Getting Started with Moodle

Thursday, August 22, 2019:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Getting Started with Moodle workshop will give faculty who are new to Moodle (or who need a refresher) an introduction to Colgate’s learning management system. We will discuss how the use of Moodle in a course can enhance teaching and learning. The session will provide an overview of basic Moodle functionality so that faculty can set up their courses. Participants will also be introduced to additional features in Moodle, such as the creation, collection and assessment of assignments, activities such as quizzes and discussion boards and communication features. Participants will be encouraged to participate hands-on and apply the skills on their Moodle course(s) during the workshop. There will be time to ask questions.



Session Outcomes

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Moodle course site and begin using Moodle to support their courses.

  • Add Moodle course content that aligns with the syllabus and learning goals

  • Add Resources and Activities

  • Use Moodle's communication features to effectively engage with students outside the classroom

Target Audience

Faculty and Staff with Moodle responsibilities

Workshop Length

90 minutes: 1 hour plus additional half-hour for open Q & A


Topics include:



  • Benefits of Moodle for teaching and learning
  • Basic site navigation and overview of the Dashboard
  • Overview of Moodle features; Activities and Resources
  • Adding files and other content
  • New features in Moodle v3.6


Christine Moskell
Instructional Designer

Robin Bridson
Professional Development and Training Coordinator


Additional Resources

Moodle-Info Site:

LinkedIn Learning: Moodle 3.6 Basics Course

Moodle.Org's 3.6 Documentation

Registration open through 8/22/2019 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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