To help students successfully navigate your online course, give clear, simple explanations of what you want them to do. A good rule of thumb is tell students what you want them to do, how you want them to do it, and when you want it done.
Use the resources on this page to help build an effective Moodle course.
Moodle Course Shells contain various blocks of information that can be added, changed, and deleted according to your preferences. The Moodle course template you receive as a new course looks like this (with your Moodle course title at the top):
These are some of the features along with a key below to help you navigate the Moodle course page.
|1||Login Information||4||Left Sidebar Blocks||7||Turn Editing On/Off button|
|2||UNC Asheville Logo||5||Course Sections||8||Actvity Chooser|
|3||Navigation bar||6||Right Sidebar Blocks||9||Docked block|
Topics are automatically numbered in a new course shell. You can change the name to anything you want. If your course is divided up into units or modules, the topic heading can be changed by turning the editing on and clicking on and changing the name. You can type in a short description as well that will show up on the main Moodle course page. This is helpful if you are introducing a module or unit.
Be sure to unclick Use default section name in order to type in a new section title.
Now the space to rename the section can be changed. Be sure to click SAVE CHANGES!
You can also set up your course in a weekly format that reflects the actual weeks in the semester. To do this, click here.
Hide entire course from your students
The following actions must be done with course editing turned on:
The header section is located at the top of your Moodle course. Typically, the course name is displayed in this section.
Course Announcements is a special type of forum in which only the instructor can post messages and all students enrolled in the course are automatically subscribed. Students cannot unsubscribe from this forum.
Use Course Announcements to post messages to your students. Students will see the most recently posted messages in the Latest news block on the Moodle page sidebar and receive an email containing the message.