Create an Assignment Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer

Assignments are an excellent way of keeping track of students’ homework and progress. It’s great way of providing feedback and comments on the learners’ activities.”

Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer

Create Quizzes Dorota Beata Matuszyk – Initial assessment Coordinator

Online testing is tremendous for practicing computer testing, for immediate feedback and paperless testing. I like Quizzes because they make it so easy to keep a record of students’ results.”

Dorota Beata Matuszyk – Initial assessment Coordinator

You have different types of questions: Multiple-choice, Cloze embedded answers, Matching, Description, Short answer, Essay, True/False, Calculated...

Create a Forum Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor

Forum is a fun way of communicating… I always take pictures of what we’ve been up to in class and then students comment on them and communicate with each other in writing. It’s very visual and immediate for them and it’s good for their language skills.”

Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor

Create a Chat Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer

My students use Chats in the classes to communicate with each other in writing.

Chats also promote peer tutoring.”

Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer

Create a Blog Sandra Pires – E-Learning Lecturer

“Blogs are great to write projects, reports, reflections and journals.�

Create a Choice Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor

Recently we were organising a trip, so I uploaded various tourist attractions, and the students went and read about them. Then we made a Choice activity where students vote on the attraction they’d like to visit.”

Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor

Create a Wiki Sandra Pires – E-Learning Lecturer

“Wikis are exceptional for collaborative writing – Study guides, glossaries, scripts, group presentations...”

Create Podcasts Nuria Inglada – Pronunciation Lecturer

“Podcasting has an enormous impact on my students as they are able to get extra practice outside the classroom, and consequently their learning experience is enhanced.�

Create or use videos Elfi Diekmann – Business Lecturer

“ Elfi Diekmann – Business Lecturer

Videos keep your students engaged. It’s ideal for remote teaching, reviewing in-class materials and it’s specially handy for absent students.”

“Embed dynamic content from YouTube, Delicious, Facebook, Flickr...”

Add a SCORM LMS Learning Object

Create a pleasant look and feel Caroline Allan – Graphic Design Lecturer

It’s very important that your Moodle course looks more user-friendly.

You can use images. I normally distinguish each course unit by using different colours and detail.”

Caroline Allan– Graphic Design Lecturer

How do we support learners?

Create a course glossary with course related terms

Create a course glossary with course related terms

Create a course glossary with course related terms

Create a course glossary with course related terms

Easy! You don’t need to be a genius to be able to use Moodle successfully!

To learn how to create the activities listed, visit the videos’ section on

Images Sources Flickr Slide 2 – Irina Souiki Slide 3 – Sanda Balkan Slide 5 – Ben Heine Slide 8 – Tapasparida Slide 9 – Test Prep Champions Slide 10 – Vid Slide 11 – Tapasparida Slide 12 – Ru Tover Slide 13 – Slide 15 – Dalbera Slide 16 – Slide 17 – Sofia Katarina Slide 18 – Tapasparida Slide 19 – Attered Angel

Images Sources Flickr Slide 31 – Don Moyer Slide 62 – Judge Mental

Iconfinder Slide 6 – iconshock Slide 20 – Icojoy Slide 21 – Turbomilk Slide 46 – Icon Texto

Images Sources Wordle Slide 37 – Kristina B Slide 41 – Kristine

NLN Materials Slide 47

Xerte Materials Slide 47

Why Moodle  

Why Moodle is important in Education