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Moodle Teacher Guide: Determine Which Moodle Tool to Use

This guide offers information, advice and resources on how to create an effective online course.

Moodle Tool Guide

The following table is based on the Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers created by Deakin University’s educational technologist Joyce Seltzinger.  Use it to determine which Moodle tool will help you achieve your teaching objectives.


Your Objective Moodle Tool to Use More Information
  • Email your students
  • Course Announcements
  • Quickmail
  • Post due dates and upcoming events
  • Calendar
  • Upcoming events
  • Post articles and other resources for your students to download
  • Activity Chooser > File
  • Share an editable template with students
  • Activity Chooser > File
  • Link to a website
  • Activity Chooser > URL
  • Display text, image, sound or video on the course homepage
  • Activity Chooser > Label
  • Add text, images, sound, video, web links and/or embedded code that will display in Moodle
  • Activity Chooser > Page
  • Add Audio or Video podcasts to Moodle for a flipped classroom
  • Activity Choose > Label or Page
  • Have students electronically submit assignments
  • Activity Chooser > Assignment
  • Have students communicate & interact
  • Have students peer review work
  • Activity Chooser > Forum
  • Have students co-create content
  • Activity Chooser > Wiki, Glossary, Database
  • Record student attendance  
  • Activity Chooser > Attendance
  • Assess student learning
  • Activity Chooser > Quiz
  • Gather student input or poll students
  • Activity Chooser > Questionnaire or Choice
  • Let students choose a student-teacher conference time or join a project group
  • Activity Chooser > Choices
  • Record and calculate grades
  • Gradebook
  • Restrict activities to only certain students
  • Groups > Groupings